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Old June 9th, 2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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i see the new rough country winches are only 400 bucks and the warn winches are about 700 to 800. is the rough country winch good or are they junk?
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Old June 9th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Yes, the warn is that much better.
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Yes, the warn is that much better.
I seen an m8000 in action and wasn't super impressed (I mean to say it saved my ass I just thought it would be better and not stall so easy), so is that to say the chinese 8k winches are that bad?
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I have the rough country 9500lb and i havent had any problems with it yet. I have only used it three times. Two of those where pulling my truck onto the trailer after i broke it and it worked great. Although i havent had an experience with any other brands but it works fine for what i have used it for. Plus you cant beat the price. I think the rough country ones are a re-branded mile marker.
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ya. i thought the olny reason people buy warn was because there faster for competition. i just want one for two tracking in my cj-5 to pull me out of the ocasional mud hole.
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or up a big hill if i cant make it up it.
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I have the Rough Country 9500lb and have had no problems with it.

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I think ya get what ya pay for.Im impressed with some of the cheaper winches i see in action,but it's a cruel world ,on a jeep, in michigan, in the winter.
most of the guys i know with cheap winches wont use them,except for them selves, because they are afraid to hurt it.I use my warn all the time,to pull almost ,anyone,out.(unless they are a complete ass)
If i hurt my warn i can get parts almost any where.
My warn was made in 1973 and is still going strong,after a few parts.
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I have a rough country 9500 and have had no problems with it so far.
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I seen an m8000 in action and wasn't super impressed (I mean to say it saved my ass I just thought it would be better and not stall so easy), so is that to say the chinese 8k winches are that bad?
That is to say the Chinese winches are the same quality as the M8000....
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That is to say the Chinese winches are the same quality as the M8000....
So you get Chinese knockoff quality at twice the price?
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The question to ask is... When i need my winch, do i want one I can trust or not. I have has Milemarker, Harbor freight and warn winches. all 9500 lbs. The warn was night and day better and more reliable. Both of the cheap chinese winches failed at some point in the first year I had them. The milemarker needed solenoids and a remote, the HF needed a new motor. The milemarker was so slow it almost caused my jeep to roll on a tricky ledge. I went out and bought a 9.5Ti and have never looked back. What happens when you need a winch and it does not work?
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The question to ask is... When i need my winch, do i want one I can trust or not. I have has Milemarker, Harbor freight and warn winches. all 9500 lbs. The warn was night and day better and more reliable. Both of the cheap chinese winches failed at some point in the first year I had them. The milemarker needed solenoids and a remote, the HF needed a new motor. The milemarker was so slow it almost caused my jeep to roll on a tricky ledge. I went out and bought a 9.5Ti and have never looked back. What happens when you need a winch and it does not work?
You could say that about any winch. I've worked on four Warn winches in the last 6 months (fixed 3, have 1 abandonded here). I haven't worked on any Chinese winches.

Personally, I own a Superwinch and would recommend one to anyone.
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