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View Poll Results: Which is the best winch?
Warn 21 75.00%
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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I am in the market of buying a winch, and i would like to know what all of you guys thought would be the best winch to buy. Now, without all of you hating on me about having a two wheel drive, I was planning on converting my prerunner to a four wheel drive, but i have an extended warranty. Changing anything like that would void my warranty, which is still good for another 2 years. I thought adding a winch would be the next best thing. So your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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I am in the market of buying a winch, and i would like to know what all of you guys thought would be the best winch to buy. Now, without all of you hating on me about having a two wheel drive, I was planning on converting my prerunner to a four wheel drive, but i have an extended warranty. Changing anything like that would void my warranty, which is still good for another 2 years. I thought adding a winch would be the next best thing. So your help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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Smittybilt is the best bang for your buck IMO
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:31 PM   #6
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Not really bc shipping will make it more expensive than anywhere else.

Amazon has it for $300 shipped

http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-972...3645577&sr=8-1

btw I have that very same one
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:33 PM   #7
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Not really bc shipping will make it more expensive than anywhere else.

Amazon has it for ~$300 shipped

btw I have that very same one
My mom gets free shipping from amazon. So i'll have to hit her up on that deal. How are you liking your winch?
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:39 PM   #9
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Works great!

Good deal. Ill do a little bit more research then make my final decision. I'm thinking it would go good with the Relentless Fab bumper im going to buy
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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I think im gonna put a Smittybuilt in my Elite bumper once it gets here. Don't you have to seal up selinoid?
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why would there be hate towards 2wd w/ winch capabilities?

Just curious
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why would there be hate towards 2wd w/ winch capabilities?

Just curious
Alot of guys on here joke about a truck being two wheel drive. sooo.......
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I think im gonna put a Smittybuilt in my Elite bumper once it gets here. Don't you have to seal up selinoid?
I've read places where you just take some caulking and seal it up. I'll do that just to be safe.
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Alot of guys on here joke about a truck being two wheel drive. sooo.......


oh I see... hmm funny. I've seen many trucks/cars being pulled out by a 2 wheeler.

to each its own.
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I've been very happy with Mile Marker for occasional use.
I wouldn't pay for a Warn unless it was something I was using on a daily basis.
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Not really bc shipping will make it more expensive than anywhere else.

Amazon has it for $300 shipped

http://www.amazon.com/Smittybilt-972...3645577&sr=8-1

btw I have that very same one
Winch Depot ships for free.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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So what makes Warn so great? If I use my smitty built that I bought for $300 ten times a year or less?
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I agree with the people who said smittybuilt. Best bang for your buck. I've seen them in person and they worked great, I cant justify spending 500-800 more dollars on warn when the smittybuilt does fine. Ill be getting the xrc8comp when i decide to purchase a winch.
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I think im gonna put a Smittybuilt in my Elite bumper once it gets here. Don't you have to seal up selinoid?
I sealed my solenoid differently



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