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How long to install a winch on a Kodiak/Grizz 450??

Stopped by a dealer up the road from work today. Was chewing the fat on the 450, when I asked about winches. He tells me they do not sell many because they charge 3 Hours labour for the install, which explains why when i got a quote from 2 other dealers, it was over $700 for a winch installed.

So, how long would it take to install a winch?? Is the Grizzly/Kodiak prewired for them?? He said can be done in just over an hour.

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Probably a few hours taking your time to make sure you are doing it right and neatly, and of course for a few beer breaks in between



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about 2 hours with most of it routing the wires away from chafe points

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I could buy all kinds of goodies for the grizzly for 700.00 and install them. Its pretty straight forward, just take time to do it nice and right. Have you looked at other winches? Im shure dealer had warn'$ try looking at venom and viper on ebay. Some come with mounting bracket for around 200.00

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Yep 2 hrs max and thats taking a Nap break..I would think turn key..The handle bar switch control routing to me would take the longest once the winch was mounted..My contactor is mounted under the seat out of the way..Mine had the 2.5 warn when I bought it used ,whoever done it did a good job..I was told a Yami dealer..

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installing a winch on any Grizz is an easy task, it just takes a little time. i think i spent the majority of the time routing wires and deciding where i wanted to put things like the contactor, etc.
buy yourself the winch of your choice, and a mounting plate. everything is straight forward, connections are easy and can be done by anyone with a simple set of hand tools. the only thing that will require some thought is finding an accessory wire to tap into for powering the switch.

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Thanks a tin Guys!! When I am all set, I will start a new thread, with questions I am sure.


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Did you get the 450 finally?



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Did you get the 450 finally?
I 'have to' wait until late spring. Truck will be paid for soon after, but late spring is close enough.

Looked at XP Sportsman, looked at Can Am, like the build quality of the Grizz the best, and the engine braking, along with the lay out.

No one stocks a 450 around here, but they had a 350, which is identical basically in size. Felt perfect for me. So, that the way I will be going.

The ones that I asked about at the local auction are garbage, too big a money pit, between frame damage, and some that do not even run.

Will hold out for new, unless the banker says otherwise.




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William , I had the chance to ride a 350 grizzly a few weeks back at WV when my 450 wasn't running right..The 350 feels shorter to me on the front end..its a 2008 350 it ran good I was Impressed with the way the motor pulled. My 450 felt more stable and a tic longer..not sure about the specs prob close..Just wanted to point out when riding it fast on switchbacks it cut like a nife..felt shorter and more nimble lighter..I would love to put my 14 year old daughter on the 350 grizzly/kodiak perfect fit for her..The 450 grizz is a perfect fit for me..I really enjoy riden it..

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