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    Winch advice

    Smittybilt or Warn?

    I read an article stating that Smittybilt "is the best winch for your money": https://4wdlife.com/smittybilt-winches-review
    There were charts and stuff, pretty convincing. But a friend of mine is a big fan of Warn winches. I value his opinion but I need more info

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    Warn all day every day if you have the money. If you donít have the money save up until you do. Otherwise you will have a smittybilt and a warn. Basing this off thinking this will see regular usage.


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    Warn
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    Quote Originally Posted by John-JL View Post
    Smittybilt or Warn?

    I read an article stating that Smittybilt "is the best winch for your money": https://4wdlife.com/smittybilt-winches-review
    There were charts and stuff, pretty convincing. But a friend of mine is a big fan of Warn winches. I value his opinion but I need more info
    It's always a great idea to spend as little as possible when purchasing a safety item. <SARCASM FONT.

    Check out this:

    https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/...inch-questions

    Including this at 12:33....(it was a Smitty built)



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    Duh!

    Warn if u have the $$. I didnít and went Engo. Bad move on my part. Iíve had many solenoid and electrical issues.
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    Say no to Shittybuilt. Buy once cry once. Go warn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ttfhell View Post
    Warn all day every day if you have the money. If you donít have the money save up until you do. Otherwise you will have a smittybilt and a warn. Basing this off thinking this will see regular usage.


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    This. Been there done that. Only warn from here on out.


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    There are two types of people that will read this thread and make a decision:

    Group A: There's enough advice and experience here and it's obvious that I should just buy a Warn.

    Group B: Maybe, just maybe, I'll get lucky and save some bucks with that smittybilt winch... Hell, if things don't work out, I can always get a Warn anyways if I win the lottery with that ticket I just bought...I wonder if that bench with the 'wet paint' sign is dry already? I should touch it just to find out...
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    Definitely go warn even the cheaper warn winch is better than shittybuilt. But I would recommend saving and go for the higher end.

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