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Old July 30th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Tuff stuff, and vortex direct winches, anyone try them?

Alright, I'm looking at winches, cheap is fine if it works and has a warrenty, so I eBay searched and these two are what I really came up with...

Tuff stuff one looks decent, 9500lb 5.8HP, 216:1 gear reduction, and from what I read others say it works pretty well,

Vortex direct one is made by gorilla winch, 10,000lb also 5.8HP, 265:2:1 gear reduction, this one has a longer warrenty though...also had a good review,

Anyone use one of these winches before/currently? Both are less than 300 bucks.

Also does anyone know of a cheaper winch, over 8k that is a good brand for cheap? I'm not using it for more than pulling my Toyota out of a small pit or over rocks, more than likely pulling others out, but it mostly will be for "just in case"
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Old July 30th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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Engo seems to be building a good reputation. I've got a 9000S on my ZJ
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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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I have an Engo 9000S. Its loud, but it has pretty good line speed and works when you need it. http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...t/viewall.html

http://www.engousa.com/products/prod...0.0.0.0?pp=12&

Ive only had mine a short while but like it so far.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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What's the going rate on those? I haven't seen that company but that's 2 of you already. Do thats a great start.
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Old July 30th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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I'm assuming the "S" stands for synthetic line? I would be co
Completely ok with 329 for a steel line, and it did score pretty well in the line up...
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Yes, the S is for synthetic. I paid $405 for the 9000s shipped to my door.
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