Harbor Freight Badland Apex 12,000# Winch Lower Price

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Has anyone installed this winch on an ARB Bondi Bumper?? Did you have to notch the frame like on the Zeon series winches?





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Has anyone installed this winch on an ARB Bondi Bumper?? Did you have to notch the frame like on the Zeon series winches?
It would be great for a list of stubby bumpers that work for this. Rugged Ridge XOR does not. I really am looking back at the cav fab predator, but don't want to try two and fail twice.
 

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This one isn’t mine, but here’s a pic of a stubby that fits the Apex winch if this’ll help. It’s the LoD signature stubby bumper.
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Hey. Great set up! I just did the same install but with the Warn winch plate. One thing that was a concern was the Freespool lever. It was a possibility that it may interfere with the steel bumper. The bumper on my install does interfere with the Freespool lever. I need to do a slight bend down on the bumper or shave off the bottom of the lever. Did you have an issue with your lever?
I read somewhere that Warn has made a replacement free spool lever that was to fix this issues for Wrangler steel bumpers. Give them a call them will probably just send you the new replacement lever. call.
 

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I read somewhere that Warn has made a replacement free spool lever that was to fix this issues for Wrangler steel bumpers. Give them a call them will probably just send you the new replacement lever. call.
The new 90* warn winch lever will work on the badland apex winch??
 

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The new 90* warn winch lever will work on the badland apex winch??
No idea. I learned Warn modified their freespool from 180 degree to 90 degree so newer models do not have this issue anymore.
 

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I get very nervous when I see 2 winches priced so far apart, one for $1700, the other $500.
Are you sure this thing is going to work when you need it?
 
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I've been waiting for it to go on sale again. I don't see it listed with this price on their site. Was this emailed to you?


*Edit - Found it but you have to be a member of the inside track. Wonder if this is a regional thing

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Inside Track Folks got first crack at it and their deal ends April 8th. Everyone can get it April 9-11th. Download the Harbor Freight App and it is part of their Spring Black Friday listings .
 

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Inside Track Folks got first crack at it and their deal ends April 8th. Everyone can get it April 9-11th. Download the Harbor Freight App and it is part of their Spring Black Friday listings .
Sucks it isn't quite the deal they used to have with the 20% but close enough. This was one of the winches I was considering getting.
 

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I get very nervous when I see 2 winches priced so far apart, one for $1700, the other $500.
Are you sure this thing is going to work when you need it?
Works every time i fire it up. It’s pulled me out of a rut once with no issue.
 

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I get very nervous when I see 2 winches priced so far apart, one for $1700, the other $500.
Are you sure this thing is going to work when you need it?
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the warn xeon 12s has a 500$ spydura line . They should be comparing to the warn vr series
 

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Has anyone installed this winch on an ARB Bondi Bumper?? Did you have to notch the frame like on the Zeon series winches?

I am wondering this too. I have the same bumper and I've been waiting to install it based on my winch purchase (ARB advises to install a winch prior to installing the bumper.

Did you ever try the install?
 

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