Warn 96810 VR 10 Winch Review

Nowadays the car winch is no more an exotic and hard-to-find equipment, which is used only as a decorative element. Instead, it has become an indispensable attribute and practical necessity for any person who prefers an active lifestyle. It is really an important addition to your car if you are a fan adventures in the wild nature where you can hardly find a decent road or no road at all.
And today we will review 96810 VR 10 Winch from the most famous and reliable brand Warn. Their production is known all over the world for the quality, durability, and reliability.


Brand Warn released VR series in 2011 which is more affordable than other models on the market as an alternative to the cheap and low-quality winches from China. This range includes 8000, 10000 and 12000-pound capacities and comes with a steel or synthetic rope. Model 96810 VR 10 Winch has 10000 lb(4536 kgs) capacity and available with synthetic or steel rope (the one with steel rope called VR 10-S). For more detailed information read below. VR line available for sale only in USA and Canada.

Warn 96810 VR 10 with steel rope

Warn 96810 VR 10 with synthetic rope

 

Specification

Brand

Warn

Model Name

96810 VR 10 Winch

Motor

12V DC, Series Wound

Rated Line Pull

10,000 lbs.(4535 kg)

Brake

Automatic Direct Drive Cone

Geartrain

3-Stage Planetary

Drum diameter

2.5″/9.0″ (6.73cm/23cm)

Weight

78.92 lbs. (35.8 kg); Net product: 72.84 lbs. (33 kgs)

Rope

Steel: 80′, 3/8″ diameter (24.38m, 9.5mm diam.)

Recommended Battery

650 CCA minimum for winching

Battery Leads

2 gauge, 72” (1.83m)

Finish

Black Powder Coat

Warranty

Limited Lifetime

Mounting Bolt Pattern

10.0” x 4.5” (254mm x 114.3mm)

Winch Dimensions

20.80” L x 6.3” D x 9.8” H (528mm L x 160mm D x 249mm H)

Duty Cycle

Intermittent

Other features

  • Waterproof Albright contractor control

  • Powerful, efficient series-wound motor

  • Load-holding cone brake for superior control

  • Will fit most trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs

  • One-piece tie plate replaces tie rods for added strength and rigidity
  • Price

    Dimensions

    Equipment

    For which car models will it work?

    The first question you may have if this winch will suit your car. This model is made for most of light-duty trucks, SUVs and Jeeps. Normally in the online shop, you can make sure that this winch will work exactly for your vehicle, you have to just choose year, manufacturer and model of your car and it will calculate if it will fit like it has done on Amazon.

    Jeep Wrangler Installation

    Jeep Cherokee Installation

    Quality and Durability

    Warn VR 10-S winch is staffed with steel rope, which is really reliable, durable, easy to clean and have a lower price than synthetic one for VR 10. You can easily clean it from mud and dirt. For more prolonged usage, you can grease rope with machine oil. The whole construction and details are also very solid and durable.

    Other Features

    This electric winch is very reliable as well because it uses when your car is stuck and it is very handy in unexpected situations.

    Albright Contractor

    Warn VR 10 winch is staffed with waterproof Albright contractor for supreme reliability, durability, and control.

    Control Pack and Remote Plug

    This control pack is very convenient because it can be removed as you like to suit your bumper.

    Clutch Lever

    The clutch level will lie in the hand very comfortably even if you are wearing special gloves. The manufacturer claims that it is easy to turn and you don’t have to use a lot of force to do it. Though some customers experience troubles with this part of the winch.

    Structural Brace

    For this winch Warn used an iron structural brace that holds control pack and helps to make the device more rigid, durable, reduces noise and looks really nice as well.

    PROS

    • Reliability. You can really count on this winch in any unexpected situation, as you plug in the controller it will work immediately.
    • Quality. The device is made of only high-quality materials for long service and durability.
    • Powerful. This winch is very powerful and can get trucks and SUVs out of the nastiest mud.

    CONS

    • Slow. Though this model is powerful, it works quite slowly, which is not great if you are using which in the sports car during competition or something like this. In other cases, you can not consider this as a disadvantage.
    • Clutch handle. Some customers have problems with this detail as it can be hard to use.
    • Quick Rust. After a few weeks of active using.

    Repair Parts Catalog Warn 96810 VR 10

    KIT#PNItemQTYDescription
    KIT 192083  END HOUSING KIT
      11END HOUSING KIT
      21CLUTCH LEVER
      31SEAL, O-RING
      41CLUTCH LEVER DETENT SCREW
      51RING GEAR, SLIDING
      610CAPSCREW, 10-24
      71GASKET
      81THRUST WASHER
    KIT 292077  DRUM SUPPORT KIT
      211GEAR SIDE DRUM SUPPORT
      221MOTOR SIDE DRUM SUPPORT
      231BUSHING
    KIT 397781  TIE PLATE KIT
      241TIE PLATE
      2545/16" BOLTS
    KIT 492079  RING GEAR KIT
      71GASKET
      131CARRIER ASSEMBLY, STAGE 3
      141RING GEAR
      331SPLINED DRIVE GEAR
    KIT 592085  CARRIER KIT
      101SUN GEAR
      111CARRIER ASSEMBLY, STAGE 1
      121CARRIER ASSEMBLY, STAGE 2
      321SHAFT, DRIVE
    KIT 632455  BRAKE KIT
      301COUPLER
      311BRAKE
      321SHAFT, DRIVE
      331SPLINED DRIVE GEAR
    KIT 7900548  MOTOR KIT
      401MOTOR
      451SPACER
      541GROUND BOLT
    KIT 897771  CONTROL PACK KIT
      601CONTROL PACK
      621CONTACTOR
    KIT 997784  BOLT AND GASKET KIT
      610CAPSCREW, 10-24
      72GASKET
      81THRUST WASHER
      232BUSHING
      2545/16" BOLTS
      541GROUND BOLT
      551PARTS PACK
    KIT 1092066  LABEL KIT
    INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
     2610726 DRUM ASSEMBLY
     8651527 WIRE ROPE ASSEMBLY
     7962628 TERMINAL KIT
     1590153 GROUND CABLE
     3862668 REMOTE ASSEMBLY
     9790080 FAIRLEAD, HAWSE

    Parts Illustration

    Conclusion

    All in all, VR 10 winch from Warn is very reliable and will rescue you from different complicated situations. As the advantage, this device is quite affordable in comparison to other models and at the same time it is durable and of a high quality. Please, leave in the comments your opinion or experience about Warn 96810 VR 10 Winch.

    2 thoughts on “Warn 96810 VR 10 Winch Review”

    1. I like Warn VR 10 because it is durable and stylish. It has high-quality parts. I like its black powder coat. It has a waterproof contractor control, which is also an important feature. It suits my light-duty truck perfectly. I haven’t noticed any minuses when using the winch. Some mention quick rust as a con but I have used it quite often and didn’t notice any signs of rust yet, maybe it will appear later but I think that in any case it is a good choice.

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