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Old July 28th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a winch for my TJ. I am filthy rich like Hancho, but am a cheap bastard. Looking to get a decent winch with sythetic line. Lets hear your opinions on this ground breaking subject.
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Old July 28th, 2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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Cheap w/ syn line. Its hard to beat an engo. I have the e10000s and its been good to me. Outside of a mishap with the wireless controller that I don't think was to blame it always pulled hard and never let me down. It was in the front of my dd for over a year exposed to weather the whole time and worked good. Just slow and loud.

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Old July 29th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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I cant believe there isn't more input....
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #5
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I have no input since you are a cheap bastard. If you want to go cheap and reasonably reliable, Harbor Freight. If you want to be cool like me, Warn 8274.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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Personally I wouldn't cheap out on the one thing you may seriously depend on. Spent 700 on a used Warn HS9500... Best 700 I spent on my hole rig... It'll pull skidder out of the bush... Every time...
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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Personally I wouldn't cheap out on the one thing you may seriously depend on. Spent 700 on a used Warn HS9500... Best 700 I spent on my hole rig... It'll pull skidder out of the bush... Every time...
I stalled my 8274 at Curlys.........I was trying to pull the whole creek up a hill though
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #8
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The Quadratec line looks interesting.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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I stalled my 8274 at Curlys.........I was trying to pull the whole creek up a hill though
Is yours an 8274-50 or the original... Never seen one of the newer models stall...
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Old July 29th, 2013, 03:46 PM   #10
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Is yours an 8274-50 or the original... Never seen one of the newer models stall...
Original, built in '78. Hasn't been upgraded to the higher HP motor yet, haven't needed to.
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Battery connections tight
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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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Definitely I was trying to drag a rock the size of my jeep up a cliff.....it happens
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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:15 PM   #13
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thought the giggle pin was fast...wow! this is sick. 3700 bucks it better be. 2500 is british pounds..
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Old July 29th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #14
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ebay and pick one.look for line speed, motor size and wireless remote. all the cheap ones are about the same.i think there all decent winches.
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Original, built in '78. Hasn't been upgraded to the higher HP motor yet, haven't needed to.
Mine's roughly the same vintage. Be careful if you upgrade as the stronger motor can break the gears.

Erin, I agree, most of the cheaper ones are very similar. I hated my T-max.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #16
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I said I was a cheap bastard but also specified synthetic cable. That means I am at least a couple of steps above Harbor Freight. 8724 is a nice winch, but I am not planning on getting one. I am also not going to spend $3700. Thinking $700ish range, maybe more if someone could convince me that it was necessary.
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Old July 29th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #17
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Get one of these and be done
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Old July 29th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #19
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Old July 29th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #20
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My rugged ridge is treating me well and was decently cheap.
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