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Smittybilt vs Rugger Ridge winch??? no money for Warn :(

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Looking for a lightweight winch w/ synthetic rope to ease off the front end load. Smittybilt XRC8 Comp 8000lb vs Rugged Ridge 8500lb w/ sythetic. Both are priced around $500 and weight approximately 55-60lb. I'm not looking to do any hardcore offroading, just caouple fo trips /year to RC and forked river, no rock crawling of any sort, mostly mud/forest trails.

Anybody is running one of these?
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those are both a little light for the frontier as far as pulling power. rocks you dont need as much power as you do in mud as mud can suck a rig in fast. I'd look at the Summit or T-max winched both built by Ramsey I think. A winch is the last place you want to skimp when buying
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