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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:33 PM
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Engo winches - Pure crap?

putting this out here...

just wondering.. $417 shipped with Synth line seems mighty.. cheap...

pure crap (like i suspect) or the real deal.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:47 PM
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A winch is a safety item and a potential life-saver. If you go cheapfuck on a winch, you'll get what you pay for.
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:56 PM
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what i was thinking.. so pure crap in other words..
(i have a super winch on the D90, btw)
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Old October 14th, 2014, 11:59 PM
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A winch is a safety item and a potential life-saver. If you go cheapfuck on a winch, you'll get what you pay for.
So many people seem to forget this. They think a winch is just something to get you out of the mud or a cool accessory. IMO a winch is a safety item. And the only thing capable of saving both yourself and your vehicle.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 12:01 AM
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I'd rather have one than no winch at all, if that was the option. There are plenty of discussions on this winch on other forums, fyi. My synopsis was not the best quality, but pretty darn good customer service.

Not my winch of choice.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 12:05 AM
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I'll pass on it.. Cheap but Chris is right (and better to buy a quality bit all around)
i'm looking at another rig (not LR) to fit something too.. I'll Ping Bill B and see when another SW deal comes up or a Warn
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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:22 AM
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I'll pass on it.. Cheap but Chris is right (and better to buy a quality bit all around)
i'm looking at another rig (not LR) to fit something too.. I'll Ping Bill B and see when another SW deal comes up or a Warn
There was a 40% coupon at the VT overland rally, you should check the thread on Expo and see if anyone wants to part with their coupon.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 11:35 AM
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Somewhat interesting article. unfortunatly its from 2011.....

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/12...inch-shootout/
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Old October 15th, 2014, 12:07 PM
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If you are going to stick it on a trailer to winch cars on fine. If you want to recover something, buy some quality -- 8274 or PTO driven. Cheapest winch I would buy is a warn M8000 or entry level superwinch. When I was poor I bought a cheapy and had to send it back as it broke on the first go. Now I don't wheel but the PTO koenig looks great on my series and the superwinch fairey PTO will look nice on my defender. I also have a warn XD9500i or some such thing for the other defender which I still have not put on (I mentioned I don't wheel right :-))
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Old October 15th, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Somewhat interesting article. unfortunatly its from 2011.....

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/12...inch-shootout/
That article weighed heavily when I was looking for a winch. Originally I was looking for a used Superwinch EP9.0. Those are very hard to find and new ones are no longer being produced.
What I soon discovered is that the ComeUp DV-9 and Viking GS-9 are the same winch, the Viking having a Tie-bar and spool for synthetic.
For the brand new winch, new synthetic line, and a thick Hawse fairlead I'm into mine for about $7-750, while the Warn in the article goes for $1600 new with line and fairlead.
I decided to be smart with my money and save where I could, but wasn't cheap.

What's funny in that article is some of the cheap ones didn't work right out of the box, LOL.
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You can always get a used Warn or Superwinch on Craigslist...
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Is Viking going to stick around? What became of all the rumors of their demise a few months back?
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There was a 40% coupon at the VT overland rally, you should check the thread on Expo and see if anyone wants to part with their coupon.
Funny about that, the 40% coupon only applies to a purchase direct from SW.

You can buy a SW from Amazon (or several other retailers) for 40% less (or more) than SW direct price without a coupon

Husky 10k #2404 direct from SW, $2360

On Amazon, $1283 Free Shipping!
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How thick is the engo synthetic winch line and how long is it?

Does it come with a safety thimble / recovery hook?

That's an easy $200.

That means the winch, even if it is throw-away, is $217. The question is whether or not that $217 could be used towards a better winch.

IMHO it all boils down to why you want a winch. If you're planning to go rock crawling through a field of boulders 300 miles from anywhere alone, then you can't tolerate failure and maybe this winch isn't for you. If you plan on winching for a living or moving a lot of heavy stuff around (e.g. trees or rocks) then you might want to reconsider.

If you just need something that you can use occasionally and you have some buddies with winches as well, then you can risk failure in a cheap winch. That Engo might last forever or it might last 1 pull...who knows. Either way, you're never going to be in a situation where you don't have an alternative to a winch, so you can afford the risk.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 04:14 PM
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Is Viking going to stick around? What became of all the rumors of their demise a few months back?
Pretty sure they'll be around. I emailed with Thor a couple months back and it sounded that way at least. Regardless, parts are interchangeable and available from SW or ComeUp.

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Either way, you're never going to be in a situation where you don't have an alternative to a winch, so you can afford the risk.
Simply not true. Plenty of non-hardcore rock crawlers find themselves in VERY precarious situations. In fact, I could make a pretty solid argument that the average wheeler needs a winch MORE than a Rock Crawler.
I've been involved in plenty of recoveries that required change of direction winching to keep the vehicle and driver from serious injury. All of them involved 2" lifted Rovers with 33" or less tires.
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