My buddy and I recently installed a Warn M8000 on my YJ. When we were drawing up the winch plate for a friend to fab, we contemplated the solenoid....that mounting bracket apparently comes with the Warn plate I didn't order. Anyways, we spied the open spot above the alternator for the AC that I don't have, and also drew up a mounting plate. We think it turned out pretty sweet....keeps the unit out of the elements, and it looks kinda cool too. I did have to splice some patch wires to get the length needed, but the winch works like a champ.