Full size rangers need at least a 4000 pound winch in my opinion. I chose the Terra 4500 for my '11 full size. So far it has been powerful enough for straight line pulls, but i can see where a good sticking will cause me to have to use a snatch block and a few other goodies for extraction purposes...
I got a awesome deal on a Terra 3500 kit can with everything and only paid 125$ brand new couldn't turn it down and love it. Pulled my ranger out of a deep middy snowy hole and I pulled a few trees out of the ground while doing it. Normally I would go bigger but this seems to work well for me. You'll never regret going to big though keep that in mind.
I had a 4000# on my first ranger 700 xp, a 4500# on my second ranger crew, and now on my 2015 i have a 6000# with wireless remote and would never put anything less on a full size ranger the 6000# is awesome. you can go cheap and try to save some money and hope for the best or spend a little more and know you have the best
Main suggestions from me would be stay away from Polaris winches as they are way over priced and overrated. And go to big I would have went with a 4500lb or up if I didn't get this one from a buddy of mine.
Above is a link to the item. The 30% off sales are 1 day only and occur about 4 times per year. I have a 20% coupon that will work on the synthetic model for $266 if you have an immediate need. That's still better than any of the sites I checked.
If you can wait for the next 30% sale you can get some serious deals on their website. I got a sweet deal on a welder during their New Years sale.
I ordered the KFI 101024 mount from Amazon for $49.46 shipped. Link above.
Zoro 20% code is EASYDOESIT and works on $300+ orders. This particular code should work on the synthetic version not the wire one as it is below the minimum. I will warn you now that the search system on their website is terrible.
PRCforum is the best Polaris forum community to discuss RZR 1000, Crew 900, PRC Ranger Club, XP 900, RZR XP 4 900, RZR 570, HD, 170, RZR-S, XP 900, RZR XP 4 900, ORV, side by side, SSW and off-road information.