Does this Runva winch include everything I need for installation?
Unless you're purchasing a specific part, or accessory, Runva winches come in packs ready for installation. This will typically include everything you require for a standard installation to get up and running (leads, bolts, control box, remotes, cable etc). This also includes setup instructions and manual.
Does the Runva warranty cover me for water damage?
Yes. The Runva warranty explicitly states: "Our warranty covers your winch against ingress of these elements under normal use. We do exclude the use of high pressure jets on the winch, please do not waterblast your winch.”
I have an ARB Bull Bar, will my winch fit?
Installing a Runva winch into an ARB bull bar usually requires an offset fairlead. This is to ensure the rope can travel through the bar smoothly and without getting damaged.
The EWB9500-Q, EWV12000, 11XP Premium and 13XP Premium all include the new 2-in-1 Hybrid Fairlead in the kit. Alternatively, click here to view the Runva Offset Fairlead
It's also recommended that you check the weight rating of your bar and vehicle to ensure the winch weight doesn't exceed the bars weight requirement.
How do I know if the winch will fit my vehicle?
While Runva’s winches are built to global standards and should fit 99% of winch compatible bull bars on the market. Please check the specifications of the winch, and compare with your vehicle and bar to confirm it will fit. This includes weight rating, mounting bolt pattern and overall dimensions of the winch. Most of the winches include a blueprint diagram with the winches measurements.
What’s the difference between the Runva EWX9500, the EWX9500-Q and the EWX9500-Q EVO winch?
The difference between the three EWX9500 winches lies in their gear ratios. The EWX9500 is the entry level 9500lb winch. This winch has a gear ration of 230:1, while the EWX9500-Q has a lower gear ratio of 110:1, and the EVO (short for Evolution) has a extra low gear ration of 80:1. Simply put the lower the gear ratio the faster the winch. The -Q and EVO models are ideal for winching applications requiring pulling power with a little (or a lot) more speed.
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Runva EWX9500-Q Winch
Runva EWX9500-Q EVO Winch
Can I rotate the gearbox on the Runva EWX9500 Winch?
Yes, the gearbox can be rotated on all EWX Winch models, as well as all 11XP Winch models.
What does the IP67 rating of a winch mean?
The IP rating of a winch (or any item really) is a technical term that indicates how water resistant the winch is. Without going into great detail an IP67 rating means the item is waterproof up to 1m below the surface and entirely sealed from dust and dirt. An IP66 rating means it’s resistant to heavy showers or spraying and entirely sealed from dust and dirt. Due to the nature of a winch and the fact that it’s very purpose is to get dirty and most likely wet, always look for a high IP rating, generally IP66 and above is good.
What battery do I need to run my winch?
The minimum battery size to run a 4x4 electric winch from is a 650CCA. A poor power supply could prevent your winch from working and could also cause damage to the winch motor.
I want to install a Runva 11XP Winch on my D40 Navara with XROX Bullbar, do I need an offset fairlead?
Yes. This bar will require an offset fairlead. Click here to view the 2in1 fairlead.
Can both the 11XP or 13XP Premium winches can have the solenoid box fitted inside an ARB bar on a Hilux SR5 2017?
The Runva 11XP and the 13XP Premium Winches are supplied with a bracket kit which allows you to mount the control in 3 different positions. There should be a way to hide the control box if required and if you find this can’t be hidden in the bar itself we have had previous customers extend the control box cables and remote mount this under the bonnet.
What are the Runva 9.5XS and 11XS Compact Winches for?
The Runva 9.5XS and 11XS are compact winches, which means they have a smaller size profile than a traditional 4x4 winch. They're primarily designed for use as large boat trailer winches. They won't fit most standard bull bars. Please check and confirm mounting bolt pattern and overall dimensions prior to purchase and installation.
How often do I need to service my Runva winch?
We strongly recommend that you service your winch at least once a year especially if the winch is submerged quite often during use. Servicing your winch will help make it last for many years of trouble free use. If you are not able to service it yourself, any auto electrician or 4WD service agent will be able to do this.
How do I make a warranty claim?
The first step is to go through the Trouble Shoot Guide as the problem may be non-warranty related and easily resolved.
If you are still having problems you can make a warranty claim by emailing a copy of your receipt along with the full fault description to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any assistance with your warranty claim please reach out to us at 4x4 Down Under, we're here to help.