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If you want any chance of getting that winch properly installed, you are going to have to order the kit from AC. Unlike past machines, this one isn't set up for a winch right from the factory.
 

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That plate has the holes in the same as my Warn winch. Winch came with everything needed. Not sure what you are trying to tell me. Even the winch controler mounts just like the one on the limited model. No additional plate shown in the OEM parts lookup either.
 

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Took mine out for a Ride today , It was -8 outside this morning and it fired rite up no hesitations and no other starting problems during the ride , The Engine is super smooth and responsive I am breaking it in so stayed off the throttle but even at half throttle it has lots of snap and bottom end grunt , EPS works excellent , the ride and handling fantastic , I heard of complaints about the free wheeling down hills and yes it will do that but if you just give a bit of throttle the clutch stays engaged and it will engine brake , I guess something you need to get use to , in low range I found it held back well on down hills . The Battery does get a lot of crap on it from the 27" Bear Claw tires so I am going to fabricate some kind of cover for it , AC should of done this IMO , overall I am super happy with it.
 

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That plate has the holes in the same as my Warn winch. Winch came with everything needed. Not sure what you are trying to tell me. Even the winch controler mounts just like the one on the limited model. No additional plate shown in the OEM parts lookup either.
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I made a cover today to Protect the battery and all the connections on it from getting covered in mud etc , pretty easy just used some 3/16 " rubber matt and used Zipp ties to hold it in place , you can't really see it unless you look up under the machine but it will do the job of keeping crap off the battery and its connections , I rode it on a forest road today and the battery stayed spotless.
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Just picked up my Garmon mount for this machine. Going to be a pain as you will need to remove the rack. Front plastic and upper plastic. Will install my winch and plow mount so I will have access to all wiring and visibility to everything. A good rain day job with friends.
 

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I made a cover today to Protect the battery and all the connections on it from getting covered in mud etc , pretty easy just used some 3/16 " rubber matt and used Zipp ties to hold it in place , you can't really see it unless you look up under the machine but it will do the job of keeping crap off the battery and its connections , I rode it on a forest road today and the battery stayed spotless.
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I don’t know why AC put the battery down there on these 600s?? Some of the older ACs had panels there to protect the engine from getting messy, until they went with a more open design.


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I Agree they should of engineered a cover for the battery , also they put discs for brakes on all four wheels , don't understand why they did not put a caliper on the driver side rear , the disc is there but no caliper , cutting corners I guess.


I don’t know why AC put the battery down there on these 600s?? Some of the older ACs had panels there to protect the engine from getting messy, until they went with a more open design.


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With the motor layout and looking for low COG. I get the battery location. So far for me, not an issue. I hated trying to remove the battery on my former 2002. Brakes seem fine. Cost is a factor. Stuff is betting crazy expensive.
 

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The battery location is just a bad idea. Terminals corrode in even the best circumstances, but picking a spot that gets water/mud sprayed on it isn't a good plan
The rear brakes only do around 25% of the stopping work on most any vehicle. An extra caliper wouldn't improve braking, and might make the machine want to lock the rears too early.
There is a rotor on both sides because the rotor is a one piece casting including the hub. Its cheaper to use 4 of the same hubs, than to use 3 with a rotor, and 1 without.
FWIW the rotor/hub assy is $85
 
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