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Have any of you guys here bought one of the 8000 lb, Harbor Frieght electric winches? Have you had good luck with it? Is it a good deal or not?
 

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Bamataco1 said:
Have any of you guys here bought one of the 8000 lb, Harbor Frieght electric winches? Have you had good luck with it? Is it a good deal or not?
it's exactly the same as the milemarker (i.e. same specs same manufactuer)... read the article in this months peterson's 4 wheel offroad mag
 

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bigbroncojeff said:
it's exactly the same as the milemarker (i.e. same specs same manufactuer)... read the article in this months peterson's 4 wheel offroad mag
I didnt know that, what's the difference in price
 

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ToddACimer said:
I didnt know that, what's the difference in price
Quite a bit, enough to buy from HF! :toothless
 

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if you buy it whatever you do get their extended warranty, harbor freights warrenty is the bomb, no matter what happens, breaks, busts, run over it, smash it with a hammer, nuclear bomb, whatever, they replace it
 

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i think i found the winch for the future trailer!
 

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Give me about 4-5 months and I'll buy one, and test it with the "winch your truck off the ground" test. I don't have the coin to buy a Warn.
 

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i did some searching and came up with just about nothing. i have the factory bumper with a grill guard mounted up. i would like to get a winch, would it be better to make my own mount? if so any ideas on how ot do it? or should i buy one and does anyone know where is the cheapest to get one?
 

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derrick36 said:
Or you could take Bigbroncojeff's approach:thumbup
shadow's is a lot prettier... but mines the same minus the bumper and flipped pside down... oh and i use a receiver hitch too

at a scrap yard a piece of c channel like this would go for about 5-6 dollars... add some grade 8 hardware and you're good to go



 

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I read that article myself today i thought it was cool that it's the same as mile marker. Shoot i don't need the sticker on it for the price difference, and with a heavy bronco i'd just go for it and get the 10,000lb winch thats my take on it.:thumbup
 
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