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    Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Anybody have any experiance with the Superwinch LP8500. Are they any good. Princess Auto is selling them for $499.99 right now. Good price but I don't want to get stuck with a piece of crap. Any info would be appreciated.

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    I don't know ... all i know is you can get a warn M8000 for that price and my money would be on warn.
    97 TJ ... pretty much stock ...

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by fish4life View Post
    I don't know ... all i know is you can get a warn M8000 for that price and my money would be on warn.
    I've never seen one that cheap new...
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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    I'm thinking about picking one up just to see how well it works. Afterall, it's princess auto, so if it absolutely sucks I can just return it. Also, Lordco has the Warn Tabor 9000 for $619.99 til the end of the month.

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Not sure about the specific Superwinch model you are asking about, as far as Superwinch goes, they make very good winches. Superwinch’s where the only winch used in Camel Trophy for about the 1st 20 years of the world wide competition. In fact until recently Warn has lagged far behind Superwinch in terms of wet environment reliability and pulling performance when compared to Superwinch.
    I bought my 9000ep from Princess, it’s been great. I work with a bunch of the US Camel Team members and all but one or 2 have Superwinch units.
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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    This one is cheaper...


    The NEW Smittybilt XRC8 8,000lb winch has a hand wound permanent magnetic motor which is the standard for the true off Roader. This is the most reliable motor on the market today. Two Year Limited Warranty, 4.1 hp motor, 3-stage planetary gear system, 265:1 reduction ratio for fast line speed, free spooling, automatic load-holding brake, power in and out and a roller fairlead. A 12 ft illuminated handheld remote control,. Comes with a 5/16" x 92 galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable hook.



    $289 http://www.rockriders.com/parts.html

    They're on ebay too.
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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    been around as long as warn there good winch they have a up right too like warn too never anything bad about superwinch not like warn

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by brothergrimms View Post
    been around as long as warn there good winch they have a up right too like warn too never anything bad about superwinch not like warn
    Don't be fooled, Warn, MileMarker & Superwinch all have their fare share of problems. Granted that Warn has set the standard for higher pricing, it never kept the others from riding the coat-tails of keeping their prices just as high for the longest time.

    I am very casually looking for a rear winch, and will only buy Warn; worth a little more.
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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    anyone have any first hand experience with the Smittybuilt?? I will be in the market for a winch come spring time and the price sure looks good on that one i'll give them that!

    Then there is always the -you-get-what-you-pay-for- that comes into your head, and with something like a winch you know you don't want to be having any regrets when time comes to use it.
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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by fish4life View Post
    anyone have any first hand experience with the Smittybuilt?? I will be in the market for a winch come spring time and the price sure looks good on that one i'll give them that!

    Then there is always the -you-get-what-you-pay-for- that comes into your head, and with something like a winch you know you don't want to be having any regrets when time comes to use it.
    you get what you pay for. i dont undrestand why they brag about the permanent magnet motor.

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by Tmax View Post
    .....dont undrestand why they brag about the permanent magnet motor.
    Cuz it's all they got.
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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Well I just picked it up. I will update you if it sucks.

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    They all work great when they are new, however the series wound motors are far superior to the permanet magnet motors..

    The p/m motors will lose power the first time they are overheated, and will not return to the power that they had when new.

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    I just bought one, they have a series wound motor according to the website...

    There also made in the same factory as milemarker, champion, and the smittybuilt, but from what I can tell there the best one they make for that type of winch.

    It'll work fine for what I want to do with it....

    Won't be testing it till the new year sometime

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    Re: Superwinch LP8500 Reviews

    Here's the specs off their website...

    Power In and Power Out

    Automatic Load Holding, Mechanical Breaking

    Full Metal, 3-Stage Planetary Gear-Train

    Lever Shift Freespooling Clutch

    Heavy Duty, Series Wound Motor

    Circuit Breaker Protected

    Weather Sealed Solenoids
    Sealed, Hand Held Rubber Remote
    Heavy Duty, Powder-Coated Hawse

    Heavy Duty Latched Hook With Rope Thimble

    Performance 12VDC (1st layer on drum)
    Line Pull
    lbs./kg
    Line Speed
    FPM (m/m)
    Motor
    Amps 12V

    0
    18.0 (5.5)
    84

    2,500 (1,134)
    9.8 (3.0)
    156

    4,500 (2,041)
    7.5 (2.3)
    215

    6,500 (2,948)
    6.0 (1.8)
    270

    8,500 (3,856)
    3.5 (1.1)
    320

    Specifications
    Rated Line Pull (Single Line)
    8,500 lb. (3,856 kg)

    Motor
    4.5 hp Series Wound

    Gearing
    3-Stage Planetary

    Gear Ratio
    235:1

    Freespooling Clutch
    Lever Action

    Braking Action
    Mechanical

    Wire Rope
    5/16" x 94' (7.9mm x 29m)

    Dimensions
    21" l. x 6.3" d. x 8.6 " h.


    (533mm l. x 160mm d. x 218mm h.)

    Drum Diameter
    2.5" (63.5mm)

    Drum Length
    8.8" (224mm)

    Weight 57.0 lb. (25.9 kg)
    Mount Bolt Pattern 10" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm)
    Switching Method Hand Held Rubber Remote, 12' (3.7m)
    Switching Mechanism Sealed Solenoids
    Fairlead Hawse
    Color-Coded Wiring
    Yes

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