Smittybilt Replacement motor?

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I need a new motor for my Smittybilt XRC10and the powers that be want $250 for one. I have searched for an aftermarket motor and no one seems to be able to crossover the part numbers. Turns out its easy to find one for a Warn or Ramsey but not a Smitty, anyone able to help?

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Thats a great find, looks like the same post end which is the key. Thanks!

Think the Smitty solenoid will work this motor, I don't see why not but this is not my forte'.
 

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Yes, the solenoids look identical too. There are a couple of different models, including a waterproof Albright knock off. They all do the same job. I have that motor on my winch and it has run with no problems for over a year (which is not long). The vendor is 5 miles from my house, so I don't have to pay shipping and if something goes wrong I can go over there and hassle them about the warranty. God bless em, they are still in business in CA.
 
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The measurements are basically the same between the Smitty and Tuff Stuff and it looks like the center drive shaft is the same as well but if I am wrong thats shipping both ways down the drain. I did speak to Amo and he could not confirm they were the same but seems like a solid guy. It might be worth a roll of the dice.
 
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The motor came in and I hooked it up to the power leads yesterday and it fired up. Now I have to remove the bumper and winch and see if it all bolts together. I feel pretty good about the fit since I found out the two winches are made "very" close to each other. I kinda like the Tuffbilt name, might have to have a sticker made up for that one...Fingers crossed!
 
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Not sure what a contactor is but I had good luck with most stuff directly through Smittybilt. If they can't help you then your local 4wheelparts can.
 

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Congratulations. I was wondering how that went. They do all look the same, but looks can be deceiving. I wonder how many places actually make parts over there as opposed to just assembling them and putting a name sticker on them. If you google Chinese winches, there looks like there are a bazillion different manufacturers. There sure aren't that many different designs. Chances are the type of Chinese parts used is more important then the name that is stuck on it. I am kind of partial to the name Smittystuff.
 
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Ive got to give Matt at TruckandWinch.com his props, he helped me diagnose a ground problem that was driving me crazy.

And yep, it appears that the Smittystuff winches are made very very close to each other. After taking all the measurements I was sure the sizes were the same, my main concern was the center drive spindle that ties the motor to the spool. I am so pumped to have fixed this thing and turned a 10k winch into a 12k!
 
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From what I have seen the motors on most Chinese winches appear to be interchangeable. Here is one for $75 with the end plate for the winch. It has a little higher hp rating than most 10K Chinese winches, but a little extra power won't hurt.

TUFF STUFF 12,500 Replacement Motor | TruckandWinch.com
That is too funny. That is the exact same motor and case that is used on the Badlands 12k. I just disassembled mine a few weeks ago and it looks just like the one you posted a link to. So does that make one assume that Badlands, Tuff Stuff and Smittybuilt are all made at the Peoples Winch Factory ?
 

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If you look on Alibaba, there are hundreds of Chinese winch factories, so I don't assume that they are made in the same shop. Most are in the same city. The parts are mostly interchangeable within a product type. Maybe they all just assemble the same parts and put any name you want on it.
 
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This worked beautifully to make my old XRC8 a 12K winch. I also swapped out the planetary gear set and it works beautifully. I had a burned out motor on my xrc8 and a burned out solenoid. I bought a used solenoid online and it works like a charm. Took the old solenoid apart. cleaned it and reasealed it and it works great too. So here we go. My s***tybilt XRC8 is now an XRC12
 

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This worked beautifully to make my old XRC8 a 12K winch. I also swapped out the planetary gear set and it works beautifully. I had a burned out motor on my xrc8 and a burned out solenoid. I bought a used solenoid online and it works like a charm. Took the old solenoid apart. cleaned it and reasealed it and it works great too. So here we go. My s***tybilt XRC8 is now an XRC12
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