Smittybilt XRC GEN3 9.5K Comp Series Winch with Synthetic Cable - 98695

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B98695
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Pull (lbs):9500
  • Remote Control:12 Feet Lead
  • Line Type:Synthetic Rope
  • Availability:In Stock
  • Line Pull Rating:9500 lbs
  • Line Pull:9500 lbs
  • Fairlead:Hawse



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.

Off-roading requires a lot of essential gear, but no riders worth their salt dare venture into the great outdoors without a winch. A powerful, superior-quality winch can make the difference between getting out of a jam and being stuck in a rut for hours. 4 Wheel Parts offers a large selection of electric recovery winches, including top-rated models like the Smittybilt 98695. When your off-road adventures throw unexpected curveballs, be ready to handle them with the Smittybilt XRC Gen3 9.5K. Save time and money with 4WP's everyday low prices and direct shipping to your home or office.

Fast, Strong and Reliable Recovery

Highly rated by off-roaders like you, the XRC Gen3 9.5K Comp series is one of the strongest winches in the industry and offers dependable recovery with more speed and power than previous editions. The XRC Gen3 9.5K packs a formidable 7.0 horsepower motor, boosting average line speed to 12% faster than the Gen2. With less AMP draw at load, the motor delivers efficient dependable power for all your recovery tasks.

The Gen3 9.5K includes other key features to make recovery safer and simpler. With the ergonomic remote controller's Load Indicator Warning System, you can monitor how much load is safe for your equipment. A remote built-in flashlight and new tie-bar light improve your visibility in low lighting conditions. Need more illumination? The Gen3 can accommodate more light, thanks to the 12-volt power post on the control box. When you need more recovery capabilities, choose the upgraded Smittybilt XRC Gen3 9.5K Comp series winch with synthetic cable and additional aluminum hawse fairlead. Your new winch is backed by Smittybilt's lifetime mechanical warranty and a five-year electrical warranty.

Your Source for Off-Roading Gear

Now that you found the ideal winch for your 4x4, don't forget to include a Smittybilt winch recovery kit. Our kits and accessory bags come packed with essentials such as recovery chains, tow straps, shackles and snatch blocks. We also stock nylon webbing for when you need extra strength and leverage for your winch. Order from 4 Wheel Parts today online, through our toll-free customer service hotline or in one of our 94 stores across the country.

Customer Reviews

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5.0 Smittybilt XRC 9500 Gen 3

The Smittybilt XRC 9500 Gen 3 is a great winch. Smooth and quiet operation. The handset controller is ergonomic and easy to use. I especially like the magnets and the built in flashlight.

from Lexington, KY |
5.0 Fantastic Winch!

Great winch!! Perfect for enclosed trails and it looks so good.

5.0 Great tool

Built very sturdy - easy install - looks great. Anxious to try it out.

5.0 Great Winch!

Great Winch. I love the feature on the controller that tells you how much strain is on the winch. It was very helpful the first time I used it. Got me up the obstucle with no issues.

from Sacramento |
5.0 Easy install. Looks great.

Installation instructions were not as complete as I expected, but I didn't have any problems with the installation. Even though they specified blue Loctite for the rope anchor screw, they didn't include any. So I had to run to the auto parts store. You will also want to watch some YouTube videos to help you decide on the best wire routing for your Jeep. Overall, though, it's not too difficult. The winch ran smoothly loading the rope. The load indicator on the controller is a very nice feature.

5.0 Smittybilt XRC Gen3 Winches

Great Product! Easy to install. Definitely recommend it!

from Long Beach, Ca |
5.0 Quick and easy!

Good price and fast shipping! Better pricing vs. other online vendors.

5.0 08 Rubicon/Smittybilt XRC Gen3 9.5 Comp Winch.

Great transaction with the guys at 4wheel Parts, Can't remember the sales persons name but he was very helpful, I recently bought my Jeep and he came outside to check it out and was able to tell me the type of lift I have and give me pointers on different things about my rubicon. The winch was a breeze to install, I haven't used it yet but I'm happy to have it just in case!

from McDonough, GA |



Question & Answers

22 Answered questions

Q: Is this winch model waterproof? Answer this question

A: The winch is IP67 rated which means it can be submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

Answered by Adam from Iowa on 08/22/2021

A: Absolutely. I parked my jeep underwater for a week and came back and used the winch to get it out. Better than any winch in the market! 

Answered by Rotorcraft from Blue Skies on 08/21/2021

A: This Smittybilt XRC Gen3 9.5K Comp Series Winch with Synthetic Cable - 98695 has a Waterproofing rating IP67 vs. Smittybilt X2O 10K Waterproof Synthetic Rope 10000lb Wireless Winch Gen2 with Fairlead - 98510 that has a Waterproofing rating IP68 IP67 means the unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour, while IP68 guarantees protection in water up to 1.5m deep for the same period of time. Both are resistant to dust.

Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 08/18/2021

Q: Will this winch fit on a 2002 TJ wrangler stock bumper?  Answer this question

A: As long as your bumper has a 4.5 x 10” bolt pattern, it will fit.

Answered by 2013Rubi_k from California on 08/03/2021

A: No it will not. You need a bumper with a winch plate.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 07/28/2021

Q: Will this fit a 21/22 bronco with a steal Modular bumper?  Answer this question

A: Most likely it will fit 

Answered by Joe 29 from Oregon on 07/24/2021

A: Smittybilt does not have fitment info for this winch on the new Bronco quite yet.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 07/19/2021

Q: will this winch fit a1989 Toyota 4Runner Trail Gear Rock Defense Low Profile Front Bumper (Bare) - 120189-1-KIT Answer this question

A: Might need make some plates

Answered by Joe 29 from Oregon on 06/23/2021

A: I believe this winch will fit nothing is really oversized on this unit to cause an issue just better motor and stuff attached to it.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 06/18/2021

Q: How long is the synthetic cable? Answer this question

A: 95 ft. I like mine a lot

Answered by Eglinfj from Destin Fl on 05/13/2021

A: 94'

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 05/10/2021


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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