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harbor freight winch

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by nate_m, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    nate_m

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    anybody got one? i can get a 10,000 lb winch for 360$ it's got 100' of 3/8" cable and weighs the same as other winches... i compaired alot of the stats against other winches and of all the cheap ones, it really seems to be the best. anybody have one? i'd like to hear any experiances you have with them. i need to buy one before i make my front bumper, and i really cant afford 900-1500$ for a winch :-/

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    also i found these,

    http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?jeep-sid=1041&plID=10130&partID=40358

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1000...313790QQptZMotorsQ5fATVQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
     
  2. Apr 1, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    bobwilson1977

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    Well... with Harbor freight you sort of get what you pay for. I buy stuff from there too, but usually inexpensive grinders and hand tools I don't mind breaking. Bought a chop saw from them 2 years ago. It lasted less than a year with mild use. Its cheap chinese junk for the most part.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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  4. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    I would try to find a nice used one of better quality
     
  5. Apr 1, 2009 at 4:26 PM
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    nate_m

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    yeah the gorilla one looks pretty good, and i think it's cheaper then the HF one.

    i've been reading online reviews like crazy, everyone likes the HF one, but they all say it's slow as balls... and they need to take the gear set out and regrease it every so often. you are rite tho, it looks cheap, everything about it... i've been looking at it every time i stop in HF and it looks like a cheap toy. the other 2 look alot nicer. maybe i'll go with the smitty or gorilla. anyone got any imput on those?
     
  6. Apr 4, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    buy cheap . . . buy twice.

    Save up and dont get stuck.
     
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