Will the new Superwinch EXP be worth the wait?

#1
They're slated to be available for sale July 15. Price point unknown. I just added a winch bumper and am eager to get a winch. Everyone will say go Warn... but the price point isn't working for me.

So do I buy a Smittybilt x20 COMP 10k now for ~$520, or wait for the Superwinch EXP? $520 is about the max I want to spend.
 
#4
Do some research before spending any $$.

IMO you are better off with a Warn M8000 at ~$600 than any glam cheap winch.

I am not against Superwinch - I have had a X9 on my Land Cruiser since 1999.

Good luck,

Alan
 
#5
I've also had a good experience with the Superwinch X9.
I have buddies with Warn, Mile Marker, and Superwinch products...they are all solid performers.
I'd steer clear of Smittybuilt products in general...two cents.
 
#6
I've been doing research. Smittybilt x20 does not have a single bad review out there, and with 3 year electrical and 5 year mechanical warranty, it seems like a great deal to me. Plus this is for mostly for camping to get from A to B, hitting some moderate trails along the way.

As for rifle scope mounts... I don't know about that... but it does have mounts for lights or whatever. I probably don't want to wait until July, and the price will be higher than the x20 i bet
 
#8
I've got a Smittybilt x20 COMP 10k - IMO it's the best buy for occasional (ie. not weekly) use. No way is a Warn equivalent worth 3x the price.
Great to hear. That's my thinking as well. It says it has 2 solenoid mounting options... basically left or middle... but is there a way to remote mount it?
 
#9
Superwinch is solid so I doubt you'd have any qualms with using/owning one. The Smittybilt X20 gets raving reviews from every gear review I've read both stateside and abroad and lastly WARN is the status quo for a reason. We rarely have issues with WARN and we install a ton of them.
 
#10
Great to hear. That's my thinking as well. It says it has 2 solenoid mounting options... basically left or middle... but is there a way to remote mount it?
It has been a few months since I had mine installed, but if I'm not mistaken, the solenoid can be mounted remotely right out of the box. All wiring is already there.
 
#11
You can use wireles remote. Just need a small electric cable work. I am looking for smittybilt x20 10 and superwinch talon 12.5. Still searching and reading about them. I just want to find out how long I can use smittybilt without any break. I trust superwinch talon more than smittybilt.
 
#14
Any updates? Who has an EXP? Is a Talon a better winch, or is the newer EXP better?
My brother has a 12K EXP. And my dad has a 10K Zeon Platinum. Both are awesome. I have my pros and cons for each.

Superwinch
Pros:
-Fast
-Automatic engaging clutch
-Wireless controls optional (not nearly convenient as Zeons)
-We hardwired in cab winch controls using the existing controller

Cons:
-BIG
-Auxillary power ports are a dumb design in our minds
-Wireless controls have to be setup and takes us a while. But with the in cab winch controls, we don't use it. So we have to relearn it each time (may not be a con).

Warn Zeon Platinum
Pros:
-Fast
-Very cool remote and extremely easy to use.
-Warn's auxillary power ports are neat, and look extremely easy and convenient to use.
-Can relocate the control box with awesome pre made kits. We did it on my dad's canyon.
-Very low profile when it needs to be

Cons:
-Wireless remote, if it dies, gets lost, or loses connection... No winch. Having said that, none of that has happened yet.
-No physical options on the winch. Can't engage the clutch by hand, can't turn on auxillary power ports manually, can't go in and out without the remote. But it's a Warn. Good company and service. So that's a debate in itself.



Ask away, on anything that concerns you. My family has both of them, we use them. Not hardcore everyday, but they get used.
 
#15
I am consideringthe superwinch 10 k exp or the comeup gen2 9.5 any thoughts . NO I don't want a warn, I have had horrible custormer service from warn. I think they were very good once. but now are resting upon their laurels. So of the 2 winches the superwinch 10 k exp and the comeup gen 2 9.5 any thoughts?
 
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