WARN M8000 8000-lb Winch review
The 100 feet of 5/16 inch wire rope should be enough length to get you out of any sticky situation, and the 4.8hp motor more than does the job when it comes to pulling your Jeep.
The control box is actually a separate piece, which gives you a variety of mounting options. And the 12 foot wired rubber remote feels nice and sturdy, although there might be times when you wish that it was more like 25 feet long. That is where a wireless control system can come in handy (not included, but recommended).
Video's speak louder than words, so check out this installation video to see how easy it is to install on your Jeep:
What's in the Box
Warn Industries 26502 M8000 self-recovery winch, roller fairlead, 1-100' length of 5/16 wire rope, heavy duty clevis hook with rope thimble, 1-12' rubber handheld remote, hook strap, users manual.
The WARN M8000 is a little more expensive than the average lower-end winching systems. However for the peace of mind, I think it's totally worth a little extra. It often pays for itself in the first use. And the last thing you want to worry about when you are out tearing up the trails is whether or not your winch will be able to pull you out of trouble. It will. Trust me. It's a WARN.
Snatch Block, Recovery Strap, Wireless Control System, Hawse Fairlead.
Snatch Block: A snatch block is a simple, but handy piece of equipment that greatly improves the functionality of your winch If you have a winch or plan on getting one, putting a sturdy snatch block in your gearbox is a no-brainer. Not only will it increase your winch’s pulling power, but it will also give you more options in self-recovery situations.
Recovery Snap: Ideal for towing vehicles, pulling equipment, and moving debris.
Wireless Winch Control: Installs easily, and allows you to operate your winch from up to 50 feet away, which can make solo-winching much easier.
Hawse Fairlead: Guides wire rope to and from wire drum, and keep it tangle and fray-free. Provides a clean and easy way to store your winch hook when not in use.
|Above performance specs are based on first layer of drum|
|Winch Dimensions: 21.04" L. x 6.3" D. x 7.6" H.|
(534mm L. x 160m D. x 193mm H.)
|Mounting Bolt Pattern: 10.0" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm)|