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WARN VR8-S Series 8,000lb. Gen II Winch


Legendary Warn durability and quality in an affordable - and beautiful - synthetic 8,000-lb winch. With class leading electrical controls, automatic brake and powerful, efficient series wound motor, Warn makes sure you have everything you need to make that next recovery job a success no matter the conditions or location.


Anyone can put a winch on their Jeep. But when you really need one, when someone is depending on you to pull their vehicle to safety – would you rather have just any winch? Or would you rather have legendary Warn reliability that is always dependable. Rain or shine. Mud or, er, more mud. Warn’s new VR8-S fits into the Warn family quite well, delivering 8,000 lbs of tough pulling power and unparalleled performance thanks to its class-leading electrical controls, automatic brake, and powerful, efficient series wound motor. The VR8-S also boasts the fastest no-load line speed in the VR family. Plus, it delivers all this with in a sharp black tactical look sure to put you at the head of the off-road pack. So when it comes to recovery, you could have just any old winch and hope your have what it takes. Or you can choose Warn's VR8-S and know you'll have everything you need to get the job done.

Multiple Mounting Options: Warn's VR8-S winch features a new convertible control pack that not only has a tactical look, but allows for either upright or low-profile mounting configurations depending on your vehicle's bumper.

Legendary Warn Durability: With a history stretching back 70 years, Warn has long been known as the very best when it comes to recovery and specially engineers their products to work right. Every time.

Synthetic Strength: Winch includes 90' of 3/8" strong synthetic rope which is lighter than steel while not compromising any strength. Plus, in the event of line breakage, synthetic cable simply falls to the ground making it safer than steel cable.

Top of the Class Performance: With its class-leading electrical controls, automatic brake, and powerful, efficient series wound motor, the VR8-S has what it takes to make sure you can safely accomplish whatever recovery job comes up.

Part Numbers: PN 96805 (12V DC)
Rated Line Pull: 8000 lbs. (3629 kgs.) single-line
Motor: 12V DC, Series Wound™
Electrical Controls: Contactor
Remote Control: Remote switch, 12" (3.7m) Lead
Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary
Gear Ratio: 216.1
Clutch (freespooling): Rotating Ring Gear
Brake: Automatic Direct Drive Cone
Drum Diameter/Length: 2.5"/9.0" (6.73cm/23cm)
Weight (kit shipping): 71.25 lbs. (32.3 kgs.)
Rope: Synthetic 3/8" x 90' (9.5mm x27.4m)
Fairlead: Cast Iron Hawse
Recommended Battery: 650 CCA for winching
Battery Leads: .098" x 6.5' (25mm x 2m)
Finish: Powder coat over primer finish
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Line Pull
Line Speed
Pull by layer
0 29 (8.8) 69.2 amps 1/8000(3629)
2000(910) 14.2 (4.3) 179.2 amps 2/7280(3302)
4000(1810) 9.9 (3) 281 amps 3/6670(3026)
6000(2720) 7.3 (2.2) 381 amps 4/6230 (2826)
8000(3630) 4.8 (1.4) 457 amps

Above performance specs are based on first layer of drum
Installation Notes
Parts Included
  • WARN VR8 Winch
  • Hawse Fairlead
  • Wired Remote Control