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Rugged Ridge Performance 8,500 lb. Winch w/ Synthetic Rope

Item J13695
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Features & Details

  • 8,500 lbs Pulling Capacity
  • Series Wound 5.5 HP Motor
  • 3-Stage Planetary Gear with a 172.8:1
  • 100 Foot, 11/32 Inch, 12 Strand, Braided Synthetic Rope
  • 13.1 Feet Per Minutes at 4,000 lbs
  • 80.5 lbs, 22 Inches by 6.3 Inches by 8.1 Inches
  • Stainless Steel Hardware on Dark Gray Winch Body
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty for Manufacturing Defects, 1 Year Warranty on Electrical
  • 12 Foot All Weather Cable Remote
  • Aluminum Hawse Fairlead
  • Compatible with Most Off-Road Bumpers and Over Riders

Capacity. Feel confident that you will not get trapped on the trails with this 8,500 lb winch from Rugged Ridge. This winch is powered by a 5.5 HP, series wound 12V motor. The 3-stage planetary gear box has a 172.8:1 ratio.

Winch & Line Specs. This winch comes prewound with a 100 foot, 11/32 inch diameter, 12 strand, braided synthetic rope. This rope is spun with Dyneema SK-75 fiber with a breaking force of 16,550 lbs. This rope is 1/7 the weight of the same diameter wire rope. Pulling at 4,000 lbs, this line draws at 13.1 feet per minute. The winch weighs in at 80.5 lbs and measures at 22 inches by 6.3 inches by 8.1 inches. The hardware on the winch's body are stainless steel to prevent rust. Rugged Ridge backs their winches with a 2 year limited warranty from manufacturer defects, and 1 year for the electronics.

Accessories. This winch includes a 12 foot, all weather cable remote and an aluminum hawse fairlead. The solenoid mounting brackets allow for multiple mounting configurations including tilting the solenoid.

Application. This winch is a universal application and is compatible with most off-road bumpers and over riders.

Fitment: Details

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What's in the Box
  • Winch and synthetic rope
  • Solenoid box
  • Hawse fairlead
  • Wiring kit
  • Remote lead
  • Cable hook
  • Red indicator flag
  • Hardware
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Winch Specifications
ManufacturerRugged RidgeLine Capacity8,500 lbs
Motor Specs5.5 HP, Series WoundLine TypeSynthetic Rope, 11/32"x100'
Gear System172.8:1 PlanetaryWarranty2 Yr Winch/1 Yr Electrical

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      How many max amps does this draw? Will a 100 amp connector on each line be enough at the grill for easy disconnects when doing other mods?

      • The Rugged Ridge Spartacus Performance 8,500 lb. Winch can pull up to 400 amps under load. It is not recommended to use any kind of connector between the winch motor and the battery.

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      how many feet of rope on the winches ? with out info , I will not purchase

      • The Rugged Ridge Performance 8,500lb. Off Road Winch w/ Prewound Synthetic Rope (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) features 100 Foot, 11/32 Inch, 12 Strand, Braided Synthetic Rope.

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        Overall Rating 3.8

        out of 5 stars

        Installation Time:Afternoon

        • Pulling Power 4.5 4.5
        • Fit 5 5
        • Appearance 4.75 4.8
        • Bang For Your Buck 4.25 4.3

        • 1/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          September 16, 2017

          Not what you'll get

          They don't make this model anymore and it has been reported What you'll get is a cheaper model


          Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

          August 02, 2015


          Awesome ! easy Instal and looks great really simple design and looks great ! Definitely a great accessory to have !


          Year: 2003Florida

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        • 4/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          June 10, 2015

          Product was everything it was said to be.

          The winch bolted up as promised however the ground connection is on the bottom of the winch and is darn near impossible to attach once bolted to the bumper. Once I got it all wired up it did not work so I rewired and still no power then I realized the control handle has to be plugged in and twisted to the right in order to get power to the control handle. I would recommend this product just attach the ground before you bolt the winch down.


          Year: 2010

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        • 5/5

          Installation Time: Afternoon

          May 15, 2015

          Great Winch - Great Price

          Replaced the bumper after the wife hit a deer. Added the winch and used it the first day I had it on to pull out my neighbor who was stuck in his truck. Worked great. Could not be more satisfied.


          Year: 2010Nacogdoches, TX

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