Smittybilt XRC4 4000lb Winch - 97204

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97204
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Line Pull (lbs):4000
  • Line Type:Cable
  • Availability:In Stock
  • Line Pull:4000
  • Fairlead:Hawse


Smittybilts XRC 4 Winch encompasses all the best features you would want in a winch. Every XRC 4 (4,000 LB.) winch features a 3.9 HP Permanent Magnet Motor and a Planetary Gear System with 136:1 gear ratio that will deliver power and reliability at a premium price. This is a perfect recovery system for ATV & UTV applications, with the muscle and dependability to bail you out of any situation. The XRC 4 has all the heavy duty toughness you're looking for.

Customer Reviews

4.5 4.5
14 Customer ratings
5.0 I have 4 smittybilt winches and will have more

Excellent brand winch. From SXS to Jeeps they work in all the different situations I put them in from working with my ranger to being put under water constantly on my jeep. I’ve had the 4K on my ranger for 13 years now with not a single bit of trouble until I snatched the cable out of it but that’s my fault.

from Louisiana |
5.0 Winch

Great price. Winch worked great for the job installed on

from Napa, CA |
5.0 INstallation

easy to install, I had it welded to a 2x2 trailer insert, simply put it into the receiver and can move it front to rear if needed, all you have to do is follow the installation instructions and it worked first time.

from San Diego, Tx |

I uses this on my hunting property and for pulling myself or others that get their atv stuck.

from Tampa, Florida |
5.0 Quality winch. A bargain.

I purchased the XRC4 winch for my new Gator 825i XUV. The capacity is just perfect for a 1600lb UTV. I did have to modify the mount plate to fit. The mount plate and the toggle switch are made more for an ATV rather than a UTV side by side. My primary use will be on the ranch but yearly we head to the trails in the Rockys. It is a Quality winch and it looks great.

from Stillwater, OK |


Question & Answers

8 Answered questions

Q: i have a 1/4" dyneema line to replace the cable. its extremely hard to get the line into the hole that secures the end of the line. any advice? Answer this question

A: Try using the Bubba Rope "The Grabber"-Winchline - Part NO. BUB251610 A safe and simpler way to attach a synthetic winch line to your winch drum. Fits all brands of winches. Also soak the Dyneema line in water and load the drum under tension.

Answered by Dave from 4WP HQ on 10/12/2021

Q: Hi, We have a winter home on the other side of Tonto Creek which sometimes has running water all winter long. I see the winch is water resistant but can it sustain a water crossing where it is totally submerged for brief periods of time? Answer this question

A: These are IP65 and should not be fully submerged.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 09/23/2021

Q: My main use of a winch will be to pull a 3000-3200 lbs car onto a open trailer or car carrier. will this winch do the job? Vehicles are almost always on solid flat surface. Answer this question

A: Hello Frustrated dad, Yes this winch will do the job just fine. Especially working on flat level surfaces (not stuck in mud). Thanks for checking us out, we appreciate your business.

Answered by Ralph from 4WP HQ on 10/05/2020

Q: Will this winch last over time if periodically submerged in water, is it water proof? ex. crossing rivers. Answer this question

A: Hello CDOG, The Smittybilt XRC4.0, 4,000 lb. Compact Winch is water resistant, not waterproof. Thank you.

Answered by RK on 04/14/2015

Q: What is the weight of this winch? Answer this question

A: Sir, the weight on this winch is 26lbs. thanks for the question.

Answered by RK on 03/27/2015


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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