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Do you run a winch on your JL/JT?


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I have been and was a WARN guy, but had an old unit on my TJ and got wet from rain and had to put in a new motor. Not happy, note to self of all the years I have it WARN, I used it 3 times. My neighbor in the dench, daughter in the embankment and removing a big tree.

So I just got two types of recovery straps. Yes, I been eyeing up the Quadratec Q-Performance Stealth Winch 10,000 lbs with Synthetic Rope as I have a JLR. But by the time I get all the parts and install will be over $850. I like the two options for remote as purchase the WARN wireless remote for my old winch with removable standard batteries. I like the synthetic rope and most of all waterproof sitting outside in the rain.

So after saying all this. If we get a good first snow in western NC this year I will get a Quadratec... don't hold your breath.





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A winch is just like any other tool, how many tools set in your garage and don't get touched for a number of years and than all of the sudden you need that tool and nothing else will work. A fire extinguisher sets in most vehicles and boats and never gets touched but would you leave home without it? It is an old saying I have used before.

It is better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it.

Brand is a personal choice and there are many good ones out there. When I was young I did not have one on a few of my vehicles simply because feeding my babies was more important but these days the babies are long gone and I would not leave my yard in my jeep without my winch.
 

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Hey there!

I just though I would hop on here and let you guys know that we do offer a discount to forum members on all applicable items! I use our Quadratec Stealth 10,000 winch with synthetic rope on my personal Jeep and I love it! I use it pretty often and have had it installed for about a 2 years now and it still works flawlessly! Let us know if you have any questions and we would be more than happy to help! Have a great day!

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I know we have had a poll on here about peoples perspective of wheeling alone, with or without a winch and so on. I am generally interested how many people are running a winch on their front bumper, how many haven't used it, and how many aren't planning to run one.

This is a no judgement poll, I am just purely interested. I know this poll has a bit of bias based on where you live/wheel, so we will just over look that part for now!
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Better to not need and have it, than need it and not have it. 100% winch.
 

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I’ve owned several different brands over the years, the best was Warn. This time I decided to try the Quad stealth when they first came out, It did not disappoint. This thing is a great bang for your buck. We’ve got over a dozen recoveries on it, and it hasn’t missed a beat.

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Mostly kids in the woods in moms minivan or dads 2wd truck buried to the axle in the sugar sand. Also a couple Jeeps stuck in the mud holes. Newbies to the area that don’t know which mud holes to go around and which ones you can drive through.

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I put it to the test with this guy, he was stuck in the mud so bad , it was like a suction cup. He thought he could push the mud out of this obstacle.....:facepalm:..... we got him out, but I had to have another Rubi pulling me with tow strap to keep me from sliding in there with him, lol. The winch slowed down a little but never stopped or overheated, just kept pulling. I was amazed how well it performed. I would definitely recommend this winch, especially if your on a budget.

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Awesome haha. I've had a tab open on my laptop with the 10k synthetic for like a week now. They are out of stock and supposed to ship around Dec 1. I keep going back and forth between this and the Smitty X20. This is a good review haha. Like so many things, I see good and bad posted, but people are a lot more prone to post the complaints about things
 

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A question I thought of while reading these replies is... Can you go through a car wash with a winch?
 

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A question I thought of while reading these replies is... Can you go through a car wash with a winch?
I go through Tidal Wave Car Wash all the time
 

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Only used mine once so far, and that was to pull a very large root out of the ground. :)
 

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I go through ultimate shine all the time

A question I thought of while reading these replies is... Can you go through a car wash with a winch?
 

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as a caveat....voted yes but never used. not for recovery work yet. it has been used to play, but, not as a serious "aww, crap...." moment...yet.
 

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After reading about how much it gets used, and how often I wheel, I’m just going to go with a highlift jack.
Yeah good luck with that... lol. The times we have had to winch we would have been there hours using a Hi-Lift to do it. I used to think this way, bought a winch, used it multiple times and realized it paid for itself the first time I used it.
To each his own, but if you are really wheeling this ain't gonna cut it.
 

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I put "Yes, but never used it" only because I Just put it on a week and a half ago. It Might get used, it might not. Its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
 

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