Smittybilt X2O GEN2 17.5K Waterproof Wireless Winch with Steel Cable - 97517

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97517
  • Remote:12 ft. lead
  • Fairlead:Roller
  • Line Pull:17500
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Type:Cable


The Smittybilt X2O Winches have been enhanced in almost every area for increased performance and trouble free operation. Every X2O winch features a Series Wound 6.6 HP motor that is completely sealed, as well as a 3-Stage Planetary Gear System. The X2O winch features a completely waterproof 500 AMP solenoid pack that can be mounted in 2 different locations, depending on your application needs. They also include a new controller that can be wired to the winch or unplugged for trouble-free wireless operation. The X2O also features optimized gear ratios that deliver lightning-fast line speeds. And finally, all X2O winches are covered by the Smittybilt Lifetime Warranty, providing peace of mind as well as unparalleled performance. With all of these features, you can count on the X2O winch to be there every time, in every situation. Winch includes a Lifetime Mechanical Warranty and 3 Year Electrical Warranty.

Customer Reviews

3.3 3.3
4 Customer ratings
1.0 Awful service.

This was the worst online buying experience I have ever had. Smittybuilt builds a great winch but I will never be getting anything from 4WP again.

3.0 Great winch with some minor issues

Works great in plug in mode. Will just about move anything. Has decent speed too for its size. My Wi Fi mode has never worked unfortunately.

from Ely NV |



Question & Answers

6 Answered questions

Q: I need to replace the wired remote control and the socket connector assembly for a Smittybilt X20 17.5k. I assume that it's a model #97517. Answer this question

A: Here is the replacement remote for the Gen 2:

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 05/28/2021

Q: Can I install synthetic line on this winch? Answer this question

A: Yes you can.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 03/15/2021

Q: The winch is rated for 17.5, and it comes with 3/8” cable. How much is the cable rated for? Answer this question

A: The cable is rated for 17,500lbs. please do not exceed the limit. Thanks!

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 01/11/2021

Q: What all comes with it Answer this question

A: Jake everything you need to use it as long as you have a mounting place for it. Hardware, cable, fairlead, wiring, hand controller. Good in stock Thank you for your question.

Answered by RK on 03/23/2015

Q: Can this winch mount to a bumper designed to have the winch feet mounted the backside of the fairlead. As apposed to being mounted to a winch plate on the bottom. The bumper I'm mounting to is an Engo, on my '06 F250. Thanks for the help. Answer this question

A: Yes it can as long as the bumper has a way to mount the fairlead on the front of the bumper.

Answered by Morgan on 01/25/2015


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