Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: Installing the Viper Max 4500 winch "hope this helps"
Hello, so I enjoyed about 5 hours of quality time with my new rzr and viper 4500.
The instructions are poor, thats established but man any winch would be a bear to install in there. Granted Im working with a gimpy thumb after a motorcycle accident but yikes tight in there. My last install was using a Montana Jacks receiver kit, with Warn winch, whole different level but you get what you pay for.
Question 1 - the viper rzr winch mount kit there are 3 longer bolts that fit the winch and 6 shorter. 3 that are 1.25" long and 6 are 1" ones. Since nothing is specified I used the 3 longer ones and I couldnt screw a longer one into the passenger rear winch mount hole so I used the 1" one. Is that ok, is that by design and what did you guys do? Is it really only 12lbs for the bolt and locknut into the winch. Seems strange everything else is grade 3 bolts and then 4 small ones into the winch.
Mounting the fairlead to that bracket is a lot of fun too. I had to take one roller nut off but its on.
Question 2 - I slipped the console back and just dropped the power leads in there, I suppose I need to drop the skid and worry about the axel? It was 2am last night and I just thought about it this morning.
Any commentary would be good.