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Winch Recommendations

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Drew5387, Aug 17, 2011.

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Which is the best winch?

Poll closed Sep 16, 2011.
  1. Warn

    21 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Smittybuilt

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  3. Superwinch

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. other- please state what kind in a post

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    I am in the market of buying a winch, and i would like to know what all of you guys thought would be the best winch to buy. Now, without all of you hating on me about having a two wheel drive, I was planning on converting my prerunner to a four wheel drive, but i have an extended warranty. Changing anything like that would void my warranty, which is still good for another 2 years. I thought adding a winch would be the next best thing. So your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    tried and true Warn XD9000 and the XD9000I
     
  3. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    I see everybody on here loving the warns. I think that is what i'll get
     
  4. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Smittybilt is the best bang for your buck IMO
     
  5. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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  6. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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  7. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    My mom gets free shipping from amazon. So i'll have to hit her up on that deal. How are you liking your winch?
     
  8. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Works great!

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  9. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    Good deal. Ill do a little bit more research then make my final decision. I'm thinking it would go good with the Relentless Fab bumper im going to buy
     
  10. Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    I think im gonna put a Smittybuilt in my Elite bumper once it gets here. Don't you have to seal up selinoid?
     
  11. Us3r

    Us3r Reading...

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    why would there be hate towards 2wd w/ winch capabilities?

    Just curious
     
  12. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    Alot of guys on here joke about a truck being two wheel drive. sooo.......
     
  13. Drew5387

    Drew5387 [OP] You can't fix stupid

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    I've read places where you just take some caulking and seal it up. I'll do that just to be safe.
     
  14. Us3r

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    oh I see... hmm funny. I've seen many trucks/cars being pulled out by a 2 wheeler. :rolleyes:

    to each its own.
     
  15. horwitzs

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    I've been very happy with Mile Marker for occasional use.
    I wouldn't pay for a Warn unless it was something I was using on a daily basis.
     
  16. horwitzs

    horwitzs Well-Known Member

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  17. KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    So what makes Warn so great? If I use my smitty built that I bought for $300 ten times a year or less?
     
  18. alove0750

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    I love my smitty, for the money I don't think you can beat them...
     
  19. Rebel Taco 22

    Rebel Taco 22 mall crawler

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    I agree with the people who said smittybuilt. Best bang for your buck. I've seen them in person and they worked great, I cant justify spending 500-800 more dollars on warn when the smittybuilt does fine. Ill be getting the xrc8comp when i decide to purchase a winch.
     
  20. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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