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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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New to Forum looking for winch help

I just purchased a 2019 4le to take the grandchildrenriding. After the first ride I realize I need a winch. It looks like the terra 4500 are out of stock. Thinking of going to the viper 4500. What mounting plate should I get. Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 11:16 AM
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The one that comes with winch should work fine, teryx gives you a nice flat plate to mount too
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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SupperATV makes a mounting plate that sits higher. I put one of those on. Only issue is you might have to bore the holes out on the mounting plate as some don't mount up perfectly. If you go with a SuperATV I'd get a winch that has a roller fairlead instead of their option. I modified mine to put a roller fairlead on. The SuperATV winch I had didn't last a year, but I did sink it in water for about 15 minutes when I got stuck doing a river crossing. So I'm not knocking the winch.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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KFI # 100935

$50 from Amazon....fits like a glove

you may....or may not get a generic plate with the winch

this one fits......then you need a 4500# winch.....

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 06:00 PM
 
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I used kfi plate and TSC traveler 4500 winch. KFI is worth $ vs a headache of drills n holes etc. Last time I didn't use kfi and that was a mistake. I did have to clock winch term connections to avoid bumper short.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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Save your big bucks for other things. Go get yourself a 5000lb badlands winch at harbor freight. Its the go-to winch on these machines. Yes, you may need to clock the contact end to clear the front bumper, but thats nothing to save 200 and still have a really strong reliable winch. The kfi mount is a good one.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the replies. I pulled the trigger on a viper elite with rope
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-28-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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Late to the thread. I've had Viper Elites on three machines and a buddy had one on a fourth. Good luck with them mostly--one motor died due to excessive use--but it was not expensive and easy to replace. I'd buy one again.

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