Smittybilt XRC 9.5K Gen2 9500lb Winch Synthetic Rope with Aluminum Fairlead - 98495 |


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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B98495
  • Fairlead:Hawse
  • Line Pull:9500
  • Remote Control:12 Feet Lead
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Type:Synthetic Rope


The new Smittybilt XRC winches have been thoroughly updated with heavy-duty features for enhanced performance and durability. Ranging from 9,500lb to 17,500 lbs capacities, Smittybilts XRC Series winches can handle any situation you can get into. Every XRC winch features a Series Wound 6.6 HP motor and a 3-Stage Planetary Gear System with revised gear ratios for increased pulling power and lightning-fast line speeds. Every winch is finished in a rugged UV-Resistant matte black coating with stainless steel hardware and oversized aluminum crossbars to provide you with a great looking system that will last you a lifetime. Every XRC winch includes a heavy duty winch controller, four-way roller fairlead, forged steel tow hook, and a redesigned solenoid box that can be mounted in 3 different positions for maximum versatility. If you're looking for a winch equipped with a synthetic winch rope, look to the XRC Comp Series for the ultimate in pulling power and performance. A Smittybilt XRC winch is a complete recovery system with the muscle and reliability to bail you out of any situation. Winch includes a Lifetime Mechanical Warranty and 3 Year Electrical Warranty.

Customer Reviews

4.0 4.0
6 Customer ratings
5.0 Outstanding Product

Very well made, easy install, works perfectly.

from Las Vegas, NV |
4.0 Great winch BUT

I have had this for a couple years. Used it many times on self-recovery and helping others. Warranty is great. Cut rope once, my fault, replaced no questions. Have had a pin break in controller twice now. Beware: moisture gets in controller plug socket making pins weak. Still covered under warranty, so not a big deal.

from Austin |
5.0 Good product

Great product, good price for being waterproof. Love how you can mount the control box in different configurations

from Savannah, Georgia |
4.0 Good Winch

I have not needed this on the trail as of yet so only gave it 4 stars. All wiring was thick and sealed to make it waterproof. I was missing some bolts but was able to grab some at the local hardware store. So far great winch for the price. Please keep in mind I am in no way a hardcore rockcrawler.

from Charlotte, NC |
4.0 Defective Instruction- Caution!

The glossy "Installation Manual" was entirely missing the mounting instructions, and is essentially useless from cover to cover. Also not covered: rope loading procedures. After installing front and rear SRC bumpers and this winch over the weekend, i now understand that Smittybilt just does not include useful information in their installation and user guides. Just installed on an SRC bumper. Fortunately, I was warned by the vendor to mount the winch prior to mounting the bumper. It is not possible to install this on an SRC bumper that is mounted on a Jeep. Unforunately, I was not warned to connect all of the wires prior to mounting the unit. If you mount this to a bumper like mine and don't have all of the wires connected, be prpared to re-do some work. Overall, it seems like a fair piece of equipment for the price.

from Long Beach, CA |
2.0 Winch lead did not fit the ARB Bumper

I did not test the winch because the winch lead was too low for the opening on my bumper when installed and the winch appeared previously used with scratches and rust. I do not know how it functions, but I am disappointed with the product I received. Fortunately I received good customer service from 4wheelparts and I was able to return the item for a full refund.

from Charlotte, NC |



Question & Answers

13 Answered questions

Q: Does it really only weigh 46 lbs and will it fit a Trail Gear tube bumper for a 2000 Tacoma? Answer this question

A: Thanks for the inquiry ma, the Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead part # S/B98495 thi unit weighs 60 LBS and being a mid frame winch will fit trail gear winch capable bumper.

Answered by RK on 08/13/2015

Q: Will this fit the new Road Armor 370R0B Front Stealth bumper with square light mounts? Installing on a 2005 2500HD. Thanks Answer this question

A: Thanks for the inquiry Home Wrecker, the Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead part # S/B98495 will fit as standard 10x4.5 bolt pattern.

Answered by RK on 03/02/2015

Q: Does the hawse fairlead bolt directly to the winch on the synthetic model winch or does it need a separate winch mounting plate. Answer this question

A: Thanks for the question. Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead The winch will come with the aluminum hawse fair lead that will bolt directly to the winch. Thank you .

Answered by RK on 01/10/2015

Q: i will like to know if this winch would be compatible with 2008 jeep four doors Answer this question

A: Hello Lesely, The Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead will work great on your 2008 Jeep JK. You will need a winch plate or a winch bumper.

Answered by Dave on 12/05/2014

Q: i'm in need of a winch for my 20' car trailer to load race car and/or other vehicles. can this winch be used for this and can it be mounted on hitch frame of trailer without too much trouble? Answer this question

A: Hello Davy, The Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Winch Synthetic Rope Gen2, With Aluminum Fairlead will work on your car trailor.

Answered by Dave on 10/01/2014


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