Seems like you are the one riled up, I was just trying to explain.Ok, so find anywhere in this thread where I mentioned anything about Chinese winches...The China winches are not a 10 to 15 year old copy of anything, the China companies have been manufacturing winches for Warn, Smittybilt, Viper, KFI, and dozens of other companies using the same basic gear designs.The gears are only one part of the winch....I've never said that Warn was or wasn't stronger internally. I just said I would like to see a newer Warn compared so it would be a little more fair. Don't try and put words in my mouth.
Gears do fail in winches, as do drums and electrical components
There are many other benefits to the Superwinch design besides the gears. They also have a Steel drum, 6 gauge wiring and a circuit breaker to protect from overload that would cause failure.
And I'm not sure if I understand your post. I said that I've never seen gears fail in a Warn or a SW, and your retort was that gears fail in some winches and other parts fail too? I never said gears never fail in any winch, just I haven't seen them fail in a Warn or SW.
I don't know why I waste my time reading and posting in these ridiculous winch posts. I thought this one was going to turn out civilized and educational but I clearly made a misjudgement. You guys are so keen to jump all over my posts you can't even read them first.
You SW guys (which is most of you) all claim that SW makes the best winch, and it's so much better then anything else. So why do you feel the need to defend them so much? Why are you so easily offended at the slightest, and I mean the slightest remark about SW being inferior in anyway? I feel if I said that SW used an inferior quality paper in their instruction manual I'd get 15 replies in an hour telling me to get bent and that Warn's instruction manuals actually use staples of lesser thickness and they will break easier....?
Talk about easy to get riled up.
Most of the winches you mentioned are made in China, I assumed you knew that.