This is a discussion on Which winch? within the Grizzly Accessories forums, part of the Grizzly Forums category; I was in Harbor freight and saw a 3k winch for around 150ish.
Are these o.k? Anyone have one? I'm not in the mood to ...
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I have a Warn but it was on the Grizz when I bought it, so that is why I have a warn. If I were in your shoes or the next time I'm in the market for a winch I'll try Viper, I've heard good things.....They are soo inexpensive you just gotta give them a shot.
'07 700 (in Fast Green!27x9 , 27x11 XTRs
Home made air box lid mod w outerwear
Home made 2 up foot pegs
K & N air filter
1 1/2" wneel spacers
Warn winch with Amsteel synthetic line
HMF Swamp series slip on exhaust w/ optimizer
Digital temp gauge
EPI gold secondary,18g. (I think) weights and 1.5mm shim, 500 stall springs
Mad Mikes #3 (low end grunt)
ODI Rogue grips
Custom rock sliders (maintaining stock ground clerance)
Rox risers and aero Fly barz
i put a harbor freight $60 winch on my inlaws honda, used it for plowing and getting it unstuck [would not have been stuck if it was true 4x4], its slow and under powered but workes
u get what u pay for
2003 686 26" swamp fox, high comp piston, mud buster cam, dynatek ign. gytr rapter 660 muffler [mine]
2010 yamaha grizzly 450 stock with 48 country plow [wifes] i do the plowing
1996 indy 500 [ payed $250 and put $30 in it, runs good]
china 49cc 4 wheeler for son 9 yr old]
electric 4 wheeler for son [5 yr old]
payed $50 for a non runner needs carb, cable, throttle to run
nothing for my daughter yet [2 yr old]
I've had a KFI but it couldn't handle being submerged often like the Warn. I have Warn on my Rhino and Grizzly. Took me 4 years of some serious abuse to wear out my first Warn. Not even a year on the KFI.
29.5" Outlaws, 2.5" Stateline Customs Lift, 2" rear spacers, 1.5" front spacers, EPI Front Springs, 3 Gorilla Axles, 1 Monster Axles, Dyantek DFS7-29 Ignition, Coil, and DRSP-1 Programer, Mad Mikes stage 2 & 3 , 1.5mm shim, 14 gram weights, gold Secondary Spring, EPI extreme CVT belt, Hot Cams Mudder Cam, HMF Swamp Series exhaust, Warn RT 2.5 winch, Stick Stoppers, Optima Red Top Battery, Wild Boar Radiator Relocate, Snorkels, Kimpex Fender Guards W/Pegs, Quadboss Passanger Seat
I have a Superwinch Terra 35, about $220. Its been bulletproof so far. Its built like a tank. Be sure to get the KFI mount because some others won't work on the grizz, due to the winches big size. This series is totally different than the older Superwinchs, It's heavy duty. It's got a kinda weird circut breaker, but I wrapped it in some rubber electrical cover and electrical tape. I'm glad it has it now.
I have had the following, viper 3000lb $129, warn 3000lb $259, milemarker 3000lb $179, and the harbor freight $139, winches.
I cold not tell any difference in the way they pulled or worked, however I had an issue with the warn filling up the motor with mud and ended up burning it up. I think the milemarker and harbor freight would do the same but the viper is supposed to be sealed. That is what I have on my bike right now and have had NO problems with it yet.
Just my .02 get the viper, best total package deal out there.
Only witches I have experience with are Viper. In 2008 or early 2009, I bought a 2000 lb. viper max. The winch itself was awesome, never had an issue with it. The handle bar switch on the other hand sucked. I went through two in the last two years. I recently bought a 3000 lb viper elite. Haven't used it yet as it just got installed last week but it is super quiet and the handle bar switches are now waterproof so I am hoping I won't be burning through those. Nice winches and being they're based in MN (where I am), I got the winch shorty after ordering. Ordered on a Friday night, winch was on my door step the following Tuesday.
I had numerous questions for them when I upgraded to the elite with a synthetic cable and they were extremely quick at responding and they thoroughly answered my questions
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Got a warn 2500 thats maybe a year old. I have seen it apart and cannot see howw water or mud can get inside, Sealed up tight. Heck, I sit in the creek for minutes at a time, with my front end under water, and see no signs of internal water leaks. As for harbor freight, you for sure get what ya pay for.
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