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Smittybilt Gen2 XRC 12,000 lb. Winch

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    Product Information

    Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


    • Waterproof Design
    • 6.6HP Amphibious Motor
    • 3-Stage Planetary Gear
    • Increased Pulling Power and Speed
    • Includes 4-Way Roller Fairlead
    • Includes Steel Cable
    • Holds up to 12,000 Pounds
    • Designed for the XRC M.O.D. Bumper
    • Fits 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL


    For the Serious Trail Jeep. Tackling the toughest terrain or the steepest grades can sometimes result in a sticky situation. For the serious Wrangler lover who never wants to be stuck, invest in the best. The Smittybilt Gen2 XRC 12,000 Lb. Winch is the answer.

    Waterproof Design. The Gen2 XRC Winch builds on its first generation with impressive design improvements: A sealed, waterproof 6.6 HP motor provides amphibious traverse and water fording, while a 3-stage planetary gear design improves pulling power and speed for quicker recovery and capability.

    Designed for XRC M.O.D. The Gen2 XRC Winch was specifically designed to bolt right on to the XRD M.O.D. Bumper system, Smittybilt's innovative modular bumper design. With The M.O.D. you can convert your Jeep's front end to match any off-road need.

    Application. The Smittybilt Gen2 XRC 12,000 Lb. Winch is specifically suited for 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler models.


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    Customer Reviews (5)

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    Ratings Summary

    5.0 out of 5 overall rating from 5 customers

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    • August 23, 2018

      5 2008 Wrangler - RandyO Installation Time: Afternoon

      There when you need it

      Very solid product. Hook is very tough and heavy, comes with smittybilt hook lanyard. Be sure to know where all your cables are going, hardest one will be the grounding which is under the one of the winch shoulders. Remote works as intended, no whirring down on power as winching either. Have yet to put it to real real use, but I;m sure it'll do me fine

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    • May 31, 2018

      5 2014 Wrangler - JamesjaW Installation Time: Afternoon

      No such thing as to much winch.

      Just want to start by saying this was the easiest install so far. Mount the control box, 3 difrent mounting options with all necessary hardware included. Connect all of the wires, color coded with easy to follow instructions, built the winch in place, run your hot and ground to the battery. Built on the included roller fair lead and attach the supplied hook to the cable. Remember to unspool the winch, and respool under at least 1,000 lbs of load to properly pretention the line on the drum and break in the winch. This winch being water proof was a major plus as it will live out its days in the elements attached to the front of my rig. 12k lbs is the max load and min. load rating is 8,400 lbs. Probably over kill for my 2 door JK, but its better than not having enough winch to effect a self recovery. I have used it once already to pull up a post that was drove and concreated in the ground. The winch never showed the first sign of distress and ended up breaking the concrete I had that the strap wrapped around.

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    • November 25, 2017

      5 2017 Rubicon - JoseT Installation Time: Afternoon

      Great product!

      Easy install great instruction and amazing pulling capabilities

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    • October 07, 2017

      5 2011 Rubicon - Gregory Installation Time: Afternoon


      Easy bolt on wiring fit like a glove .Technology has come a long way . Really outstanding warranty. Looking forward to a recovery. Lol

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    • August 06, 2017

      5 2017 Wrangler - AmyM Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      Works well

      I just recently purchased the 12,000lb smittybilt winch, and it works wonderfully! The installation time was quick and the directions were clear. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

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    Questions & Answers (11 answers)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    How many feet of cable does the winch come with

    What's size battery would you recommend connecting this winch to? To have more then enough power.

    • The Smittybilt Gen2 XRC 12,000 lb. Winch can be used with a stock capacity battery, however we recommend a dual battery setup if continued usage or long pulls are occurring often.

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    Will this bolt on to the Barricade Adventure HD Front Bumper w/ LED Fog Lights 20 in. LED Light Bar (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK) without drilling the winch plate and dose it come with the electric wire to connect to the battery ?

    Can the smittybilt gen2 XRC 12k lb wench fit a stubby poison spyder?

    • The Poison Spyder stubby bumper would need to be winch-ready (mount, plate, etc) and it would fit without issue.

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    Will this winch fit on my smittybuilt src stinger bumper

    • The Gen2 XRC Winch was specifically designed to bolt right on to the XRD M.O.D. Bumper system.

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    6 More Questions
    It is not pictured or mentioned in the description but, does this winch come with a hook? 1 answer
    Will this winch bolt directly onto the Smittybilt 76744 Black Src Front Carbine Bumper? 1 answer
    Does this winch fit on the Barricade trail force HD front bumper with out any winch plate or modification 1 answer
    How much does it weigh? 1 answer
    Does this winch come with a remote? 1 answer
    The description mentions that this winch is designed for the M.O.D. bumper. Does it fit on a standard winch plate, though? 1 answer

    Installation & What's in the Box

    Installation Info

    What's in the Box

    • (1) 12,000 Lb. Winch
    • (1) 4-Way Roller Fairlead
    • (1) 94 Ft. Steel Cable
    •  Installing Hardware

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