Just found out from an industry insider that the Warn Tabor line is discontinued. All that's left is what's on shelves now. Get 'em while you can.
Those Titans look pretty good, but that link has brought up a question I've had in my mind for some time. Does the Albright solenoid replace all four solenoids found in a winch control box (like the M8000). How does the retrofit/replacement work and what does it entail?mountainpete said:I'll be honest, but I don't see this as a big loss... Better low cost alternatives are available such as: http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/4x4-off-road-tech/50817-titan-winches.html
R_Lefebvre said:Yeah, I'm looking at those myself. I'm not sure what I'll do yet. That guy is close to where I live and I could just pick it up. It certainly looks to be nicely made. Anybody here have any experience with them?
I'm torn between saving a lot of money yet still getting something that looks great. Or getting the old standard, possibly overpriced, but made in America product.
He may or may not have any control over material and build quality, and may have simply chosen to use a motor already available from China, rather than outsourcing to a Chinese manufacturer a motor of his own spec. I would personally rather see a winch using a Bosch motor or another motor readily available, already in use in a major brand of winch, rather than picking one from a Chinese source, but it could well be a very good motor. Problem is, who knows?R_Lefebvre said:I think that guy is the only guy selling them. Direct mail order. As best as I can tell, he designed them in Canada, and farmed out the manufacturing.
There's nothing wrong with manufacturing things in China, as long as the engineering is done and quality control is good.
The Tabor line only has a 1-year warranty.cruiseroutfit said:Keep in mind the one the best thing about Warn is the warranty... lifetime. I'm yet to see another winch manufacture stand up as Warn has in this area. There were sooooo many winch companies at SEMA this year, rebadge of this & that, some seriously hokey looking winches too. Still, the Warn has the warranty on its side. I've had a couple of Warns rebuilt on their dime, worth every penny