2011 JK Rubicon: AEV DualSport XT Suspension 2.5 -w- Geometry Brackets | AEV ProCal | AEV Savarge Wheels -w- BFG KM2s | AEV Rear Corner Guards | AEV JK Premium Front Bumper, Winch Mount & Front Skidplate | AEV Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier | ACE Engineering Rock Sliders | Safari Straps | sPod | Rigid Dually LED Back-up Lights | River Raider Aluminum Skid System | River Raider Aluminum Evap Skid | Marathon Superhides Seat Covers | RockNob Timpanogos Shifter Knobs | M-416 Trailer
Also very interested in the VR series winch for my car trailer. I was considering other brands until I saw the VR winches. I am a die hard Warn Fan and would prefer them over any other brand. I know what I put my old M12000 through and trust the Warn brand to get me home safe.
I think everyone who has ever ventured into the dirt can thank WARN for saving them at one time or another. So THANKS WARN for all the pulls when we needed you and big time thanks for supporting our forum and our expo family!
To answer the earlier question about solenoids vs. contactors: Since the 1950s, we've been using solenoids. However, there has been a gradual shift to contactor control at WARN. (The PowerPlant has had one since its 2007 introduction, as have our RT/XT powersports winches). The contactors tend to have a longer lifespan, but do cost more when they need replacing. Maintaining solenoid control is one way we've been able to keep the cost of the VR down.
One final note: The VR winches undergo the same same testing practices as our other truck winches, and are covered by the same Limited Lifetime Warranty as our other winches. If they aren't good products, we not going to put our name on them.
Hopefully this answers some questions.
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ), silver w/black top auto 4WD - Scout Recovery Vehicle
1977 International Harvester Scout II, red w/white top manual 4WD - Jeep Recovery Vehicle
I have the Warn Powerplant. After several light uses over a year period, the thermal sensor went bad. It left my buddy in a real fix, his rig being inverted. We got the rigging configured, pushed the button and nothing.
Apparently the thermal sensor was a very common problem with the early powerplants. Warn even has a "kit" with instructions to fix it. They quickly sold me the new sensor, so now my $1500 winch works properly.
The Adventure starts here.......
I absolutelnty love my 8274. The line speed gets me in trouble sometimes cuz of the speed. I eventually want to double up the motor.
87 burban 3/4 ton
4 inch lify
315/75r16 Procomp extreme AT
D44 FRT 4.56 Gears
14 Bolt full floating with 4.56 gears and Detroit locker
4 speed muncie
custom safari rack with 5 KC forward and 2 in the rear
warn bumper with 8274 winch