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    Road Shock Winch

    Has anybody heard of or bought a winch from a company called Road Shock? I just picked up one of their 10 000lb units from Harbor Freight. I got it for $299.00 so if its junk I'm not out to much. It has a 4.8hp motor,100' of 3/8''wire, 12' remote and roller fairlead. The gear reduction is 297:1. I aslo bought a one year warranty for $30. This winch is $549.00 regular price.

    Did I get a good deal or an overpriced piece of crap?
    02 TJ, 4" lift,35'' MT Claws,D44,K&N FIPK,Bestop supertop,Magnaflow cat back,Smittybilt rear bumper with swing out carrier, PSC stinger, 10 000lb winch. Tubular Metal Worx front flat fenders and flat rear flares.
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    most likely an import from china like many others. I guess expect very little warranty support if anything fails, so just make sure you seal it up real good with silicone and keep it covered to make it last.

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    NEver heard of it, but Duncan from Titan has torn apart just about every winch on the market. I didn't have issues with my supposedly POS Champion, but I didn't use Champion solenoids either.

    Did some searching, they seem to be also sold under Chichago Electric nameplate with winches in 8 and 10k models. All reviews were positive, with the CONS being slow and loud. 270:1 redux is gonna be slow no matter what. I don't know if I believe they're 4.8hp motors, but if they're doing the job and are sufficiently sealed... why not?
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    Actually it has a great warranty. It's covered 100% for 15months. Harbor Freight will do an "over the counter" exchange with no questions asked. It's also made in California. If slow and loud gets me out of a mud hole then I can live with it. It was a spur of the moment purchase so I didn't have time to do any research.

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    where did you pick this up???

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    thats a pretty good price on that winch the ones i sell are $560.00 for a 10,000Lb pounder and offer just about the same in warrenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r.d.a View Post
    where did you pick this up???
    I got it at the Harbor Freight in Tonawanda, Buffalo. I had a coupon from the last issue of JP magazine.

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