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Jeep Winches: What’s Hot

Jeep winches are a big-seller in the off-road industry and while there may be a number of factors to consider when making a purchase, one way is to look at our very own best-selling lines of Jeep winches.

Thus, we’d like to take a moment to take a closer look at some of our bestselling Jeep winches and see if we can figure out what makes them so popular.

XRC-8 Smittybilt Winches

It’s easy to see why the XRC-8 is one of the bestselling Jeep winches around. It gives you all the best features that you look for in Jeep winches and combines them into a reliable package with a price point that makes it one of the best-value Jeep winches on the market.

Benefits:

  • 8,000 lbs. rated line pull, 4.1 horsepower motor, 265:1 gear ratio
  • 12 ft. remote for safety during pulls
  • Tough, compact and reliable Jeep winches

Bottom Line:

In terms of Jeep winches, the XRC-8 is the all-encompassing, feature-packed winching system that’s priced to afford.

M8000 Warn Winches

It’s not just the legendary reputation of Warn winches that makes the M8000 great, but also the tendency for Warn winches to go above and beyond the normal standard of performance and setting the bar higher in order to make Warn winches the best, period.

Benefits:

  • 8,000 lbs. rated line pull, 216:1 Gear Ratio and 3-stage geartrain
  • 4.8 horsepower motor allow these Warn winches to pull 8 ft. per minute
  • Standard fairlead and remote round out these Warn winches

Bottom Line:

All features considered, plus the performance reputation of Warn winches and independent test results, M8000 Warn winches are quite possibly the best you can get.

9,500 lbs. Powerplant Dual Force Warn Winches

Powerplant Dual Force Warn winches are our most versatile Jeep winches yet. In addition to being a high-powered, heavy duty Jeep winch system, it also doubles as a portable multi-purpose air compressor with a ½ gallon storage tank.

Benefits:

  • 9,500 lbs. rated line pull, 4.6 horsepower motor, 156:1 gear ratio
  • These Warn winches are self-contained and easy to install
  • The most versatile Warn winches yet!

MX8 Mile Marker Winches

MX8 Mile Marker winches makes winching more efficient than ever. The MX8 is one of the only Jeep winches to offer a wireless remote with user feedback so you can constantly monitor the status and operation of your Jeep winch.

Benefits:

  • 8,000 lbs. rated line pull, 4.1 horsepower motor, 210:1 gear ratio
  • Exclusive MOSFET control pack communicates from up to 100 ft. away
  • Monitor winch function, temperature and status of Mile Marker winches

Bottom Line:

These Mile Marker winches are easily the smartest and most intuitive of the bunch. PE8000 Mile Marker winches take a simple formula and greatly expand on it.

PE8000 Mile Marker Winch

Details are what set PE8000 Mile Marker winches apart from the rest. Details like a waterproof control box, illuminated remote control with safety and diagnostic warnings and an automatic shutdown system place Mile Marker winches among the very best.

Benefits:

  • 8,000 lbs. rated line pull, 4.1 horsepower motor, 210: 1 Gear Ratio
  • These Mile Marker winches offer a low profile, high clearance design
  • Unique standard features like temperature and line out delay warnings

Bottom Line:

These Mile Marker winches are easily the smartest and most intuitive of the bunch. PE8000 Mile Marker winches take a simple formula and greatly expand on it.

EPi 9.0 Superwinch Winches

Superwinch winches may not be the most well-known in the industry, but independent testing has shown that Superwinch winches measure up to the big dogs in performance. When also considering their premium price point, that makes for a great overall value.

Benefits:

  • 9,000 lbs. rated line pull, 4.6 horsepower motor, 156:1 Gear ratio
  • Features like remote and fairlead are standard
  • Powerful pulling makes these great off-road Jeep winches

Bottom Line:

A savvy and powerful Jeep winch system that hangs tough with top competitors, but won't put as much of a dent in your wallet. Take it for a spin and we think you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Of course, it should be noted that conventional wisdom, common sense and our mothers have all taught us that something popular isn’t always the best. With this in mind, the fact that these Jeep winches are among our bestsellers isn’t an endorsement of them being the best.

On the other hand, these Jeep winches wouldn’t sell so well if there wasn’t something to them. You’ll have to decide for yourself, but the good news is that they are all excellent Jeep winches and there really is no wrong choice.