8,000 lb. Capacity - The Fastest VR Winch w/Synthetic Rope


The new WARN VR8-S offers enhanced styling, upgraded performance, and legendary WARN reliability that you can trust. The new convertible control pack has a tactical look and allows upright or low-profile mounting configurations.


A waterproof Albright® contactor provides the most reliable winch control available. The one-piece tie plate replaces multiple tie bars for increased strength, and a best-in-class cone brake holds the full-rated load. The VR8-S also offers the fastest no-load line speed in the VR family.


  • 8,000 lb. capacity
  • Black tactical look puts you at the head of the off-road pack
  • Waterproof Albright® contactor control for the ultimate in reliability
  • One-piece tie plate replaces tie rods for added strength and rigidity
  • Convertible control pack allows upright or low-profile winch mounting
  • Standard Duty 3/8" X 90' synthetic rope with cast iron hawse fairlead
  • Powerful, efficient series-wound motor
  • Best-in-class load-holding cone brake for superior control
  • Designed, engineered, and field tested by Warn engineers in Clackamas, OR
  • Class-leading limited lifetime warranty


*VR line available for sale only in USA and Canada.

*Product warranty void outside USA and Canada.


SKU: 96805
$704.99 Regular Price
$648.73Sale Price
  • Winch model: VR8-S
    Part number: PN 96805
    Rated line pull: 8000 lbs. (3629 kgs)
    Motor: 12V DC, Series Wound
    Electrical controls: Contactor
    Remote Control: Remote switch, 12 ft. (3.7m) Lead
    Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary
    Gear ratio: 216:1
    Clutch (freespooling): Rotating ring gear clutch
    Brake: Automatic Direct Drive Cone
    Drum diameter/Length: 2.5" /9.0" (6.73cm/23cm)
    Weight: Shipping: 59.61 lbs. (27 kgs); Net product: 53.52 lbs. (24.2 kgs)
    Rope: Synthetic: 90' x 3/8" (9.5mm x 27.4m)
    Fairlead: Cast Iron Hawse
    Recommended Battery: 650 CCA minimum for winching
    Battery leads: 0.98" x 6.5' (25mm x 2m)
    Finish: Powder coat over primer undercoating
    Warranty: Limited Lifetime


*Many products will require the use of a direct shipping quote from one of our CSR agents due to new DIM weights and measure changes as of Jan 10th, 2018 from major carriers.

Packages greater than a square cubic foot are now required to use a “volumetric weight” based upon length, width, height of a package from most carriers which alters actual weights. Oversized / Unique shaped packages are most affected and may not apply to your specific purchase(s). However, IN ORDER to save you, the customer, shipping costs, associated fees, and to keep product costs down, we are taking action to give direct shipping quotes based upon delivery methods available. Your full name and email address, required in the checkout, is so we can offer you a shipping quote. Your item(s) will NOT ship without communication from our CSR agents. We apologize for any inconveniences.*