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NOLABear2010-08-09 16:16:31 +0000 #1
Hey Guys and Gals,

My buddy just got a Suzuki Eiger. He is looking to put a winch on it. I told him just don't get stuck and he has nothing to worry about, but he doesn't listen.

Anyway, I am looking for some recomendations. I have a Warn, and have not had any trouble, but they are way over priced in my opinion. I would like to know what brands ya'll are running and if you think they are worth there price.

I have heard good things about the Vipers and not so good things about the Gorrilas. What about the Mile Markers and Superwinches?

Thanks for the help!
650Brute2010-08-09 16:31:49 +0000 #2
dont get stuck, or take a buddy.... really.
phreebsd2010-08-09 16:36:25 +0000 #3
Viper FTW!

Reliability, longevity, price and customer service..

Thats all he needs!
D Boy2010-08-09 16:33:56 +0000 #4
I have used WARN, Viper, and Superwinch. I burnt up my Warn pulling a friend out, but it was the old Warn 2.5ci. Just to replace the motor was around $150 I think. After that I bought the viper 2500 max. I have had zero problems out of it, my friend has the 4500 max on his grizzly and he has had zero problems out of his to. As far as the Superwinch. The guy that I bought my Prairie from had one on it. It was a 1500lb Superwinch on a 650 prairie LOL. but believe it or not it used to pull me out and never broke, I did change it out just to be safe.
phreebsd2010-08-09 17:03:18 +0000 #5
we own 2 viper max 4000's and I have the original Viper 3000. Still kickin!
kawa6502010-08-09 17:48:19 +0000 #6
Ive had my viper max 3500 for around 2 years with no problems...

Except the contactor, I didnt seal it up good when i put the second one on, they get water in them, so I have to tap on it to make it work sometimes. I need to get a new one just havent yet!!!
harmonsbrute2010-08-09 19:02:04 +0000 #7
ive ran warn. way over priced. not worth the 600 bucks lol

viper great

gorilla pretty good
NOLABear2010-08-09 18:56:12 +0000 #8
Thanks for the input. The Viper is the way I was pushing him.
sookiesmacker2010-08-09 19:10:16 +0000 #9
I run a 3000lb Gorilla. I haven't had a burp yet. It pulls 'em out every single time.

But, keep in mind, I'm mainly a trail rider who uses to on occasion.

I've used it maybe twenty times since new.

The guys around here swear by Viper.

Just sayin'
bayou_boy_222010-08-09 20:51:21 +0000 #10
I am running the viper max 4000
harmonsbrute2010-08-09 20:45:22 +0000 #11
sookies, does ur gorilla have a slow line speed?

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