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Getting stuck sucks

Ok long story short, snow over ice covered driveway on my hunting propery. I slid off the side into the ditch. After two hours of hand winching I got it out. I think I need an eletric winch for such situations, the wife have me the ok to get one. I don't do much off roading. Mostly trail rides and two tracks for hunts. I drove the same stuff for seven years with my old XJ ( 6.5 lift and 33s). I have a 3 inch BDS lift at home not installed and I amd going with 35s. What kinda winch would be a good one for the money.
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Better tires might have been the difference in that particular situation since those street tires cannot clean themselves the way an aggressive A/T or M/T tire could in the same sludge. I'd get the 35's and the lift on first and then debate the winch. Goodyear Duratrac tires are a really aggressive A/T. Mickey Thompson has some great aggressive A/T tires too. In the M/T dept., the Nitto and Goodyear tires are the top choices. The BFG KM2 is a close third despite the sidewall debate. Price may drive that decision a little bit. Keep in mind that Falken has a M/T on the way too.

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Good point on tires and lift. I thought that too, but it's too cold to do anything fight now. I'm just staying out of the woods

See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of a shit? That's why I look interested
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I just picked up an Engo epf10s. Used it twice so far and very happy.
I will have to look at those, but I truly don't know squat about winches. I just know I'm too old and fat to be pullin on a hand winch

See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of a shit? That's why I look interested
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id buy a winch over tires any day of the week... $430 for a recon 10.5k with EVERYTHING you need from Truck and Winch.com. Had mine for 3 years before buying a second and rebuilding the first

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My cheapo 10000lb Superwinch has worked well and only cost me about $400. Only had to use it about 4 or 5 times though and it's kind of slow but not as slow as a hand winch.

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Spend slightly more on a good winch and you won't be rebuilding it after 3 years. I paid $586 less $100 rebate for my Warn M8000. Not the fastest but it is a proven piece of equipment that Warn has had in their lineup for many, many years.


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My cheapo 10000lb Superwinch has worked well and only cost me about $400. Only had to use it about 4 or 5 times though and it's kind of slow but not as slow as a hand winch.

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I've made several really long pulls with my Superwinch LP10000 and it has been outstanding.

A couple weeks back, made 2 back to back pulls of at least 40ft getting a couple guys out mud and the thing never even got warm.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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I have an engo 12000 on a hitch mount, that way I can use it as a front or rear winch or when not needed it stays in the garage. I don't like hauling an extra 85-100 lbs in the front for no reason at all.

Yesterday we got our first snow so on the winch goes.
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I just picked up a Superwinch Tiger Shark 11.5k winch for $425 (usually they are $500), but you can get the 9.5k model for $349. You would never know this is a budget winch. It's a nice piece and a rebuild is not even something I'll need to think about. Also has thermal and electrical overload protection.

On the other Jeep I've got a Superwinch Talon 12.5isr. That is one beast of a winch in every sense. But, it was also over a thousand bucks.

As you can probably tell I'm a Superwinch guy for a whole bunch of good reasons. There are three brands you can't go wrong with IMO even in their budget lines - Warn, Superwinch, and Ramsey. A winch is a vital investment precisely for the reasons that you just mentioned.

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Well thanks for all the Responses. I'm currently looking at winches right now and definitely decided that I'm going to use my receiver hitch mount so I can run the winch from the front of the vehicle or the rear of vehicle and not have to worry about the extra rate when it's not in use. I just have to find a front receiver mount for my for my jeep. One other question where's a good place to buy a winch? Been looking at quadratec with their prices always seem way too high
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See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of a shit? That's why I look interested
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That's hardly stuck.



That is stuck.


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I'd second the tire selection post above, but here's a link to a good winch article.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/12...inch-shootout/
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That's hardly stuck.

That is stuck.
Stuck! That looks parked

See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of a shit? That's why I look interested
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Thanks for the article !

See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of a shit? That's why I look interested
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Think if I were to buy a winch now it may be an Engo. Good magazine tests and about 3 bills. Forget which vendor on here has good deals on them.

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I got mine at Princess Auto, it's the same as the US Harbor Freight. They're cheap and they'll take anything back without question or receipt.

They're starting to carry Warn, Superwinch, and some other brand I didn't recognize and they go on sale every month or two.

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