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post #1 of 6 Old 05-02-2018, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Time for a new winch

Can't decide my current Superwinch Tiger Shark has now failed twice when i needed. I want something faster and more reliable was thinking Warn Zeon or Platinum, but then thought about the new Superwinch EXP. Go look at the three most recent reviews on Amazon of the Zeon 12-S and 3 of 4 failed within a year or two. Any recommendations would be awesome. Or thoughts on why you'd hate a platinum or EXP.
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I know guys that have the zeons and they seem pretty fast compared to my VR10000S but the regional warn warranty repair center said that they have had no VR warranty returns and they have been out since about 2012 I got one of the first ones. I recently left it on my rig when I traded it but I used it more times than I can count and it made some incredibly tough pulls. I often thought it would stall or the line would break but it would just auger down and keep pulling. I put vr10 on my new rig. same guts as the VR10000 buy looks better. hope it is as good.
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Just canít go wrong with a Warn in my opinion! Iíve had the Warn Zeon 10-S, non platinum installed for a little over 4 1/2 years now. I know I have over 30 pulls on it, with 0 issues. No overheating, no smoking, it just does what itís supposed to. I canít say I would run the Platinum. Iím not a fan of the wireless remote. I have a tendency to lose small things. I would also worry about the battery on the remote being dead when I really needed it!

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Can't decide my current Superwinch Tiger Shark has now failed twice when i needed. I want something faster and more reliable was thinking Warn Zeon or Platinum, but then thought about the new Superwinch EXP. Go look at the three most recent reviews on Amazon of the Zeon 12-S and 3 of 4 failed within a year or two. Any recommendations would be awesome. Or thoughts on why you'd hate a platinum or EXP.



just due to curiosity, what was the actual failure with the TigerShark?

Did it fail to pull or just not work or

It is only my opinion but if a brand fails me in anyway, I continue-on past any more of their products.





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Can't decide my current Superwinch Tiger Shark has now failed twice when i needed. I want something faster and more reliable was thinking Warn Zeon or Platinum, but then thought about the new Superwinch EXP. Go look at the three most recent reviews on Amazon of the Zeon 12-S and 3 of 4 failed within a year or two. Any recommendations would be awesome. Or thoughts on why you'd hate a platinum or EXP.
I recently sold my warn zeon 10s and bought one of these:Seal Gen2 9.5, 12V Integrated Winch Series

Its faster, cooler, draws less power, works completely submerged in water, and the wireless version comes with it built in and you can operate wired or wireless at the same time. Oh, and there is a read out panel on the front to show battery health and a heat alarm.
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Several rigs and several winches later, and having burned Ramsey and Warn winches in the past, I have had zero issues with Smittybilt winches. Their newer design is pretty solid and has been woryy free (knock on wood). I just bought another one for the new rig, and am going to continue recommending them.


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