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Hi everyone,
This is my first post to the board.
I just bought my first Griz' 2 weeks ago. An 05' in Realtree Hardwoods. So far I love it. (12 miles) Lots of power and it looks awesome too.
I bought a winch for it, and after looking at the 4 mounting tabs on the frame I wondered, are they strong enough to support the winch under full pulling power? I am building my own mounting bracket out of 1/4" plate steel and planned to attach it to the factory mounting tabs. Has anyone had any problems doing this?
Thanks for any advice you can give. Great site by the way.......
 

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Hi and welcome to the site, i am fairly new on here as well. I haven't heard of anybody having any problems with the factory mounting holes/bracket so you may want to reconsider your Mod? It might be a lot of work for nothiing let alone adding the extra weight?
 

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Welcome. I have a 2002 Grizzly I bought used and it already had a winch from the factory. I assume it is bolted in the same way yours would be and I never had any problems pulling with it.

Jim
 

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My winch is attacked to the stock holes (i did it myseflf) and it is very sturdy! If fact I have pulled a stuck jeep out of a hole with mine and had no problems...
 

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Ditto here also no problems to report:)
 

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I have never had any problems.
Last weekend I pulled out a brand new Rhino660 that was trying to tow a Raptor660 out of the river. I winched both out at the same time. Up and over the riverbank (shame poor Rhino owner!)
 

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Beast...now thats a picture I would have loved to see. For some reason I really want to drive a Rhino...not own, just ride and tool around on.


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Rhino vs Grizz

Koko,

I rode the Rhino later that day, i found it fun, great as a utility vehicle on a farm/ranch or game reserve.
Weird for us as the steering is on the wrong side!! LOL
lots of power, but just not nearly as much fun as a Grizzly.
Perhaps for when I turn 60??
 

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LOL. Is it all of Africa thats drives on the right side or just down in South Africa? I worked with a guy from Johannesburg. He had some crazy stories. Carjacking related. The best was the time he was hijacked, the police came to his house after and ended up inviting them in for tea. They staid a while and when they left, he realized one of them left there AK47's. OOPS... He also said when you go to clubs that there are lockers for people to store their guns. True?


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Crime in SA

Hey Koko,

Yes we all drive on the LEFT the steering is on the RIGHT in all of Africa.

I think your friend’s story is just that, a story! the police here do not use AK47's at all, police do not carry automatic weapons (except specialized units and if they do they are normally R5 Browning, or Uzi’s). Police here carry H&K or Berretta 9mm side arms!
It sounds like an URBAN LEGEND to me. Because it is legal to own and carry a licensed concealed firearm, for self defense, in South Africa, any premises that choose to have a gun free zone/area, are forced by law to provide "safekeeping" for the firearms that people may be carrying. This is often found at Casinos etc. It involves providing your license and signing the register. (So that the gun can be accounted for legally whilst not in your position)

We have crime problems here in South Africa for sure!! But many other cities experience the same issues. Often when people leave South Africa they exaggerate how bad it is. So that they can justify the hardships they endure adapting to a more difficult lifestyle. Quality of life is very good in South Africa, I.E.: The weather and domestic help and large houses and properties.
 

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See he probably could get away with those stories, since we knew no different. We believed what he said because we've never been there. Makes me want to visit it more that I know it's a bit safer than he made it sound.


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