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superwinch 8 21.05%
warn 26 68.42%
you don't need no winch....kicking cube in junk 4 10.53%
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Old December 9th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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option #1:superwinch found clicky

option #2 clicky

Getting a bonus next week and have done enough research to desire these two winches.

Weight is a concern and by using synthetic line I expct to save some lbs. Adavntage Superwinch as it has a external drum brake.

Warn is a reliable reputable top notch winch. That is a good price from a local source.

I'd apreciate any input regarding synthetic line on a XD9000i warn from people that use this type setup.

I don't expect to use this winch alot, not much mudding for me, but it will be on my DD (5,000 miles in 1 year DD hahaha) and will be exposed to all the wonderful conditions this area has. Salt, snow, rain, cold, heat, humidity, and occasional earthquake.

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Old December 9th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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go to quadratec.com or 4wd.com and get the superwinch epi for 600
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Old December 9th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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The Superwinch has a 100% load-holding brake, it also comes with 125 feet of cable and a roller fairlead and snatch block.

For the price you can't beat it!
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Old December 10th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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I love my Superwinch EP9.0. I don't have the EPi though.

The only complaint I have is that the EP9 does not free spool very freely.
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Old December 10th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #5
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what about that new Ramsey Patroit 9500 comes with synthetic rope, thats the route im going although it may cost a little more then the whiches you were looking at
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http://www.lonestarjeepclub.org/boar...ead.php?t=7817

This may interest you....i'm not sure where you're at but I'll be in White Lake/Watertucky area over the holidays and could bring it w/me.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #7
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This may interest you....i'm not sure where you're at but I'll be in White Lake/Watertucky area over the holidays and could bring it w/me.
I appreciate the offer but I think I've made up my mind.....which was easy cause the one in classifieds is gone now.:miff:
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Old December 11th, 2006, 07:50 PM   #8
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I love my Superwinch EP9.0. I don't have the EPi though.

The only complaint I have is that the EP9 does not free spool very freely.
Neither does the EPi (even with synth line)...
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Old December 11th, 2006, 08:07 PM   #9
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Have a Warn 9500ti it works good and its fast.:chiefwoohaw:
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hey toolman

i dont think you can go real wrong on either one -

i gotta give a plug for my warn though, this is the 5th rig ive had it on, i just keep moving it from one to the next. i dont remember the year i got it - it looks like hell but ive had zero probs with it.

i ran synth when it first came out. i hear its better now, but i had a real scare with it - i could see it fray and start rotating all of the sudden and before i could grab the ebrake it snapped.
so, i went back to steel. but im not in love with the weight and those frkn metal splinters that go right through your gloves. arrrrrgh
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thanks vondirt, that's kind of what I was "hoping" I'd hear. I have never owned a winch so I was'nt sure how much heat a drum would produce, but had a pretty good idea.

The advantages of a synthetic over a cable for "my" needs seems to be the way to go. If it was my CJ I'd get a 8274 or some hydro driven beast.. but I'm trying to keep my TJ mall worthy.

superwinch is black.....now to locate yellow line
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One other thing...the Superwinch's brake is different and is safe for synth line. The drum doesn't heat up as bad. FWIW.
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thanks vondirt, that's kind of what I was "hoping" I'd hear. I have never owned a winch so I was'nt sure how much heat a drum would produce, but had a pretty good idea.

The advantages of a synthetic over a cable for "my" needs seems to be the way to go. If it was my CJ I'd get a 8274 or some hydro driven beast.. but I'm trying to keep my TJ mall worthy.

superwinch is black.....now to locate yellow line

coolness, i hear ya

post a pic when you get it all together -
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You really have to work a winch hard to heat up the drum like that, or have a sticky brake. My old M6000 I had ran synthetic line for about 2 years and never had an issue, I melted brushes on it left and right towards the end of its life on my Jeep, but the line was fine. I swapped the 3/8" synthetic over to my new winch, a warn 9.5xp, and love it. The xp isn't as fast no load as my M6000 was, but it pulls very hard.

I've seen 5/16" line break a couple times now and each time I'm glad I have it on my winch, only 3/8" instead. It just kinda goes limp instantly and falls right to the ground. I actually broke my buddy's cable. OK DISCLAIMER DON"T EVER DO THIS!!! But his winch died on him, blown selenoids, so he had about 20' of cable out. I was at the top of a hill and let out my 100' and I could only attach to the end of his cable, so thats what we did, I ended up snapping his cable with my synthetic, my line dropped and his line shot back into his winch. END DISCLAIMER DON"T DO THAT

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Theres only 1 winch worth bolting on a rig:

http://www.winchdepot.com/winchDetai...rtNumber=38631
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