Created: April 10, 2019
[0:00] The first step is to remove the two screws holding the winch cover on. Remove the winch cover and then remove the tow hook. You’ll just take one side bolt out, leaving one in. Apply pressure, pulling this bolt back so the backing plate stays in place.
Rotate the tow hook downward to get it out of the way, then take your bolt and thread it right back into the backing plate. Get a couple good threads on it and then grab a hold of this bolt, apply some pressure this way to keep that backing plate in place again. Then on the outside, remove the bolt.
We’ve got the tow hook off. Now take the hardware, thread it back in this side, and that will be sure we keep our backing plate in place. That way it doesn’t fall down, slide underneath the diff, or get in a spot where it’s going to be hard to get to.
[1:18] The next step is to remove the grille for ease of access. Pull down on these two tabs here. Pull the grille out, set it aside. Then you’ll grab your backing plate provided in the winch mount kit. Slide it through this hole here, then slide the stud through the center hole on the frame. Get your nut started. Make sure the outer holes on the frame line up with the outer holes that are threaded on the backing plate.
[1:53] The awesome thing about this winch mount is that you can install a 3500, 4500, or 5000 lb. winch. The bracket’s ready for any application. Today we’re gonna be installing a 3500. So we’re gonna flip our winch upside down. Upside down is gonna be away from the side that says SuperATV on it.
Lay this flat. Then take our mount and line up our inner holes with our winch. Since we’re using a 3500 lb. winch today, we’re gonna make sure we line this up. The flat portion is gonna line up with the backing plate that we just installed. Our connections are going to be toward the driver’s side.
We’re gonna make sure things line up and we’re gonna take our hardware that was provided in the kit with the winch itself. Get all the hardware started here. Using the provided M8x20mm hardware, you’re gonna attach the winch and the mount to the machine.
The two lower bolt holes need to go where the tow hook was. The top, flat portion with the two holes needs to attach where we installed the provided backing plate, and orient it like so.
[3:04] This can be installed by yourself, but to ease installation, have somebody reach in behind and hold the lower backing plate in place for you while you get your two bolts started.
The next thing we’re gonna do is install our fairlead adapter plate to our winch cover. Make sure you line up the holes. The outer holes are gonna match the outer holes on the cover. Take our M8x20mm hardware and drop the bolts through. Take our Nyloc nuts and get them started on both sides.
[3:45] Now we’ll install the provided fairlead in the winch kit. Lay it on there like so. Take your provided hardware from the winch and your Nyloc nuts, also provided with the winch kit. Get those started. Before tightening everything up, make sure everything is centered and oriented how you want it. Then you’ll use an Allen wrench and a 13mm wrench to tighten everything up.
[4:30] We’ve got our fairlead adapter and fairlead attached to the winch cover. Now we’ll go ahead and install it. Grab your winch rope, feed it through the fairlead, and pull it all the way through. Then slide the top portion in between the fascia and the winch until your holes line up. Once the holes have lined up, insert your hardware here. Go ahead and get all of your bolts started.
Once you get your top bolts started, go down to the bottom. Reach up through the bottom of the winch cover. Make sure the holes are lined up.
[5:10] We’ll connect our hot and ground wires to our winch. This machine previously had a 3500 lb. winch wired up to it, so all the wiring is done internally.
Take one of the copper washers and place it on the stud. Take the ground wire and slide it on the stud. Take another washer and place it on there, and then take your nut. Once you get it all tight, you’ll take your boot and slide it over top of the stud.
Repeat the steps for the hot wire.
Install the stop block to the winch rope. When installing this, you want to make sure the SuperATV is facing away from the machine.
[6:02] Now we’ll install the clevis hook. You’ll slide the clevis onto the rope here at the very end. Then take the pin and feed it through the rope. Take your cotter pin and install it, bend it away. Grab your grille and slide it back in place.
And that’s how super easy it is to install SuperATV’s Winch Mount on this Polaris RZR Turbo S. For more information on this winch mount or any of SuperATV’s great products, give us a call at 855-743-3427 or check us out online at SuperATV.com.