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WINCH QUESTIONS

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I WOULD LIKE TO ADD A WARN WINCH TO MY 02 SPORTSMAN 500, JUST WONDERING IF A 1500 # WOULD WORK OK, I WOULD USE IT FOR GETTING UNSTUCK IN THE MUD AND MAYBE MOVING TRESS AND WHATEVER ELSE.....

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When I had my quad ( Polaris 500 Magnum) I ran a 2500# Warn, Dad has the same rig with a cheaper 1500# on his, buy the 2500#.

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If not go with a 3000lb winch. You never know when you might need it.

If you do opt to go with the 2500lb winch, be sure to carry some extra cable and a snatch block. The snatch block when used properly will increase the amount you can winch out of a mudhole and cause less wear on the winch.

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At least 2500#. I used to have a 2300# superwinch and it wasnt enough alot of the time. I have a 300# WARN now and it still isnt enough sometimes!

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I have a Warn 2000lb on my 02 Sportsamn 400, it does the job but a 2500lb would be better. 1500 is not enough that is for sure.

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THANKS GUYS SOUNDS LIKE I SHOULD GET A 2500# AT LEAST, I CAN GET A GOOD DEAL ON WARN WINCHES THROUGH WORK. WHAT ELSE SOME GOOD ONES ??

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I would also recommend getting one with the synthetic cable, NOT STEEL!!!!

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I would also recommend getting one with the synthetic cable, NOT STEEL!!!!

This is true I got a steel cable it sucks, gets twisted, frays, cuts your hands due to fraying, rusts. Synthetic Rope is the way to go.

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Warn XT winch have synthetic cables. No kinks, no twist no frays and no cut up hands.

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i cant tell a big difference between the 2500 and the 3000 if you have the extra money go with the 3000lb but it isnt a big difference

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I would look at a Viper winch. I know a few people that have them and they all work flawless so far. All are at least a year old some older. They also make ones with the syn. rope. I have a 3000lbs. on my Honda. A 2500 is the smallest I would go for a Sportsman. They are a bit heavier. Better to have too much than not enough. Best part is you can get them right here in MN. check out motoalliance dot com.(i think thats it) If you ask they should even reduce the shipping. They did for me! They also cost quite a bit less than a warn. Just my .02

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I too have heard great things about motoalliance, they sponsor one of the ranger forums and everyone has had excellent luck and great customer service. Motoalliance is located in Rogers. For the small difference in price go with the 3000lb and like everyone else says the synthetic rope.

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