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    Default one hell of a deal

    http://www.promarkoffroad.com/review...9/category/55/

    im having a hard time not jumping on this. i know Gorilla winches have been discussed briefly on here before. has anyone heard anything about them recently? the reviews seem pretty good.
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    I'm not familiar with that brand, but here is another one I came across today that I hadn't heard of either. They have three different series of winches and some of their prices are really good as well. Anyone know anything on these?

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    save you money and go warn

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    You're right, gotta save a lot more money for a warn. They are great winches, but there are other brands out there that are good too. If I thought it was going to get regular and repeated use I would buy a Warn. But for what most of us need a winch for, there are other more affordable options out there.
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    oh i have a warn. i just got it in an email from the company. i was just curious as to if anyone had heard anything about Gorilla recently and passing on what seemed to be a pretty great deal. haha. i have abused the hell outta my warn M8000 and its held up pretty decently. even pulled a good sized tree down with it. haha.
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    Warn 8000 wil do and can be found for just a bit over 500 last time I checked. Key is to avoid shipping if you can find a dealer near you. warn site has a dealer finder thing. I rebuilt a 1974 warn 8274 and dont regret it

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    Default You get what you pay for...

    I have long pondered this particular debate and have come up with this, my own personal opinion based, solution.
    The old adage of "You get what you pay for" does apply to a winch purchase....
    But.
    Here is the flip side of this argument... If you are on a limited buget and can't afford a quality, well tested brand, then get what you can afford and remember it is not the best of the best and use it accordingly. What does that mean? Well, here is how I do things.
    For a trail dedicated rig where lots of pulls or pulls that must NOT fail...I run Warn. An 8274 to be exact. Old technology that has never let me down.
    For a mostly street driven, occasional trail ride, may need a winch for something but not life threatening...I run a MM.
    On my trailer that hauls my Jeeps and various parts or junk form time to time...I have a sad looking little Harbor Freight 3k. And a come-a-long in the box with chains,cables,and straps. SO, if the HF winch dies I can at least accomplish what I set out to do...only slower and with more manual labor involved.
    Can't afford a Warn? Well...duh, who can for all our projects? But I will never belittle someone that has a "cheaper brand" on their rig oppoesed to no winch at all. Unless of course they decided that 22" rims or $10K worth of stereo was more important than a quality recovery/saftey device...then its game on....LOL!

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