Winches begin at 8,000 lbs. capacity and types include competition winches with significantly increased line speed pulls and waterproof winches ideal for wet situations. Affordability and pulling capability are factors to consider when deciding on the best winch for your Jeep. For instance, the ideal winch for a JK weighing 6,000 lbs. would be one rated with a minimum of 9,000 lbs. capacity. Wireless remote controls allow drivers to winch from inside the cab and
winches with compressors and waterproof options are also available. Winching accessories include synthetic rope, steel cable, gloves, aluminum and roller fairleads, snatch blocks, tree saver straps and winch blankets and covers and 4WD also carries these accessories.
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You didn't get a Jeep to spend all your off-road time on well-worn trails. You want to explore unknown territory and blaze your own trail. Sometimes that means running into trouble, like getting stuck in mud or ditches, and that's why you need a reliable electric winch. Even when you're on your own and a hundred miles from help, you can get yourself out of sticky situations almost as quickly as you got into them.
Electric winches are some of the most popular winches on the market. It isn't just that they're more affordable than hydraulic winches, they have other advantages too. They still work when your engine is dead, for example, and require very little maintenance. As long as you keep them covered to protect them from the elements, they'll keep working fine. At 4wd.com we have a great selection of electric winch accessories and electric winches for sale.
Which electrical winch is right for you? The first factor to consider is the weight of your vehicle. Don't make the mistake of thinking the pulling capacity of the winch should exactly match the weight of your Jeep. To make sure you don't overwork the motor, you'll want a winch with a capacity at least 1.5 times your Jeep's weight, 2 times to be extra sure. That means if you have a 2006 Jeep Liberty that weights around 4,000 pounds, you can feel completely confident buying an 8000 lb. winch.
Don't forget to factor in the most likely situations you might find yourself in. Waterproof winches and winches that can be activated from inside your Jeep are all options. Accessories like steel cable, gloves and tree saver straps can make your winch stronger and less damaging to you and the environment.
At 4wd.com you get the best prices on Jeep parts, including electric winches. That's because our price match guarantee means if you buy a winch from us and find it cheaper somewhere else within 90 days of purchase, we'll refund you the difference. That means you're guaranteed the best price on Smittybilt and Warn electric winches when you buy from 4wd.com.
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