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I am purchasing a 2018 Grizzly 700 EPS. I have ordered the provantage 2500lb winch, the dealer wants $500 to install,i thought I would save some money by installing it myself. Does anyone have any info or install videos for me? Thank you for your time!!!
 

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Warn told me eventually they would have all you tube type videos for their installs . With that said take your time on the install ,make sure you assemble loose before final tighting of mounting plate/winch . Loose is critical ! Wiring is pretty straight forward, ask questions when in doubt!
 
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Hey I just bought a 2017 grizzly and they were gonna charge me as well. So I did it myself, in the box with the winch it has a step by step instructions that is super easy to follow, as long as you follow the steps you?ll have no issue doing it yourself!
They were only gonna charge me $350 Canadian and they gave me a 3000lb winch so maybe see if they can work something out for you!
 

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I am purchasing a 2018 Grizzly 700 EPS. I have ordered the provantage 2500lb winch, the dealer wants $500 to install,i thought I would save some money by installing it myself. Does anyone have any info or install videos for me? Thank you for your time!!!
Holy $&@#!!!! 500 bucks for a winch install... on a Grizzly (possibly the easiest ATV to install a winch on)?!!!? I gotta get into the Grizzly winch install business! lol. I don't blame you for doing it yourself. And that comes with another added benefit... It'll be done right the way you want it done.

There's not much to the install. Do go get some terminal connectors like what come on the winch wires. You'll also need the ability to crimp these onto the stripped winch wire or have a local parts shop do it for you. Why, you ask? The winch will most likely come with a whole lot more wire than you need or want to have to hide. Cutting the wires to length makes for a cleaner install and you're not hiding a mile of wire under the hood.

So first things first- set your plate and winch. Figure out where you want your contactor to be. The directions may direct you to mount it to the winch plate. I'll tell you this is a really bad idea and I'll prove it here-
http://www.grizzlycentral.com/forum/grizzly-electrical-lighting/95170-check-your-warn-yamaha-winch-solenoid.html
High and dry is the preferred method. My understanding is the 2016+ machines are a bit tight on space under the hood. Look under the plastics around the shifter. Some guys have used this area and you should be able to make a bracket out of aluminum fairly easy. Once you have all that figured out, you can get to wiring. Leave yourself a little slack when shortening wires. You want them long enough to get the job done and just short enough to be tidy.

You'll need a keyed power source for your winch switch. Most guys use the hot for the accessory outlet. The kit will probably come with a wire tap. Those work fine for awhile but in the conditions our machines are operated in, I prefer to solder all my connections. Ask questions if you get stuck but I'd bet there's a thousand winch threads here. Good luck and let us see the final product when you're done.
 

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This may be an indication of things to come with this dealer. That is price gouging beyond the normal amount that dealers usually do.
Did you talk them down a few hundred extra on the purchase price of the Grizzly? Well, here's the flip side.
 

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Welcome to GC.
 

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That is an insane shop charge, the last quote I got on my 660 was $200; if the winch is that difficult to install then few would be on the machines on this forum.


The fit is pretty tight on my 2017, took a lot of jiggling to get the bolts to line up, If I had to do again would of drilled where the plate was not aligned, took me a little longer then expected and will revisit in the spring for a dry placement.


The 2500 lb. winch worked great clearing out some large trees, a few that were hung up widow makers at our elk camp.
 

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I bought from a different dealer, Great deal on Grizzly 700 EPS.

While shopping around I made a great deal on blue 2018 Grizzly 700 EPS. The dealer sold me the bike for $10,645.00, all accessories installed. Provantage 2500lb winch with mount and 54" snow plow kit with front mount from Warn and front and rear tire chains. Great price!!! Thank you Waterworld in Medford Oregon. :smile2:
I am purchasing a 2018 Grizzly 700 EPS. I have ordered the provantage 2500lb winch, the dealer wants $500 to install,i thought I would save some money by installing it myself. Does anyone have any info or install videos for me? Thank you for your time!!!
 

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Deal too good to be true!

While shopping around I made a great deal on blue 2018 Grizzly 700 EPS. The dealer sold me the bike for $10,645.00, all accessories installed. Provantage 2500lb winch with mount and 54" snow plow kit with front mount from Warn and front and rear tire chains. Great price!!! Thank you Waterworld in Medford Oregon. :smile2:
Deal fell through. Went to pay off bikes and the dealer didn't want to stick with price quote. Didn't make the purchase at Waterworld after all. Thanks for the stand up Tim!!!
 

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That is a bummer, a dealer that does that loses all my business. There are plenty of dealers out there who will want your business.
 
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