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Old June 4th, 2014, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Ash View Post

No real world experience yet, but I have a Viking GS-9 sitting on my desk that looks like a quality piece. From what I can tell, it's an EP9 with a better solenoid pack, a pretty sweet billet bridge, and Viking's killer synthetic line and safety thimble. Might be worth looking into.

I've had the GS-9 on my truck for almost a year now. It's awesome and you're spot on about it being a EP9.0. It's held up great through a lot of pulls including a long session of continuous long pulls through mud uphill.

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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:04 AM
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By far the best winch is a PTO driven mechanical winch. Koenig on a series. Fairey/superwinch on a defender. There is one for a 101 FC as well that starts with an N.

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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:13 AM
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I've had the same XD9000i since 1994. Only had to replace the motor once.
Can't you feel 'em circlin' (closin'in) honey?
Can't you feel 'em swimmin' around?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:31 AM
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The warns (8247) all are rebuildable and there are tons of hop up parts available. They can be built bulletproof, and really fast if you want. The huskys are strong but heavy and slow...

Another thing to think about that actually matters is current draw and your battery/alt setup.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 11:41 AM
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My brother and I have both used the Warn 9.5ti a lot in our desert rock crawling and have had no issues. I like the 9.5ti and the newer 9.5cti
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Old June 4th, 2014, 09:00 PM
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the cool part about the stock 101fc winch is it runs both to the back and or front , they are pretty cool but don't like to winch at hard angles do to the pullys that the cable exists through . I'll stick with electric . needed a winch too many times when my engine was having issues.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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And out the side as well!

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