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All feedback welcome on the purchase of a Superwinch epi9.0s(syn line) or the Mile Marker vmx9 with the new Mofset. I would probably change the MM to syn line but do not hear a lot of talk about the MM. I like that the epi9.0s has a sealed box but I like that the MM Mofset box can pretty much be mounted anywhere. Open to all ideas as this will be my first winch.

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I don't think you could go wrong with either. They are both proven companies with generally reliable products. I would personally opt for the Superwinch EPI- but that's jmo.

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Cmon guys-waiting for your opinions. Let me know what you have and your thoughts.

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Cmon guys-waiting for your opinions. Let me know what you have and your thoughts.
I have a warn and although it is brand new and unsed in the field, I am very confident it is there and ready and able to do the job when called upon. (Sorry that doesn't help much)

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I am w' Stub... You cant go wrong either way.

I have seen 10 yr old MileMarkers still chuggin along, if that helps.

But Superwinch makes a great product too.

Just my two cents... Amazon has the base EPi9 for 499. Upgrade to a syn line later.

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I've been researching winches for some time, and, for the money, I just picked up the EPI9.0S. After all the reviews, I came to the conclusion everyone's in love with Warn, and I can't afford one...But the Superwinch seems to pack the power, reliability, and affordability into one package. That said, I picked up the EPI9.0S just this week for $775 shipped...which I thought was fair for a synthetic line 9000 series winch compared to other brands.
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Both companies make great winches IMO.
I would feel better having the Mile Marker on the front of my jeep I think, they supply the military after all.
Plus the MOSFET eliminates the solenoid if im not mistaken, which is almost always the failure point of a winch....

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I would feel better having the Mile Marker on the front of my jeep I think, they supply the military after all.
That could be good or bad depending on how you look at it.

Really all that means is that they were the lowest bidder.


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compare all others in same category to EPI9.0 for amp draw, 125' line, comes with remote convertible to wireless remote and comes with a snatch block. i've had one on just about all my 4x4's never failed. best buy for the bucks.

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I've been researching winches for some time, and, for the money, I just picked up the EPI9.0S. After all the reviews, I came to the conclusion everyone's in love with Warn, and I can't afford one...But the Superwinch seems to pack the power, reliability, and affordability into one package. That said, I picked up the EPI9.0S just this week for $775 shipped...which I thought was fair for a synthetic line 9000 series winch compared to other brands.
Thanks everyone for the opinions. Jagrmaister, would you mind saying where you picked up the 9.0s? I am leaning that way and that looks like the best price that I have seen.

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EPi 9.0

No brake in the drum means less heat; better mated to synthetic line

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try 4x4rockshop.com

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Thanks everyone for the opinions. Jagrmaister, would you mind saying where you picked up the 9.0s? I am leaning that way and that looks like the best price that I have seen.
Yesterday 06:24 PM
I PMd you, but leaving a message here as well. Rokmen's doing the EPi9.0S for $775 shipped while their overstock lasts into February.

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EPi9.0 W/Synthetic Line and Aluminum fairlead $774.99 Shipped
We scored more EPI9Synthetics, so........

SALE EXTENDED through Feb 15th or While Supplies last...(Applies to EPI9 Synthetics)
Dave from Rokmen posted this on one of those "other" forums (Wranglerforum).

http://www.rokmen.com/products/recov...ch_epi90s.html

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That could be good or bad depending on how you look at it.

Really all that means is that they were the lowest bidder.
That is not always the case!! When I train the Marines in the past we take the credit card and go into town and order the gear and winches we want (24 Volt, generally not stocked so we order).

When the government orders the vehicles new with specific gear they do not buy the lowest price. They buy best value, the newer way to buy.

A specific case the Marines went to a prime vender for (12) 24 volt Warn winches with portable mount and were quoted $3,000.oo each. I used my connection and we went to 4 wheel parts and got the same for less then $1,300.oo each. I was just trying to save my (and yours) tax dollars.

Dose the government waste money? YES, but not always.

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Hijack over!

Superwinch has great winches and I like them. Just my $.02.

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I know the OP didn't mention them but I've had a Ramsey 9500 Patriot winch on the front of my jalopy for the past few years and I have been very happy with it. It's never let me down and the installation was super easy (even the wireless remote was stupid easy). The ONLY thing I'd change would be to switch over to a synthetic line to save on weight but I'm in no rush. And like Warn, Bulldog, and Superwinch, they are made in the USA.
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