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Alright so my winch bracket showed up today so I set out to get it all installed, Merry Christmas a little late :D

And yes that is a Camoplast box its sitting on, the tracks showed today also! But that will be for a different thread.

Mounting bracket and hardware

Everything that was in the winch box.

Winch and Roller Fairlead all bolted up to the mounting plate

Front push bar comes off easy, 6 bolts.

Battery access, just a note, every winch I've installed on SXS's I've had to swap the leads and use the ones meant to go from the winch to the relay to go from the relay to the battery because of the length. They only provide about 2' leads for the battery and generally the relay is much closer on SXS's to the winch than the battery.

Relay mounting position.

Hard to see but the white wire in this photo is 12v key power to the accessory plug, that's what I tapped for key power.

This is the location I chose for the plugin for the remote control, out of the way unseen unless your standing on your head and accessible from the driver side without getting in the cab.

Finished, you will need an assortment of metric wrenches and sockets 8-14mm, an 1-1/8th hole saw and an assortment of small drill bits and a drill. The zip ties that came with the kit are a joke way too light so you'll need some good ties too.
 

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It lives up to its name. It looks very stealthy!

Nice write up. Where did you end up mounting the mini rocker?
 

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I didn't mount the mini rocker, I thought about it and really didn't like any of the positions that it would work. I don't use a winch very much but its kinda one of those things that when you need it you need it bad. So I think for now I'll just use the remote lead and call it good. Maybe if I do a dash panel above the glove box I might mount a flush rocker there, maybe.
 

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BTW, this install was WAY easier than the one I installed on my Rzr 900XP. I would never do that again, would hire it done in a heartbeat.
 

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Ahh. I'm a wincher, so it never occurred to me to not mount the switch. I like it. Made the install even cleaner then.
 

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Great just in time. I got the exact same winch and mount from the big brown truck today. Thanks for this.
 

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Great just in time. I got the exact same winch and mount from the big brown truck today. Thanks for this.
Congrats, if you run into any questions ask away I'll do my best to help.
 

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Looks like the proper fairlead to me. Same kind I run on my xt30 that came with it.

If he was replacing a metal cable and had a scuffed up fairlead, then he might want to go to a hawse.
 

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Don't you have the wrong fairlead on I believe you have the wire cable fairlead installed instead of the rope lead?
No, its the correct fairlead it has poly rollers instead of steel so it should work just fine. You can use either the roller type or the aluminum type that comes with the viper winches.
 

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Nice install. I am doing the same right now. I mounted the winch and plate but not wiring.

Please advise how did you hide the cables from battery to the relay, on the floor? or under the floor. also can you give me a more clear picture of the key power cable you were referring to ?

thank you very much.
 

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Nice install. I am doing the same right now. I mounted the winch and plate but not wiring.

Please advise how did you hide the cables from battery to the relay, on the floor? or under the floor. also can you give me a more clear picture of the key power cable you were referring to ?

thank you very much for your advise.
No, its the correct fairlead it has poly rollers instead of steel so it should work just fine. You can use either the roller type or the aluminum type that comes with the viper winches.
 

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I put all my wiring under seat where battery is. Put the winch solenoid in the spot the small tool kit was in fits right down in there. only had to run winch leads under seat around frame. I also didn't install the rocker switch just use handheld one.. i got the superwinch 4500.. i had 5 people in pioneer this past Saturday and got stuck really bad the winch pulled us out easily but so glad i got 4500 and not 3500 don't think the 3500 would of got us out maybe if i used a snatch block.
 

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Nice install. I am doing the same right now. I mounted the winch and plate but not wiring.

Please advise how did you hide the cables from battery to the relay, on the floor? or under the floor. also can you give me a more clear picture of the key power cable you were referring to ?

thank you very much.
Thank you, I ran them under the floor board next to the frame then up under the seat and through the hole in the plastic next the the battery.

I'll try to get a better pic of the key switch power wire.
 

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Thank you so much.
I got the key wire problem solved, found the wire.
To hide the cable, I guess you had to lift the pioneer off the ground to get access under the seats? or you took off the floor board?

Thank you, I ran them under the floor board next to the frame then up under the seat and through the hole in the plastic next the the battery.

I'll try to get a better pic of the key switch power wire.
 

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I got the 3500 stealth one, hopefully I will not get stuck that bad.

also, if you put the relay under the seat, how did you connect the key power cable?

I put all my wiring under seat where battery is. Put the winch solenoid in the spot the small tool kit was in fits right down in there. only had to run winch leads under seat around frame. I also didn't install the rocker switch just use handheld one.. i got the superwinch 4500.. i had 5 people in pioneer this past Saturday and got stuck really bad the winch pulled us out easily but so glad i got 4500 and not 3500 don't think the 3500 would of got us out maybe if i used a snatch block.
 

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i wired the red (hot) wire from handheld control plug in to light fuse just pulled out fuse put wire into hole than push fuse back in. didn't want to cut any wires. i have the winch leads and the wire for hand held control plug down frame than under seat. the hand held control plug is under hood part. but i am going to move it to dash area just want to be 100% sure where i want to put it. Mainly put solenoid under seat cause the plastic is thin on the fuse box where i see a lot of people put it and the water and mud gets up in there bad under hood.
 
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