So I bought a winch for my future bumper, I wanted to buy the winch before fabricating to make sure it will*actually fit..
Ended up getting the TJM Stealth 9000 winch. Or So I thought I just ordered the stealth 9000, but turns out I accidentally ordered the 9000R.
So the R, which is their "competition" model I guess, has a bigger 7.0hp motor instead of 5.5hp, but it only has a 50' line vs 80'. Also, the mounting pattern is a non standard 4.5"x6.75"(v 10" standard)
I was thinking to return it for something else, but it seems high quality so I'm going to stick with it. I am not too concerned about the shorter line, I feel 50' should be enough in most cases(knock on wood) , and if not I can put an extension strap on.
So I'm hoping I can get at least a preliminary prototype bumper built so I can put this winch in before my trip to Moab the second week of February!
Anyways, despite being not quite what I thought, this thing seems super nice for under $600 on summit racing. Includes wireless remote (similar looking and size to warn equivalent), wired remote, battery isolation switch, polished aluminum fairlead, awesome big auto locking hook