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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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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    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
    I noticed on their website there's a note that care needs to be taken if the gearbox is rotated to make sure its sealed properly.
    Is there some sort of a rubber seal, or is it just a sealant job?
    Can it only be rotated in 90deg increments?

    I'm seriously thinking about giving one of these a go since my Warn motor has crapped itself. My warn has the 4 bolts facing forward with the clutch lever at the back near the top so I'd definitely need to rotate the gearbox on one of these.

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    I really like mine. It has done all I ask of it, and the Dyneema rope seals the deal for me. Now I feel a bit of a ****head though. I have never been happy with the location of the clutch lever. Never occurred to me to rotate it.... Worried about warranty, I guess.

    In the words of a certain Oscar winning rabbit: "What a maroon!".

    Oh yeah. The Thumper? Unless you are looking for something permanent, and your whole life is off road, it's brilliant. At the price you could carry two.

    I have no experience with their canvas, but I'll bet my Mitchell swag etc. was made in the same factory, or one just like it.

    I know that the Supercentre mob are unpopular. You need to ask why. I reckon I have a good idea. It has something to do with $$$$.



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    Is there some sort of a rubber seal, or is it just a sealant job?
    Can it only be rotated in 90deg increments?
    There is a big rubber seal in there and yes it can only rotate at 90deg increments.
    I had to rotate the clutch and the motor to ensure that the clutch was easily accessible and the electrical connections on the motor were in the best position when fitted to the bar.
    Not a huge or fiddly job.

    I know that the Supercentre mob are unpopular. You need to ask why. I reckon I have a good idea. It has something to do with $$$$.
    Agreed.
    The competition in the 4WD accessory market is rather fierce and whenever any new player enters the market and undercuts their competitors there will always be a lot of "Bagging" and Poo Pooing of their products especially from the established players.
    As far as I am concerned the more 4WD distributers/manufacturers there are competing and price cutting to get their share of our money the better.
    I have bought stuff from ARB and Supercentre and I haven't had any problems with either of their gear except for Supercentres insane shipping costs (I live in country WA and don't get the "Free" delivery option).

    Oh yeah. The Thumper? Unless you are looking for something permanent, and your whole life is off road, it's brilliant. At the price you could carry two.
    It IS a great bit of gear But the carry bag is pretty "Crap" the zipper on mine is buggered after only a couple of dozen uses and the pressure gauge/air filler is pretty annoying because you cant get a reading of the tyre pressure with the pump running.
    I just replaced the filler/gauge and all is now good.

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    I am in NO way affiliated with Supercentre or any other 4WD supplier, I am just another 4WD Bum like the rest of us here
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    I am in NO way affiliated with Supercentre or any other 4WD supplier, I am just another 4WD Bum like the rest of us here

    I think the term you are looking for is " distinguished offroading gentleman " .
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