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
  • 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
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