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Old April 15th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Can somebody give me some pointers on winches?? Looking for a dependable 10,000 lb winch.. Smittybilt a good choice? The xrc line? Pros and cons on synthetic rope vs. Cable?? Thanks
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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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39 people viewed.. Not one comment. I look to this site as I am sure many do.. For advice. If I can't get it here, where should I go?? Nobody has ever used or bought a winch on here?? Amazing
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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I have a rough country winch with is basically the same as a badlands harbor freight winch and i have no real compleints other than it being slow

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Hey thanks !!
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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Synthetic rope is awesome. Easy to pull and no risk of it taking off your head off when it breaks. Downside is its expensive.

I got a brand new, never used 12,000lbs Badlands for sale. 30% off harbor freights price.
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I like my shittybuilt... It has never let me down.
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Find a used Warn 8274 and refurbish it. They are the fastest winch hands down and really easy to work on. I'm rebuilding one that I picked up for $300, I figure I'll have about $650 including the purchase price into it with a new motor and synthetic line. Get one with good cable on it and you'd be into it for only a little more than a smitty.
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Ordering the smittybilt this week.. Any suggestions or discounts anywhere??? Thanks
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I see your buy me I was at lanes today they had 12k mile markers for....480ish and 12k warns for maybe a hundred more

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I ordered the smittybilt 10000 lb with cable from amazon for 399.99. Thanks guys!!
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