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NatedTJ
03-08-2013, 01:24 AM
Well I found a website that sells tuff stuff winches for a good price and anyone have personal experiences with them I heard some good things. Any one got some in puts!?!!? :)

wayoflife
03-08-2013, 01:27 AM
They're the same thing as everything else out there that's not a WARN, Milemarker or Superwinch. Basically a Smittybilt or TMAX or the like.

NatedTJ
03-08-2013, 01:31 AM
So good for every so often use.... Also $239 for the 9.5 and 275for the 12.5 ... So the pricing is not to big of a difference should I go big or is that over kill?

wayoflife
03-08-2013, 01:35 AM
So good for every so often use.... Also $239 for the 9.5 and 275for the 12.5 ... So the pricing is not to big of a difference should I go big or is that over kill?

Eh, it's hit or miss with them. Some work great and for a long time and some are DOA. I've tried running cheap Chinese units in the past but found that I depend on my winch too much to run anything less than a WARN.

NatedTJ
03-08-2013, 01:37 AM
Yeah we'll I was thinking that but for the time being I go with groups of 3 or more so this won't be use to to much I will save up for a warn over the next couple months

wayoflife
03-08-2013, 01:40 AM
Yeah we'll I was thinking that but for the time being I go with groups of 3 or more so this won't be use to to much I will save up for a warn over the next couple months

If you don't really need it right away, I personally would recommend that you save up and get something you can depend on. As it is, you yourself say that it won't get used very often and believe me, there's nothing worse than having a winch that doesn't work when you really need it to.

NatedTJ
03-08-2013, 02:02 AM
If you don't really need it right away, I personally would recommend that you save up and get something you can depend on. As it is, you yourself say that it won't get used very often and believe me, there's nothing worse than having a winch that doesn't work when you really need it to.

True! I may have to do that:) thanks

wayoflife
03-08-2013, 02:32 AM
True! I may have to do that:) thanks

Being that you have a lighter TJ, you can run something like a WARN 8000 and do just fine. They are a lot more affordable.

NatedTJ
03-08-2013, 02:40 AM
Yeah!! While I'm at I'm getting synthetic

CombatVetJK
03-13-2013, 08:56 AM
i picked up the tuff stuff 9.5 at KOH for $250 this year and i have used it a handful of times since then and so far other than wanting synthetic rope i have no complaints other than the clutch doesn't like to free spool without someone holding it in place (fixing) they offer a 3 year warranty and the winch is fully rebuildable so if a part craps out you can just fix the bad part (gears or whatever) i have a JKU and it pulls me pretty fast and doesn't get hot (when used properly) plus it has external power connections so if your vehicle power dies you can run jumper cables to it from another jeep:thumb:. if you are on a budget like i am i would recommend it but if you just want to cut corners and go a cheap way out while having a larger budget i would definitely buy a warn or mile marker type winch

NatedTJ
03-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Thanks for the input!

NatedTJ
03-13-2013, 11:30 PM
I will have to keep thinking if I want cheap for now or what we Will have to see!!