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Gorilla Winch Any One have experience with?

Since I recieved a front hitch for Christmas I've been looking around at winches. Nothing to expensive as I won't be using it that much and money factor. I just came across a Gorilla Winch. Heres the specs.


GORILLA 12000 LB H.D. Self Recovery Winch 12000LB SF



It comes w/a four way roller fairlead and a 12 ft. corded cable.

So has anyone used one of these or know of someone that has.

The price is under $400 w/free shipping.
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WOW 12000 lbs? Is it for your ranger?
I would think you would only need around a 8000lb or 9000lb. And IMO i would only use WARN, Ramsey, but that is just me.
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Well its $310 for an 8,000, $325 for a 10,000 and $370 for 12,000. All Free Shipping.

I would love to get a Warn, but money is a factor and I won't be using the winch every weekend. Prob just a couple times a year.
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You have to remember when selecting a winch rating is that you are not only pulling the truck but you have to overcome the forces holding the truck. Overkill is better than not enough.
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Overkill is better than not enough.

Thats what I say. Or Better Safe Then Sorry.
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That's crazy cheap. When I worked at Northern Tools a Ramsey like that would start around a grand.
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I got my 10k Smittybilt for $350. I've only used it 5 or 6 times so far, has worked great each time.
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dude buy it that's a great deal i wish i could afford one i want one really bad
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