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Unread 08-11-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default Smittybilt XRC10 competition winch

I found a good deal on one if anyone else is looking. http://4wheelonline.com/Smittybilt_X....132695.445383 Of course I didn't find this until after I placed my order with winchdepot.com but they will match the price and throw in the tow strap as well.
I read the install thread on here, you guys got any other tips or information I should know before attempting to install this on my SW bumper.
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I found a good deal on one if anyone else is looking. http://4wheelonline.com/Smittybilt_X....132695.445383 Of course I didn't find this until after I placed my order with winchdepot.com but they will match the price and throw in the tow strap as well.
I read the install thread on here, you guys got any other tips or information I should know before attempting to install this on my SW bumper.
My tip:
If your installing the winch by yourself....find a strap or something to support the weight of the winch while your attaching the mounting bolts.


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I've forgotten. Did we eventually work out there is or isnt a drain hole? If there is, you might want clock the motor cover so it faces downwards. Search and youll find the threads about this. My recall was that there were no drain holes.
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My tip:
If your installing the winch by yourself....find a strap or something to support the weight of the winch while your attaching the mounting bolts.


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Another option is to use a piece of the 1" x 4" wood from the pallet the bumper was shipped on. There's an open slot in the bumper where the winch mounts. The slot is about 26" wide. Cut a piece of wood 29-30" long and place it across the slot. This will allow you to rest the winch on the wood while you secure the winch mounting bolts loosely. Lift the winch up and remove the wood out through the bottom. This worked for me with a Warn 9.5xp. Not sure about the smittybilt though.



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I've forgotten. Did we eventually work out there is or isnt a drain hole? If there is, you might want clock the motor cover so it faces downwards. Search and youll find the threads about this. My recall was that there were no drain holes.
there is... I took close up pics of em... I think its in my build thread. i filled mine with silicone.
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there is... I took close up pics of em... I think its in my build thread. i filled mine with silicone.
You filled your drains with silicone? What we're supposed to do with the 9.5xp in our trucks because we mount them feet forward is basically; fill the pug that's open, and open the plug that's closed. The winch is setup for feet down installation, therefore the drain plug that's open would face down in a feet down install. When you install the winch feet forward, the drain plug faces forward, and any water that gets in can't escape. Eventually the motor will rust. So we're supposed to open the plug that's currently closed, which now faces downward in the feed forward install.

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Thanks guys, I'll try to get some help with the install but if not I will use one of those ideas to support the winch while I bolt it up.

Mark, did you clock yours? It appears the drain holes are on the motor side, so clocking it wouldn't help unless the motor side can also be clocked. I will still clock the gear side so the clutch lever is up top, looks simple to do. As for the drain holes, I'll plug all that don't end up being the bottom with it mounted feet forward.
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Thanks guys, I'll try to get some help with the install but if not I will use one of those ideas to support the winch while I bolt it up.
And Just FYI. I installed my 9.5xp by just holding it myself from one of the support bars that run across the top and starting the two top bolts.
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Mark, did you clock yours? It appears the drain holes are on the motor side, so clocking it wouldn't help unless the motor side can also be clocked. I will still clock the gear side so the clutch lever is up top, looks simple to do. As for the drain holes, I'll plug all that don't end up being the bottom with it mounted feet forward.
No I did nothing. It wasnt until sometime after I installed mine that I started finding threads on other forums about this issue. Given that I live in a (almost) no rain state and dont drine thru deep water much, I havent bothered.
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No I did nothing. It wasnt until sometime after I installed mine that I started finding threads on other forums about this issue. Given that I live in a (almost) no rain state and dont drine thru deep water much, I havent bothered.
You might still want to reconsider. I had mine in for only about 3 months (also live in SoCal) when I found that thread. I pulled my winch out to remove the lug, and I was surprised at how much rust had already accumulated. I would really look into getting the plug removed. I did make one water crossing up in big bear, but it wasn't that deep. Maybe up to the bottom of the Shrockworks steel skid for the bumper.
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I was checking this out as it looks to be ideal for me. It says its a 10k winch but loaded with 8k cable. Do they under rate cable? Or does this turn it into a 8k winch?
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That makes no sense... 10k winch has 10k line...8k winch has 8k line

I have the xrc 10 comp series... I've used it MANY times and has not failed me once. It's payed for itself already!!
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I was checking this out as it looks to be ideal for me. It says its a 10k winch but loaded with 8k cable. Do they under rate cable? Or does this turn it into a 8k winch?
I'm sure it's a typo, you should call them to confirm.
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That makes no sense... 10k winch has 10k line...8k winch has 8k line

I have the xrc 10 comp series... I've used it MANY times and has not failed me once. It's payed for itself already!!
Well thats what the link says. Did you get it with the smittybuilt syn. cable? Is it 100ft or shorter?
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Well thats what the link says. Did you get it with the smittybuilt syn. cable? Is it 100ft or shorter?
Well don't believe everythig u read.. As I said before, 10k winch comes with a 10k cable or synth rope.
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The 8000lb. line is 5/16" thick synthetic line at a 100ft. supplied and the 10,000 lb.line is 3/8" thick synthetic line at 94ft. supplied.

The 10k 3/8" line is thicker and will fill the winches drum and the 8k 5/16" is going to be a little thinner where you can get more line on the winch drum.


BTW: The 10k Smittybuilt XRC does come with 10,000lb. line.
Like Phil said...
http://www.smittybilt.com/product/index/65.htm


8,000lb.line:http://www.smittybilt.com/product/index/98.htm

10,000lb.line:http://www.smittybilt.com/product/index/97.htm
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^^^^ can always count on u for the links!! My 10 came with a 10k synth rope at 94ft.
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I called and they said a typo. I just found it hard to believe that they would mess that up. It looks copied and pasted from smittibuilt website EXCEPT that part. I thought maybe that was why it was cheaper. I think I'll pull the trigger on this deal. Now I just need Demello and Aluminess to get a group buy together.
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Thanks guys, I'll try to get some help with the install but if not I will use one of those ideas to support the winch while I bolt it up.

Mark, did you clock yours? It appears the drain holes are on the motor side, so clocking it wouldn't help unless the motor side can also be clocked. I will still clock the gear side so the clutch lever is up top, looks simple to do. As for the drain holes, I'll plug all that don't end up being the bottom with it mounted feet forward.
Sorry to bring up old thread but getting ready to install a XRC 10 Comp winch.

So I have to plug up all the drain holes that face up once I mount it?
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I believe you should rotate the winch so the drain holes face the bottom. These winches are not sealed AFAIK, so it just needs a hole to drain any water that may get in. Much easier to resolve before you fit it.

Never checked my Ramsey winch and had it for a long time, and it has seen plenty of use. Will only pull the winch to replace it now.
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