Smittybilt XRC-10 Comp
-standard corded remote
-polished aluminum hawse
-cleaned out factory grease and repacked with mobile 1 synthetic
-greased and sealed the solenoid
-in-cab controlls (12-volt guy spitch panel)
-trashed the provided wire, and used 0-gauge marine grade wire
-reinforced winch plate on bumper
-reinforced frame where the bumper mounts
-wireless controller coming soon
Great winch overal, especially on the bang for your buck side of things. i've seen the xrc-8 and xrc-10 in action, and while the 8 works well, the 10 is much better suited for our trucks once you load them down with armor and other accessories/gear. well worth the extra money.
it is pretty much a must to clean out and repack the gears with new grease. the grease that comes in the winch isn't necessarily bad, it's just WAY to heavy for this aplication. once you regrease, it freespool is much easier, and switching from engaged to frespool is much easier. i can only assume that it is easier on things while pulling as well.
as for the wiring, what it comes with is ok, but that's it. i needed some extra length, for my mounting of the winch and solenoid, so since i had to get longer cable anyway, i figured now was the best time to upgrade. spent about $100 on marine grade cable and the needed fittings.
I already had the grease for the gears, silicone and dielectric grease for the solenoid, and steels to reinforce the bumper and frame. those are all fairly low cost items though if you don't have them.
parts and materials
stock vs upgrades wiring
installed, with the hook in the daily driving and "i'm probably going to get stuck doing this" position
hich clearance hook stowage to protect against unwanted rubbage on high approach angle obstacles
cut some fuel line to protect against any abrasion between the rope and bumper