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