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Jeep_Dawg08
03-29-2013, 03:35 AM
Was out checking out the local Harbor Frieght this afternoon and as winches go, all they had was 'Badlands Winch'...
Has anyone heard of them and is it worth the $399 for a 12,000 pounder??
I'm on tight funds right now and plan on using inverted with my stock bumper.
Please any thoughts and advice is wanted.....

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Atch
03-29-2013, 09:06 AM
One of my buddies has been using one of these for quite awhile, he hasn't had any issues with it and does use it frequently. You can always wait for a coupon that would work since HF always has sales.

OverlanderJK
03-29-2013, 02:44 PM
Was out checking out the local Harbor Frieght this afternoon and as winches go, all they had was 'Badlands Winch'...
Has anyone heard of them and is it worth the $399 for a 12,000 pounder??
I'm on tight funds right now and plan on using inverted with my stock bumper.
Please any thoughts and advice is wanted.....

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If your tight on funds save your $399 and save a little longer. You will be happy with a good quality winch, like warn.

JAGS
03-29-2013, 02:49 PM
Was out checking out the local Harbor Frieght this afternoon and as winches go, all they had was 'Badlands Winch'...
Has anyone heard of them and is it worth the $399 for a 12,000 pounder??
I'm on tight funds right now and plan on using inverted with my stock bumper.
Please any thoughts and advice is wanted.....

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May also want to research Engo winches. Supposedly they passed some good tests for an independent magazine review. Also can be had for around 399.

But do your homework. A 400 piece of junk is always worse than an expensive 1000 that could rescue you.

mtnbiker995
03-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Google 'Four wheeler magazine winch shoot out' (something like that) and you will be amazed with all the information!


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ichthus
04-01-2013, 11:37 AM
With a coupon that 12k # winch can be had for $299. MIGHT be better than a Craigslist-bought beat-up-old-secondhand winch. I've also considered looking at Engo (they also have some inexpensive LED lights). Engo has some oddities in their winch-lineup: built in air-compressor, LED spotlights, or even a power washer. Not sure that any of the cheap stuff will make you as happy as a shiny-new Warn, however

SGTGunner
04-02-2013, 04:04 PM
400 bucks can get you a Superwinch 95000 shipped. Check Amazon.

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TheDuff
04-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Seen a badlands winch fail on the trail. It made the recovery that much more difficult and the guy would have been screwed if he had been alone. Save a lil more for a better winch!

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mtnbiker995
04-02-2013, 07:03 PM
ENGO has a 10k on sale for $299.99...Gf's dad has one and its worked flawlessly every time


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metaldemon
04-08-2013, 09:53 AM
I just got one with a coupon for $299. My friend has had his warn break. I have heard good and bad about these. I look at it this way - at $299 it is worth a try. $50 for two year replacement plan.

Philip *AZ*
04-08-2013, 02:51 PM
I just got one with a coupon for $299. My friend has had his warn break. I have heard good and bad about these. I look at it this way - at $299 it is worth a try. $50 for two year replacement plan.

Thats how I look at it too. I would be willing to at least give it a shot. I loved reading the fourwheeler review. Gave me some other ideas.


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Jeep_Dawg08
04-08-2013, 04:42 PM
I checked into Engo.. seems the pricing is fairly comparable as the Badlands and it apparently works after being submerged!
Any thoughts??

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Atch
04-08-2013, 11:47 PM
I checked into Engo.. seems the pricing is fairly comparable as the Badlands and it apparently works after being submerged!
Any thoughts??

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I have the Engo 10k synthetic. I haven't needed to use so I can't speak of how well it works, but I bought it after reading some results of numerous winches side by side. Apparently the Engo held its own in all the categories.