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Which winch is the winch which you winch with

Discussion in 'Teryx Electrical, Stereo and Lighting Forum' started by muddyrex, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. muddyrex

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    Just thought the title would catch your attention. I just got another atv. 2007 Yamaha Grizzly from my brother in law. I am researching winches. Who can tell me the difference in the 171:1 vs 153:1 gear ratio? What is the advantage of a 3 stage planetary vs a 1 stage? I have a champion 4500 on the teryx and it works great, but I am open to suggestions. I am not a brand whore by any means, but I am not looking to buy a $300 winch either.
     
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    The 171:1 vs 153:1 is the gear ratio. The larger the ratio the faster the line speed. But this is also stressing the gears more and creating more current draw on the electrical system. Expect more heat as the bigger ratio (171:1) has to work harder. The 3 stage planetary is really just a better gearset, more efficient and will produce more useable HP.

    Obviously a Warn has a brand name you are paying for. But from my personal experience they fail too. Buy what you can afford. I always focus on the ones that are sealed to keep moisture out. Keep the maintenance up on it. Use it often to ensure it functions.
     
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    To add to what @thegrizz already mentioned...

    Customer service and warranty probably should be taken into account as well. One thing I can say about warn is that they have always been great to deal with for me personally and they have never had an issue shipping me out parts under warranty. I broke the brake and and a gear at different times and they shipped out parts without hesitation even after 5 years of use. I know a few other brands that claim they will do that but when the time comes you are SOL.

    What Grizzly did you get? 450, 660 or 700?

    If a 700 you don't need a monster winch and some of the manufacturers 3500#-4000# winches won't even fit on the Grizzly 700 so look around and ask some owners prior to ordering one. I know there are quite a few ex Grizzly 700 owners on here that can offer up input on what they used.
     
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  4. muddyrex

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    Its a 660. I thought it was a 700 since it was an '07. It seems they sold some hold over 660s as '07 as well. Looks to have a huge space to fit a winch in.
     
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    I've come to love the Superwinch Terra line, they are the most water-tite and reliability has been great. Warn does have great customer service but I've never needed customer service on the Superwinch so I can't compare. I have the Terra 45 on my Teryx with Synthetic line and it has been as trusty as a hammer! They are very reasonably priced also, if you keep an eye on Amazon they have some great prices on the Superwinch line.

    http://www.amazon.com/Superwinch-11...427679706&sr=8-1&keywords=superwinch+terra+35

    http://www.amazon.com/Superwinch-11...427679754&sr=8-2&keywords=superwinch+terra+35

    http://www.amazon.com/Superwinch-11...427679754&sr=8-9&keywords=superwinch+terra+35
     
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    X2 Stig!!! Superwinch terra 45 with synthetic line here too.
     
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    I'd be willing to try a Superwinch, but I've had great experiences with my last 3 Vipers. Hard to beat their customer service too.
     
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    Shouldn't need more than the 2500 but if you could squeeze the 3500 in for a few dollars more your better off. Go for the synthetic setup as well. Jesse what were you using on the 700?
     
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    I had 2 3500lb Warns on my 700, burnt the first one up.
     
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    Got the wheels and tires switched over. Anybody looking for a well loved Honda Rincon?
     

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    Where you at? How much?
     
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    I'm in central Arkansas. I'm going to list it at $5000 and sell it at $4500.
     
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    Little more of a drive than I'm looking for. Good luck with the sale though.
     
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    No worries. If you know any Arkies looking I am getting ready to Craigslist it
     
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