WARN winch - 8274 or 9.5cti?
I was offered a winch which I'm going to put on my '74 FJ40.
Its a 1 day offer, so I'd need to make my mind by tonight.
Question for all of you guys with winches and/or knowledge experience: Which one to take?
Option 1: WARN 9.5cti
Brand new in the box $1299 + tax - discount = $1367 from my wallet.
125' 5/16 steel cable
Option 2: WARN 8274-50
Brand new in the box (Cash Sale) $1400 + shipping = $1520 from my pocket
150' 5/16 steel cable
No Warranty as its a cash sale
I know Warn are good winches and I have 9.5xp on my 4Runner. Should I worry about warranty with 8274? How long is the warranty from Warn, 1 year?
I like the style and looks of 8274. Its kind of retro as Cruiser is vs. sleek 9.5cti. It holds 25' more of cable, but I'll probably replace it with rope anyway at some point. But 9.5cti is backed with warranty and its $170 cheaper at the end (please note that prices are my local prices in Toronto, Canada, US are cheaper, but then shipping kills everything + I have to pay custom fees). 9.5cti is also lower in profile, so looks like more air comes to radiator, does it matter with FJ40?
What would be your choice if you have a choice like this? Please speak up as I'm kind of hard to make a decision.
'05 4Runner V6
5" Custom L-T Lift, 35" MT+AT, ARB / CBI bumpers, 4.56, Snorkel, Custom RoofRack
'01 4Runner V6
3.5", 33" AT, ARB / CBI bumpers, Snorkel
'74 Land Cruiser FJ40
... New Project...
'09 Off-Road Trailer
Custom build, 35" MT