I may have to look at my XRC8, it supposedly is a rebadged t-maxx.
I have used it for 2 pulls, so far and no issues, the one lifted the front of the jeep off the ground
For the price I could have 3 of them for a Warn, I am half tempted to buy a 'spare' - it costs not much less then the Warn Brake from what you guy's say.
My other winch is a TX2, its about 30 years old, and the predecessor to the Megawinch. It can be complicated, but it pulls hard and hasn't failed me yet.