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There is a lot of confusion about the SB winches so I called them up and asked if there had been a change. This is what I was told.Smittybilt has just changed their 8000 lbs winch. The old one is a 4.1 HP Permanent magnet design and the new one is a 5.5HP series wound design. If you order you need to be sure the retailer knows the difference.the old part is number 97280 and the new part is number 97281
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Anyone know which would be the better choice? While I would like to have a winch, I can't justify spending big bucks on something that will get used very infrequently, so I was looking hard at the Smittybilt. Should I get the new p/n or the old one? Thanks. :)

Also, has the price changed or is it still $299?
 

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I can confirm it's rebadged. I took the silenoid aprat to relocate near the battery and I recall seeing Mile Marker on the wire insulation. I understand the Series wound is a better selection. I don't have the spec's to compare side by side to give a complete review but it should be faster for longer pulls. The old version that I have is slow and heats up real fast. 1 minutes run then 3 to 4 for cooling then 1 min then 3 to 4 for cooling. You get the picture when it will pull in about 6 feet per minute or something like that.
 

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There is a lot of confusion about the SB winches so I called them up and asked if there had been a change. This is what I was told.Smittybilt has just changed their 8000 lbs winch. The old one is a 4.1 HP Permanent magnet design and the new one is a 5.5HP series wound design. If you order you need to be sure the retailer knows the difference.the old part is number 97280 and the new part is number 97281
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That sounds like the specs for the new XRC 10.
 

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Anyone know which would be the better choice? While I would like to have a winch, I can't justify spending big bucks on something that will get used very infrequently, so I was looking hard at the Smittybilt. Should I get the new p/n or the old one? Thanks. :)

Also, has the price changed or is it still $299?
Make sure you get a good one so you can pull me out:D
 

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You made me think twice about that (and it hurt)so I went to the smittybilt website and double checked. according to SB those are the specs for the new xrc8 unfortunatly they wont sell one directly
I guess that means they are using the same motor on the XRC 8 and XRC 10. I wonder what the difference in the updated 8 and the 10 will be?

Edit: I answered my own question. It seems the 10 has larger cable, lower gear ratio and weighs 14 pounds more.

http://www.4wd.com/jeep-parts.aspx?cid=1003&jeep-sid=1041&plID=10130
 
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