Harbor Freight Winches - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old October 27th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Davis's Avatar
Status: Offline
Chris Davis
94 D90, 88 RRC
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,105
Harbor Freight Winches

Got an e-mail from Harbor Freight with a link to Off-Road magazines review of their winches. (http://www.off-roadweb.com/tech/1112...#ixzz1bFbjF8Qa ). Harbor Freight sells the 9000lb and 12000lb winches for unbelievably low prices (you can also get a 20% off coupon in tons of magazines like 4-wheeler or just ask me, I have spares). The 9000lb winch with coupon is $280 and the 12000lb would be about $400.

At those prices, I may add one onto my Disco.

Reply With Quote
Old October 27th, 2011, 09:14 PM
bossman429's Avatar
Status: Offline
1988 90
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Red Bank, NJ, USA
Posts: 1,337
I may add 1 to my 2wd colorado at that price

1967 Series IIa 109 5 Door - Work in progress
'98 Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series
Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 08:09 AM
carlosz's Avatar
Status: Offline
frank stein "frankie" in action RIP
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: east coast
Posts: 856
they are no name ramseys, I have had the 8k on my 87range for nearly 10 yrs with out issues and soon to add a 10k to my 95lwb.
they are slow loaded or unloaded but torqy as hell.
with my 87 and its 8k I pulled a blazer k5 up a 15 ft muddy ravine single line (rescued) after he lost control on a wet patch and fell in, I used a dot truck as an anchor (country road many happened to have stopped including by happenstance the state truck.
the winch moaned and made all kinds of noises but made a believer out of me by putting that k5 back on the tarmack.
since then I have attempted to kill it with out sucess.
my issue is, what about when it fails, would it cost me more to repair than to replace?... only time will tell.
Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Raleigh D90's Avatar
Raleigh D90
Status: Offline
Somewhere Across Town
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 179
IIRC they also offer a lifetime warranty for like 50 bucks. I had the 8k on my TJ for 5yrs with tons of abuse and no issues at all. For the price you can't beat it. Would recommend mounting the solenoids under the hood or in the seat box. Would recommend that for any non water-proof solenoids.
Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2011, 08:22 AM
Status: Offline
Series 2A ..more parts on the way
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Posts: 278
I bought one a while back to mount on my trailer!
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

ht, winch

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Latest Crop of Winches ajh Defender Technical Discussions 11 December 18th, 2009 03:13 PM
Winches $50 PA (Ron this is for you) JohnsD90 The Flea Market 5 December 11th, 2009 07:43 AM
two Warn 1200lb winches on ebay-cheap Uncle Douglas For Sale - Parts 0 December 31st, 2007 04:21 PM
Best prices on Warn winches ? JFD Defender Technical Discussions 12 May 29th, 2007 06:44 AM
Milemarker Winches? gtg067i Defender Technical Discussions 28 April 15th, 2005 06:21 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.