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XRC8 Winch

Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97281
  • Technical Details

    • Rated Line Pull: 8000Lbs (3630kgs) single-line
    • Motor: 5.5hp Series Wound
    • Control: Remote Switch, 12' (3.7m) lead
    • Gear Train: 3-Stage Planetary
    • Gear Ratio: 172.8:1
    • Clutch: Rotating Ring Gear
    • Brake: Automatic In-The-Drum
    • Drum Size: Diameter 2.5 (63.5mm) Length 8.75 (222mm)
    • Wire Rope: 94 feet 5/16 Diameter (28m, 8.2mm Diameter)
    • Fairlead: 4-Way Roller fare lead
    • Remote Control: Included
    • Recommended Battery: 650CCA Minimum for Winching Battery Leads: 25mm2, 72(1.83m)
    • Finish: Black
    • Total shipping weight 94lbs
    • All Smittybilt Winches meet SAE-J706 standard ratings for winches

The Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch encompasses all the best features you would want in a winch. Every XRC-8 (8,000 LB.) winch features a 5.5HP Series Wound Motor and a Planetary Gear System with 172.8:1 gear ratio that will deliver power and reliability at a premium price. For a recovery system with the muscle and dependability to bail you out of any situation, the Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch has all the heavy duty toughness you're looking for. The revolutionary planetary gear system boasts an 8,000 lb. line rating and 172.8:1 gear ratio. 5.5 hp, 12-volt, Series Wound Motor. 5/16 x 92' galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable hook included. Intuitive design ensures a simple, hassle-free installation of the Smittybilt XRC-8 Winch. A heavy duty winching system with great features at an incredible overall value. Drum size: Diameter/Length: 2.5 (63.5 mm) x 8.82 (224mm). Mounting bolt pattern: 10 x 4.5 (4 bolts, 3/8) (254 mm x 114.3 mm). Overall Dimension (LxWxH): 22 x 8.1 x 6.3 (557 mm x 205 mm x 160 mm). Total shipping weight: 89 lbs (39.09 kgs). Roller Fairlead does not mount to Winch. Includes Roller Fairlead, Wired Remote Control, and Hook. Winch will not work on all aftermarket bumpers. The solenoid box may need to be moved to a different mounting location.

Installation instructions are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.
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Line PullLine TypeFairleadRemote ControlLine LengthLine DiameterGear RatioMotorVoltage
8000CableRoller12 ft lead945/16172.8:15.5 HP12-volt

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SmittybiltXRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch
 
4.6

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  • Easy to use (10)
  • Durable (6)
  • High-performance (5)
  • Versatile (4)

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    5.0

    Whinch

    By Slowhand

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Competitive Driver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars
      • Small Cars
      • Trucks

      Comments about Smittybilt XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch:

      I bought two whinchs in the last year and both work great.I use one to whinch my dragser in the trailer and the other one is made to use on another car hauler or i can put it in my recever hitch and use it to whinch anything i want.These are both very well made whinches and for the money very hard to beat.

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      5.0

      Awesome Winch

      By Ken

      from Anderson, SC

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • High-Performance
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smittybilt XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch:

          Great Winch, easy to use. Has more than payed for itself already. Used it during a winter storm pulling people out of the ditches.

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          5.0

          For the money, what more could u ask for

          By Cornbean

          from Gaffney,SC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch:

              easy to install and hook up, great product,I have nothing bad to say about it.

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              5.0

              Love It

              By Tony M

              from Boiling Spings SC

              About Me Casual Driver, Jeeper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • High-Performance
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Need A Wireless Control

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about Smittybilt XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch:

              Bought for my Jeep and It works great.

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              5.0

              Great Winch

              By Cookie

              from Spring Hill Florida

              About Me Crawler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Smittybilt XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch:

                  Easy installation and looks great.

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                  • Q:

                    Will this work with my current setup? Here is the part number OLY264-171 (Olympic 4x4 Bumper)
                    Asked on 2/3/2014 by JeepKing410 from Lafayette, LA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hey JeepKing410, the Smittybilt XRC8, 8,000 lb. Winch will mount to your bumper. Please let me know if you have any other questions, thanks.

                      Answered on 2/4/2014 by Devin B. from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    Will this winch fit on an ARB bull bumper for 88 comanche
                    Asked on 7/3/2013 by bmoore2

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hello!
                      Yes, this XRC8 winch will fit perfectly in your ARB Bull bumper!

                      Answered on 7/3/2013 by Aaron S. from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    will trhis mount to my front bumper ,a94 jeep wrangler yj?
                    Asked on 1/6/2013 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      If I knew what kind of front bumper you had I could give you a better answer. Yes the XRC8 Winch would be a good choice for your YJ. If your bumper is not designed to accept a winch you will need a winch mounting plate. They can be found here http://jo.my/winch_plates

                      Answered on 1/8/2013 by Jason L from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    What is the claimed line speed of this winch
                    Asked on 11/30/2012 by Don from MA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      According to the vendor, this Smittybilt XRC8 Winch has a line speed of 37.2 Feet per minute under no load, 18 Fpm at 2000lbs., 13.1 Fpm at 4000 lbs., 10.2 Fpm at 6000 lbs., and 8.2 Fpm at 8000 lbs. I hope this information is helpful. Thanks!

                      Answered on 11/30/2012 by Craig R. from Ohio
                  • Q:

                    I have a Highrock 4X4 Front Winch Bumper. Will this winch bolt directly to the bumper, or do I need a mounting plate as well?
                    Asked on 10/31/2012 by Mike from Fargo, ND

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      As long as your bumper has a 10 inch x 4.5 inch mounting pattern, this Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch should bolt right up. I hope this information is helpful. Thanks!

                      Answered on 11/1/2012 by Craig R. from Ohio
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