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winch opinions???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mrpoorboy, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. mrpoorboy

    mrpoorboy Registered Member

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    know anything bad about a t-max and milemarker winches? bigger motors and half the price. or should i suck it up and buy a warn? any opinions?
     
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    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Don't buy a Milemarker or TMAX. Both are dropped shipped directly from China and use inferior parts. Stick with USA either a Ramsey or warn.
     
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    WARN..... 8274
     
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    merace19 1/2 ton status

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    Saw a article in the Jeep Mag and they are praising Superwinch. I almost got one but i found a screaming deal on a Warn 12k.
     
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    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Superwinch is made in China too...

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    The EP and EPI series along with the atv winches are made in China...

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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I thought t-max was made in Australia
     
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    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    They sure want you to think that and they have done an awesome job marketing it as such.

    They are made by this Chinese company...
     
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    I waited and found a WARN M10000 for $260 :D . I have used it everytime I have been out since I bought it( helping others too). For what I have used it for, I feel a cheaper winch would have givin up:doah: . In certin situations the winch was the only choice and we needed it to be reliable. The WARN is still ready for more :D :bow:
     
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    GO RAMSEY!!!
    Love my Patriot 15,000!!!!!!
     
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    I love my Warm, its the basic M 8000, that I bought used, and it has not let me down yet. If I were buying new I would go Warn or Ramsey.
     
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    thanks for pointing me in the right direction
     
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    I'm looking at a used 8274 or a New Pat or rep 9500
     
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    go big or go home!!!!!! :haha:

    my bud has a 9k warn... and was impressed when I unspooled my 7/16 aircraft cable winch cable!!!!! :wink1:
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I wish I had about 1500 to spend on a winch, but I don't. I would rather put that extra money into my 60 which It needs alot of work.
     
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    Warn makes the best winch, IMO. The only thing I'd want from any other winch brand might be the Ramsey remote control. I bought my 8274 used several years ago, and it's at least 20 years old. I keeps going and going..... I have seen a Ramsey fail at an event sponsored by Ramsey - kind of embarrassing.
     
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    Absolutely love my WARN 9500xp. I have used it to pull out a badly stuck broken 8000lb truck up a muddy hill with a long hard pull and it soaked it up without a complaint. I have a coupld of friends that use RAMSEY's and they like them just fine.
     
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    I have seen several 8274s smoke their solenoids. It must be an inherent problem with them. Other wise its a fast winch...
     
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    Go with a warn winch . I see used one on CL all the time for good prices . I just seen a 8000i on there today for $300 . If I had the cash I would buy that for my jeep as my burb is way to big for a 8000lb winch . Beside's you are in Oregon and if you had a problem you can drive over to Warn in Clackamas/Milwaukie and get your part form them . They are the Best winch IMO . My nieghbor is sponserd by superwinch and could get me one near cost but I would rather have a warn . I would like to have a 12000lb warn up fron and a receiver mount 9 or 9.5 for the rear . try winchdepot.com for a new warn or CL (creigslist) or maybe ebay , good luck :D
     
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    does warn in clackamas sell out of the whse? i.e. factory store?
     
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    No they don't :( . you need to go through any vendor or 4x4 shop or on line places that sell warn winches . Stay away from 4wheelparts . I have seen some good deals from winchdepot.com . I have a problem with paying $150-250 more for the same winch at a 4x4 shop when I could get mine on line . I know that I'm a cheap bastid but I have to maximize more of my $$ as I have 2 4x4 rigs that have need's :wink1: .
     

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