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  • #197672

    Tony Lane
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    I am currently looking for a winch for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. Has anybody heard of Warn Winch? They are currently on sale and I am really tempted to place an order.

    #197675

    Benjamin Wall
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    Depends on your budget:

    • Mile Marker
    • Smittybilt
    • Warn
    • Comeup

    You definitely pay for what you get.  Don’t go cheap as it might be the only thing keeping you on the trail/alive if/when S.H.T.F.  Also, I have experienced a wireless controller start winching without the operator pressing any buttons.  This can be quite alarming especially in close quarters.  I prefer a wireless that can be directly plugged into controller.

    #197680

    Aaron Kravik
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    Warn is one of the biggest names in winches. They cost more but like Benjamin said, you get what you pay for. Mile Marker, Super Winch, and Warn would be at the top of my list.

    #197682

    Benny Benson
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    Warn is most definitely the most popular brand and you can hardly do wrong by getting a Warn. Warn is also some what of a local company for us so if that makes a difference to you. The competition in the winch market is pretty good and most other brands are very close in quality and performance but as the guys said you get what you pay for.

    #197692

    Guy Miner
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    “Has anybody heard of Warn Winch”

    Oh my goodness YES! They’ve been around forever, and are likely still the industry leader. I don’t have a Warn on my current 4×4, but I have before, and they are typically Very good winches.

    Regards, Guy

    #197693

    Guy Miner
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    And for a Jeep Wrangler, I’d recommend a minimum of the M8, a good 8,000 pound winch. Had one in the past, and it worked out great. My son is using one now on his Jeep.

    Guy

     

     

     

     

    #197708

    Patrick Tingley
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    Everyone always forgets Ramsey… Warn is the most popular brand for sure, some of the units are not made here in the states and the quality shows. Mine showed up with a busted solenoid, in the box, and it sounds like it has gravel inside of it, and the drum is loose. That all being said Warn did say they would look at it for me. If I still like it after that I’ll keep it, if not I am going to get a ComeUp.

    #197715

    Otis Ranhofer
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    We have a Come-Up 6,000 lb – with pulley effectively a 12,000 lb.
    Ours can be mounted to our 2 inch receiver in the front or 2 inch receiver in back of ‘Otis’. An advantage when you need to winch from the rear. Ours stores inside in the tailgate. While most have a larger winch permanently mounted we wanted something easier to lift and stab into our receivers. Combined with a simple pulley we effectively have a 12,000 lb winch that both of us can lift.
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    http://shop.comeupusa.com/p/dv-6s-carry-on-12v

    #199095

    Andy Tucker
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    Hi folks, I am new here, saw a topic about Wrangler winches and stepped in to ask you something.

    Maybe you happen to know, what kind of winch does this guy use?

    Jeep picture was taken from here

    #199096

    Ben Thompson
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    To my untrained eye, it looks like a Warn ZEON winch with synthetic line.

    #199097

    John Russell
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    Definitely a Warn Zeon with Synthetic.  Not sure if it’s the 8k or 10k (could be a 12k but not many Jeepers go that big)

    #199104

    Guy Miner
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    Funny thing about winches. We don’t seem to need them often, but when we do need them, we need ’em real bad.

     

    #199113

    Andy Tucker
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    Thanks for replying, folks! I always thought that Warn winches are the best for Wranglers, and I also thought that this may be one of those Warns. Well, now I am sure about that and I know the exact model. Maybe this Friday they will have a sort of discounts for it, so I’ll grab one for myself.

     

    #199116

    Bryan Evans
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    Always wise to have one when alone.  I run the Comeup Seal Gen 2 9.5 RSI and wouldn’t trade it for the world.

    #199146

    Dale Avery
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    I had a M8 Warn on my 2000 Tacoma.  It worked very well.  Now I’m running a ComeUp 9.5 that Torfab installed for me.  Also an outstanding winch.  I like the ComeUp because you can winch both in and out.  In other words not only can you pull yourself out of a situation, you can also use it to safely lower yourself down a hillside for example.

    Thankfully, most of the time a winch is just added weight on your rig.  But when needed you’ll thank your lucky stars that you had it.  It is also a great tool around the house; I’ve ripped out bushes, pulled down trees, and even hoisted my ham radio tower into the air with it. Running a winch cable over your roof to pull up a tower does get the neighbors a bit curious though.

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