Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr
I thought the same thing.The bolts seem small so I e mailed Warn & they assured me they are more than strong enough.They are rated for a lot of weight.Id be afraid of changing them.Ive used the crap out of my Warn & never an issue.
Thanks for your comments. Even upgrading the four mounting bolts to Grade 8 bolts, the setup seems light duty for 9,500 pound winch...glad to know it has survived your real world use.
One little thing I did that I think will be nice long term is I replaced the zinc fair lead bolts with stainless steel bolt. Furthermore, I filed the markings off the heads and polished to a mirror finish. It took about five minutes per bolt for no rust in the future...