Which winch should I buy

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Yes. The paint (powder coat) matches the fenders, I have the black ones with a black top. Seems to be super strong but a SOB to install, did it myself. It is dead even with the fenders so it looks clean.
I have the exact same bumper and winch. Quality setup. I have the rear bumper on order now.





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Me too I went with the 10 k superwinch. Waht plate did you use? any tips on the installation? I am doing mine in the next few days?

As far as the shootout goes. That is a good point. But it doesn't justify awarding warn the win when their winch did not complete the competition. All the winches went through the same test, and some did not fail. plus if youthink about warn beingthe most expesive in the group should have finished which would have help justify their higher price. IMHO
I used the Artec winch plate. Full details in the build thread HERE
 

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Well, I like my smutty I’ll src. It’s rated atb9500 lbs. it’s gotten me out of a few jams
 

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THIS.

I've had Warn winches (M8000 and 16.5Ti). Warn makes good winches and I still like them but the Superwinch EXP is the best thing on the market now, period.

An often overlooked feature is the BRAKE on whatever winch you buy - most are a cone brake which is not the strongest design. The EXP has a gearbox end disc brake - way better for holding power in an emergency.

Another thing I like is the automatic clutch - if you do a bunch of winching you'll learn it's hard work, that clutch really makes things easier. After freespooling your winchline out, there’s no need for another trip back to the winch. So nice.

For me, I don't trust anything made by Harbor Freight, Smittybilt etc. Comeup is OK, but I don't like made in China if I can avoid it. Why would I choose a Chinese brand over an American one? At least Warn and Superwinch have made in USA models still.

Bill Burke uses Superwinch so for me the choice was easy. I chose the EXP 12si on my JLUR.

https://superwinch.com/products/superwinch-exp-series?variant=4342518284315

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What Bumper is that?
Are you still happy?
How was the install?
 

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This may have already been mentioned. I don’t think hon can go wrong with a warn, but I have had jsut as good of luck with a badlands from harbor freight. I have the 12k on my Jeep right now. I’ve used these on other vehicles I have several several times lots of mud where I live. Never had a issue and you can get 2year warranty no questions asked out the door for about 400$. We do lots of riding sxs and and have the same winches “not 12k” same brand and some days they will get used 20 times in a day. I have. I nothing negative to say about them except the cable length is short.
 

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For me, I don't trust anything made by Harbor Freight, Smittybilt etc. Comeup is OK, but I don't like made in China if I can avoid it. Why would I choose a Chinese brand over an American one? At least Warn and Superwinch have made in USA models still.

Bill Burke uses Superwinch so for me the choice was easy. I chose the EXP 12si on my JLUR.

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How are you liking it up to this point? Where did you order it from and did you get any kind of a deal? They're looking around 1250 right now (for the 10). Which winch plate?
 

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How are you liking it up to this point? Where did you order it from and did you get any kind of a deal? They're looking around 1250 right now (for the 10). Which winch plate?
AFAIK the Artec winch plate is the only one that fits so far

@American Adventurist is the Artec plate behind the fairlead necessary?
 

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I think 4 wheel parts is a wholesaler and it is less there, . Not sure but I think :facepalm:it was 1050 when I bought mine.
 

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I’m sure it will, but the Artec plate is the only one I know that works with Superwinch EXP10
Yeah I was thinking the Artec winch plate with the Mopar fairlead plate. Just not a fan of the bare metal with Artec logos on it. I don't see why the Mopar wouldn't work up front but I could be wrong because I haven't actually installed a Superwinch EXP lol.
 

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