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Smittybilt 98281 XRC-8 Comp-Series 8,000 lbs Winch


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  • Winch motor is 5.5 horsepower series wound motor
  • 3-stage planetary gear reduction ratio is 172:1
  • It has 11/32 inches x 100 feet (8.2 millimeter x 28.5 meter) long synthetic rope
  • It includes 12 feet remote control
  • It includes 4 way steel roller fairlead
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Smittybilt 98281 XRC-8 Comp-Series 8,000 lbs Winch + Smittybilt 97281-99 XRC Winch Cover + Smittybilt 13047B 3/4" Black D-Ring
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandSmittybilt
Item Weight63.6 pounds
Product Dimensions26 x 14 x 10 inches
Item model number98281
Manufacturer Part Number98281
OEM Part Number DSBP98281
  
Additional Information
ASINB003CGBN3C
Best Sellers Rank #364,306 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight63.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 15, 2010
  
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Product Description

The Smittybilt 98281 XRC-8 Comp-Series winch is rated for 8,000 pounds and features a 5.5 horsepower wound motor with a 3-stage planetary gear reduction (172:1 ratio). It comes equipped with a 11/32" x 100 feet (8.2mm x 28.5 meter) synthetic rope, a 12-foot remote control, and 4-way steel roller fairlead.

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Customer Reviews

Pretty slow line speed but it does the job.
NickQ
I hope the winch actually works after I wait several more days for the promised product.
Jeff in IL
This winch is a very nice package it looks great.
george

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lori Klein on February 10, 2011
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I've only used this winch a couple of times, but I love it. Thanks to the 100' of rope, I was able to self recover my truck while off-road by attaching to a tree that was around 75' away. Also used it to pull 8'-10' lengths of firewood out of the woods.
It has a nice line speed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bubbles-Desmo on April 4, 2011
UPDATE 4-5-2011.

I Called Smittybilt customer Service (Also procomp) and turns out when amazon.com shipped my unit it's possible the carrier dropped the box a certain way. My clutch lever was loose and this is NOT normal. They are sending me a replacement unit and gear cover to fix the issue for free. So if you purchase this - make sure the lever is tight when shifted from freespool to engaged as mine was pretty loose and could move with a pinky. B/c of the good customer service - i've changed to 5 stars

END UPDATE

I just installed this on my cherokee XJ so this review will be specific to that installation. I have an ARB Bull Bar on a 2001 XJ. I attached a picture to the amazon for review.

Packaging:
This product comes shipped in a box. the styrofoam must be cheap b/c some of it melted on the controller cable. There appears to be no dents or dings and things came well. The synthetic cable doesn't come on the drum and is in it's own plastic bag. It does come with a pull line for the winch itself which is not pictured but is pictured in what i've posted. It does come with all the hardware needed which is nice.

Clocking:
I had to clock the transmission on my winch so that the handle would point downwards. I had to mount my winch with the bottom facing the the front of the car (you can see the bolt holes). I also had to clock the motor side of it so the battery connections are easily accesible. There are instructions on how to do both the clocking in the winch kit.

Installation: This unit weighs about 60 pounds and I was able to mount the winch with the bumper in place. I had about 3/4" of room to spare. I had a helper thread the screws in for me. For the fairlead I had to drill two holes.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kenneth on April 4, 2012
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This winch was great to install and worked great for a while, however both my off reading partner and I have had the same issue which has been recognized by local dealers - if the solenoid gets wet, it will freeze up and not work. Be careful with how you install, and if you intend to use seriously, consider the X2o series instead.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NickQ on June 6, 2011
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decent working winch for a good price, it is great with the synthetic line, my line is grey, not the blue that is pictured. Pretty slow line speed but it does the job. I used it twice already and it worked great.
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By gchumba on January 25, 2011
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Got this winch on a friday. Went out to go off roading that night, and took that winch with me that friday night.
Saturday morning after waking up, and picking up camp. We hit the trail, and got stuck not too long after starting. I installed the winch out on the trail, and did it fairly quick. Shortly after the installation, I used the winch to pull me out of a rut. It worked flawlessly.
I was surprised at how reliable the wench was, and how strong it pulled. Would not hesitate to purchase this winch again.
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By Conner on July 11, 2014
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This winch will get you out of the trouble you are in. Go with the synthetic rope, it's lighter, safer, and looks good.
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Highly recommended. Had a little problem when they shipped with wrong fair lead, but Amazon took care of it IMMEDIATELY! Installed in less then two hours and works perfect! Good price on this model.
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waste of money, bought it since I thought they were a decent winch with the price / synthetic rope. I think the rope is worth more than the winch.

Nothing but problems. gets stuck from engaging the clutch to free spool. Called smitybilt they replaced the clutch Gear set (mailed it to me) also had issues with the solenoids - I think I am on #4 now.

Now it doesn't want to stay engaged. if you use it buy a Warn or go and get a Harbor Freight one and if it goes bad they swap it out in the store for a new one.
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