Smittybilt X2O GEN3 12K Winch with Synthetic Rope - 98812

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B98812
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Pull (lbs):12000
  • Line Type:Synthetic Rope
  • Line Pull:12000
  • Fairlead:Hawse
  • Remote:11 ft. lead



The Smittybilt X2O winches have been enhanced in almost every area for increased performance and trouble free operation. Every X2O GEN3 winch features a series wound 7HP motor that is completely sealed, as well as all-new forged gears. The X2O line features a completely waterproof 500 AMP control box that can be mounted in 2 different locations.

All-new wireless controller with USB connectivity 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. The X2O series comes standard with a synthetic winch rope for maximum performance.

Customer Reviews

3.9 3.9
25 Customer ratings

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5.0 All around best winch on the market.

Easy install and most versatile mounting options and the best pulling power and speed against others as well as light weight.

from Frisco TX |
1.0 Used or re-manufactured

I was sent a used or re-manufactured part!!! The winch looked like it was installed before do to scratches on the unit

5.0 Quick and simple

Simple install on my Fab4 bumper for my 21 Bronco. Only issue it’s it doesn’t come with a fair lead mount. So unless your bumper is set up for one you’ll need to get one.

3.0 Website could be more helpful

Ok. did a great job getting me what I ordered quickly, and at a more than decent price. That's where the honeymoon stops. I bought a Smittybilt M1 bumper for my FJ, along with the Gen3 X20 12K winch. I went with the Gen3 X20 because it is the latest model and waterproof as well. My surprise came when I had to contact Smittybilt because it looked like I was missing some winch mounting hardware. They stated, in no uncertain terms, that the Gen3 winches do not work with the M1 bumpers! Why is this information not presented at 4Wheelparts? I guess, for that matter, it's not on the Smittybilt website either. Needless to say, I am a bit chummed about this. I really don't want to try to put all the stuff back in that little box and ship it out, only to wait for an older product. Will I continue to buy product from Absolutely! I will just be much more careful.

from Grants Pass, OR |
5.0 Good looking Winch

Was easy to install with the Apollo series bumper. It took about five hours for the winch and bumper.

from Milliken Colorado |
5.0 Excellent Winch

Excellent winch perfect as advertised. Ready to preform straight out of the box.

from Tennessee |
5.0 Awesome

Great quality. Nice remote. It's working great so far.

4.0 Winch mount

I’ve only had this winch for a few weeks so I can’t provide a thorough review of its reliability. The winch does seem to be very well built however and mounting was easy with instructions provided. The only issue I have is that the mounting screws for the winch and fairlead were to short.

from Ocala, FL |


Question & Answers

9 Answered questions

Q: Does the X20 have a light that illuminates the spool? Does it have the 12v terminal like the XRC Gen 3? Answer this question

A: that would be a really cool feature but i do not believe the light changes depending on the spool mode. it is simply a cyclops daytime running light. don't know about the 12v terminal like XRC Gen 3. what i can say is i like the winch i have used it several times with a grin on my face, because it worked like champ. i am confident it would pull the bumper off the truck if i wasn't careful.

Answered by Bradley from Herriman, Utah on 10/09/2022

A: NEW USB Connectivity - allows quick charging for wireless remote right on the winch or standard USB plug | NEW Wireless ergonomic remote design with built-in flashlight and load indicators. Watch this:

Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 10/07/2022

Q: hi, does this winch fit in my Smitybilt SRC stinger? Answer this question

A: No, this product does not fit. It came out defective. I have been with this for 1 year and they have not returned my money. Do not buy this.

Answered by Enrique from California on 02/01/2023

Q: Does the remote have load indicator lights like the XRC gen 3? Am I giving anything up if I buy this instead on XRC or is equal plus more options like wireless remote, etc? Answer this question

A: Yes everything the XRC GEN3 and more! NEW Wireless ergonomic remote design with built-in flashlight and load indicators - NEW USB Connectivity - NEW Improved Hook

Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 10/07/2022

Q: What kind of warranty does this have? Answer this question

A: Lifetime mechanical and 5 year Electrical 

Answered by OZzy from Florida on 03/05/2022

Q: Where is it made? Answer this question


Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 01/18/2022


For 60 years Smittybilt has been fabricating aftermarket parts and today their products include Jeep tops, bumpers, lighting, winches and trail gear. Off-roaders count on the company's innovative parts like the original nerf bar side steps to equip their Jeeps for the trail and day-to-day driving. Pairing affordability without compromising quality is the hallmark of Smittybilt and the manufacturer's reputation carries over to products like its Overlander Series of tents, Adventure Boxes and SEMA award-winning magnetic trail skins for Jeeps. Smittybilt offers over 2,000 interior and exterior parts and accessories for 4x4s with multiple capabilities for jeepers of all levels. Shop Smittybilt Now


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