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Old 11-21-2008, 02:22 AM   #1
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Who has had them and what do you think of them? I'm thinking of getting one but want some input first. Thanks in advance.
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I sell em and have used em on the trail ... better that Mile marker but the paint fades kinda fast... they changed the powder coat a few months back so it should be better ... but a can of clear coat is cheap
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Who has had them and what do you think of them? I'm thinking of getting one but want some input first. Thanks in advance.
if you are gonna spend the money, get a Warn, Don't waste your money on a smitty built
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if you are gonna spend the money, get a Warn, Don't waste your money on a smitty built
I agree since I have 2 warns but 299 is tempting even for me ... and if you get to the store as the doors open the day after thanksgiving they will be selling 2 per store SUPER cheap


but the m8000 warn isnt to bad either
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I've been running one since they came out and like it. The first time I used it, the cable snapped though, but I was very bound up and had a poor angle on the cable. A buddy gave me a new cable he took off to run synthetic and I've had zero problems since. Maybe they've changed the cable on it by now, who knows.

It's def. faster than the cheapo Mile Marker but slower than the Warn but drags my 4500 lb jeep around fine. Last time at Trees, I pulled 5 rigs up to the top of a ledge in rapid succession, never overheated or anything.

I'd buy another one.
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