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New to the forum as I just purchased a 700 and planning to pick it up next week. The dealer says he has a left over 4500lb Warn for the big red that he can discount heavily for my Pioneer. $1,200 + tax installed. I told him that seems really high for a discounted left over. Am I out of touch? How hard can it be to install it myself?

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The hardest part to install is probably the bracket and thats considered easy to some. It shouldn't be too hard to tackle for over the weekend.
 

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The hardest part to install is probably the bracket and thats considered easy to some. It shouldn't be too hard to tackle for over the weekend.
i guess it depends how mechanically inclined someone is. For the usually DIY'er it should be something they can tackle. Its always easier having the dealer do it.
 

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Winch Mount

The mounting kit they offered was $374. I assumed it was a second battery and box but they said no. Apparently it's not neccessary due to larger alternator output than Big Red. I have put winches on ATV's, can't be that much more work.
 

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$1200 is outrageous.

A superwinch Terra45 can be had for around $340 with amsteel synthetic rope. I don't know who is making plates for the pioneer yet though...
 

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I would wait a while on the winch for the other manufactures to build mount kits also. Honda wants too much out of theirs and I don't think they are available yet anyways. It would be simple to build a mount plate for one though. Everything is outin the open and easy to access.

Hiding all the wiring will be the toughest part of the install and still it should be pretty simple.
 

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I like champion winches from tractor supply. Ive had the 2000lb on my honda 300 for years. The 4500 lb is less than 200$. I've always mounted them high ( away from water) and never had any trouble. I just put one on my pioneer last night, haven't even wired it yet. The custom bracket to keep winch up high took some time to figure out, but I love the way it worked out. I will post a pic if I can do it from my phone.
 

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I like champion winches from tractor supply. Ive had the 2000lb on my honda 300 for years. The 4500 lb is less than 200$. I've always mounted them high ( away from water) and never had any trouble. I just put one on my pioneer last night, haven't even wired it yet. The custom bracket to keep winch up high took some time to figure out, but I love the way it worked out. I will post a pic if I can do it from my phone.
Please do..I'd like to see what you worked up.
 

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That is crazy. I had the dealer price me one for a pioneer, $1000 for a 4000lbs. I dont think so! I got a buddy in the lawnmower/golfcart business and he can get me accessories at cost so thats the route im gonna go.
 

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Heres dan's pics.








 
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No problem. You made that mount yourself? Thats pretty nifty!
 

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You might not be able to tell from pics , but my mounting bracket is not attached to the brushguard . It's mounted to the 4 upper brushguard bolts and 2 front diff mounting bolts. It's made with 2 pieces of 1/4 x 5 plate, 1 piece of 1/4 x 3 plate, and the mounting plate that came with winch. I know thinner than 1/4 would have worked, but 1/4 is what I had. It's super strong and mounted high enough to keep it out of the mud and water.
 
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