1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Winch Shootout

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by CedarPark, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Dec 25, 2016 at 9:52 AM
    #1
    CedarPark

    CedarPark [OP] Master of Destroying CVs

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Member:
    #136361
    Messages:
    11,850
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dylan
    Cedar Park, TX
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD V6 Taco, '11 2WD 5.7 Tundy
    Lights & Lockers & Duals
    Hey y'all,

    After the death of my Harbor Freight special winch, its time to get a new one while the Christmas season is upon us. I was pretty set on a Warn VR8000 (the basic bitch of Warn winches). However, a pretty sweet deal on another Badlands (12,000) popped up on Craigslist that's making me rethink. I'd offer him $200.

    Truck has full 1/4" skids, and DOM tubing front and rear bumpers, and sliders. The front bumper is massively heavy with the addition on a diamond plate top to hold lights and such.

    The Warn doesn't mean the usual requirement of twice the weight +500, with all the armor, myself and a passenger, all our camping gear and mountain bikes in the back. The winch will also be used extremely frequently, as i'm a trail guide at the local off road park, and get some people including myself into very... peculiar positions on a frequent basis.

    Any recommendations would help!

    http://austin.craigslist.org/pts/5912182361.html

    https://www.amazon.com/WARN-86245-V...id=1482687809&sr=8-1&keywords=warn+winch+8000
     
  2. Dec 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM
    #2
    Deere9798

    Deere9798 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Member:
    #133408
    Messages:
    748
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Charles
    Western NY
    Vehicle:
    2001 Tacoma 4x4
  3. Dec 25, 2016 at 10:34 AM
    #3
    CedarPark

    CedarPark [OP] Master of Destroying CVs

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Member:
    #136361
    Messages:
    11,850
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dylan
    Cedar Park, TX
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD V6 Taco, '11 2WD 5.7 Tundy
    Lights & Lockers & Duals
  4. Dec 25, 2016 at 4:12 PM
    #4
    BlindingWhiteTac.

    BlindingWhiteTac. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2012
    Member:
    #87292
    Messages:
    429
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Thomas
    Vancouver, WA
    Vehicle:
    07 LQ4 4L80E
    Just the essentials and no extra fluff.
    Come Up. Duh.
     
    ramonortiz55 likes this.
  5. Dec 26, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    #5
    CharlieCafe

    CharlieCafe No Mas MTB (formerly iRideMTB)

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Member:
    #3313
    Messages:
    3,654
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Charles
    Boulder
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Offroad 4x4 - MGM
    Plethora of "useless" shit
    northridge4x4 has a coupon code(12days) that looks to still be active for 10% off. I picked up a vr10000-s from them using the coupon plus sent the warn mail in rebate in. So in the end I will have gotten an $850 winch($750 on sale) for $600
     
  6. Dec 26, 2016 at 12:39 PM
    #6
    EatSleepTacos

    EatSleepTacos Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2015
    Member:
    #151688
    Messages:
    48,656
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Hampton Roads, VA
    Vehicle:
    4x4 2005 SR5 AC 6MT
    My .02 is if you're going to be frequently putting a winch through its paces, get the warn in the proper weight requirement. Buy once and cry once.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2016 at 12:50 PM
    #7
    Toynado

    Toynado Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2015
    Member:
    #166816
    Messages:
    1,365
    Gender:
    Male
    SF Bay Area
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR DCSB Quicksand
    EXTERIOR: Toytec Boss 2.0 Dakar CS047R Leaf Springs Tailpipe chopped Pelfreybilt Front full hoop front bumper w/ Pelfrey fairlead Pelfreybilt Rear standard bumper Pelfreybilt Aluminum IFS, Mid, Rear (exhaust reroute) & Gas tank skids Pelfreybilt Fuseplate w/ 12 circuit fuse block All-Pro Apex Sliders ProComp 7036 17"x9" -6 offset BFG 275/70R/17 KO2's Warn VR10000-S winch Baja Designs S8 light bar & Squadron sports amber pods in front bumper Baja Designs S2 flush pods in rear bumper Baja Designs Squadron Pro amber pods on Caliraised ditch light brackets @rrentrop reflective black tailgate inserts RSI LED's for regular & high beams Prinsu Cabrac Custom Tradesman Truck Top by Access Manufacturing w/ Powertank 8"propane tank mount & Yakima tracks on the roof INTERIOR: Warrior Products door sill protectors Husky Weather Beater floor mats front & rear Coverking arid multicam seat covers in the front Midland 75-822 CB w/ 4' Firestick antenna on C4 Fabrication tailgate mount Consolevault Hondo Garage iPhone mount
    A big thank you sir! Just placed my order. Free shipping and no tax so like you said $600 after the rebate. Heck of a deal!
     
    CharlieCafe likes this.
  8. Dec 27, 2016 at 9:23 AM
    #8
    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Member:
    #114681
    Messages:
    1,906
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Seattle-ish
    Vehicle:
    02 4WD Tacoma
    If you are using your winch "extremely frequently" you might want to consider something a couple steps up from a HF winch. The Warn VR series are decent, but still made in china, same as the badlands or smittybilt. You will find a dramatic increase in quality in US made winches, such as the Warn Zeon series. Granted, pretty big step up in price as well, but you definitely get what you pay for.
    People seem to have good luck with ComeUp winches as well, I have no experience with them.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2016 at 9:24 AM
    #9
    CedarPark

    CedarPark [OP] Master of Destroying CVs

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Member:
    #136361
    Messages:
    11,850
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dylan
    Cedar Park, TX
    Vehicle:
    '04 TRD V6 Taco, '11 2WD 5.7 Tundy
    Lights & Lockers & Duals
    I might just save up for a new one.. issue is, I need something so I can get back on the trails. Plus i'm tryin' to ball on a college budget, haha. If i'm spending more than $300 i'm getting a Warn, even if it means I need to wait for a higher quality Warn.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2016 at 10:06 AM
    #10
    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Member:
    #114681
    Messages:
    1,906
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Seattle-ish
    Vehicle:
    02 4WD Tacoma
    That sounds like a good plan, I would say if you do go with a "budget" winch, make sure it's not your only means of recovery.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top