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post #1 of 8 Old 06-09-2011, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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winch specific opinions???

Hi my friends, i want to ask yours about the smittybilt XRC 8 Comp edition winch, i see here in the forum some people using this winch, so what opinion about this specific winch, its a good option price - quality - thanks!!
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-09-2011, 01:59 PM
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I have had it on my Jeep for close to 7 months now... No complaints at all, it gets the job done and i have used it quite a few times... The only complaint I would have is that it does not free spool as well, and you have to draw the line out under power... other than that a good winch worth the $$$...
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If you want another option, check out the Recon 10.5k winch. I've been thinking about picking one up and putting my XRC8 on the TJ. Almost everything I've read about it has been positive... worth checking out.

http://truckandwinch.com/recon-10-500-lb-winch.html
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As stated above, the biggest problem I've seen with Smittybuilt and other "cheaper" winch options are the fact that they're so slow. If I'm winching I want to be efficient and get my ass out of the way for the next guy as quickly as possible. For the price I have to say that's a minor tradeoffs, and certainly better than no winch at all.

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so its better save more $$$ and get a M8000, someone here running the new warn VR8000 i know its a chinese stuff but stills a warn, so wondering about the reliabilty??? thanks guys
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so its better save more $$$ and get a M8000, someone here running the new warn VR8000 i know its a chinese stuff but stills a warn, so wondering about the reliabilty??? thanks guys
It's a pretty new product, so I don't know how many people are going to have any experience with it. I've never even seen one, so I can't speak to how quickly it spools. If it were me, I would save and do it right the first time and get a 9.5ti. If taken care of, that thing will last forever. But that's just me....I've learned from building several rigs it's better to wait (even if you have to wait a while) and do something right the first time.

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I'm running a XRC8 with synthetic line. It probably won't see much use but for $399 and free shipping I couldn't pass it up.


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youre right, better one time right choice! thanks!
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