Faster. Stronger. Easiest to Use. The all-new XRC Gen3 Winch by Smittybilt has been designed from the ground up with innovative, user-friendly features and improved power efficiency. The 7.0 horsepower motor boasts an average line speed increase of 12% over its Gen2 predecessor, adding more speed and power with less AMP draw at load. The ergonomic remote controller has a Load Indicator Warning System, so you will always know how much your equipment can handle. Winching in dark conditions is also a breeze with the remote's built-in flashlight. If additional light is needed, a 12-volt power post is located on the control box. Two magnets are built into the controller for easy placement on any metal surface, leaving it out of the way when not needed. A high-viz clutch lever features large lettering, allowing you to see whether your winch is engaged/free spooled at a glance. Stylish body armor can be detached or used to customize your winch to your vehicle. The XRC Gen3 winch is available with 9.5k and 12k load-capacity options, and the COMP Series upgrade includes a synthetic rope and aluminum hawse fairlead. Buy with confidence these winches are backed by a lifetime mechanical warranty, a 5-year electrical warranty, and Smittybilt's legendary customer service.
That's what pulled me into the purchase of this winch.
from Oregon coast.
5.0Solid Smittybilt Winch
Really solid winch. Wiring is really nice and neatly organized to hide all under the grill. I ended up getting a great deal during labor day and also ordered a synthetic rope which was free. Great team over at 4 wheeler parts as well.
from Naples Florida
Sturdy, Very useful, & looks good on truck. We replaced the cable with synthetic rope.
By Ben E
from Wildwood, MO
Winch works as it should. Brenda used it first week it was installed. Storm came through and put a big tree in the main highway. She pulled it to the side so others could get through until someones granpappy showed with the stihl.
Installed the winch in a couple of hours. No issues. Spooled out the drum and winched my wife’s Jeep in and it worked flawlessly!
from Gallatin, TN
5.0XRC Gen3 12K winch review
Had it installed on my Jeep. It has exceeded expectations. Easy to use.
from Tomball, Texas
Easy to follow directions. Good quality. Everything worked as advertised. Controller is very intuitive.
from Medford Oregon
5.0A super good looking winch
It is with no doubt a great looking winch. I haven't test it on hard terrain, only have it for a few days, but it looks super nice on my truck and have lot of nice features.
from Bogota, Colombia. South America
Can you change this to a wireless controller? The plus this comes with gets stuck and is very difficult to unplug
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I'm quite sure you can... I've seen some cheap chinese "winch actuators" or something like that online... Just take into account that this might void the warranty.
from Bogota, Colombia. South America
Yes, If you know how to do some electrical work and know how the circuit is ran, I made the harbor freight wireless remote receiver that has a small pigtail work by taking the cover off the control box and hard wiring it into the controls and able to use both the plug in switch and the wireless remote and you can't even tell its in there
I got a harbor freight wireless remote control that had a plug harness to it and took apart my top cover and hard wired it to the winch controls and put the cover back on looks like nothing has been done to it and I have a wireless remote and can still use the standard plug in remote if I forget my wireless remote, pretty simple to do if you know how the electrical circuit is set up on winches
No the Smittybilt XRC Gen3 12K Winch with Steel Cable - 97612 is not compatible with a wireless controller.
On my 2005 Cummins I had to pull the cap off and rotate 90° to get the engagement lever on top (even though the winch manufacturer says not to do this, it was fine). I also had to mount the box to the inside of the bumper under the winch offset to the passenger side.
As long as the bumper is a winch compatible bumper and already has a winch mount built into it, you don't need anything. The winch comes with everything you need to install.
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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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