Hard to find any reviews of the tiger shark so i thought i would try to put one together for you guys.
Purchased from autoanything for $299 shipped, orginal price is $349 but they had a $50 off special. Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 LB Winch - Best Price on Super Winch 9.5K 12V Winches
Shipping to Arkansas took 7 days. it was packed ok and i cant see why it couldnt survive a trip with a heavy handed carrier.
The install into an ARB was straight forward considering ARB is not a top mount setup. of coarse the control box needs to be relocated. I used 3x two foot battery cables and mounted the box directly over the winch cable hole. The power and ground cable are long enough to get to the battery as is. if you have a secondary battery you might not make it
inside the box they use bracket like terminals that bolt to the winch. i took them out and bolted my cables directly in. The handle will need to be rotated 90 for an ARB. just remove the allens from the handle side, pull the handle up and spin it 90 from top to forward.
The fair lead is not a direct ARB bolt on. it has two holes, one on each side in the center of the bracket. you will have to drill two new holes about 3/4 inch below the pre existing holes. see pic below. I used longer bolts i kept from the bumper install and bolted it to the bottom of the winch.
shipping weight is 90lbs but with the cable out i was able to lift this into an already mounted bumper on my own.
Its hard to believe this thing is as cheap as it is. the build is very stout and solid. Metal is thick and sounds like you're tapping on an anvil. I was worried the control box and remote would feel cheesy but the box is well built and does not feel brittle. the remote is rubbery and pretty heavy. I feel like its a little big but it still fits in the dash box as long as that's all that's in there. the fair lead is pretty nice, the bracket is powder coated wrinkle black and the rollers look to be high quality.
After install i made a test run by pulling my 2400lb daily driver across the lawn. It ran as advertised. not incredibly fast, but 90 feet came and went without having to take a nap. its not very loud, the cable popping around as it spools in is twice as loud as the motor.
I'm pretty happy with this purchase, but i might be taking a chance since there aren't many of these out there yet. time will tell.
Ill try to answer any questions that i didnt cover or add pics if anymore are needed.