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Post What winch to use?
Well guys im building a winch bumper for the WJ and im stumped as to what size and brand winch i want. The only winch ive ever owned was a 9,000 pound superwinch that shitted out on me 13 months after i bought it.

i know i want synthetic cable though so thats a start! I want quality but not too awful expensive, thanks in advance!


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I'm not in the infantry anymore, I'm medical now, so take this for what you want..... I just bought a Smittybilt X2O 8000lb, haven't had to use it yet but the reviews are all good. I don't need to cover it as many need covered to keep the water out. The X2O is submersible, pretty cool if you ask me.


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Name brand doesn't really matter when you buy a $400 winch. Your getting a bottom shelf winch no matter what name is on it.

Put your money into the WINCH, you can upgrade to synthetic rope later.

Make water proofing a priority. Not all winches are water proofed. If it's not water proofed, don't waste your money.

There are only 3 winches I'll consider buying....

Warn
SuperWinch
Ramsey

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I can save you some cash on the Rough Country Line, and they are very good quality for the price range, I dont think anyone that has seen one in action or owned one can question its strength and durability, and as an added bonus they come with a very well made wireless remote as well :bigthumb:

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I can save you some cash on the Rough Country Line, and they are very good quality for the price range, I dont think anyone that has seen one in action or owned one can question its strength and durability, and as an added bonus they come with a very well made wireless remote as well :bigthumb:




How long have you owned and how often have you used your Rough Country winch?

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I'd like to know as well....


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Steveakus wrote:
I can save you some cash on the Rough Country Line, and they are very good quality for the price range, I dont think anyone that has seen one in action or owned one can question its strength and durability, and as an added bonus they come with a very well made wireless remote as well :bigthumb:




How long have you owned and how often have you used your Rough Country winch?


Havent owned them long, they just started selling them in the last 2 years, I have however sold several and used mine countless times, I probably wheel and use mine around here more than "most" people that have Jeep's or Winches and Im not easy on anything  :bigthumb:

Im not gonna pretend its the best winch ever made, but for the price its very well built, waterproof, and has a very good quality to it, especially the wireless remote, most the winches with wireless Ive seen have a key fob this is more of a weather proof heavy duty switch. Take it for what it is, if you want a great winch at a discount then do it, if not, thats fine too, wont hurt my feelings a bit, I dont make any money off selling to the jeepers, I just pass it on

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Post Re: What winch to use?
Can't speak for other brands, but my Warn 8274 is almost 40 years old..........still pulls strong.


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Didn't see anything on the Rough Country about them being "waterproof". Thats ussually something thats braged about in the discription.

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Ive had em apart, they are sealed up pretty good, and had them submerged, so far hasn't skipped a beat,

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Is it sealed better than a WARN M8000?

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Is it sealed better than a WARN M8000?


dont know, dont care, :lol:

I can buy 3 RC 9500's for the price of one of those, seems like a waste to me  :bigthumb:


Im just trying to provide an option here, and pass on a discount, Im done with the drilling and 50 questions about whos winch is bigger ..  :roll:

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I can buy 3 RC 9500's for the price of one of those, seems like a waste to me  :bigthumb:


Im just trying to provide an option here, and pass on a discount, Im done with the drilling and 50 questions about whos winch is bigger ..  :roll:



$225 for an RC 9500 is pretty good. I'll take one for that. How do you want the payment sent?  


Your the dealer/salesman, who the hell else do you want me to ask?  :roll:

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I know, Im just in a pissy mood, sorry !!

and they are close to that I think shipped they are $260

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How much could you get me this one for? And what kind of warranty do they have to offer?

http://www.roughcountry.com/winches/ele ... s9500.html


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