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post #1 of 11 Old 03-18-2014, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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warn vr 10000s vs zeon 10

I am torn between the vr 10000s and the zeon 10 for my jkur. I like the synthetic rope idea. But is the zeon that much better of a winch for the money? Im not able to cough up the cash for the zeon 10s at the moment. Thanks for any input.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-18-2014, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Did I post this in the wrong place?newbie here just looking for some input. Thanks everyone
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-18-2014, 04:23 PM
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I can't speak to the zeon, but I can say I have the vr1000s on my jkru and it has performed flawlessly. More than enough power to get me out of some bad situations!

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I have the Zeon 8 and it's a beast. Very fast line feed and really well built housing that should last a lifetime. Oh...and it's made in the USA! The VRs are their made in China line marketed to a low price point.

Do yourself and those nice American workers a favor and buy the Zeon. You won't regret it! It looks tough as hell too...bonus.

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My head is spinning on trying to figure out what winch to get. Must be like trying to pick out a mail order bride. Haha
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So your running a 8 on a jku? I've been told that I should at least run a 9500. Sounds like it works well huh?
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I have a zeon 10 on my jku and I couldn't be happier. One of the big selling features for me was the high waterproof rating of the zeon which is one thing to consider.
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I got a Zeon 10-s: solid build, amazing craftsmanship, beautiful design, fit and finish but it was too wide to fit in my Mopar steel bumper.

So I exchanged it for a VR10000-s: it has wires going in every direction, the control box is made of plastic and the operating button came from a JC Whitney catalog. But the winch drum and the motor are typical Warn quality, it fits perfectly flush with the bumper...and saved $400 in the process.

I am sure the VR will work and last me like a Warn, which is what really matters.

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I have a 10 Zeon on my JKU as well, it really is a well built winch. And it is fast!!


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I got a Zeon 10-s: solid build, amazing craftsmanship, beautiful design, fit and finish but it was too wide to fit in my Mopar steel bumper.

So I exchanged it for a VR10000-s: it has wires going in every direction, the control box is made of plastic and the operating button came from a JC Whitney catalog. But the winch drum and the motor are typical Warn quality, it fits perfectly flush with the bumper...and saved $400 in the process.

I am sure the VR will work and last me like a Warn, which is what really matters.


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I have the Zeon 8 and it's a beast. Very fast line feed and really well built housing that should last a lifetime. Oh...and it's made in the USA! The VRs are their made in China line marketed to a low price point.

Do yourself and those nice American workers a favor and buy the Zeon. You won't regret it! It looks tough as hell too...bonus.


Wrong, wrong, wrong:

This is a copy and past from a thread on Ih8mud forum from a warn rep.


Let me clear up a few things.

The WARN VR Series winches are not rebadged Tabors, they're not just rebadged M-series winches, and they're not being bought from a Chinese factory and having WARN logos slapped on 'em.

The WARN VR winches have different motors, geartrains, remotes, and finishes vs. the M-series (the Tabor winches have been discontinued in North America). They're backed by the same limited lifetime warranty that we have on all of our other 12V truck winches, and we test them just like all of our other winches. These are currently on our assembly lines in Oregon.

Yes, some of the parts come from global suppliers, but other parts are also are made in our Oregon plants. In addition, they're all designed, engineered, tested, and assembled in Clackamas, OR.

I hope this clears up some confusion.

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post #11 of 11 Old 03-23-2014, 08:35 PM
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If you have the money, the Neon is the clear choice, you get a stronger built and water proof machine.

That being said, I own the VR8000. For a newbie, with a daily driver on a budget, I am well served by it.

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