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Warn M8000 Self Recovery Winch

By Warn

Part Number: WAR26502

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Overview

This compact, robust unit is not only powerful, but it's an outstanding value. The M8000 has a powerful 4.8 hp. Series-Wound motor, 3-stage planetary geartrain, and can pull up to 8,000 lbs. - perfect for most trucks and SUVs, including Jeeps.

M8000 Specs/Part Numbers[*]Part Number: PN 26502 CE (12V DC) 100' wire rope and roller fairlead[*]Rated Line Pull: 8000 lbs. (3630 kgs.) single-line[*]Motor: 12V 4.8 hp Series WoundTM[*]Remote Control: Remote, 12' (3.7m) lead[*]Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary[*]Gear Ratio: 216:1[*]Lubrication: Aeroshell #17[*]Clutch (freespooling): Sliding Ring Gear[*]Brake: Automatic Direct Drive Cone[*]Drum Diameter/Length: 2.5/9.0 (6.4cm/23cm)[*]Weight: 74 lbs. (34 kgs.)[*]Wire Rope: 100', 5/16 diam. (30m, 8mm diam.)[*]Fairlead for PN 26502: Roller[*]Recommended Battery: 650 CCA minimum for winching[*]Battery Leads: 2 gauge, 72 (1.83m)[*]Finish: Argent Gray Powder Coat[*]Nuts/Bolts: PN 39625

Installation Instructions

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Technical Details

  • Rated Line Pull: = 8000 lbs.
  • Voltage: = 12V
  • Motor: = 4.8 HP
  • Remote Control: = Remote switch, 12 ft. lead
  • Gear Ratio: = 216.1
  • Size: = 21.04 in. x 6.3 in. x 7.6 in.
  • Weight: = 80 lbs.
  • Wire Rope = 100 ft. of 5/16
  • Fairlead = Roller
  • Type of Winch: = Electric

Product Specs

Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotorVoltage
8000CableRoller15 ft lead1005/16216:14.8 HP12-volt

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WarnM8000 Self-Recovery Winch
 
4.5

(based on 29 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (13)
  • Can withstand use (8)
  • Improves performance (7)
  • Intuitive controls (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Truck (6)
    • Performance driving (4)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Truck enthusiast (9), Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)

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    4.0

    Winches awesome

    By Frenchy

    from Maine

    About Me Jeeper, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Its A Warn

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jeep Recovery
      • Truck

      Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

      The winch works awesome the 1st time I used it was to pull a 20' Uhaul from getting stuck in snow (it was only yp to the rim but still) single line 2nd time was my fault i was showing off and got stuck in snow up to the axles and single line pulled my self out... So far so good :D

       
      5.0

      Used & Abused

      By HurtTaco

      from Wa.

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Improves Comfort
      • Improves Performance
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Truck

        Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

        This thing's pulled me out & up a lot of nasty terrain, It's recovered a lot of other stuck rigs I plan to buy another one for my second vehicle.

         
        5.0

        Saved me

        By Steve-o

        from Arizona

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Truck

          Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

          I rolled my 2005 TJ Unliimited. Actually, it only tipped onto the driver's side. We were in the middle of nowhere, and after making sure everyone was unhurt, I realized we were miles from the closest road where I could summon help. I started to smell gasoline, leaking from the filler, as well as lube oil coming from the diff vents. I attached the winch cable to a tree about 60' to the right of the Jeep at an almost 90 degree angle. The winch pulled it onto the tires in about a minute. We were able to drive out and got home safely. The insurance company totaled the Jeep due to the damage and because it "rolled". I installed another M8000 on my new 2013 JK. Don't leave home without a Warn on your rig!

           
          5.0

          Awesome winch

          By johnny

          from orlando,fl

          About Me Mechanic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Easy to use
          • Fast line speed
          • Great Value
          • Works great with jeeps

          Cons

          • Directions not clear

          Best Uses

          • Truck

          Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

          Used to pull out my jeep.Line speed,pulling power.

           
          5.0

          Winches like no other

          By Slim Jim

          from Aurora, CO

          About Me Auto Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Truck

            Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

            Winches like you expect a Warn winch to work. Haven't had to rely on it as my sole recovery tool, but I like knowing I have it incase I need it!

             
            5.0

            awesome power

            By Rhall

            from Alabama

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

            "I would buy this product again and again"

             
            5.0

            Best Winch out there!!!

            By JeepingGamer

            from Lodi, Ca

            About Me Jeeper, Mechanic

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Peace of mind

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Truck

              Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

              This is by far the best deal you will ever see for a winch [$] for a WARN!!! It doesn't get any better. I have used and abused my M8000 and every single time it works flawlessly no matter how much mud, snow or how many rocks it been under. Don't wast your money on a cheep 400 knock off that only works a couple of times. By warn and it will always have your back. Either mount the solenoid to the grill or purchase a brackett! Don't forget the brackett though if that how you want to mount it. It tells you that in the product description but alot of people forget to read that part and then they whine. Awesome Awesome Winch!!!!!

               
              5.0

              i would buy this product again

              By hook_eye

              from bluffdale utah

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Improves Comfort
              • Improves Performance
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • RV

                Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

                great price for a top of the line warn winch.have not neede to use yet,but knowing it is there when needed is a big plus

                 
                5.0

                Great Winch at a Great Price

                By Adam

                from Bossier City, Louisiana

                About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Needed it within hours

                Cons

                • None as of yet

                Best Uses

                • Jeep

                Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

                Needed it to pull a buddy out of a pond within hours of installation. Worked great!! Easy to install and even easier to use.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great Customer Service. Winch was at my door within days.

                 
                5.0

                Great product and great price

                By Muddin Frank

                from Troy, Al.

                Pros

                • Can Withstand Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 92 YJ

                  Comments about Warn M8000 Self-Recovery Winch:

                  Great winch! I have 92 YJ with 6" with 35 and have been in mud up to my step bars. Winch never even strained. Reels in fast not slow like some I have seen. Good price, can't beat it.

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                    Conflicting information on product page of M8000 winch. The details show it is a 12 volt winch, but the specs page shows it as a 24 volt winch. please clarify. I am looking for a 24 volt winch.
                    Asked on 12/2/2013 by OL AG '89 from Kingwood, TX

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                      Ji OL AG
                      The Warn M8000 WAR26502 Winch is a 12 Volt Winch The Warn 262012 is a 24 Volt 9000 pound winch http://jo.my/bn5ocw . Thank You

                      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Stevie from Compton Ca.
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