Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch Customer Reviews
9 Customer Reviews
Equip your rig with the tough pulling power of a Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch. Smittybilt specifically designed this winch to deliver the 8,000 lbs of strength you need to get you and your buddies out of a tight spot. Plus, the intuitive design makes it easy to get in and get the job done without a bunch of messing around.
Your new Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch comes with a durable 5.5hp, 12 volt series wound motor and a planetary gear system that has a 172.8:1 gear ratio for maximum power and reliability. Choose between the competitor series with synthetic rope, a remote control and an aluminum fairlead. Or pick up yours with the 5/16”x92’ galvanized aircraft cable that has a replaceable hook, a roller fairlead and a remote control. Either way, your Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch is covered by a 2-year mechanical and 1-year electrical warranty.
9 Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Kurt K (ELK GROVE, CA) Reviewed for a 1994 Jeep Wrangler — Dec 02, 2013 12:23 PM
I installed the XRC winch on my Smittybilt front bumper, perfect match up. Instructions were easy to follow and set up was a breeze. I used the winch over the Thanksgiving holiday and it pulled my 94 Jeep Wrangler out of a mud hole with ease.
Reviewed by Mark D (Denver, CO) Reviewed for a 2013 Toyota Tacoma — Sep 18, 2013 7:05 AM
I wanted a lightweight reliable winch at a good price. The XRC8 Comp fit all of those requirements. I wish it had a wireless controller, but I can live with the wire. I'd buy one again.
Reviewed by jason w (STAYTON, OR) Reviewed for a 2006 Jeep Wrangler — Feb 05, 2013 9:22 PM
I havent used the winch out in the trails yet, I hope it will pull me out. It looks good on the jeep. I didnt get the cover with the winch so its sitting out in the rain though. I called about it today and the guy said that it comes from smittybuilt. What a joke!
Reviewed by Dwight S (Huntsville, AL) Reviewed for a 2012 Toyota Tacoma — Mar 12, 2012 12:57 PM
The winch itself is great. Works like a charm. That said, the instructions are not so great. Details are spread randomly throughout, with some parts or details not even mentioned (had to simply guess). Luckily, the wiring is well marked, with a label on each wire coinciding with a label on each connector. However, even that didn't go entirely smoothly. For example, while the instructions said to connect the main power wires directly to the battery, the negative (-) wire is much shorter than the positive (+) wire. Ended up connecting the shorter wire to a bolt under the hood, hoping that would provide a sufficient electrical connection. It worked. Once assembled, connected the remote and nothing happened. Wiring checked out fine on a multimeter. Instructions offered nothing helpful. Took a break to think things over. After studying the plug on the remote, reversed it in the socket, gave it a 1/4 turn in that socket, the winch roared to life.