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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
  • Availability:Out of Stock
  • Line Pull:12000
  • Fairlead:Hawse
  • Remote:11 ft. lead
  • QuantityGT3:false



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

4.0 4.0
32 Customer ratings

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5.0 Best winch from SB yet

Easy to install and easy to operate. Got to use it on my first off road adventure

from Seattle area |
5.0 SMITTY TO THE RESCUE Worked great.

Worked great for me. Had returned other brands because they would not fit. I have an original 10th anniversary Rubicon and the setup is offset. The winch that perfect due to the size and is about 3 in shorter on the driver's side. It was also thinner than the other ones and therefore did not rub against my grill.

from SE Kansas |
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 |
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.

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 X20 Gen3 12K

I installed the X20 on my '23 Rubicon Unlimited last month. I put it on at the same time I installed an ARB Bondi Deluxe bumper (I don't think I could have installed it after). The fit was snug but nothing touches or rubs. Installation was easy with instructions and hardware provided. I haven't been off-road yet but the winch seems to work easy and smooth. The engagement knob works well. I mostly ordered this winch because of the remote. The trigger grip is nice and it is nice to have 1 remote for both wired and wireless. Magnet is ok. Distance from winch when fully charged seems good. I was quite disappointed with the control buttons. They are on the top for direction and bottom for flashlight. Really have to use 2 hands for those. Also the instructions say the flashlight will only last 15 minutes. They should have put a bigger/stronger battery in so it would last longer. It's lightweight and it wouldn't add much weight. These are why it lost a star. The light on the front doesn't illuminate anything but it looks kind of cool.

from KC KS |



Question & Answers

13 Answered questions

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

A: What makes it not fit the SRC stinger?

Answered by aray from arkansas on 02/17/2023

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 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: Is there a compatibility chart as to what bumpers can be used with this winch? Especially a chart that can match to a specific vehicle like a 2022 Tacoma  Answer this question

A: Not really. Just the dimensions of the winch itself. It has the standard bolt pattern for mounting. Just measure the winch bracket and compare to the dimensions of the winch.

Answered by MR O from Denver on 04/16/2023

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


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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