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just picked my pioneer up tuesday and i have a winch already. looking for pros and cons on the few mounts they have out for it. it is a viper winch
 

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thanks for the info. they both seem to be about the same thing. looks like honda is the only differently designed mount. i do hate that they are mounted so low. lots of deep mud and water where i am but the viper lasted very well on my "submarine" foreman :D
 

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thanks for the info. they both seem to be about the same thing. looks like honda is the only differently designed mount. i do hate that they are mounted so low. lots of deep mud and water where i am but the viper lasted very well on my "submarine" foreman :D
Deeper you are, the lower you want the winch mounted for pulling efficiency, but I know what you mean as you can be armpit deep trying to get your hook.
 

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If your not in a Hurry wait Extreme metal products is going to do a Front bumper/ Brush guard with the winch mount. Suppose to have one in a week or two
 

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If your not in a Hurry wait Extreme metal products is going to do a Front bumper/ Brush guard with the winch mount. Suppose to have one in a week or two
You plugged them once already in this thread :D I assume your affiliated with this place? sure seems so anyway.

Should be several places coming out with bumper/winch mounts by this summer. I would go with a cheap n easy winch mount to get things going, and wait for summer to see what everyone comes out with.
 

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I've got a KFI mount and a 400 lb Viper Winch. Easy / Schmeezy mounting.
 

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The reason the factory mounts are low (that goes for every manufacturer), is that the lowest point on the frame is the best location to winch from. If it's mounted high it loads the suspension while pulling and effectively puts added downward force on the front wheels making the winch pull harder than it would if mounted properly. That being said, it's nice to not have to go digging for your hook and less wear and tear if it's mounted high and dry out of the $h!+.
 

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Another thing to think about.....

If you're ever planning to run a snow plow, you're not going to want to stray from the Honda bumper. As far as I know, all of the plow mounts utilize it.

FYI
 

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You plugged them once already in this thread :D I assume your affiliated with this place? sure seems so anyway.

Should be several places coming out with bumper/winch mounts by this summer. I would go with a cheap n easy winch mount to get things going, and wait for summer to see what everyone comes out with.
They are out of Cleveland Ohio, I'm from Kentucky just keeping up with the build they are doing. Not many seem to want anything to do with the pioneer. But everyone wants to deck out a Polaris.
 

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Thanks for all the info y'all. This is my first sxs. I've had a lot of 4wheelers and I guess I'm just used to the locations winches mounted on them. The low mounting does seem to make more sense. Maybe I can just weld a hook mount up high on my bumper for now to keep out the water. And as far as the snow plow goes... Well we don't really get snow in south Mississippi 5 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. We did this year though. Global warming??
 

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I have a VIPER winch that I want to install on my new P4. I also want to have a 2" receiver upfront.

So which mount would you recommend that would fit my VIPER winch and allow me to weld a 2 " receiver to it? And be strong enough for it.

Thanks for your help
 

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I have a VIPER winch that I want to install on my new P4. I also want to have a 2" receiver upfront.

So which mount would you recommend that would fit my VIPER winch and allow me to weld a 2 " receiver to it? And be strong enough for it.

Thanks for your help
Is there any custom fab shops around your area. With a set up like that you might be better off doing a all custom winch mount with a 2" receiver. I've seen some 2" receivers mounted to the stock OEM bumper but I'm not sure how heavy duty that would be.
 

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Custom mount is an option, but I was looking at the KFI mount and from the pictures. it kooks like it might be possible to simply weld the 2" receiver on the upper part of the mount, above the winch. Am I right?
Would it be strong enough for that?
It would be easier than to custom build a new mount.
 

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Custom mount is an option, but I was looking at the KFI mount and from the pictures. it kooks like it might be possible to simply weld the 2" receiver on the upper part of the mount, above the winch. Am I right?
Would it be strong enough for that?
It would be easier than to custom build a new mount.
I don't see any reason why you couldn't do that. If you installed a KFI winch, you could use the mounting plate that came with it (to weld your 2" receiver to) and that extra bit of thickness would extend the 2" receiver above your roller fairlead. They're not "exactly" flush.

If you did it this way, you could bolt the 2" receiver (mounted to the KFI winch mount plate) directly to the winch. This might, however, require some longer winch mounting bolts. I couldn't be sure.
 

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Excellent.
That is the way I will be going.
I am now ordering a KFI mount and we will see from there.
Thanks for the info.
 
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