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2013/09/23 10:09:04 (permalink)

Winch for my Ranger

I am about to buy a winch for my Ranger XP 900 and it is coming down to either the Warn Vantage 4,000 or the Pro Vantage 4,500. I'm not sure of the difference between the Vantage and Pro. Is the Pro Vantage that much better? I have always had good luck with Warn so I am sticking with them. Thanks.

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    bar5721
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 10:29:26 (permalink)
    I was looking of doing the same. The provantage more in $$$ end of them.

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    TTULR3
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 10:46:06 (permalink)
    Yup, Pro is around $543 and the Vantage is $319. Just didn't know if the Pro is worth the extra $$$?

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    bar5721
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 10:55:22 (permalink)
    I don't either a lot of guys swear by the viper winches.

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    la77chevy
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 11:53:04 (permalink)
    All-metal gear end housing and a permanent magnet motor on the 4,500  is the main difference I'm seeing. Both 7/32'' 55' cable or 50' rope. Warranty is a little different. 5 year mechanical, 1 year electrical on the 4k.  Limited lifetime mechanical, 3 year electrical on the 4,500.
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 11:58:31 (permalink)
    The Viper winches are getting a good rep on here so you may want to look into them.  Either way you go I'd recommend NOT getting anything under a 4,500 LBS and personally I'd say get a 5,000 LBS winch.  Also look at the widespool models and the package deals with the synthetic rope already included.  SxS weight a lot and the bigger winch will come in handy.  You would rather have too much winch when stuck in a mud hole instead of not enough!

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    TTULR3
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 12:29:15 (permalink)
    I will be up front and say that I don't know anything about Viper Winchs but how is their price that much lower than Warn? It makes me think either Viper uses lower quality parts or Warns are way over priced.

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    joshshoots01
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 12:30:16 (permalink)
    Viper makes a good winch. Lifetime internal and structural warranty. Installed over 100 and have several friends with them. Don't see them coming in for repairs often.

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 12:32:57 (permalink)
    Warn is highly overpriced nowadays!

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 12:49:13 (permalink)
    A 4k or 4,500 Warn is plenty of winch, can't speak for other brands.  I've been impressed several times by the 4k on my Commander. I've pulled out trucks that most wouldn't even consider hooking to
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 13:40:29 (permalink)
    Got my ol lady a 2013 550xp 6 months ago and her warn 2500lb winch cable is already trashed and free spool won't work anymore.
     
    Going with a Viper 5000 wide spool synthetic on my ranger

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 13:42:47 (permalink)
    You couldn't give me a Warn.  I done trashed several of them.  I've had good luck with Viper.  I've only destroyed one, but it was from using it as a tow rope and snatching on a stump I was trying to pull up, lol. 

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 14:06:43 (permalink)
    I would go with the viper hands down. We have burnt up only 1 and that was at mud nats after SEVERAL pulls and having a Rzr buried to the steering wheel on the other side of the bridge lol

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 14:28:09 (permalink)
    So what is it that makes the Viper better?

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    28" MSTs
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    EPI Clutch Kit
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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 15:30:05 (permalink)
    Warn 8,000lbs .... 

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/23 16:35:55 (permalink)
    TTULR3,
     
    Both the Warn and the Viper are good winches. The Viper seems to have tighter specs, has an internal greasing system and is completely waterproof. We have sold both brands for years and the Viper clearly has less problems. If you do have problems, you can talk direct to the Viper people at their corp. headquarters. You can't do that with Warn. Also the Viper has a widespool model made just for side x sides. The Viper Elite has 1/4" Amsteel Blue syn rope with a protective rope coating rated at 8700 lbs. It is higher quality than a warn rope. The viper has two controllers.The widespool has a controller designed just for the dash of a side x side as well as having a wireless remote. It comes standard with an 8000 lb snatch block. The top of the line 4500 lb Wide Spool Elite is $454.95 and the 5000 lb Wide Spool Viper Elite is $484.95. More winch and more goodies at a lower price. I strongly recommend the side x side 5000 lb Viper Elite Wide Spool.
    post edited by BUSHHOG - 2013/09/23 16:49:46

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 06:43:55 (permalink)
    No offense Dan, but NO winch is 100% waterproof!  They may claim it is, but Ill bet anything its not.  No good way to seal a winch up for the tings we put them through.
     
    Also, I have seen multiple Viper failures.......they have a good warranty, but they fail like any other winch.  And say what you want, but side by side, no winch performs like a Warn.
     
    FYI, I am running a Superwinch Terra 4500lb on my Ranger XP, and its been under water several times, and works like a charm.   Best thing about it, lifetime warranty, AND it only cost me $220 shipped to my door!
     
    Winches all fail, and I realized this after using ALL brands.  I figured its worth a shot trying this one, and so far I have not been disappointed.  Does it pull as fast as a Warn?  NO.  But its works fine, and pulled me out of a few bad situations, and thats all that matters to me.
     
    Just my $.02

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 07:54:53 (permalink)
    I have owned 7 warn winches. Every single one of them have failed. Owned all the way from a 2500 to a 16.5TI. Currently the 16.5 needs a new motor because it got hot. On the pull it got hot on I was winching a dodge 1 ton Dually about 6' out of a ditch. Heck, I put my viper 5000 in bigger binds than that and I'm pretty sure it is still going till this day.

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 08:20:52 (permalink)
    Yep no winch performs like a warn!! No winch but warn fails for retarded reasons. No winch but warn costs an arm and a newborn child either.

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 09:08:31 (permalink)
    Over 2 years and my viper never let me down! Got a Viper Max 5000# with Syn in the mail right now that only cost $290 shipped!

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 09:47:08 (permalink)
    Can you tell me were you got the 5000 viper winch for 290, I've got the 4000 but want to upgrade to a bigger winch

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 10:48:11 (permalink)
    The 5000# with synthetic is $350 on the website. I'm not really sure if I should say where I got that price at but I will say its from the place that's making my arched suspension and bumper is a dealer for moto alliance .

    I f'ed up and forgot to get the wide spool.... still kicking self in ****!

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 10:53:19 (permalink)
    I recommend spending the money on a viper elite wide spool.

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    Re:Winch for my Ranger 2013/09/28 11:09:56 (permalink)
    That's what I really want Zillad300, I nene to find someone who want my 4000 and I'll give them the new wiring harness cause I don't want to have to wire it up all again.

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