Decided to throw around the idea of getting a winch setup?
First off I plan to get an ATO front mount with a winch mount carrier. For obvious reasons to be able to take the winch off and keep out of the weather.
Secondly in all my research I want a warn M8000 with synthetic winch line or a new zeon. I personally cant justify spending $800+ on just a winch that is being purchased as a means of being prepared since I never know when my tires will leave the pavement and im usually running solo. Ive used come alongs and well it absolutely sucks
Now Ive been scouring the internet reading reviews and looking at different winches on amazon.
What I found and considering
Warn vr8000 with wire cable on amazon for $479 with amazon prime free shipping. Read in a review or two that the vr model is made in China. That aggravates me in that warn is or apparently was a USA made product.
Superwinch Tiger shark 9.5 wire cable for $349 with prime.
Superwinch LP8500 for 299 with prime.
Smittybilt xrc comp 8 with synthietic line for $449 also prime.
Smittybilt xrc 8 wire cable for $299 with prime.
Now with all that being said they all fall in my proposed price limit of $500
Now im mentally debating which winch would be the best buy for me.
I want sythetic rope but i cant decide if it is worth getting the only one with in my price range with rope (smittybilt xrc8 comp), or to look at the superwinchs or the warn vr series. Ive read good things about the superwinches and warns but i dont know about their low end winches such as the ones i linked above.
So what im asking is for occasional use at most 10 times a year(honestly not even that much), is synthetic rope worth the extra dough and or is it worth the extra 180 for the warn compared to the 299 smittybilt or superwinch?
I could just keep going asking question but im gonna leave it at that for now