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post #1 of 13 Old 02-04-2019, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Warn Axon Winch

I am trying to install the new Warn Axon 35 winch on my 2018 Kodiak. The Axon has several nice features such as internal contactor and temp monitor. However, the Axon is slightly larger with a rectangular shape, instead of tapered on the ends. This appears to be creating clearance issues with the bumper mounts. I have been working with Warn, however, they do not have a Kodiak to test it on. Has anyone installed the new Axon on a Kodiak?
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-04-2019, 10:23 PM
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Are you using warn's mount for the Kodiak? Can you shim the winch up with plate to clear the tubes? The winch is not all that much bigger than the provantage demensionally.
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I am using all Warn products. Nomad, great idea on the shims, unfortunately there was just not enough clearance. Apparently I am not the only one having an issue. Warn and I have tried several mounts and ideas over the past month. We are now going to try the VRX instead. Has anyone installed a VRX 35?
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I'm having the same issue with my 2018 and an Axon 35. Got the kit today. The mounting plate is right, but the winch doesn't fit. Thinking about taking the front bumper off to try to wedge it in.
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I think it might be easier to just get a winch that'll fit.
There are two winch plates from Warn...one with an extra set of ears and will work with their plow setup.
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post #6 of 13 Old 03-23-2019, 02:23 AM
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So... I have some bloody knuckles and a call to Warn under my belt. The Axon 35 will not fit a 2018 Kody.
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post #7 of 13 Old 03-23-2019, 11:11 AM
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Did you check the application charts to see if it would fit your Kodiak?

I did a quick check and the winch for a 700 Kodiak from Warn came up with the Zeon and not the Axon

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post #8 of 13 Old 03-23-2019, 12:42 PM
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No Jim, I didn't do enough research. I bought a "New Warn Axon 3500 lb Winch & Model Specific Mount - 2016-2018 Yamaha 700 Grizzly 4x4 ATV" kit and assumed it would work. Lesson learned...

After looking a bit I found a Warn application guide. According to that the Axon 35 should work with my model. But, it doesn't.

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I could have made the same mistake...I didn't even know there were application guides.
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post #10 of 13 Old 03-23-2019, 02:24 PM
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I'm getting a VRX
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