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XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch

By Smittybilt

Part Number: S/B98281

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Overview

The new Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch encompasses all the best features you would want in a winch. Every XRC-8 (8,000 LB.) winch features a 5.5HP Series Wound Motor and a Planetary Gear System with 172.8:1 gear ratio that will deliver power and reliability at a economical price. For a recovery system with the muscle and dependability to bail you out of any situation, the XRC-8 has all the heavy-duty toughness you're looking for. SYNTHETIC WINCH ROPE DSK-75 8,000lbs. 94ft.- 1/7th the Weight of Steel Cable - No Kinks, Curls or Wire Splinters to Deal With - Minimal Stretch – Non Rotational - UV & Abrasive Resistant. Specially coated to prevent slippage of the winch drum. - Comes with a protective sleeve to prevent overheating. XRC COMPETITION ALUMINUM FAIRLEAD - Manufactured from High-Grade Billet Aluminum material. - Protects your synthetic rope from excessive wear. Reduces binding and friction caused by angled pulls and will not fray or tangle your synthetic winch rope. Standard bolt pattern.

Technical Details

  • Rated Line Pull: 8000Lbs (3630kgs) single-line
  • Motor: 5.5hp Series Wound
  • Control: Remote Switch, 12' (3.7m) lead
  • Gear Train: 3-Stage Planetary
  • Gear Ratio: 172.8:1
  • Clutch: Rotating Ring Gear
  • Brake: Automatic In-The-Drum
  • Drum Size: Diameter 2.5 (63.5mm) Length 8.75 (222mm)
  • Synthetic Rope: 94' 21/64” Diameter (28m, 8.2mm Diameter)
  • Battery Leads: 25mm2, 72(1.83m)
  • Finish: Black
  • Weight: 63.0Lbs (42.5Kgs)
  • Mounting bolt pattern: 10 x 4.50

Product Specs

Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotorVoltage
8000Synthetic RopeHawse12 ft lead9421/64172.8:15.5 HP12-volt

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SmittybiltXRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can withstand use (13)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Improves performance (8)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Easy install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Truck (8)
    • Jeep (3)
    • Performance driving (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Auto enthusiast (7)
      • Car & Truck:
      • Truck enthusiast (5), Casual driver (3), Mechanic (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent winch

    By Jacob Simpson

    from College Station, Tx Whoop!

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Truck

      Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

      Loved it easy to mount but the control box is best done away with

       
      4.0

      Great Winch

      By Pester

      from Vegas

      About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Improves Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Truck

        Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

        Great price, good quality. Fits in FJ ARB bumper with small modifications.

         
        4.0

        Nice winch!

        By Kevin

        from Honolulu, HI

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

            I have used the winch maybe ten times now? Worked great at getting me out of bad spots (no mud or sand, but out of spots where I had only one or two tires on the ground). I STRONGLY suggest synthetic line regardless of what winch you buy. Much easier to manage. We had to scale a steep hillside on foot to get to a good winch point. With steel rope, it would have been more difficult.

             
            1.0

            8000 lb winch synthetic rope

            By Mud ready

            from Lehigh vally, pa

            About Me Competitive Driver

            Pros

            • Improves Performance

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Truck

            Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

            Use the winch about 6 times was fine the first 5 till the synthetic rope broke as I was just winching off a log would not recommend get the cable they are old school an work Not a good buy!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice product good value

            By jeff the rocker

            from pinson, alabama

            About Me Auto Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can Withstand Use
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • RV

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

              This recovery winch gives me piece of mind on the trail.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great winch value

              By Alohi Ahi

              from North Carolina

              About Me Off Roader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Off roading

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

              Great value for the price.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              GREAT WINCH WOULD BUY ANOTHER

              By Chris

              from North Bend OR

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • No problems yet

              Cons

              • Faster speed

              Best Uses

              • Jeep

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

              Great Value for the money

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just awesome!

              By Greg

              from Corpus Christi, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

              Purchasing the synthetic rope was def a good choice a lot lighter and durable especially using it around the beach. Heavy duty winch cant go wrong!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better than expected!

              By xbombtek

              from Central NM

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Jeeper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All parts included
              • Easy install

              Cons

              • Import

              Best Uses

              • Jeep

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

              Bought for occasional self-recovery. Has proven to be a worthwhile addition to my Jeep. Wasn't thrilled about an import, but this winch has definitely proven to be worth it's weight.

              Operates smooth and consistant. Line speed wasn't a concern for me, but this seems on par with other winches I have owned in the past.

              The controller is a bit clunky and 'plasticy'. Hopefully it will hold up to repeated use/time.

              The synthetic rope and aluminum fairlead are a nice touch to make this combo really stand out among bargain winches.

              This winch was purchased with a Smittybilt winch plate. It fits both the Jeep and the winch without issue.

              Overall, I am extremely pleased with this winch and the associated winch plate.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Best Value

              By Don P.

              from Clovis, Ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can Withstand Use
              • Heavy duty
              • Priced Right

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch:

                  Dollar for what you get this is the best deal going. Everything is included ready to go out of the box.

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                    What is the amp draw, will I need a high output alternator on my Suzuki Samurai?
                    Asked on 8/25/2013 by Bobcat from Mount Pleasant, AR

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                      The amperage draw from the Smittybilt XRC8 Comp Series 8,000 lb. Winch will depend on the weight of your vehicle and the amount of force that it takes it to get you un stuck. I would recommend a dual battry set up for winching as it is more stable than a high out put alternator that requires engine RPM to work.

                      Answered on 8/25/2013 by DP from Compton, CA
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