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Has anyone heard about these? Tried searching the forum, did not find anything. They appear to be a new offering, made by warn. They use a 4.3HP series wound motor, 261 gearing, and can be had for $499 roller fairlead and remote included. They are on the slow side, with a no-load line speed of 27.7fpm and appear to draw more amps than warn's other winches. Seem like a good deal though, if you're looking for a winch in the 9-9.5k range.
 

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davids78bronco said:
They're slow, and power draining, but cheap... sounds like a good candidate for someone that doesn't use a winch very often

Well, that would be me...and as someone stated in another post, it may not be the ideal (which is usually the most expensive one), but it's better than having no winch, as long as it performs as it should. Using a winch is all relative...I mean, if I used it once on every other outing, that would likely mean I am only using it a few times a year. If someone is needing to use a winch several times on each outing they go on, then I agree this winch should probably be avoided.
 

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Some good points made there. If I were in your situation, only needing a winch on occassion, then I'd probly get one like that too, especially as cheap as it is
 

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What style is it Mark? is it a laydown type like the milemarkers? if so it might fit better for the bumper designs we talked about...
Yes, almost the same dimensions as the HS9500 (the non-integrated solenoid, so seperate plastic box), just a little smaller. Not like an 8274. That's what I was thinking as well, fit will be perfect. With the money saved I can go get a large case 3g alternator, either the 160 or better yet 200 amp.
 

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:toothless I dunno, there are enough spots around TSF I can think of that would fry a cheapo 9K winch in a hurry, especially winch 9k is on the marginal side for a FSB. If it were me I'd wait and save up for a "real" winch. That $500 winch is a good price, but when it burns up and you have to buy a new one, it just got real expensive...

Of course I'm running a Rampsey REP9000 that I got at a pawn shop for $100 and has a broken full spool clutch so I have to power it in and out, so I'm really not one to talk. But seriously, if it was my money I'd sooner buy a used "good" winch than a new cheapo. :toothless
 

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:toothless I dunno, there are enough spots around TSF I can think of that would fry a cheapo 9K winch in a hurry, especially winch 9k is on the marginal side for a FSB. If it were me I'd wait and save up for a "real" winch. That $500 winch is a good price, but when it burns up and you have to buy a new one, it just got real expensive...

Of course I'm running a Rampsey REP9000 that I got at a pawn shop for $100 and has a broken full spool clutch so I have to power it in and out, so I'm really not one to talk. But seriously, if it was my money I'd sooner buy a used "good" winch than a new cheapo. :toothless

Well, that is the only other option I'm thinking about...finding a good deal on a used one.
 
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