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Winch questions

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by OleMissYJ, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Jan 20, 2017 at 10:02 PM
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    OleMissYJ

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    I'm about to buy a winch on a budget of about 300 dollars. I've narrowed it down to the Smittybilt xrc 9500 or the superwinch 8500. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2017 at 10:35 PM
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    Superwinch is the winch used my many competition buggies and they are having a major sale right now on their web sight.
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    Check out Quadratec. They have a huge selection, and have comparison charts explaining the differences.
     
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  4. Jan 25, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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    Ok got a new opportunity my buddy has one of the older warn upright 8000 in good condition I can get for the same price I think I know the answer here but what do you guys think
     
  5. Jan 25, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
    If you intend to use it for more than looks and will need to rely on it getting you home, Warn is always the right answer. If you can afford one. Just my .02. I use a winch A LOT! I used my winch 3 times just last Sunday.
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    So I have ended up with a Warn 8274 8,000 lb. it's used but in really good shape and I got it for the same money I could have gotten the 8500 lb superwinch. I actually ended up getting the winch, front bumper with mount and rear bumper for about 400 dollars so I'm pretty happy about it all and plan on installing it all on Monday or Tuesday.
     
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  7. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    2.5" AEV Dual Sport lift, 35" Treadwright Guard Dogs, Black Rock Wheels, AEV Front & Rear Bumpers with Tire Carrier, Fuel Caddy 10 gal. Aux. fuel tank, Warn 9.5ti, 125' synthetic winch line, front axle skid, 20" LED light bar , Bilstein Shocks, steel steering skidplate,
  8. Jan 28, 2017 at 6:55 PM
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    Sounds like you got a great deal. Befor and after pictures would be great.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:04 PM
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  10. Jan 28, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    Here's a before I hope to get everything installed early next week and will update then
     
  11. Jan 28, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    Nice looking YJ
     
  12. Jan 29, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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    Thanks!!
     
  13. Jan 31, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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    Got the bumpers on today getting winch and plate on tomorrow. Bumpers need painting and have a couple of small dents but nothing too bad especially for the price I got them for.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2017 at 3:41 PM
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  16. Jan 31, 2017 at 3:43 PM
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    It's dirty as allget out right now. Deer season tends to get it that way ;)
     
  17. Feb 8, 2017 at 10:28 PM
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  18. Feb 8, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    So I got it back today finally!!! Like I said I've got some painting and polishing to do. I ended up with the warn 8274, mounting plate, front and rear bumpers for roughly 400 dollars. I think I did ok on this deal
     
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  19. Feb 9, 2017 at 7:17 AM
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    That is an old Warn. Made when they were really good. What are you going to do with your old front bumper? If you would be willing to ship it I'd buy it from you. That would bring your over out of pocket a little lower on your recent purchase. I'm rebuilding a 94 YJ and the tube bumper is all banged up. I like the old factory bumper anyway.
     
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  20. Feb 9, 2017 at 5:02 PM
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    I don't mind shipping it for you and you can have it. Just get me an address and I will get it on the way.
     
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