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    Could you explain a bit about the value of contactor control v solenoids?
    Also interested in understanding the differences. Trying pick between the 9.5ti and 9.5cti.
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    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.
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    Default Thanks WARN!

    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4xdog View Post
    Thanks for the support, Warn. I'm interested in the M series and VR series differences -- I was planning an M8000 for my Tacoma, but this new line is possibly an option.

    Could you explain a bit about the value of contactor control v solenoids?

    And thanks for the strong commitment to US manufacturing -- it's important to this buyer, because it's often a strong indication of quality. Of all the operations you noted in your earlier post that are US-based on the VR series, you didn't note "manufacturing". Is this series assembled from US or imported parts? If imported, can you tell us where from?
    The WARN VR series winches are not simply bought in China, adorned with a WARN W, and put on shelves. We do source some of the parts from a number of suppliers, we also make some of the parts in-house in Clackamas, OR. The final point of assembly is Clackamas, OR. These winches are on our Oregon assembly lines right now.

    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.

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    We're glad to be able to further sponsor this great forum!
    Warn, thanks for sponsoring! I bought a set of your Premium Manual Hubs for my Scout II recently (undergoing 4X4 manual tranny conversion and restoration).
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericaOverland View Post
    Scout II recently (undergoing 4X4 manual tranny conversion and restoration).
    any build pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by beast1210 View Post
    any build pics
    Heh...

    Probably not. Pics will be available after I pick it up.
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    The M8000 is such a value. I've used mine a few times and it just works.

    With the current $80.00 mail-in rebate, a new M8000 can be had for about $460.00, quite a deal.

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    Thanks Warn for helping to make this Forum possible !

    I hope to put my M8000 to the test this summer !

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    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.
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