Smittybuilt winches

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Smittybuilt winches

Post by sahara97 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:13 am

Anyone running em'? If so how well do they perform and from a longevity standpoint how are they?

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Post by donaldcon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:50 am

Well it depends on what size you're planning to get as I've seen the 9000 are a lot different than the 10,000.

Hi Renee 9000 currently and on a previously Vic vehicle I had one as well. I use the winch at probably at least once every trip out and I'm having no issues and never have they are not quite as fast as a warn though

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Post by smccollamjr » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:30 pm

I've had 2 8ks and a 10k. I had some issues with my 2nd 8k, but Smitty send me a new motor and solenoid even though I was past my warranty. They aren't fast but they work.
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Re: Smittybuilt winches

Post by Rampage » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:36 am

ive ran a 8k since 09 with no issues and lots of long hard pulls.
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