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Old 10-16-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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winch question

do I out the winch on the winch mount first then mount the plate to the jeep or put the mount plate on the jeep then the winch? help plz

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Mount the winch to the winch plate first then bolt the plate to the front of your rig.

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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Little common sense goes a long way

Usually easiest to mount the winch to the plate, then bolt to the Jeep.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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^^^^X3. What they said.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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ok thanks wasn't sure because it was saying to make sure i don't need to drill holes in the bumper for the front bolts of the winch to mount into the plate
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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ok thanks wasn't sure because it told me look and see if I need to drill holes on the bumper for the front two bolts of the winch to go in. I will post picks after I put in on hopefully it goes on easily
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ok thanks wasn't sure because it told me look and see if I need to drill holes on the bumper for the front two bolts of the winch to go in. I will post picks after I put in on hopefully it goes on easily
What kind of winch plate and what front bumper do you have?
I had to drill holes in the top of my Smitty classic bumper with my RC flat winch plate. The two front bolt heads for the winch made contact with the bumper before it could sit flat on top of it. They cleared my stock bumper. A slightly raised winch plate also prevents this problem.
I made the holes in the bumper big enough for the winch bolt heads to drop inside them. Easier than trying to run the bolts through the bumper, then the plate, and into the winch.

And you can still mount the winch on the plate first.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #8
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I got the smittybilt raised winch plate and I have the smittybilt src bumper for an 03 wrangler
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:28 AM   #9
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I got the smittybilt raised winch plate and I have the smittybilt src bumper for an 03 wrangler
Ok. Raised winch plate. Should be easy as pie.
Disregard the crap above that I had to go through. Lol
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:24 PM   #10
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ok thank u I will let u know how is goes. gonna start it when I get home at 4
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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got the winch all hooked up and running thanks for the help
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Same one i have,follow the instructions and pre stretch the entire cable before using,
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #13
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ok thanks

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