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My Superwinch EPi9.0 worked partially submerged. I have had two of these and I think they are as good as anything for the money.

Fast
Powerful
Great sealed contacts
Brake outside the drum
Low cost- $600

 

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I've submerged my winch and never had a problem using it afterwards and it's just a cheapy HF.
 

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If you have submerged your winch(patially or fully) it's suggested that you take the winch apart and clean everything up and re-grease. Where there's water, there's grit and dirt and all things electrical and mechanical abhor grit and dirt.

If you want a winch that will work OK in the water, go hydraulic. Just remember the motor must be running for it to work.;)
 

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My Superwinch EPi9.0 worked partially submerged. I have had two of these and I think they are as good as anything for the money.

Fast
Powerful
Great sealed contacts
Brake outside the drum
Low cost- $600

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what he said, have the same winch and have had superwinches since the early 80's. never had a problem with any of them.
 

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My Superwinch EPi9.0 worked partially submerged. I have had two of these and I think they are as good as anything for the money.

Fast
Powerful
Great sealed contacts
Brake outside the drum
Low cost- $600

4X4X4- Like your winch install on the stock bumper. Would you PM me some pics from different angles and also how you mounted it?
 

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Kenny from river raider turned me on to this winch pretty cheap also :beer:

http://www.promarkoffroad.com/truck-jeep-winches/10000lb-recovery-winches/promark-10000lb-silver-back-series-electric-recovery-winch.html"]
 

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I don't think any winch is actually water PROOF. Yeah, you should take it apart after a dunking, but here in Michigan I'd be pulling mine apart about 8 times a year. lol. It's currently about 3 years old and hasn't missed a beat. My bumper is looking a little rough after this winter though so I may pull it all apart and regrease the winch when I repaint my bumper.

For what it's worth, most problems are related to the solonoids. Milemarker has a new winch that is all solid state control that is waterproof...
 

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I'm gonna be mounting my solenoids under the hood after coating them in dielectric grease.. Should do the trick unless we go swimming... Haha
 

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I am running a Warn, it has had a few dunks and still works 100% I live in Raincouver and it sees water probably 200 days a year.

It has great waterproofness (its a word, I just used it:thefinger:)
 

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I have a 4 door Rubi with a Superwinch EPi9.0, same as the post above. I have had it all the way under water, spooled it out all the way and it worked fine. I use a healthy dose of dielectric grease on the remote connection though. I use it about 40 times per year and never had an issue. Best $550 I ever spent. :mr-t: "I pity the fool..."
 

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ahh didnt think about using that grease on the electrics of the winch thats a good idea:D

gotta get enough for my expo one basic dx first then i can start saving for the lp8500





i fell more comfortable give superwinch my money compared to xrc jsut becasue they have higher standards:D
 

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If you are running thru water and have a winch make sure you PLUG the control in before you start wheeling. you do NOT want to have to open the plug under water to plug the controller in.

I usually plug mine in and run the cable under the hood latch to hold it up from catching on tire, then hang it inside my window
 

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If you are running thru water and have a winch make sure you PLUG the control in before you start wheeling. you do NOT want to have to open the plug under water to plug the controller in.

I usually plug mine in and run the cable under the hood latch to hold it up from catching on tire, then hang it inside my window
wow...thats a good idea. does it have to be on with a controller plugged in too?



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