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Rough Country Winches

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by mullica woods'er, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    mullica woods'er

    mullica woods'er [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks,

    just wondering if anybody has any xperience with the new rough country winches??I see they got a 9.5 or 12lb.The 9.5 is what i'm looking at for 300 bucks+ shipping(50.00) from National tire @battery.The gear reduction on this winch is 265:1.Sooo probably a little slower than some of the others.But probably a beast of a winch.For syn.add another 100 bucks.Seems like a great deal.I would say i'm a mild off-roader.I mean if it is at least as good as the smittybilt,then i say much better deal.Even paying shipping.What do ya think.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    the harbor freight winch held up to 4wheel magazine winch torture test. harbor freight, warn, and i think mile marker were the only winches out of 8 companies to finish the torture test IIRC
     
  3. Feb 26, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    Yoytoda

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  4. Feb 26, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    HogTaco

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    What about rough country wenches?
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 5:08 PM
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    YotaDan

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    The Rough Country Winches just came on the market. So you probably will be hard pressed to find reviews or experience with them. However, I did just put the 9500lb Synthetic Lined model on my truck a couple weekends ago. I have used it a few times now (Haven't done a really hard pull yet). So far for the money, I am very happy with it. This is my first time having Synthetic rope, and I did already fray the line some (was lazy and winched over a dirt hill, instead of taking the time to hook a strap up first). Hooked up fairly simple and components are what I would expect for the price. As far as gear ratio, I prefer the low ratio. Winch motor doesn't have to work as hard and the line speed is slower. I prefer a slow line speed, for safer, and more controlled winching.

    We are a Rough Country Dealer. So if you are interested, let me know and I can get one headed your way.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    MrFastLayne

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    Winching is fun! :D XRC8 with synthetic rope.

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