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Old April 15th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #21
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I bought the smittybuilt and have had exactly one issue that was my fault. Called customer service and a new part was on its way. No questions asked.

Seems to work good.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #22
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I use the Warn 9500XP with an X-line synthetic rope and aluminum fairlead. Highly recommend all three.

I had a Mile Marker SE9500 - Junk!
For a little less price you could go with Superwinch - good bang for the buck. If you are just wheeling in Michigan then anything that is sealed well, should suffice.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #23
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Follow this link and PM me for your discounted price!
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Old April 20th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #24
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I run a mile marker PE8000 and haven't had any problems stemming from manufacturer, the only problem I had was on the M.O.F.S.E.T. box is that I broke the lock that holds the controller into the solonoid box but milemarker replaced the whole solonoid box and controller free of charge,so no gripes there. My brother uses milemarker on a regular basis in the Military so that is why I picked them for my winch.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #25
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I use the Warn 9500XP with an X-line synthetic rope and aluminum fairlead. Highly recommend all three.

I had a Mile Marker SE9500 - Junk!
For a little less price you could go with Superwinch - good bang for the buck. If you are just wheeling in Michigan then anything that is sealed well, should suffice.
Hehehe, remember my Milemarker SE12000 in Tellico? Sloooooooooow...

Slow enough it was unsafe to run as a safety, so we had someone else winch up the slack as I drove on the techincal climbs when people were standing the Jeeps up on the rear axle.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #26
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I would save money till you can buy something good. I prefer warns with syn line. I would recomend a 8274. You can also look to find a good used unit as well.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #27
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I'm running a Tabor 12k, I picked it up when they first came out for dirt cheap, had a 2 year warranty on it and have had it for 3yrs without an issue. It's warns off brand so it's a little slower than the warn's but it's made by pretty much all the same parts. Controllers the same, solenoidsare even stamped with the warn logo
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Old April 20th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #28
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I'm running a Tabor 12k, I picked it up when they first came out for dirt cheap, had a 2 year warranty on it and have had it for 3yrs without an issue. It's warns off brand so it's a little slower than the warn's but it's made by pretty much all the same parts. Controllers the same, solenoidsare even stamped with the warn logo
I sold and installed a Tabor 9000 for a customer. All in all I would say it is a petty good winch. It hasn't been without it's problems though. A wire in the control box somehow got chaffed and left him stranded. He also broke the 5/16 line. I have since replaced it with a 3/8 synthetic line for him. The guy doesnt maintain any of his stuff, so the fact that it still works at all is a testiment to it's quality.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 10:55 PM   #29
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hmm decisions decisions do i get the m8000 for 515 or the tabor 9000 for 499
both come with roller fairlead and 100 foot of wire rope
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 10:57 PM   #30
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hmm decisions decisions do i get the m8000 for 515 or the tabor 9000 for 499
both come with roller fairlead and 100 foot of wire rope
For that price difference?? Without a doubt you get the Warn.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #31
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I agree with the warn m8000. A winch is a life saver and you do not want it to break at a time that you really need it, then the $50 to 100 you saved does not sound too much. I am going to be getting a M8000 but have had a Warn XD9000i and a HS9500, both great.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #32
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Check out this thread on Titan Winches.

http://www.jeepkings.ca/forums/showt...ht=titan+winch

Quoted from Jeepkings:
APRIL`S SPECIAL IS THE TITAN 10.000LB WINCH

COMPLETE WITH TREE SAVER 3" X 9'-0" TOW / WINCH STRAP 4" X 9 METRE
PULLEY BLOCK 2 X 4.75T SHACKLES AND A PAIR OF GLOVES TO COMPLETE THE KIT NEEDED FOR BASIC WINCHING.
THIS COMBO PACKAGE HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER SO ALL YOU NEED IS THE RIG TO PUT IT ON AND IT IS READY TO GO.

THIS PRICE IS GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST OR UNTILL THE END OF THE MONTH.
PRICE $ 480.0
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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:01 AM   #33
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2 months ago i was looking like you are i found a warn 8000# on sale at 4wheel parts for $550 with $50 gift card and free shipping and this winch is well worth the few bucks xtra over other brands.. the line speed is so much faster and you know WARN has been in business for ever and they stand behind there stuff
happy as hell with my winch hope this helps you
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Well I got to try out my new t-max 9000 yesterday. It seemed to work fine. The only thing I didn't like was while winching in, there seems to be a slight delay when you let off the button & it keeps running for an extra second or 2.

I didn't like the speed of my Warn 9500ti because it was too fast. Many times while winching where I wanted to bump it in or out a little it seemed to go too far. The speed on the t-max was about right for controlled winching.
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