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anybody got a venom winch? what size? do you like it? any feedback would be appreciated thanks
 

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I am looking to buy a winch this week..I cant help you out on this one...But will be watching this site for answers..
 

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I have the 2500 Venom Winch on my Foreman 500 and it works great. I have only had 1 problem out if it, put it was my fault, let too much cable wrap up on one side. I have used it alot and no complaints, had to pull a buddies Honda450R up out of a steep hill with a ditch at the bottom, had to wedge mine against a tree and pull him up the hill about 50'. I have had it under water about 15 times and no problems yet. I would recommend them to anyone, but I would recommend the 3000# winch, just for the little extra power.
 

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I found the Venom 2500 on ebay for $129.00. I was about to order it this morning. I have a 650 Rincon...Should I get the 3000 lb or would the 2500 lb sufice?
 

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i have a warn 2500 and it works great. but if the price isnt to bad i would go with the 3000 for the lil extra power
 

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My thoughts too...I am not sure what is enough...and what will get me by. I want a winch that will definately pull.. but not something that is an over kill. Is a 3000 enough for pulling the weight of a 500 out of deep mud ( Im not knockig 500's.. Its just that is what Mama has ).
 

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My 2500 Venom does pull good, but I wish I would have got the 3000#. Like I said just for the little extra power. With mine I can get it to bog if I dont give it some gas to help it along.
 

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3000 lb IT IS...Thanx guys..
 

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Well.. The parts came in one day after ordered. The new Aluminum Products for the front end are installed and awaiting me to get off of my wallet to get ( The Winch ). Here are some pics..
 

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I have a 3500x Venom on my Rubi.

Only used it a couple times, but once was to pull a Ford Probe out of a rut.

The Freespool knob broke, but after emailing Venom, they had the parts on the way to me the next day.

For the money, I think they are definately worth it.
Mine was HALF the price a WARN winch would have been.

~John
 

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just remember folks, the rating ( pulling strength 3000# or 2500#) is just for the 1st layer of cable on the spool, as each layer comes of pulling strength decreases significantly, best thing to do is get a pulley (snatch block) and loop the cable back to the pulling ATV
 

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Never thought of that...Would this be a good set up to have on hand in the swamp? From what I can understand, you are saying to pull the wench out..loop it thru a snatch block ( pully ) and back to the bike. And have a rope or another strap to hook to the bike and hook this to the stuck bike? I hope that came out right..
 

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QUOTE ("Rincon 650":15wgnki1)
Never thought of that...Would this be a good set up to have on hand in the swamp? From what I can understand, you are saying to pull the wench out..loop it thru a snatch block ( pully ) and back to the bike. And have a rope or another strap to hook to the bike and hook this to the stuck bike? I hope that came out right..
That sounds correct to me.

I plan to get a snatch block to carry also, that will DOUBLE the pulling power.

Although, I have yet to find a situation where my Venom 3500x would not pull it.
But that would still be much less stress on the winch.

~John
 

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Nice lookin plates rincon650, Youll be surprised on how much more stuff you can plow over!
 

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Thanx...Yes and how much more you can PUSH without damaging the front end...Thats a biggie !!
 
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