Warn makes a great unit there's no doubt about it. In the past I have had a few of the ebay specials and have had good luck with them. But I have read horror stories about them as well on other message boards. So you are really taking the chance either way. The other choice you have it to go for the "Lifetime" warranty models which are manufactured by a couple of the name brand folks. Just keep in mind that "Lifetime" does not really mean "Lifetime" when it comes to winches. I personally have not figured this out yet, but I guess it is what it is.Thom said:Have any of you done a write up or test on any of the other winch brands besides warn? I need one for the Brute and would ike honest opinions on the other manufacturers. I had a dealer installed Warn on my polaris. I had a Venom on my Arctic Cat that I installed. Both I had no trouble with. The Venom and Viper are the same and they now come water sealed. I was thinking of getting another Venom/Viper but wanted some insight first. MotoAlliance sells the Viper and I have spoken to Peter from Moto Alliance on line before. Classic Series with green synthetic is only 149.00. Over 200.00 for sealed with synthetic.