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Warn winch problems and pc3

jbadon2010-08-11 12:59:41 +0000 #1
Heres my problem i have a warn2500 on my brute but lately it feels really weak it works fine just weak any suggestions. And what settings are yall running on a pc3 i have mimb snorks and swampseries XL?
drtj2010-08-11 13:01:38 +0000 #2
Warn SUCKS!! For water riding ATV's. The 2500's are not sealed like the 3K & above are. I had a warn on mine for 15 months in one hole it broke the cable & burnt the motor up. As for the pcIII can't help ya there
deerslayar2010-08-11 13:09:50 +0000 #3
I agree warn 2500 stands for big piece of junk. Plastic gears, not sealed. Over priced trash. Im trying a mile marker, 6 months and about 200 hondas later.

Its still stong. So my advice get rid of it.
bruterider272010-08-11 13:21:31 +0000 #4
Iv had two 2500 warn winches and both have held up good for me and have had to go under water and dig for it a many a time
mud magnet2010-08-11 13:25:14 +0000 #5
My next one will be a viper elite.
rmax2010-08-11 13:28:56 +0000 #6
i agree throw that 2500 in trash before it really lets you down, it may last a good while on lite quad if kelp clean an not used much, i have a 3000 warn that i got off of a quad i bought for parts have no idea of age ive had it for 2yrs an use daily i know that will give up someday an hope i can afford another one, as for other brands no experance with them but following all winch threads to hear pros an cons
eagleeye762010-08-11 14:34:28 +0000 #7
I just bought my 3rd 2500 to put on my new wheelah cause the other two are still on my other two wheelahs and still going strong one is two yrs old and my lady loves to play her bike in the water and the other is 9 yrs old and its been sunk and used for logging and I plow our Maine winter storms and have had to replace the cable only once and used it to pull a stuck HONDA (LMAO) out that was in thick swamp mud and weed grass about 30 feet. I had that one apart once about 5 yrs ago just to see how it worked agd it looked like metal gears not plastic to me. We'll see how this one does. R ur connections clean? That might weakin things. Good luck!
linkage2010-08-11 16:11:26 +0000 #8
viper elite or viper max

will solve your issues
jbadon2010-08-11 14:23:11 +0000 #9
dam and i sure thought the warn was the best and oh yea my winch stays under the water just feels like the last year r so it just gave up wont even pull me out of a hole without me helping it with a hand full of throttle
BigIzzy2010-08-11 14:28:22 +0000 #10
I had the same thing happen with my 2500, felt like it was getting weaker and weaker till it finally gave up on me when I REALLY needed it. Got it home opened it up and motor was cooked cause like previously stated, not sealed units and it was full of dirt. I would say open it up and clean it out, that might help it, good luck man, but I would start putting some cash too the side for a new one, cause it sounds like your on the same track as mine
bruterider272010-08-11 16:35:58 +0000 #11
iv had two on a king quad and it was always under i pulled a rhino out a couple of time and me with the winch under the water till i got out and on my brute it died in the water where no one could get the and it was under water and i pulled it out hooked to a tree and it pulled me out with just the battery just clean it after rides and it will last



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