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Old August 7th, 2017, 09:49
VAhasnoWAVES VAhasnoWAVES is offline
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Re: Looking for a winch

wireless winch controller is really nice. i would say it is more useful than winch controls on the dash.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 11:09
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Re: Looking for a winch

Looks like a royal pain if you ever have to replace the battery. Also the fairlead doesn't attach to the Smittybilt winches, which I need it to. Or am I missing something here? I might need to make a plate that goes under the winch that'll come out in front to bolt up the fairlead?

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Old August 7th, 2017, 11:12
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wireless winch controller is really nice. i would say it is more useful than winch controls on the dash.
Who's driving the jeep while you stand outside of it with a remote in your hand??
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Old August 7th, 2017, 11:22
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Re: Looking for a winch

I did some more digging on the Smittybilt XRC and X2O and the reviews scare me more than the wheeling stories you guys shared LOL. This doesn't seem to line up with your experiences but the internet is a rather large sample pool.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 12:24
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Who's driving the jeep while you stand outside of it with a remote in your hand??
you can operate a wireless remote in the cab.
you can operate a wireless remote outside the cab.
you can operate a wired remote in the cab.
you can operate a wired remote outside the cab.

see where im going with this?
you cant operate dash controls outside the cab.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 12:35
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you can operate a wireless remote in the cab.
you can operate a wireless remote outside the cab.
you can operate a wired remote in the cab.
you can operate a wired remote outside the cab.

see where im going with this?
you cant operate dash controls outside the cab.
I got ya and would run both to be honest. Wired remote and switch inside. I have everything to do the one inside, so it'll cost me some time but that's it.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 12:38
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Re: Looking for a winch

velcro a wireless remote on your dash... keep the wired remote as a back up.

there are write up on how to integrate cheap amazon and HF wireless remotes into your solenoid.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 13:35
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velcro a wireless remote on your dash... keep the wired remote as a back up.

there are write up on how to integrate cheap amazon and HF wireless remotes into your solenoid.
I'll look around for that, thanks man!
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Old August 7th, 2017, 13:46
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Re: Looking for a winch

What do you guys think of these? http://www.jeepswag.com/shop/shop/re...h-alloy-pin-2/
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Old August 7th, 2017, 18:17
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Looks like a royal pain if you ever have to replace the battery. Also the fairlead doesn't attach to the Smittybilt winches, which I need it to. Or am I missing something here? I might need to make a plate that goes under the winch that'll come out in front to bolt up the fairlead?
i bought a harbor freight winch plate, cut it up, and welded it to my bumper.

https://www.harborfreight.com/univer...unt-90476.html





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Old August 7th, 2017, 19:04
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I have a mount on the bumper I have but no fair lead mount. The bumper came with the jeep so no sure the PO had in mind there. I'll just have to find a winch plate that'll work, no biggie.

Think I'm going to pull the trigger on a Warn M8000 new for $497 shipped. I have to decide by midnight, sale ends lol.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 19:46
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I have a mount on the bumper I have but no fair lead mount. The bumper came with the jeep so no sure the PO had in mind there. I'll just have to find a winch plate that'll work, no biggie.

Think I'm going to pull the trigger on a Warn M8000 new for $497 shipped. I have to decide by midnight, sale ends lol.
http://www.logansmetal4x4.com/fairleadmount.html
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Old August 7th, 2017, 20:31
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Re: Looking for a winch

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you can operate a wireless remote in the cab.
you can operate a wireless remote outside the cab.
you can operate a wired remote in the cab.
you can operate a wired remote outside the cab.
My X20 the advantage of wireless is I don't have to run the wire over the hood and through the window. Seems trivial but its important.

Only real issue with it is the battery doesn't hold a charge between my wheeling trips. Rarely get to use the wireless capability.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 06:24
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Well I ended up splurging on the Warn M8000, couldn't pass it up for the price. Also picked up a kinetic style recovery rope from a guy that sells them around the corner from my place. Same supplier as Bubba Rope so I'm sure it'll be just fine. Just need some shackles, thinking about going with the rope kind but what do you guys like?
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Old August 8th, 2017, 07:44
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My X20 the advantage of wireless is I don't have to run the wire over the hood and through the window. Seems trivial but its important.

Only real issue with it is the battery doesn't hold a charge between my wheeling trips. Rarely get to use the wireless capability.
never used mine on consecutive trips. ALWAYS a dead battery.

I get that there are more "options" with a remote, just not worth it to me.

sounds like a good deal on a warn
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