VR EVO 8 and 8-S

Ideal on 2-door Jeeps and lighter SUVs for everyday pulls and getting yourself out of trouble. The VR EVO 8 features IP68-rated waterproof construction, an ultra-reliable Albright® contactor inside a relocatable control pack, and a state-of-the-art, two-in-one remote for added ease of use and versatility.

With it’s fast line-speed and lower amp draw, the VR EVO winches are the hardest-working standard-duty winches we’ve ever made, with tactical styling that looks great up front and at a price that won’t pull you out of your budget.

  • A powerful series-wound motor and planetary gear train deliver faster line speed under load, with lower amp draw
  • IP68-rated waterproof winch construction keeps the elements out
  • High-performance Albright contactor delivers maximum reliability
  • Control packs can be relocated for low-profile installations
  • Durable, one-piece cast-aluminum tie-plate for added strength and durability
  • Two-in-one remote with wired AND wireless options for ease of use and versatility
  • Available with wire or synthetic rope
  • Limited lifetime warranty for mechanical parts and 7 years on the electrical
  • Designed, engineered, and tested by WARN engineers in the U.S.A.
Winch model: VR EVO 8,VR EVO 8-S
Rated line pull: 3629 kgs (8000 lbs.)
Motor: 12V DC Series Wound
Electrical controls: Albright Contactor
Remote Control: 2-in-1 plug-in remote with wireless capability, 3.5m (11.5′) lead
Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary
Gear ratio: 218:1
Clutch (freespooling): Rotating ring gear clutch
Brake: Spring Brake
Drum diameter/Length: 6.73cm/23cm (2.5″/9.0″)
Shipping Weight, steel: 37.89 kg (83.53 lbs.)
Shipping Weight, bare winch: 32.84 kg (72.40 lbs.)
Net product weight, steel: 30.09 kg (66.34 lbs.)
Net product weight, bare winch: 25.04 kg (55.20 lbs.)
Steel Rope:  8mm x 27.4m (5/16″ x 90′), galvanized aircraft grade
Fairlead: Roller, Die Cast Hawse
Recommended Battery: 650 CCA min. for winching
Battery leads: 25mm2 x 2m (0.98in2 x 6.5′)
Finish: Powder coating over primer undercoating
12V DC performance specs (first layer of drum)
Line Pull
Kg. (Lbs.)
Line Speed
M/min. (FT./min)
Pull by layer
layer/Kg. (Lbs)
07.6 (24.8)57 amps1/3630 (8000)
910 (2000)4.0 (13.1)122 amps2/2969 (6545)
1810 (4000)2.9 (9.6)183 amps3/2512 (5538)
2720 (6000)2.3 (7.6)242 amps4/2177 (4800)
3630 (8000)1.8 (6.0)298 amps5/1921 (4235)

Above performance specs are based on first layer of drum

Winch Dimensions: 534mm L x 160.5mm D x 256mm H (21″ L x 6.3″ D x 10.1″ H)

Mounting Bolt Pattern: 254mm x 114.3mm (10.0″ x 4.5″)