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Performance Winch

By Rugged Ridge

Part Number: RUG15100.01

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The Heavy Duty 8500 LB Winch has more power and exclusive features than any other winch in its price range: Stainless Steel Hardware- All the exterior winch body screws and bolts are Stainless steel to prevent rust and provide a long life. Special Solenoid mounting brackets allow for multiple solenoid mounting points and the ability to tilt the Solenoid for ease of use. This “tilt” feature ensures that each Rugged Ridge winch can be used with almost all off-road bumpers and over riders! Limited 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects (1 Year on electrical). Each winch has been independently tested to ensure they meet or exceed all specifications.

Installation Instructions

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Technical Details

  • 8,500 pound capacity
  • 12-volt
  • 5.5 HP series wound motor
  • 3 Stage planetary gear box
  • 172.8:1 gear ratio
  • Off road light mount roller fairlead

Product Specs

Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotorVoltage
8500CableRoller12 ft lead945/16172.8:15.5 HP12-volt

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pulls my car straight up a tree

By reisser

from charlotte, NC

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Comments about Rugged Ridge Performance Winch:

very easy to use , easy installation , very strong winch for my little car ...

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    do I need a special mount or just install it to the bumper , wrangler sahara 2000
    Asked on 5/19/2014 by castilla from mexico

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      Hello castilla,

      Thank you for the question. You will need the Smittybilt Winch Plate Part Number: S/B2802 to mount this winch to the vehicle with a factory front bumper.

      Answered on 5/20/2014 by Anonymous
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