Originally Posted by slvrlake survivor
just another thing to think about, but you can get the smitty built XRC8 for less than the price of the harbor freight winch. I paid $290 with a free winch cover on ebay from truckaddons. Its been great on my XJ, my buddy had had the XRC8 on his YJ for years now and its plenty strong enough, i have seen him winch directly to the right of his winch and pull the jeep up on its side when he fell thru the ice (the winch was also under water). Its a great winch for the price and at least then your buying brand name. You wont be let down by its pulling power, plenty enough power for a YJ
I have seen many many xrc8's fail. Beefy has gone through half a dozen of them. I personally took a brand new one out of the box to install it for a customer and it didn't work right out of the box new. I had to take it apart and wire it. The solenoids were wired wrong from the factory.