Smittybilt Xrc Gen3 9.5K Winch With Steel Cable - Best Prices & Reviews on Smittybilt XRC Gen3 9.5K Winch with Steel Cable - 97695

Smittybilt XRC Gen3 9.5K Winch with Steel Cable - 97695

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97695
  • Fairlead:Roller
  • Line Pull:9500
  • Remote Control:12 Feet Lead
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Type:Cable


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.

Customer Reviews

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5.0 Better than badlands

The lights and the load indicator are game changers!

5.0 XRC Gen 3 9500. Flawless so far!

Installed on a JLUR factory steel bumper with a Rugged Ridge Spartacus mounting plate. Could not mount the control box offset. Center mount required removal of the lower plastic trim on the grille to provide enough clearance for the power cables. I’ve done at least a dozen pulls at full load at temps ranging from +30C to -30C and no issues. I seem to winch the most at night, so the lighting above the spool and on the remote are super handy. The load indicator on the remote is also awesome. Can easily tell if you need to add a snatch block or change angles. Line speed is also fantastic! I recently replaced the steel cable with Dyneema SK-75. Factory cable was still in excellent shape, just wanted to save some weight. Had no problems loading 96’ of 3/8” rope onto the drum. Shed 22lbs.

from Calgary, AB |
5.0 Perfect for your Jeep

Bought this winch for my 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ looks awesome also bought the Smitty built high mount winch plate easy install. Headlights are LED projector Procomp also from four wheel parts.

from California |
4.0 Solid Winch- Disappointing service from 4WP

Winch is nice, installation was easy and straight forward. The plastic "Armor" that comes with it is a gimmick though. Both Armor pieces were cracked at the screws from overtightening I presume. 4WP never responded to my e mail regarding replacement of the parts, thankfully the customer Service at Smittybilt is much better, they responded and sent me replacement pieces immediately. I have not had the chance to use the winch yet, but during the break in the winch operates smoothly and seems to have a decent spool rate.

from Lake Tahoe CA |
5.0 Great upgrade from gen 2

Super easy to use ... lights up everything so you can see and the gearing is nice n smooth. I would definitely recommend upgrading to the gen 3. I can not speak on installation as 4wp installed mine.

from CDA ID |
5.0 Smittybilt XRC Gen 3 with steel cable

Works like a champ. Very easy to use the control. I had it professionally installed, so I can’t speak to the installation piece.

from Suwanee, GA |



Question & Answers

5 Answered questions

Q: How much does Gen 3 weight  Answer this question

A: I know the Gen 3 with synthetic cable weighs 71lbs. I'd imagine the one with steel calbe is 100lbs

Answered by Bill from Alabama on 05/15/2021

A: 83#

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

Q: Does winch come with hook, required wiring, mounting hardware,etc? Answer this question

A: Yes,  it comes with a hook all of the wiring and everything needed to mount to your aftermarket bumper or winch plate. 

Answered by Gil4780 from Carencro, LA on 04/29/2021

A: Yes it comes with everything you need to install.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 04/27/2021

Q: Does the 2nd gen winch controller still work with the 3rd gen? I have my old one and am thinking of buying a new winch but want the spare old one too Answer this question

A: No, they have different plugs on them

Answered by Drew from Fernley, nv on 02/26/2021

A: No it does not work.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 02/23/2021

Q: Where would you connect the overhead light wire where it wouldn't be constantly on? Answer this question

A: I didn't actually do the wiring for the winch, as I had it installed at a shop when lifting my Jeep, but I can tell you the light only comes on while the remote control is connected to the winch.

Answered by Mike from Baltimore, MD on 10/20/2020

A: I did not connect it because I want to cover the winch. You could connect it to with a headlight, or marker light wire (not the blinker) then it would be switched.

Answered by LilRedRig from Seattle on 10/19/2020

Q: Can this winch be installed behind the bumper on a 2018 Ram 1500? Answer this question

A: This will not work behind the stock front bumper. A bumper with winch mounting capabilities is needed.

Answered by Gabe from Los Angeles on 03/19/2021


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