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Is this winch compatible for an ARB bumper?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma831, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Tacoma831

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    Never heard of that brand. I'd get a SuperWinch, Warn or Smitty Built instead of that to be honest.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    Haha thats what went through my head first
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    Which is the best series of Warn winches? I am also looking at a M8000 Warn winch. The "VR" series are cheaper why is that?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    Entry level winches.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    I have a M8000 on my 2003 Tacoma. I like it and it's done a good job the times I've used it. I want to get a 9.5XP for my 4Runner when the time comes.

    I'd recommend getting a good synthetic line to go with it. I picked up 100 feet of 3/8" Amsteel Blue and alone it weighs in at 3.3lbs.

    Check out gowarn.com and see what you can get a M8000 for. The VR series are their budget series winches. I don't kow enough about them yet to make a decision on them.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    you should be able to find an m8000 online in the 485 range.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    Yeah I found an M8000 for about $550
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    go with a name brand....trust me. bought a cheap one for my quad..when i needed it....it crapped out...go with a reliable name brand.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Which do you think is better for reliability? Warn M8000 or Smittybilt XRC8?
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    M8000, probably...

    The XRC8 has proven itself though, it's a pretty solid little winch. I really like mine, just seal up the solenoid.

    Don't waste your money on that CL find, get at least the XRC8.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    You can get the XRC8 just about anywhere for 299 shipped to your door.

    You can get the M8000 on Amazon for 539 shipped to your door. and an $80 mail in rebate.

    Save you money on gas and taxes.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Oh Wow, gotta love Amazon. Thanks man that is a better deal.
    How is the XRC8 working out for you?
     
  15. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    I've used it plenty this winter and in a couple months I'll have had it for a year. Nothing but good so far, I sealed up the solenoid real well though, I think that's important. I also put some dielectric grease in the contacts where the controller plugs in.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:23 PM
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    Well that sounds good, I'm on the fence about which one to go for. I like the $299 price tag on the XRC8 though...
     
  17. Apr 27, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Honestly, I think if I did it over, I'd go with a superwinch EP9 or maybe the Talon 9.5. If money is tight go XRC8, even if it isn't tight it's still a good choice. The M8000 is also a good choice. It's a tough decision! Could always save up and get better.

    No load line speeds:
    XRC8 37
    M8000 42
    EP9 44


    I'd say the solenoid on the EP9 is better than the xrc8 or warn.

    One thing I wish I had was a faster line speed. None of these winches are particularly fast though... Not a big jump between any of them.

    I think some of it boils down to how much you're going to use the winch and what for?

    The occasional stuck and recovery? XRC8 or M8000. If you're going to be using your winch a lot you may as well invest in something that will perform!

    It's not quite apparent how slow they are until you get to see something like the Warn 8274, 9.5ti or the Talon 9.5 in action. (73,62,62 fpm)

    Maybe pay the extra 250 or whatever and get

    http://www.amazon.com/Superwinch-16..._3?ie=UTF8&s=industrial&qid=1303943981&sr=8-3
     
  18. Apr 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    Thanks for the info Max, I appreciate it. I will most likely get the M8000.











    or.....XRC8 haha
     
  19. Apr 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    I loved my XRC 8 used it over 100 times with no problems. Lifting & recovery! Save the $$$ You would spend on a Warn & buy 2 XRC8's :D

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  20. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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