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post #11 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2005, 06:07 AM
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Frankie--great to see you on here!! How's the wife getting along dealing with both the pregnancy and your Jeep sickness? I love my Warn, but know Jeff's been happy with the T-Max performance. I'd try to find a good used Warn if I were in the market.
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Is this to be a Donny Baker inside joke? If so you wanna buy a boat man?
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That would be the one, and no I don't.
Franco618 (aka: Frankie, aka: Toby's son) does a perfect Donny Baker. Had us all rolling at Tom's a few weeks ago.
Good to see you on here, man. Jim said you'd been lurking, but it's about time you jumped in.
Can't help with the winch question since I've yet to part with that much $$$, but wanted to say hey and welcome to the board.
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"I swear to God man" it's good to see you on the board! Tell Toby to visit once in awhile. His name is mentioned occasionaly here. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/applause.gif[/img]
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I bought a new Warn X8000i and am veryyyy happy with it ( wish I could have afforded the 8274). It was my first major mod to my Jeep. The only problems I've had with it were dirty battery terminals, other than that it's preformed flawlessly. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
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I had friends who all went out to buy the Costco $600 bones special when they got a crate of them.

I opted for the used and abused $400 8274.

I had to build a special mount, theirs came with it.

When we were all putting out winches together, they were OoO-ing and AaA-ing about how theirs had more linespeed, more weight capacity, more this, more that. I just smiled and said "sure"

In real world trials, they have had nothing but problems with them, about all 40 people who bought the cheapie winch. From burning them up, to a serious lack of performance.

Moral of the story, if you can't afford a new 8274, buy used. These things hardly ever get used, and are fairly bomb proof. They are also very very reasonable when you buy them from Farmer Joe.
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What,s up G-Money?! sorry I didnt get back with you sooner but I have been working too much to sit and play on the computer. Ive narrowed my search and its either going to be the Warn xd9000i if I can get a used one, or the Warn m8000, its cheaper-even brand new, and has comparable specs. I'd still like to have the bigger one though, I swear to God I would! Let you know how it turns out...probably by next week. MUST....HAVE...NEW...JEEP...STUFF [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bow.gif[/img]
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PS. Cant wait to get together again. I had a BLAST! swear to God i did
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Hey Sweetpea!
How you doin? Jess wanted me to thank you and everyone else for a great time at Redbird. We both cant wait to see everybody again! She's even talking about getting her own Jeep (for some reason she's partial to those square headlighted thingies [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]). She's doing well and the morning sickness has finally subsided (THANK GOD!!!!) so next time she can really get into the wheelin'. We are trying to see if we can coordinate our work schedules (and her Reserve schedule) so that we can make the cracker's Neck weekend in mid-Oct in Tenn/NC. Hope to hear from you soon and let us know if you guys are gonna get together again and we'll do our best to make it there, Sweat to God we will! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] L8R
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you got 3 hours jump on it. talk about serious winching power!
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Doh,

forgot the post

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/WARN-M150...1QQcmdZViewItem
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