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Old 05-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Best way to wire a portable winch?

I have the winch, a front receiver hitch and a portable mounting plate. Not really sure how to set up the wires to make it a quick connect/ disconnect? I am not very good mechanically, I like to tinker, but was wondering if this is easy or if I should seek professional help?
PS: I went portable because I live in the Midwest, tons of bad weather and salt and also I don't go off road that much, wish I could, and this is a daily driver.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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Buy a set of long jumper cables, cut one end off and splice into the power lines. Now you can hook it to the battery with clamps of the jumpers. And if you make sure to get some long enough you can use it In the rear hitch too

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buy a set of long jumper cables, cut one end off and splice into the power lines. Now you can hook it to the battery with clamps of the jumpers. And if you make sure to get some long enough you can use it in the rear hitch too
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Cool, I think I can handle that. I like the idea of using it in the rear as well. I wasn't going to run rear wires because of the hassle. But this will make it much more feasible. You guys have actually done this? The clamps get enough juice to operate the winch? Just want to double check before I cut anything. Thanks
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Any other ideas how to make this work? I'm thinking about doing the same type of setup for the same reasons as the OP. I would like something slightly more permanent than jumper cables though, but have no interest in burning my Jeep down in the process.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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There are kits made just for this that work great. Hang on let me find one.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Thanks man, just found a link to a Warn setup in another thread on here. Looks interesting, but still not sure using a receiver in the front bumper is the best idea. I'd hate to set it all up then rip my bumper off! LOL!
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