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If i were to install a winch on my honda fourtrax 300, would i need to install a fan, because of lack of airflow? I would mount the winch on the frame,and put the cable stopper where this person put it above the front skid plate, between the two bars right above it. i would put it where this person put it.
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KFI sells a winch mount for your model. I bought one.
I recommend a warn winch because it has a recessed engage/disengagement switch — it won’t rub on the bottom of your fender

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I have two Trx300fws with winches. One has a 3000# mounted on the serial number plate and the other has a HF 2000# mounted on the frame behind the serial # plate. Be aware that a winch can easily over drive the stock battery and possibly ruin it. My Wife's 95 has the 3000 but will only be used in an emergency but my 97 with the HF 2000 gets all the log dragging, front end loader, snow plow abuse but mine has a garden tractor battery in the storage compartment under the seat to handle the current. As far as airflow I'd advise putting a fan on any Trx300fw unless you ride at higher speeds with a light load with a clean engine. My choice is an ebay Honda PC800 fan. Mine is manual control, my wife has a thermostat mounted on the engine mount under the tank. She has a double pole switch to allow automatic or manual operation.
 

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My 93 also has the TRX300 fan option. If you can find one you are doing real well. The fan relays are hardest to find, but i have tried an FCU from early Foreman and they seem to be compatible as a swap in for the alarm unit.
You replace the alarm unit with the FCU and remove a pin plug (can’t remember which) from one of the connectors to add your fan power lead wire.
 

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If i were to install a winch on my honda fourtrax 300, would i need to install a fan, because of lack of airflow? I would mount the winch on the frame,and put the cable stopper where this person put it above the front skid plate, between the two bars right above it. i would put it where this person put it.
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Well it depends on how hard and where you run them. but No i do not think the airflow to the engine would be blocked too badly. The winch will be closer to the top of the fender and the mount ($65 i last saw) is narrow enough that air can pass around it
 
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