Wonder how they compare to kfi. I know they are twice the price though. If its worth it I wouldnt mind buying a new one. I have a 3500 right nowToday, I got started on installing my new Warn winch. It's a little fatter and a little longer than my previous Warn, so some custom fitting was required. And of course, Warn has gone to different threads and bolt lengths now, so three trips to the hardware store were also required.😕 I didn't get it all buttoned up tonight, but I did get it wired up and bolted in. I tell you what, it's sweet! It's twice as fast and half the noise of my old one.
Figured while there was a big hole up front by the front diff, I might as well change the oil while it's easy to reach in there. Then I figured it's probably dumb to do the front and not the rear, so I did it too.😄
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Kenny,I've had two KFI winches on my BF and my third winch is a Warn.
I hope the Warn lasts linger than the KFIs did.
All three were/are 2500 lb winches.
The Warn feel more powerful than the KFI winches to me.
It "sounds" better to me which I interpret to it being a higher quality winch.
At first I was a KFI fan because I got them for free.
But to make things fair got the Warn for free too.
I know this has been beat to death here before but I much prefer a synthetic
rope over a wire cable. None of the winches came with ropes so the cables
were replaced very soon after with ropes.
Kickstart, the blue rope has to go.
Mean Green 50' 3/16" synthetic winch rope.
Put a loop in the other end of that blue rope and make it a 50' recovery rope.
Warn had a comparison chart at their booth at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari last month. According to that, Warn's do have better parts in certain areas. I should've taken a picture of it, but one thing I remember seeing was that my new Warn is the only truly waterproof winch on the market in a 2500/3500 size. The other's were rated "water resistant".Wonder how they compare to kfi. I know they are twice the price though. If its worth it I wouldnt mind buying a new one. I have a 3500 right now
What model of Warn winch is your's? VRX-25?
I guess that is probably the successor to my old one. I think it was sold from 05 to 09. Looks really similar.
I take it back, its a 2000 lb winch, model number A2000.
It was brand new still in the box on June 1st 2018 when I installed it.
The date on the box was Feb 29, 2000. Its a Leap Year Winch.
There's a chance it may have been sitting on someone's shelf for a few years before I got it.