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Superwinch or Warn?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlitzK5, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. BlitzK5

    BlitzK5 1/2 ton status

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    Princess auto here in canada has this superwinch on sale for $777.77. Reg $1049. Is this a good winch for a K5 or should I shell out the extra cash for a warn of the simliar rating. I was originaly planning on getting the Warn M12 since a good winch should be able to pull double the weight of your rig, which will cost me $1800 bucks up here. This is the only place Ive seen a winch come on sale like this and I was wondering if I should take advantage of it or will I be wasting my money? They also have the Superwinch EPi 12.5 for $1600 reg price which i will Most likely wait to buy when it comes on sale. What winch is better. The Superwinch Eps 12.5 or the Warn M12. Is that extra 200 bucks for the warn worth it?

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    Superwinch EP
    9,000 LB CAPACITY 12V WINCH
    $ 777.77


    • Circuit breaker protected
    • Mechanical and dynamic brake
    • Powers load in and out
    • Integrated sealed contactors
    • All metal 3-stage planetary gearbox
    • 15 ft. handheld remote
    • Freewheel
    • 125 ft. wire rope with thimble and latch hook
    • Includes roller fairlead and pulley block


    Regular Price: $1049.99
    Weight: 114.5 lbs


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  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Might be a good winch, but I would just save up and get a warn
     
  3. Roz

    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    dont know, but i wouldnt trust anything that says princess on my truck :rolleyes:



    princess superwinch :haha: :haha: :haha: got to admit thats funny
     
  4. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know much about superwinch but I wasn't exactly thrilled with my warn M 12000 so I would say if its a good deal go for the superwinch.... a 9000 lb rating should be plenty to horse a k5 out
     
  5. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    How about maybe a Ramsey... I'm thinking about this one myself. If speed is not a factor (it isn't for me) this may be an option. Check the price on this one in your area... they are usually pretty reasonable vs the faster winches of that capacity. I really only care about the strength of the winch, not so much on the speed. Speed is nice, but being a FF I think I would preffer a little more "control" of the winch that a slower winch offers.


    Ramsey 9.5 Rep e Winch


    Features:
    The REPe Series is the perfect winch for the value-conscious off-roader or sportsman.
    If you are a farmer, rancher, hunter, fisherman or trial rider the REPe Series will meet all your requirements inexpensively.
    The REPe Series utilizes the proven and efficient 3-stage planetary gear system.
    In addition, the REP9.5e comes with a low amp draw series-wound motor for powerful pulling strength.

    Proven three-stage planetary gear system design for fast line speed
    Motor and solenoids are grounded directly to battery
    Strong automatic load-holding brake for strength
    Cam action clutch disengages planetary gear system for free spooling
    Weather resistant solenoid assembly
    12 ft. wire pendant remote
    6 ft. 2 gauge battery cables with connectors
    Durable Hawse fairlead
    Limited lifetime warranty
    Made in the USA
    Specifications – REP9.5e:
    Rated line pull: 9,500 lbs (single line)
    Gear reduction ratio: 138:1 (12 V)
    Motor: Series wound - 3.8 hp 12V DC
    Overall dimensions: 22.43" x 6.13" x 7.45" (LxWxH)
    Drum size: Diameter 2.5" Length 9"
    Weight: 88 lbs.
    Cable supplied: 95' of 5/16" galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable clevis hook
    Mounting bolt pattern: 10.00" x 4.50"



    Line Speed &Amp Draw – First Layer
    Line Pull (lbs.) no load 2,000 4,000 6,000 9,500
    Line Speed (fpm) 30 16 11 7 3
    Motor Current
    (amps - 12V) 97 180 260 335 420



    Line Pull &Cable Capacity
    Layer of Cable 1 2 3 4
    Rated Line Pull (lbs.) 9,500 7,700 6,500 5,700
    Cable Capacity (ft.) 15 40 70 95

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  6. BlitzK5

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    Whats the difference between the patriot 9500 and the REP 9500E winches.
     
  7. 89GMCSuburban

    89GMCSuburban 1/2 ton status

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    Check 4wheelparts.com. They had a steal on 12,000 lb. Superwinches last I checked.
     
  8. txfiremank5

    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not much of a winch expert, I only just started looking around at whats out there.. but I would imagine that the patriot is faster. As for any other upgraded features, I don't know. You could look them up on the ramsey website and see what they say. I know I have seen about a 300-400 price difference of the 2 though.
     
  9. CustomChevy

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    princess auto, while having the goofyest name in the industry, are actually a really good farm / machine supply store in canada. pretty much everything in there is warrented for life.
     

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