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opinion on winches

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stump_puller, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. stump_puller

    stump_puller 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering what everbody's opinion is on what winch is better Warn or Mile Marker. Warn is on the expensive side while Mile Marker is a little more in my price range.

    Still not sure which to buy, I am in need of your help.

    thanks,
    Don
     
  2. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    MM are just plain JUNK.
    In winches you get what you pay for. Get a Warn.
     
  3. mtn. burb

    mtn. burb 1/2 ton status

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    Enough pussy footing around...how do you really feel about MM? :haha:

    How heavy is your truck and double it for the right winch. Or 1.5 if you want.

    Warns are great, but bigger is'nt better. Look up the line speed differences on an W8274 vs, the W M15000.

    Occasional use or every weekend "trying to get in and out of the trail with your life" useage?

    I've got a MM1200 on the shelf, and after I build a bumper it's going on. My long wheelbase rig does'nt get stuck often anyway.

    Just my .00002 cents.
     
  4. primetime

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    what i heard about warn that they over heat alot.
    thats why i bout a mm. but it has slower pull speed.
    i never has a problem w/ my e12000
     
  5. OffRoad

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    yeah i heard warns overheat a lot too. that's what would stop me from buying them.
     
  6. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Buy a Ramsey. They are good too
     
  7. jekbrown

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    buy a used warn 8274, rebuild it yourself, and add a synthetic winch rope. In the end it will cost about as much as a milemarker, but be pretty much the ultimate trail-rig winch you can get. Every time the "which winch?" poll comes up on pirate its like 80% 8274... and 20% everything else combined.

    j
     
  8. The Butcher

    The Butcher 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I don't know about the reliability issues of the MM, but I know Warns work well. I've also heard they overheat alot. I think that's why Warn has about 3 different 9000lb winches now. It's like they give you 3 options depending on how hard you think you will use your winch. For my $, I'd buy a MM. That's mainly b/c mine won't see much use time. It's more of an insurance policy than a tool i would plan on using on a regular basis. If you think you are going to beat the crap out of your winch every weekend, it might be worth it to buy the Warn. If it's a once in awhile deal, save the $ and get a MM!
     
  9. Hossbaby50

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    Buy a Warn or a good Ramsey and you will be happy with your choice. I run a Warn 12000 that I bought used and it has worked great for me. I wouldn't touch a MM even if it was half the price of a Warn.

    Harley
     
  10. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I also asked this question and boy oh boy the responses.... :haha:


    I could have gotten a mile marker 12k electric (older style) for $450 plus t-maxx remote to my door for $500....

    from what I gathered everyone with the older mile markers love them... it is until the ones made in china have been introducted..... made with some kinda cheaper metal....

    a winch is a insurance policy.. however if it breaks on your first pull... then you are still stuck :doah:

    I went with the Ramsey Patriot 15k with wireless kit :bow:
    it was either that or a smaller warn... but I got hooked up with a smokin deal so ordered it.... shipps tomorrow to :wink1:

    yes the 15k has a slower line pull... however even if it moves 1" every 5 minutes.... you are still getting progress... I do not plan on professionally wheeling under time constraints where I need a super fast winch... :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the input. Sorry I forgot to do a search I didn't think this was such a big issue. I was worng :doah:

    As for what to buy I think I'll just pay the money and get a warn and be done with it. 8274 sounds like a good one to buy.


    Anyways thanks again,
    Don
     
  13. Storm Trooper

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    I love my 9.5TI Warn. It works good and fast, has an indicator light to advise you if it's getting hot but so far it's never got hot even when I pulled a bunch of guys up a cliff.
     
  14. Emmettology 101

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    Definately go Warn... I had used mine on some good pulls and it never let me down!(HS9500i). Sold it to JK5 and he is having good luck with it also... A few friends of mine have MM's and Ramseys. Seems like they are always fiddling with them to get'em to work....
     
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    errr hope I dont have problems with my ramsey patriot 15k.... :doah:
    shipping date is TODAY!!!! :bow:
     
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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    My friends have the cheaper REP8000..... The winch seems to work good. its the solenoid box that gives them problems. They're always jiggling it or messing with the wires to get the winch going.
     
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    I am satisfied with my Ramsey. And I never have to "fiddle" with it. It works everytime. And I have beat the crap out of it...

    [​IMG]
     
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    What happend to MEGA Winch?
     
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    anybody know the cheapest place to get the Syn. line?
     
  20. Emmettology 101

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    Not sure if they are the cheapest, but I like dealing with Scott at ROCKSTOMPER.com
     

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