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PostSubject: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 2:39 pm

I am getting ready to order a Viper max 4000 from motoalliance. Does anybody have any thoughts or knowledge about these ? Good or Bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 3:10 pm

I ran a 4500 viper for a year and it worked fine! I just upgraded to the KFI for the wide spool! No matter what brand you buy I would recommend you buy the wide spool for the sidexsides...

And don't forget to give KFI a look as they are a sponsor here and have great products.. I wish I had a viper so I could tear both the viper and KFI down to see how much difference there is between them as far as internals... scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 3:28 pm

Thanks. What is the difference between standard and wide spool ?

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 3:42 pm

The Wide spool holds more cable per layer keeping you at max pulling power for a long period of time.. I think the regular spool is only available with 3/16 inch rope where you can get the wide spool with 1/4 inch rope.. Plus if you have 50ft of cable on a regular spool it can get real tight and hard to release at times where a wide spool has plenty of room to spare with 50ft of cable..

Heres a little write up I did if you want to check it out!
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 3:52 pm

Thanks. Makes sense to me. Viper now sells two wide spool winches. A 4000 and a 5000. Both now have automatic braking and 55' of 1/4" cable. The KFI I am sure are a great product, but cost is a factor in my purchase. Most of what I have read on the Viper seems positive. Thanks for all the info.

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 4:26 pm

Big Dog Daddy wrote:
Thanks. Makes sense to me. Viper now sells two wide spool winches. A 4000 and a 5000. Both now have automatic braking and 55' of 1/4" cable. The KFI I am sure are a great product, but cost is a factor in my purchase. Most of what I have read on the Viper seems positive. Thanks for all the info.

Cost is an issue for all of us I believe my friend.. lol Good luck with your purchase can wait to see it in use!! Viper winches ? 9695

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 5:06 pm

The day I took the picture for my avatar is the day I decided I needed a winch.
Pickett fall color ride 2010. Ridered was there.

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 5:08 pm

Big Dog Daddy wrote:
The day I took the picture for my avatar is the day I decided I needed a winch.
Pickett fall color ride 2010. Ridered was there.

I use to ride alone a lot and got stuck on the 4wheeler many day with out one so when I got the rhino I new I had to have one on day one... Viper winches ? 9695

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 6:31 pm

Ordered a Viper Max 4000 widespool w/mount. Should get it Wed. Hoping to go to Pickett next Sat. Anybody interested ?

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 7:53 pm

I'll have to see,but I might be able to go..... yes I was there that day you got stuck,we were all wondering if the group had got seperated again scratch I didn't know you were going to check the depth of the mudhole or I would have stayed back there lol

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Cool !! hope you can make it. Trying to get a few of my friends to go. I will keep you posted thru the week. If you can make it that would be great, as you know the trails much better than I. And yes it was deep. Hope to have my winch installed by next weekend and hope I don't need it. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 9:18 pm

Well I have my winch and a tow rope Viper winches ? 882448

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyFri Feb 11, 2011 11:44 pm

Big Dog Daddy wrote:
Cool !! hope you can make it. Trying to get a few of my friends to go. I will keep you posted thru the week. If you can make it that would be great, as you know the trails much better than I. And yes it was deep. Hope to have my winch installed by next weekend and hope I don't need it. lol

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I'll have to see,but I might be able to go..... yes I was there that day you got stuck,we were all wondering if the group had got seperated again scratch I didn't know you were going to check the depth of the mudhole or I would have stayed back there lol

sounds like we may need to start a new riding thread! Viper winches ? 9695 I will try to make it to!

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptySat Feb 12, 2011 2:25 am

id like to upgrade my winch.
where did you get the viper from, isnt that like a highlifter brand
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptySat Feb 12, 2011 12:16 pm

Hunterworks.com

Viper 4000 Max widespool w/mount 264.00 to your front door. Comes with everything needed. As Mud and Guts says the widespool is the way to go.

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 1:20 am

do the widespools require a larger mounting plate?
will a widespool fit the same plate as my 2500lb warn?
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 12:35 pm

Don't really know. The fairlead is also wider, so I would think the mounting holes are a wider pattern. If there is enough material you might be able to re-drill. I'm sure whomever you make your purchase from should know.

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptySun Feb 13, 2011 5:03 pm

the wide spool does use a wider bolt pattern!! Some plates come with both patterns..

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 9:35 pm

today i also ordered the 4000lb wide spool from hunterworks Viper winches ? 9695
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 11:25 pm

Cool,

Maybe I should ask Todd for some commision.

Did you pay the same or did I get taken ?

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 11:32 pm

was still on sale, $210 no tax and free shipping. good deal sense i paid about $350 for my 2500lb warn
my traillogic plate i have should still work so that saves a few bucks. ill have to upgrade to the rope when i save up a little more cash
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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 11:38 pm

Same price I paid. I tried to get him down some. but he wouldn't move. Good price I think, if it is a good product. Time will tell. I guess I'm convinced it is good. I bought it. Good luck with yours. I hope mine comes Wed. Looking foward to getting it installed.

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyMon Feb 14, 2011 11:46 pm

Wow !! Did you ever read your post after you post it ? I need spell check. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 12:02 am

Big Dog Daddy wrote:
Wow !! Did you ever read your post after you post it ? I need spell check. lol

I use firefox which checks the spelling as you type and I still find issues after I post... lol

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PostSubject: Re: Viper winches ?   Viper winches ? EmptyTue Feb 15, 2011 12:14 am

Mud-and-Guts wrote:
Big Dog Daddy wrote:
Wow !! Did you ever read your post after you post it ? I need spell check. lol

I use firefox which checks the spelling as you type and I still find issues after I post... lol
I try not to use big words ..... lol seriously I just highlight and paste over on a new message in my email to check mine,if its important,most of the time I dont care...

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