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post #1 of 10 Old 08-20-2015, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Broken winch advice

Short version of the story I bought an engo e10000 once I ordered my jeep. Had a custom bumper made around the winch by a guy that did some work on my bike. Went out and used my winch the first day, got stuck for two hours. Turns out they wired it back wards to run from the top instead of the bottom. Blah blah blah it chewed up the guide rails and when I tried to wire it right. the "out" on the remote stopped working. Engo won't warranty it because it was wired wrong.

ANYWAYS I would like to know what you guys think (please no "well you should have just bought-- and you wouldn't have this problem" got it. Thanks.) I was thinking of putting it on Craig's list for 150ish and someone with any know or desire could take it apart and fix it. Orrrr are there places that could fix it for a decent price? Just wanting to know what kind of options I have. Thanks for your replies
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Try a shop that rebuilds starters and alternators - they may be able to help - they likely know some machinists that could fix/replace some of the hard parts.

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we take our big electric coring rigs to a small appliance repair guy down the street lol --- i would try someone like that who has experience on small electric motors
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It will cost more in labor to repair it than what its worth. Engo winches are disposable winches and not worth the box they come shipped in. If you think you can sell it to recoup some of the cost go for it. Save your money and buy a quality winch. Until then stay out of areas that you would need a winch or wheel with a buddy that has a winch.
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Engo winches are disposable winches and not worth the box they come shipped in.
Isn't that the truth? Thanks for your input guys
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Superwinch or Warn.

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I'm cheap and for the amount of times I need a winch, the disposable ones work for me. 12000 # harbor freight special for 299

If I wheeled much at all then I'd have a warn for sure. Hunting is what I do, and the occasional edge of the muddy field road is about all I encounter to need a winch for.
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Of the more affordable winches, many in our group have had good success with the Superwinch Tiger Shark line. If your budget is tight you could given them a try. Otherwise, save up and buy a quality Warn.
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I'm cheap and for the amount of times I need a wench, the disposable ones work for me. 12000 # harbor freight special for 299. Holy crap thats a big wench!!

If I wheeled much at all then I'd have a warn for sure. Hunting is what I do, and the occasional edge of the muddy field road is about all I encounter to need a wench for.
To each his own but I prefer a lighter wench, say around 5'2", 120 lbs.

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To each his own but I prefer a lighter wench, say around 5'2", 120 lbs.
Yesir, I like the way you think
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