Ok I had a Bonus that I was not expecting to get. I also sold a set of tires so Now I have a little cash that I have decided I want to blow on ME. HS9500i is the winch I was holding out on. It$799.95 at carparts.com. Best price I could find. I could drive 5 miles down the road to fourwheelparts and they should match. Two weeks ago my club had a giveaway and one of the things was a NEW XD9000i. I have offered the guy that won it $500. He has a 8274 so unless he mounts it to the rear he's not going to need it. He's mulling it over. I really wanted the HS9500i because of the line speed. I have been saved by unloaded line speed in the past. I mean big time saved. Truck hopped up onto two wheels on Gardral . My bud was winching me up . I caught traction lurched forward, bounce over too one side and started to roll. The 8274 caught me with both passengerside tires off the ground and jerked me back down. It would have been VERY bad complete over maybe off the side of the mountain and roll a few more times roll if it had not been for shear unloaded line speed pulling up the slack. When I designed the winch bumper I designed it with XD9000i Demensions before the 9500 was on the market. 8274 will not fit. the HS9500i is the second fastest winch. SHould I save the $300 (and get a set of CTM's) and get this XD9000i or hold out and get the HS9500i? I can't decide if I'm going to be happy with the slow line speed. I have been in a few instences where it was irritating including two weeks ago where I was being winched up a hill and if I could stay in it the truck would have got up on it's own once I got unstuck the first time. I had to stop multiple times while the XD9000i was catching up so I wouldn't run over the cable and again became stuck. I'm also tired of being a burden on my fellow (being one of the bigest trucks on the trail rides) club members by not having a winch. I'm ready to buy NOW.