Smittybilt XRC GEN2 9.5K Waterproof Winch with Steel Cable - 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.

Off-roaders and outdoor enthusiasts know that anything can happen when traversing through wild terrain off the beaten path. When you are ready to upgrade and get added protection, a Smittybilt XRC 9500 winch is an ideal solution. Once installed, it provides reliable support when you need to get out of a jam.

Size Matters
Before jumping in and buying the right accessory, a few considerations are needed. The weight and size of your vehicle will determine which is the best option. There area also electrical, hybrid, portable and mechanical hand-operated options. If the ease of electric is your ideal option, count on 4 Wheel Parts for your Smittybilt Gen2 XRC winch needs.

Quality You Can Count On
Durability and quality are essential elements of any accessory upgrade. The Smittybilt 9500 winch is engineered to provide both and be heavy-duty. It has a rated line pull of 9,500 pounds and a UV-resistant matte black powder-coat finish. Over-sized aluminum sidebars give it an added aesthetic that is as tough and scratch-resistant. When it comes to pulling power, this model has a strong wire cable and a three-stage gear system that is fast and smooth. A remote switch makes it easy to use and ensures that the action is happening as it should.

Customer Reviews

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5.0 Love it!

Works great on my JK! Came with all the hardware and cables needed to install on my winch bumper. Thanks!

from Wilder, ID |
5.0 Great service and quality products...

Had a slight problem with a winch, which was resolved over the phone.

from Phoenix, AZ |
5.0 Cheap security- bail yourself out

Easy install, pound per pound, dollar to dollar - you won't be this winch. Smooth operation and easy install make this an easy security blanket choice, buy it.

from Frackville Pa |
5.0 Great winch, easy to install, works well!

Ive enjoyed this winch. Installation was easy, the options for placing the control box are nice to have, and then they’re the look of the winch. I’m very happy with it, especially for the price.

from UT |
5.0 Smittybilt XRC 9500 Gen 2

Great product for the money. I have owned many Smittybilt products and have always been pleased.

from Savannah, GA |
5.0 Great Winch. Highly Recommended

This winch is outstanding. I've had one for 3 years in my Jeep JL and replaced an old but still working Engo in my 2008 JK with another. Great value, great performance. I've done 3 back to back pulls up rocky hills and it didn't struggle at all.

from Danville, Indiana |
4.0 Winch for my jeep lj

Good base winch for my purposes, i needed a way to get unstuck while out hunting or exploring.

from Chandler, AZ |
5.0 Easy Install

The instructions were easy to follow for the installation. The wiring was just long enough to go under the front grill and then reach the battery and hide for a professional look. The style of wedging connection for the power was not the easiest to install, but can be worked out. ( 2 hours for install )




Question & Answers

55 Answered questions

Q: Can you tell me what size inline fuse or fusable link I should use with this winch. Thank you Answer this question

A: I would not use nor do I use an in-line fuse. During heavy pulling it can exceed the current capability of your battery or alternator internal regulator, unless the fuse is <150amps and slo-blow, it will blow everytime if you put a dead load on it... if neither object is moving you could in theory pull 550 starting amps, ouch. That’s why you need a 650cca battery and minimum 160Amp alternator. In fact I only run 750-800cca amp battery, deep cycle, sealed gel and a 200amp alternator on all 3 of my jeeps... No start situations are a no no! If you shut down right after a hard pull, past 2 windings, on a factory 600cca battery and 160Amp  system, (alternator stock) cold outside or 2-3 year old battery, pray to Jeep gods the 400amp starter will do its job or you get to push if manual or call a buddy if automatic... a good 160Amp alternator at 1200 rpm on a brand new stock battery will take 20-30 minutes to reach a fully charged state after a 2-3 minute hard pull on the winch and if your running (My) 42” LED bar, 6 4” cubes, headlights and fog lights which go through the clock spring and TIPM... which mine do because of state lighting laws, your battery or winch solenoid could actually be drained to point of no return or burn through on output winding side. The TIPM and clock spring  system power distribution and priority will deprive power to direct connect aftermarket items to support and protect ECM/TCM/CANBUS. “ASSUMING 2007JK and later.”

Answered by 2Motor on 11/08/2020

A: I don't have one, nor do any of my friends have one on their winch. This winch, per the manual, draws 435 A at maximum pulling capacity. I don't remember ever seeing a fuse that big. HTH.

Answered by jchambers1191 from San Diego, CA on 11/08/2020

A: It comes factory with a 3 amp mini blade fuse. Early winches use a 5mmx20mm glass fuse 3 amp. Both are time delay.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 11/03/2020

Q: I ordered a Gen2 XRC 9500 winch. Does this come with the front mounted rollers or is that sold separately? I already have a smitty built XRC gen 1 stubby front bumper to mount to. Answer this question

A: Comes with them

Answered by Joe F from Tn on 08/11/2021

A: It comes with the roller as expected.

Answered by TB..... from Washington on 08/10/2021

Q: Do I need an other parts to attach it to my truck  Answer this question

A: You will need a mounting plate. Unless you have an aftermarket bumper with a place to secure the winch with the supplied nuts and bolts.

Answered by Forwheelin from Southern California on 03/11/2021

A: You will need some kind of adapter that the winch bolts to that will attach to your truck.

Answered by TB..... from Washington on 03/09/2021

Q: Other than the mounting plate what else is needed to install the winch? Does it come with all the bolts wire / harness and connections to install? I'm installing it on a 2019 Wrangler JL. Answer this question

A: As long as you have the winch mount or a bumper with a winch mount, this comes with everything you need to install.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 03/16/2021

Q: How many feet per minute under load for 9500 lb winch? Answer this question

A: Here's a link that will show line speed at different loads for this winch:

Answered by Christian from 4WP HQ on 02/19/2021


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