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winch decision: warn 9.5xp vs. 9.5ti

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MattK, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys, i plan to order a winch in the next week or so and i need help deciding between the warn 9.5 xp and the 9.5ti.

    here are links to the info
    xp:
    http://gowarn.com/9.5xp-winch.asp

    ti:
    http://gowarn.com/9.5-ti-thermometric-winch.asp

    the prices are close enough that i wont let that be a deciding factor between to 2.

    this is how i see it right now:
    xp:
    -lower profile for more stealthy, out of the way mounting
    -slightly faster line speed under load
    -new 6hp motor

    ti:
    -thermal protection(not sure exactly how it works, does it just shut off?)
    -much faster line speed unloaded.

    what do yall think?

    my truck specs are in my sig, if that helps any.
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well you basicly hit the plusses of each inch. The XP is faster, and easier to hide, but the Ti has the thermal protection. There is an LED in the remote it starts to flash as the winch gets hot then comes on steady when you need to stop, but it takes a bit of work to get it to come on. I like how the TI looks if you are going to mount it where it is visible, but if you are going to try and tuck it somewhere go with the XP, or if you need a faster winch get the XP. I bought the Ti almost 2 years ago, and I love it.
     
  3. MattK

    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    hmmm thanks man.


    anyone else?
     
  4. 79Beast

    79Beast 1/2 ton status

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    The TI gets my vote. I don't give a s*** about thermal protection, but line speed is where it's at. I think the TI will be really close in loaded line speed and will keep the slack out during no load situations. It's also faster to spool the cable back in which will make you more likely to respool it after pulls. If the low profile is important, get the XP, otherwise GET THE 9.5TI. You won't regret it.
     

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