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post #1 of 14 Old 12-26-2011, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone out there using a WARN VR8000? If so, are you liking it? I am between a VR8000 and a M8000, but if I can save some money, the VR8000 is looking good. Anyone heard any news on the VR line?

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-26-2011, 08:19 AM
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Ive got the VR10000 on mine. Ive used it about a half dozen times now with absolutely no issues.

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Thanks D5Fire, appreciate the feedback. My local off-road shop has the VR8000 for $429, seems like a fantastic deal. Any others out there with any VR-series use?

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You have an unlimited right? Might want to consider something a little larger. An 8000 will work but if you need more than just a little tug you might needs something more. 8000 is great for a 2 door but the 4 gets real heavy with mods.
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Good piont peanut.

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Ive got a jku with alot of extra weight..my bulldog 8000 works like a champ...no issues with it not being sturdy enough
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my opinion is to skip the vr series, either go regular warn or go china built.
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Thanks D5Fire, appreciate the feedback. My local off-road shop has the VR8000 for $429, seems like a fantastic deal. Any others out there with any VR-series use?

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Amazon has the M8000 for $539 with a $50 rebate and free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/WARN-26502-M80...4749125&sr=8-1

I would say the M8000 is well worth the $60 difference

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Amazon has the M8000 for $539 with a $50 rebate and free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/WARN-26502-M80...4749125&sr=8-1

I would say the M8000 is well worth the $60 difference
I agree. If you can pick up the m8000 I would get that instead


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Ive got a jku with alot of extra weight..my bulldog 8000 works like a champ...no issues with it not being sturdy enough
No offense but your in TX.
OP is in the Springs where I am located and I suspect he may end up in the mountains in the middle of winter. A 4 door JK gets heaving pulling it through the snow or up the side of a mountain
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Ive taken mine through snow hills in colorado..still worked like a champ
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10K pounds is certainly a consideration I did not think of, but will consider it. I talked to a guy at Predator today, local shop in COS, and he has sold a bunch of VR winches, not a single issue yet. That is good news. Good lead on the M8000, thank you. If I was ready to to pull the trigger, I would buy that M8000. I need to save up a few more bucks, sad to say.

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I was heavily in favor of the VR series since they carry the same lifetime warranty that the regular Warns have.

The problem is the lifetime warranty doesnt cover the electrical parts i.e. the motor and on the VR series, the motor isnt sealed so... food for thought
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Just grab a snatch block and you'll be fine with the 8000.
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