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MotoAlliance Viper Winch Review

Being stuck in the mud or water while driving could be a nightmare. It is very annoying and frustrating especially if you do not have the right tool such as a winch to get you out from getting stuck. Hence, getting a winch would be the a wise decision. However, choosing one could be very tricky and difficult. Do not worry as through this article, we shall review and feature Viper winches of different capacities.

Best Viper Winch

Viper Recovery 13000 lb Winch

This winch as mentioned in its name, has a capacity of 13000 lb. This means, it has the ability to tow trucks or SUVs or jeeps. Remember, keep in mind that the basic rule about capacity is the winch that you will use should be 1.5 times more than the loaded weight of your vehicle. Hence, for this winch, your vehicle must have the maximum loaded weight of 8666 lb.

This winch comes with steel cable and could be replaced with synthetic rope. You will also have to keep in mind that you will have to use a hawse fairlead with synthetic cable in place of its roller fairlead.

This winch comes with non-integrated solenoid but its wireless remote could work within 50′ range.

Pros:

  • Easy to install
  • Heavy duty
  • Non- integrated solenoid comes with the package
  • Powerful winch
  • Has a capacity of 13000 lb
  • Comes with 3 stage planetary gear, automatic in-drum braking and sliding ring gear clutch
  • Both wireless and cabled remote control are available with this winch
  • 85′ x 3/4″ steel cable going through a roller fairlead
  • Allows you to use a synthetic rope in place of the steel cable
  • 2″ receiver cradle is available for Viper recovery winch
  • Worth the money

Cons:

  • a more detailed manual would be more convenient

VIPER Recovery 12000 lb Winch

This winch comes with 85′ x 5/16″ synthetic rope through its high quality hawse fairlead. If you wish, you could replace the synthetic rope with steel cable. This winch has great performance and you will not have to worry about serious injuries.

Pros:

  • Wireless remote (50 ft range) and wired which is 11′ cable remote
  • Its capacity is 12000 lb
  • has 3 stage planetary gear, automatic in-drum brake, sliding ring gear clutch
  • Comes with 85′ x 5/16″ synthetic rope and hawse fairlead
  • Integrated solenoid
  • Easy to install
  • Powerful
  • Quiet
  • light

Cons:

  • Poor instruction manual
  • It is not iP67 rating

VIPER Midnight 8500 lb Winch

This winch is considered as one of the best winches that offers impressive performance. It has a capacity of towing 8500 lb. It comes with integrated solenoid and it is heavy duty. It is easy to install and it comes with free spooling clutch, 3 stage planetary gear and automatic load holding break. It is weatherproof circuit breaker and has 2″ receiver cradle which is sold separately.

Pros:

  • Easy to install
  • It is not heavyweight
  • Integrated solenoid
  • 8500 lb capacity

Cons:

  • Winch cover could have been useful addition
  • Integrate contactor does not allow you to relocate it

VIPER Max 6000 lb ATV/UTV Winch

This winch has a capacity of 6000 lb and it could be used on ATVs and UTVs. If you plan to go off-roading then this is your best bet. It comes with 52′ steel cable and it could do the job smoothly. It has 3 stage planetary gear, automatic load holding braking system, free spooling clutch and it could be used for snow plowing and mudding as well.

Pros:

  • IP67 rated waterproof winch
  • Easy to install and to wire
  • 9′ cabled remote control
  • Has a rocker handlebar mounting switch

Cons:

  • The length of cable of the remote is a bit short
  • the wiring of the handlebar mounted rocker switch is confusing

VIPER Midnight 4500 lb ATV/UTV Winch

This winch is another midnight edition and has a capacity of 4500 lb. However, as discussed numerous times, your winch should be at least 1.5 times more weight capacity than your gross weight of your vehicle. This winch comes with a cabled remote control and a handlebar rock switch work. If you wish to have a wireless remote control, you will be able to purchase one separately.

Pros:

  • It is not too heavy
  • Easy to install
  • Non-integrated solenoid
  • Comes with 50′ black synthetic rope
  • Automatic load holding brake, 3 stage planetary gear and free spooling clutch
  • Free spool works even under water or mud
  • Comes with cabled remote control and handlebar mounting rocker switch

Cons:

  • The leads could be a bit longer
  • Wireless remote could be a plus.

VIPER Elite 4000 lb UTV Winch

This winch works well and performs well on UTV/ATV. It has the ability to work on a vehicle with a weight that is below or equal to 2666lb. This winch is IP67 rated waterproof and it comes with a wireless remote control. It has a rocker handlebar switch, 3 stage planetary gear, free spooling clutch, automatic load holding braking system. It also comes with 65′ synthetic rope and it is easy to install.

Pros:

  • IP67 rated waterproof
  • Comes with wireless remote control
  • Wiring is easy
  • It is quiet
  • Non- integrated solenoid is included in the package

Cons:

  • Price is a bit on an expensive side

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