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XRC Smittybuit

Anybody try the XRC Smittybuilt winches? I am thinking about using the #8000lbs winch for $299. Any pros/cons?
 


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So I am guessing that the xrc8 is plenty of winch for the ex? I just won one in a raffle and since mile marker control boxes are cheaply made and keep breaking, I am thinking of replacing my 9000# mile marker with the 8000# smittybuilt since the control box seems more sturdy at least.
 




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I've used my xrc8 many times now and it has worked great every time. I've used it to pull out ex's, jeeps, and a land rover.
 




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can someone explain whats the diffence in a old school warn and the new VR series....
my local shop quoted me 409.99 for a warn VR8000.........
how are these built for so much cheaper and i know they still carry a warn full lifetime warranty but if theyre the same/better/cheaper then why make one for twice as much still....
thanks in advance
 




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Premier, here are some numbers for the HF Badlands Winches from this thread, do with them what you please. :)
I wanted to contribute some numbers to those looking for a comparison, feel free to tag this or C&P to the front post:

Badlands 9000 LBS (#68143) Pull By Layer
1/ 9000 lb. 18.1′ (5.5m)
2/ 7350 lb. 40.3′ (12.3m)
3/ 6170 lb. 67′ (20.4m)
4/ 5340 lb. 95′ (29m)
5/ 4750 lb. 100′ (30.5m)

Badlands 12000 LBS (#68142) Pull By Layer
1/ 12000 lb. 16′ (4.9m)
2/ 9550 lb. 36′ (11m)
3/ 8000 lb. 61′ (18.6m)
4/ 6800 lb. 90′ (27.4m)
5/ 6000 lb. 100′ (30.5m)

The manual has some more specs on line speed and amp draw if anyone's interested.
 




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Anybody have any feedback on the Superwinch? :scratch:

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I'm looking at the LP8500 (PN-1585202) sold on Amazon for $300 This will fit nicely tucked up under the grill as it is only 8.5" H

http://www.amazon.com/Superwinch-15..._8?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1334972534&sr=1-8

18' No-load FPM beats out the Smittybuilt, and the HF badlands models.

Specifications:
Rated line pull 8,500 lb. (3,856 kg) bottom layer
Motor 4.5 hp (3.3kW) series wound, 12V DC
Gearing 3-stage planetary
Gear ratio 235:1
Braking Auto, mechanical load hold
Freespool clutch Lever action
Wire rope 5/16" x 94' (7.9mm x 29m)
Dimensions 21.0" l. x 6.3" d. x 8.6" h.
(533mm l. x 160mm d. x 218mm h.)
Drum Diameter 2.5" (63.5mm)
Drum Length 8.8" (224mm)
Installed weight 76 lb (34.5 kg)
Switching method 15' (4.5m) rubber handheld remote
Switching mechanism Sealed solenoid
Hawse Yes
Color-coated wiring Yes

Performance 12VDC (Bottom layer on drum)

Line Pull Motor AMPS Line Speed
LB (kg) 12v FPM (m/m)
0 0 84 18.0 (5.5)
2,500 (1,134) 156 9.8 (3.0)
4,500 (2,041) 215 7.5 (2.3)
6,500 (2,948) 270 6.0 (1.8)
8,500 (3,856) 320 3.5 (1.1)
 




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At that price, buy three!
 




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Superwinch 8500...

The load line speeds are a slight concern, but not really important, as long as it pulls. The weight that is posted at those line speeds are what is concerning. Seems even tho it is a series wound motor, with 235:1 3 stage planetary gears, it looks like it gets real weak fast as the layers go down on the spool.

Seems it would work fine at the top layers, and using a block would make up for those #'s, just a PITA to use a block all the time.

Decisions, decisions....:scratch:
 




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Excellent post. Thanks for all the info.
Quick question, when was this pulled together.... is the info still up to date?
 




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Excellent post. Thanks for all the info.
Quick question, when was this pulled together.... is the info still up to date?
Since this thread is almost 9 years old and hasn't been updated for more than 5, I'm going to assume it isn't all that up-to-date.
 




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