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Old 04-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #1
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Securing a winch

Installed the Warn MD8000, Warn Install kit, and Warn Rock Crawler bumper this evening. As I was admiring my handiwork, it crossed my mind, "What keeps some AH with a set of wrenched from lifting my winch?

Is it time to weld a couple of the nuts or ????

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Old 04-28-2007, 12:03 AM   #2
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I dunno, I was worrying about that the other day, I had just gotten in the yard about 3 am and was putting my trailers away when I noticed a couple young guys in another JEEP pull in next to mine, as soon as they saw me in the yard they took off so I'm sure they were up to no good.

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Old 04-28-2007, 06:58 AM   #3
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i always weld a little point at the screws thread to avoid some AH from robbing things from my car. on that way it is more difficult to remove the screw nuts.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:32 AM   #4
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well you could tack weld the bolt but that may weaken the metal. Weld something over the bolts. For example mine has the tow hooks on top of the winch plate so you could weld a metal box of some kind over those.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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low deductable on your insurance policy. if a theif wants it and they cant get it their more than likely gonna tear something else up Id rather have them take it clean as to tear up hood,headlights,windows,ect... just my weird lodgic!??
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run a hot wire to one of the bolts. jk. not reall sure of a 100 percent way. if they want it, they will get it no matter what you do.
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:04 PM   #7
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I had similar concerns as well.. i just installed a Rugged Ridge RRC bumper and new Milemarker winch.

I was thinking about locking the winch cable to the frame or bumper support. Spool out a couple of feet and lock the cable loop to the underside of the bumper support.

I haver not tried this yet....only pondered after a few cold ones.

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