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Was so impressed with years now of going through much more extreme situations... spent an entire day at General Sams Offroad Park (https://generalsams.com/) and went through insane trails thinking, what was I thinking... but every time my Foreman walked right through without a bit of problem. So a couple of weeks ago I was going to do some deer feeder check-up and got stuck crossing a creek I had gone through many times before. Needless to say... I'm winch shopping.

Any links to specific installs for a 2015 Foreman.... please reply; looking for exact mount used and winch you have on a 2015 and if you added the accessory harness or just wired into an existing ignition. I want to do this myself and so far thinking the KFI mount is the best option for my rig.... just not sure on what winch or size; thinking 3500 is what I should get, but really want something under $200... seeing badlands, champion, smittybuilt and several others that can be purchased from $99 to under $200. Any good results options please share.
 

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I have a 2015 Honda rubicon. Don’t know if there is any difference in The frames. Any who I have a 3500 lb viper winch with synthetic rope. I think I paid around $240.00 for the winch and mounting plate. It came as a kit. You get the fair lead stopper and fasteners. I also ordered the pig tail that plugs into your accessory harness. Think it was around $20.00 or so. It’s been a good winch now going on three years. If you want the part number for the pig tail let me know.
 

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I have had my winch since new and it has held up great pulling my brothers 700 Grizzly out of many mud holes. Synthetic line is very nice not having to worry about kinks in metal lines or fraying issues but it has worn a bit and had to be cut twice near the end from plowing constantly rubbing on the fair-lead. Even with having to trim the line a little I would still recommend it over steel cable for safety reasons.
 

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I have a 2015 Honda rubicon. Don’t know if there is any difference in The frames. Any who I have a 3500 lb viper winch with synthetic rope. I think I paid around $240.00 for the winch and mounting plate. It came as a kit. You get the fair lead stopper and fasteners. I also ordered the pig tail that plugs into your accessory harness. Think it was around $20.00 or so. It’s been a good winch now going on three years. If you want the part number for the pig tail let me know.
Yes, please. If you are willing... take a few photos of where the harness plugged into yours and how you connected wires from winch to switch to harness and routing to battery... I am a visual learner and looking to see how best to do this specifically for my model. THANK YOU!
 

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It’s basically plug and play. I routed all my wiring along the frame with zip ties. I have the winch running straight to my battery. With the pig tail harness the winch will not power on unless you turn the key on. The switch to activate the winch is attached to the handle bars. I’ve run this set up close to three years without any problems. But I do check the wiring every other ride for anything unusual frayed wiring ect ect.
 

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I tried to post pics from my phone but got this message. Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing. I’ll try to post from my laptop here here in a bit.
 

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I had to take the front bumper off. Everything else was straight forward. I did it in about 2 hrs while drinking my favorite beverage. You can search for the pig tail harness. That’s what I did and had the dealer order it for me.
 

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That's some good stuff, better to do it right and only once. Looks like maybe you could use a couple of extra zip ties around those wires though, hate to see a limb or something catch them up as nice as it is.





Here are a few pics of my set up.
 

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I think I have all the hardware that came with it. Will have to look for it. I ordered the kit from amazon. Those two wires that hang Down coming from the winch. I used spiral wrap to keep the wires from chaffing. I do need to add a few tie wires to keep that from happening. Kfi makes a good winch. Viper you can get the whole set up 3500lb winch all hardware and mounting plate for a bit over $200. Think it comes with a life time warranty I think. I’ve used mine for about nearly everything. I had a viper 3500 lb winch that I messed up. It was my fault though. Called them up for warranty turn around time was about a wk. Good folks to deal with. Let me know if you want their number.
 

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I went to Rocky Mountain ATV. Put in the year, make and model of your bike and the winches that fit will pop up. I bought a Warn 3500 with synthetic rope, it came as a complete kit for $670. It’s been epic ever since
 
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