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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2002, 12:37 PM
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BEST WINCH?

I'm about to buy a winch and i'm pretty sure it's going to be the Warn XD9000i any good or bad input on this winch? The best deal on the net was carparts.com for $749.95

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Re: BEST WINCH?

This one's simple. Warn 8274. That's it. That's all. Buy it and be done.

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I think I smell a can of worms.... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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$$$$$ (ouch)

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Re: BEST WINCH?

I have the XD9000 (no "i") but I still agree with the Warn 8274 for best winch. I didn't have room for it with a tilt front end and even without that, the normal mounting blocks some air flow to the radiator.


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http://www.rustysoffroad.com has the warn 8274 for $942, that sounds like a really good price considering they are sometimes $1200.

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Re: BEST WINCH?

What do you guys think of the slow hulk, the Warn M15000 ?


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Just saw that you have a Zuk. Better not get an 8274, it may rip your Zuk in half. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Seriously though, it would be overkill for such a light rig, but maybe you have it heavily loaded with accessories and gear.

Didn't mean to sound overly biased towards the 8274, but it really is the strongest, most reliable winch I have seen. Mine has done some amazing things and has saved my a$$ and other rigs more than a couple times. All the other Jeep abusers I know end up with one sooner or later. So I say buy the right one first and be done. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

They are expensive, around $1100 new. I have seen some on Ebay going for quite a bit less.

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Thanks for your help everyone I am going to buy the XD9000I from carparts.com they have the best price but they charge shipping so I talked to them and they said they would wave the shipping charges, pretty cool. We'll see ya in the woods.
Thanks again,

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WARN 8274, have had two different jeeps with it, has never failed me and always pulled me out when doulbled up using a snatchblock.

A little more money, but may be worth it when you need it.

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