Product Comparison: Smittybilt X20 (98510) vs Warn ZEON 8-S (89305)

General Specifications
X20 (98510)
ZEON 8-S (89305)
About the Product
The Smittybilt X2O Winches have been enhanced in almost every area for increased performance and trouble free operation. Every X2O winch features a Series Wound 6.6 HP motor that is completely sealed, as well as a 3-Stage Planetary Gear System. The X2O winch features a completely waterproof 500 AMP solenoid pack that can be mounted in 2 different locations, depending on your application needs. They also include a new controller that can be wired to the winch or unplugged for trouble-free wireless operation. The X2O also features optimized gear ratios that deliver lightning-fast line speeds. If youre looking for something more versatile, check out the X2O Comp Series, which includes all of the features and benefits of the original series, and adds a synthetic winch rope. And finally, all X2O winches are covered by the Smittybilt Lifetime Warranty, providing peace of mind as well as unparalleled performance. With all of these features, you can count on the X2O winch to be there every time, in every situation.
This Warn Industries ZEON (R) 8-S 12 volt electric Winch is vehicle mounted and has a pull capacity of 8,000 pound. It has a 100 feet synthetic rope. Note: This Winch will require winch mount for proper installation.
Key Specs
Mounting Bolt Pattern
10.0” x 4.5”
10.0” x 4.5”
Synthetic Rope 3/8” x 98.5’
Spydura synthetic 3/8" x 100'
Gear Ratio
218 :1
162 :1
3-Stage Planetary
3-Stage Planetary
Rated Line Pull
10000 lbs.
8000 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Smittybilt X20 (98510) Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch
  • Excellent winch , love it completely. Did replace the hook with a heavy TMJ self locking hook which was a great addition. Nothing wrong with the crossbar support on this winch, need to take care to not abuse it allowing cable to pile up in one area that will exceed the clearances.
  • My Jeep Cherokee was fully loaded with tools, spare, and aftermarket 3/16" bumpers front and rear (~4k lbs).
  • Great looking product but assembly was somewhat difficult. The control module that sits on top is cumbersome to mount and mounting bolts were not long enough.
  • The winch has performed flawlessly and has plenty of power for my 2-door Jeep JK.
  • Mounted with a rough country hidden mount for F150. Fit fine. Not heavy, maybe 40 lbs. Only pulled a jeep across a lot to tighten rope but was effortless.
Warn ZEON 8-S (89305) Winch with Synthetic Rope
  • This winch with the Synthetic Rope is about 25 lbs lighter than one with a steel cable.
  • The rope is more difficult to install on the spool than a cable is, but once installed you don't need to worry about kinking the cable.
  • Super expensive. Very elite brand. But so glad I went for it. Thing is built to last a lifetime. WARN is in a class by itself. Nothing compares. Synthetic rope almost too good to be true.
  • I have a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 2 door and I have never gotten stuck and use this thing for any application I can as I do not get stuck and this thing is a total beast. It pulls fast and sounds powerful. I have not found something it will not pull.
  • The synthetic rope is excellent, but note that it comes 'separately' in the box, and you will need to thread it onto the drum yourself. This is not as easy as it sounds.
  • Failed first time I used it. Well under rating. Gears froze motor turned but rope was not pulled in.
Size & Weight
9.4 in.
10.52 in.
22.3 in.
24.25 in.
5.4 in.
7.15 in.
67 lbs.
75 lbs.
Line Pull: Max. lbs.
1.8 MPM
1.9 MPM
Line Pull: 0 lbs
9.5 MPM
12.8 MPM
Drum Length
9.6 in.
9 in.
Drum Diameter
2.5 in.
3.15 in.
Remote Switch, 12’ lead
Handheld Remote Switch
4 Way Roller
Aluminum hawse
Clevis Pinned Latch
Clevis w/Strap
Automatic Out-Of-Drum
Automatic mechanical cone
Sliding Ring Gear
Sliding Ring Gear
Waterproof: IP68 Rating, Integrated Wireless Remote, Completely Waterproof, state-of-the-art 500AMP Solenoid
Convertible control pack, Will fit most trucks, Jeeps, and SUVs, Waterproof Albright contractor control, Satin-Black Powder-Coated Finish, Large Diameter Winch Drum Reduces Rope Wear
5.5hp Series Wound
12V DC, Series Wound
What customers say about "Features"
Smittybilt X20 (98510) Waterproof Synthetic Rope Winch
  • The wireless remote is super convenient, and is included in the original purchase price, not an add on.
  • The speed is great - not painfully slow, and not so fast you can't control it.
  • The remote control works flawlessly. I did have a small problem with the screw that hold the winch cable to the drum (it came off) ....
  • Free spool is almost too smooth as there is no apparent resistance which allows birdcaging if tightly spooled cable is hand pulled without the drum braking
  • WInch runs very cool. Brake is not in the winch drum so melting a line should be just about impossible.
Warn ZEON 8-S (89305) Winch with Synthetic Rope
  • It was quick and easy to install. The new sleek design looks like it was made for my 2013 Jeep Wrangler.
  • The included remote is fine, and looks like it will hold up to rough use, but at this pricepoint, it would be nice if wireless became standard.
  • Awesome winch comes with everything needed to mount to your carrier. Has roller fairlead and remote as well. Also comes with a tag line with warn logos to pull winch or help spool it back up without putting your fingers near the spool.
  • The brake does hold.
  • My only issue so far is the actual mounting plate. It says it fits a standard class 3 - 2" receiver. In truth the Outside diameter of the mounting tube is 1 7/8 inch at the most. that makes if fit VERY loose.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
Other Information
579.99 $

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