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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:46 PM
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input on new winches

Ok , I'm in the market for a new winch for the 101fc custom winch bumper I'm making. Did a search and their are now a crazy amount of new winch brands out there now. It's no longer Warn, Mile marker and Superwinch market. now I have found Rough County; Barricade; Engo; Smitty Built; Ramsey; Tmax; Bull Dog; Kodiak Bruin; Pro Mark Off road; TJM; Bad Lands ... and I'm sure there are more . Anyone have comparison of " bought one it failed stay away from it
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 09:59 PM
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Warn or Superwinch are the only way to go in my opinion, and I have a bias towards Superwinch.

Unless it is a hydraulic winch, I consider Milemarker an "off-brand".
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:02 PM
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Good choices here: http://www.dborc.co.uk/goodwinch/

Some of the newer Warns look okay.

Many of the "brands" are selling the same winches rebranded.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:14 PM
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Goodwinch have a strong following in the UK, esp in the comp circle. Their Bow motors can be found on quite a few 24v Giggle Pin'd dual motor 8274's.
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Got to be honest leaning toward the Engo E9000S with synthetic line . Just to find the best deal now
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Living under an hour from Superwinch makes them my preferred choice
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 11:12 PM
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I live fairly close to SW too , Had one on my old D90 and had a Mile Marker 12K on my old H1 Hummer had good experiences with both of them .
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Amazon has a deal on a 9000lb superwinch and has free shipping. Seemed like an ok deal. Of course it is no 8274 warn or husky, but it is also 1/4 the price.
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I only do superwinches....even the cheap ones haven't failed on me. Had an Engo fail in front of me, as well as a T-max and warn.
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I run a warn zeon 10s, pulled me out of a few binds... really impressive
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8274 period, gold standard for 60+ years- why gamble with anything else, especially with a truck that size?
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trying to stay light weight ( the new front winch bumper is already 3xs the weight of the original
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8274 period, gold standard for 60+ years- why gamble with anything else, especially with a truck that size?
Unless its a Husky...
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Unless its a Husky...
I believe I remember someone saying that they used the 8274 for camel trophy and that because they kept breaking so many of them they switched sponsors to superwinch and started using the husky.
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I believe I remember someone saying that they used the 8274 for camel trophy and that because they kept breaking so many of them they switched sponsors to superwinch and started using the husky.
Never heard that, but Warn used to sponsor the off road school at RN and the winches kept dying so they switched over all to superwinch and only had to replace cables.
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Never heard that, but Warn used to sponsor the off road school at RN and the winches kept dying so they switched over all to superwinch and only had to replace cables.
Interesting. Do you recall what model winch you guys were running?

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.

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I believe I remember someone saying that they used the 8274 for camel trophy and that because they kept breaking so many of them they switched sponsors to superwinch and started using the husky.
I've heard that Camel Trophy guys called Warns "Two pull winches." They're good for two pulls, then they burn up. I've seen a lot of burnt up Warn winches, but they are probably the most common winch. FWIW I have a Superwinch EPi 9.0 and an old 8500# that I'm not sure of the model. I had my Milemarker 12k winch replaced a few times under warranty, then I switched over to Superwinch.
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Thank god for D90...on ExpO this thread would be locked and deleted b/c one does not speak ill of Warn...

For the record, I'm a superwinch fan-having had the same one since 2007 (still running...so long as I remember to hook the damn cables back up)
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I've heard that Camel Trophy guys called Warns "Two pull winches."
I also heard someone say they were missing the -ing, so I had a buddy fix the sticker for me:

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