My warn xt 30 has never let me down yet. Or my friends that need a pull. :rofl3:
I do mostly mud riding and have yet to bog down one if the warn xt 30's, also had one on my King Quad 700. Either what you are pulling comes out or you end up pulling yourself to them.
Viper 4000lb winch 280 bucks can't beat it. 3000 would probably be enough. You have to understand the rating is with one wrap of the cable left on the spool If you only pull out 10' or so of cable your winch pulls at a fraction of the rating. So in general a little higher rating is better. Mine has never let me down. But to be honest If I had to do over again i'd probably get a 4500. The price difference is pretty small and its good piece of mine IMO.. Why take a chance on needing a snatch block or having to unwind every bit of line out in the field just to save a few bucks..
I just installed the polaris 3500 on my 11, Dealer knocked $100 off the price making it an easy decision. It seems to pull easily, but haven't got it buried yet. Also save your $$$ and do the install yourself, only basic tools required.
It was a 2 cigar install (appx 3.5 hours)