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    Domin8r X 12,000lb winch

    I am getting a new ARB Bull Bar that is winch capable fitted to my 2004 Disc2 in mid April, That's the soonest I can get this done at the ARB shop in Geraldton and have ordered a Domin8r x winch from that 4WD Supercentre Mob which is about $1,500 less than the equivalent sized Warn unit with the horrible wire rope fitted to it.
    Has anyone here had any experiences with these Supercentre winches?
    I have bought various other things from this Mob, A twin cylinder air pump (Thumper) a double swag and a few other things and the quality has been very good so far that's why I went with this particular winch.
    I just hope I haven't wasted $500 here.

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    Domin8r X 12,000lb winch

    Most winches fail through lack of maintenance, if you read even Warns spec it will say clean and inspect after wading and use in wet muddy conditions ie entering bog holes. Low mounts are hard to service so don't get much. High mounts are easier to service, although harder to fit.
    They usually fail from water getting in.
    It's a lot to expect a winch that maybe five years old but only used twice and never maintained to work faultlessly on the third use, if you follow.

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    For me i would be looking at Runva as these have a good name and a good warranty to match, my 25+ yo warn low mount sits low on my D1 and even after numerous muddy bog holes and being dipped in water it required very little work when i serviced it last year.
    I doubt the cheap chinese ones will last as long.
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    I've had 2 winches from there now. I currently have the Grande winch and it's been faultless. And a good price. If you dunk it in the mud a lot just remember to service it. But that's the same with any other winch. Great value for the money. My first winch went with my other disco i sold. And that was worked really hard. Never gave me any trouble either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPROVER View Post
    I've had 2 winches from there now. I currently have the Grande winch and it's been faultless. And a good price. If you dunk it in the mud a lot just remember to service it. But that's the same with any other winch. Great value for the money. My first winch went with my other disco i sold. And that was worked really hard. Never gave me any trouble either.
    I have the same and has been dunked more times than i can remember and still works faultlessly.
    Mind you when i got it i pulled it apart and made sure it was well greased and seemed to be fairly well made
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    The winch arrived today and I had to remove the gearbox to spin it 90 degrees to match the ARB Bullbar (When it finally arrives) it looks to be pretty solidly constructed But I won't know how good it is until I need to use it.
    All the wiring is nice and chunky and it also has an isolator on the main positive cable that goes to the battery which will save me having to install my own which is good.
    Now to await the Bullbar and then go and get myself "Stuck" so I can see how this puppy performs

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