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    Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    i am looking at gorilla and raymart winches right now and want to see what the best one is for under $400 with everything

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    I bought a 8000lb champion electric winch from Tractor Supply for $399. I couldn't see spending over $500 bucks for something I might never use.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    If you're looking to spend under 400, you're likely not going to be using it very much, right? Can't go worng with a mile marker in the 300-400 price range. The only advice I have is spend 15-20 more bucks and buy it from someone local, not a mail order catalog. If you have problems with it, hauling that heavy box back to the post office is a royal pain in the butt, especially when the company's customer service sucks!
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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    I just want it to be water proof, that is my only stipulation. Hydraulic would be cool but not a big deal.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Hey, I have a Gorilla 12,000lb wireless on my gooseneck and I winch on caterpillar machinery all the time. Works awesome. Also a 8,000lb on my jeep also works great. Ill tell you now that the cable isnt worth a crap though. Switched out the 8,000lb W/ synthetic and the 12,000lb with flex core wire from AW Direct. Anyway no complaints from me. Good luck

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    By the way, the wireless winches are waterproof. Ive tested and it prooved to be good.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Check out the Smittybuilt XRC8, good winch for 299.99, complete with roller fairlead.
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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Bounty, can that winch use synthetic rope?

    I found a smokin' deal on this one, Superwinch 12 Volt DC Electric Winch — 8500-Lb. Capacity, Model# 1585200D | 8,000 - 11,900 Lb. Capacity | Northern Tool + Equipment, which I can get substantially lower since one of my nieghbors is a store manager.
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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Yes, it can use synthetic.

    I just put 150ft. of Amsteel Blue on my Warn, with a plastic fairlead.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Is it necessary to change out the bumper if you put a winch on? I've noticed a fair number of people have those bumpers that basically have a bar that comes over top of the winch. Is this just to act as a protector?

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Im using the stock bumper

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Not saying anything about any particular winch. Keep in mind though that when you do NEED it--- it needs to work 100%.

    A long time ago (93-94ish) I had what I would call an inexpensive winch. Got stuck up in the Panamint mountains-- a long way from anywhere and in the days we just carried beepers, not call phones.

    I ended up overnighting because my budget winch failed and the extraction was a substantial ordel. Fortunately I was equipped for camping and my date eventually became my wife, but I'm an advpcate now of only buying proven quality when it comes to certain pieces of equipment.

    Just make sure what you get will when when you need it. You use a winch when all else has failed... and it can't.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Thanks for all the input i think i am going with the gorilla. 10,000

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Thats a good choice. You probebly want to change the cable out though. Its not very good. It frays very easy. Good luck

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    I also believe that you get what you pay for. but I have toured the superwinch manufacturing facility and I think they make a better product than warn does. As for gorrila, Black Mtn winch or any cheap winch for that matter, most if not all are made by the same chinese company and are simply re-labled and or re-cased for different companies.
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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Hmmmmmmmm, cheap.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Mile Marker PE8000, 369.99 shipped.... Check out Costco.com

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    Best deal I've seen is the SmittyBuilt XRC8 8000lb winch at XRC8 Winch , $269 with $10 shipping. Hard to beat, even comes with a roller fairlead.

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    Re: Whats a good cheap winch comparison website?

    The Smittybilt XRC8 winch has served me well. I mounted the control box under the hood. It makes for a nice clean look on the front of the Jeep. I run a warn on my trail rig, but use this XRC8 on my daily driver.

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