Smittybilt XRC 9.5K Waterproof 9500lb Winch Gen2 - 97495

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97495
  • Fairlead:Roller
  • Line Pull:9500
  • Remote Control:12 Feet Lead
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Type:Cable


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.




great winch

plenty of power for my needs.i installed a extra battery for the power needed.i wish i could have a longer control cord or remote.

from tuscaloosa al |
U will not be disappointed

I used it to pull my kubota L3000DT 4x4 tractor with a backhoe which I had a blown hydraulic line buried to its belly tied my truck off to a tree it snatched the tractor out without any strain!!!!!

from arkansas |
anything else is just a name

i installed this on my 08 Jeep Wrangler and pulled out a full size dodge pickup buried in 2 feet of thick mud with no snatch block. it took a bit cause it sucked my battery life but i loved it! more than impressed!

from Lacombe Alberta |
Moab Winch

Great winch for the money. I highly recommend it.

from SLC Utah |
Smitty Bilt

Easy set up, clean, plenty power.

from Ky |
love it

well its saved me a few times been real happy so far. the only problem so far is the cover for the remote plug needs to be more waterproof. the pins corroded on mine and one broke off but I contacted smittybilt on Monday and they sent me a new one on thursday

from savannah ga |
Top notch for the price

The fit and finish is superb. I tested it out the first day and it dragged my Jeep across the dirt, no problem. For the price, I don't think you'll find a better winch.

from Elko, Nevada |
Controller pins are horrible.

I have had many winches in the past. Figured I would update to the new 9500 gen 2. That's was bad idea on my part. I am now going on my 4th winch in since September. The first winch the ground bolt came off as I was removing the nut with my fingers. The second winch on the first use. I went to use it to recover a friend and had no connection to the controls. When looking at the pins I found that two of the pins had pushed their way flat to the housing so they cannot make contact with the controller. The third winch on first use I used it to move a tree that's was in the trail worked beautifully.... 10 min later it really failed me. Out on a right ride and found my self stuck in a freshly plowed field. Got out to connect the controller to find again no power.. Standing in a foot of mud at night I immediately looked to see if the pins were clean... The pins were clean but again 2 pins pushed down to the bottom of the housing.. Left me again with no power... Unuseable! It's unexceptable for smittybilt to put this kind of junk out to market.. It's made for looks not use... I will be returning this on again! Don't waste your time.. The one time out of three winches I got to use it it pulled ok...

from Jacksonville, Florida |
I would definately buy this again

I had a smittybilt xrc8 previously and was a great winch, only had one minor issue with it. But I wanted to upgrade to the gen2 for more pulling power and the waterproof qualities because I spend a lot of time in water. So far so good on the new xrc9.5, it works very well, quicker line retrieval, more power, very reliable, and you can't beat the price.

from Downeast maine |

Works like advertised. No issues

from Colorado |

Question & Answers

50 Answered questions

I have a Warn Rock Crawler front bumper on a 1987 Jeep YJ. What mount do I need for this winch?

Asked by Dave from Anaheim, Ca on

Thanks for the inquiry Dave, the Smittybilt XRC-9.5K Waterproof Winch Gen2 part # S/B97495 you'll need part # WAR21390.

Answered by from Anaheim, Ca on

Are any additional brackets needed for installation? I looked at Harbor Freights Badland Winch which does require a mounting bracket.

Asked by Tim from on

Hello Tim The S/B97495 does not come with a mounting bracket. Typically the winch would mount to a vehicle specific winch bumper. Smittybilt does also offer a universal winch mount cradle that the winch will mount to and then the cradle will mount into a 2 inch receiver hitch. The winch cradle is part # S/B2811. The 8ft winch quick connector kit is part # S/B35220 and the 24ft kit is S/B35210. Thank You for your question. Jon Snyder 4Wheelparts

Answered by from on

I have a 2013 jeep rubicon I plan to install this winch on. What other parts will I need to install it on my stock bumper? Mounting plate, vacuum pump relocation bracket, etc?

Asked by Big E from Dallas, TX area on

Hello Big E, You will need the Smittybilt Winch Plate Part Number: S/B2804. Thank you for the question.

Answered by RK from Dallas, TX area on

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