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M8274-50 Self-Recovery Winch

Warn | Part Number: WAR38631
  • Technical Details

    • Rated Line Pull: = 8000 lbs.
    • Voltage: = 12V
    • Motor: = 4.6 HP
    • Remote Control: = Remote switch, 12 ft. lead
    • Gear Ratio: = 134.1
    • Size: = 16.5 in. x 8.5 in. x 15 in.
    • Weight: = 110 lbs.
    • Wire Rope = 150 ft. of 5/16
    • Fairlead = Roller
    • Type of Winch: = Electric

The veteran WARN winch still has the fastest no-load line speed (73.4 feet per minute) and the longest rope in the WARN self-recovery lineup (150' of 5/16 wire rope). Because of these impressive stats, the M8274-50 is the preferred winch for off-road challenge events. Its unique spurgear drivetrain and upright design has proven to be reliable, and its braking system delivers smooth operation with excellent heat dissipation. Roller fairlead, remote with 12' lead, free-spool clutch, and battery cables are included.

M8274-50 Specs/Part Numbers[*]Part Numbers: PN 38631 CE (12V DC)[*]Rated Line Pull: 8000 lbs. (3630 kgs.) single-line[*]Motor: 12V 4.6 hp/3.43kw Series WoundTM[*]Remote Control: Remote, 12' (3.7m) lead[*]Geartrain: Spur Gear[*]Gear Ratio: 134:1[*]Lubrication: 6 oz. SAE 30 (non-detergent)[*]Clutch (freespooling): Sliding Motor Pinion Gear[*]Brake: Automatic, disc type[*]Drum Diameter/Length: 3.5/8.5 (9cm/22cm)[*]Weight: 110 lbs. (50 kgs.)[*]Wire Rope: 150', 5/16 diameter (46m, 8mm diam.)[*]Fairlead: Roller[*]Recommended Battery: 650 CCA for winching[*]Battery Leads: 2 gauge, 72 (1.83m)[*]Finish: Argent Gray Powder Coat with Clear Coat[*]Nuts: PN 7616, L/W: PN 2146[*]Bolts: PN 7165

Installation instructions are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.
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Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotorVoltage
8000CableRoller12 ft lead1505/16134:14.6 HP12-volt

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from Gillespie IL

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  • Can Withstand Use
  • Improves Comfort
  • Improves Performance
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    Comments about Warn M8274-50 Self-Recovery Winch:

    Heavy Duty use 30+ years old 1978

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Proven record for durability

    By Chris

    from Frisco, TX

    About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast


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      Comments about Warn M8274-50 Self-Recovery Winch:

      I just purchased a unit that was manufactured in 1987 and was all original. I opened it up, changed the oil, and reassembled. It operates perfectly so far, and after reading multiple online reviews, forum threads, and winch shoot out articles, it is apparent that this is probably the best winch Warn ever made. Yes, the price is on the high end for similarly spec'd winches, but if I can buy one that is 24 years old and still works like new, you should expect decades of service out of this product.

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      By JJG

      from Valdez, AK

      Comments about Warn M8274-50 Self-Recovery Winch:

      Mine is an older version of the same model, but this winch is a beast.

      Pulls my jeep out just fine...go figure, but has pulled three trucks at once with no problem.

      Would definently recommend it to anyone

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        Will this winch fit a stock 2014 Jeep Rubicon X without modification to the bumper? And if it will fit, what mounting hardware will I need? Thanks, John D
        Asked on 5/19/2014 by johnny sombrero from royalston,ma.

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          Hi Johnny sombrero
          The Warn M8274 will fit your 2014 Jeep JK with the factory front bumper when used with the Warn88418 bumper mounting kit Thank You

          Answered on 5/19/2014 by Stevie from Compton Ca. U.S.A.
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