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just was wondering what size winch everyone has. We always used to use a 8000lb one in the old daze,,, (back when things weren't so expensive) but wow! those are pricy! I've spent so much $$ lately,,, was just trying to be frugal...

so........ what's the minimum lb-age that I can get by with for winching myself out of a tight spot,,, Wrangler X 2 door.....

thanks ya'll

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I would get at least an 8k winch. I have a warn 9500 and if I needed to buy another it would probably again be a 9500.

Also I wouldn't go cheap on the winch. You get what ya pay for and it's one of the most important accessories you put on. It will get you out of places your tires, axles, and motor can't
 

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I run a warn 8000 on my yj and find it to be adequate, but i wouldnt run anything smaller. There have been a few times where i have had to pull out the snatchblock because the winch was getting overloaded. If you keep your eyes peeled for sales, a warn 8k can be had for $450. I picked mine up new from a vendor at our local swapmeet. I recommend the roller fairlead version that comes with 100 ft of cable unless you plan on buying synthetic line right away.
 

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I have used my Smittybuilt 8000 many, many, many times on my YJ. I've pulled a lot of different vehicles out of trouble and up steep hills. I've gotten myself out of some really bad spots too. I'll bet I got well over fifty pulls with it and it's still running strong.
That said, if money was no object I would get a 10Klb. Don't end up with a winch with a slow fixed rate line speed.
You will hear a lot of BS arguments about which brand is better, but truth is, they all can fail.
There are vendors on here that can hook you up (see what I did there?) with a good deal on a good winch.
 

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Ever drink Keystone? Not to thread jack but I really don't care for it.
 

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My sink puts out better tasting beer.
I think you pretty much nailed it with that one. Im not a fan either but some the keith stone commercials are hilarious

If I had money and needed onboard air for my rig I'd get one of these:

warn powerplant
 

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Those are nice, and convenient. My buddy has one on his TJ and the compressor has failed on him three times. Fortunately it was still under warranty but what a hassle. He said if he had to buy it over again he would get the Warn and use a separate compressor. Kind of like buying one of those TVs with the DVD built in.
 

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Watered down Coors? That's REALLY bad, because Coors tastes like what I would think deer urine would taste like.
 

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Party at Xpress' house!! Woot!
 
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