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Old 04-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Got my winch on!!!!

When I've got more time I'll do a write-up...me and a buddy went and played with it and it's AWESOME

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Nice!

What did you do with your KC lights?

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:14 PM   #4
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Yes very nice..... It's like insurance...on ya bumper
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:18 AM   #5
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quick write-up

The winch is a smittybilt xrc 10,000lb and the plate is the smittybilt jk winchplate.....So, if you look at the link and the first picture you'll see that what I ordered and what showed up in the mail are not quite the same.....
But that's okay, it all worked out fine and I think that I trust the strength of what I got a little more than what's in that link....

Now the instructions they send you are vague at best. So you've got to some figurin' out exactly how it's suppose to go together. but it's really not all that hard.

The second picture shows the entire assembly sitting inside the frame rails with the bolts finger tight in their new homes....what's circled in the photo is two things that weren't easy. The lower inside bolts where very difficult to get into their place and nearly as difficult to tighten...and the passenger side bracket didn't sit quite flush against the frame rail (A little hammering and it worked out ...
now the instructions tell you to cut a slot into the plastic bumper at a certain point (but doesn't tell you that you gotta cut the metal inner bumper) so the third shows the notch I had to cut out of it.

Now here's the two biggest PITA we ran into..... once you've got the winch plate on and bolted down and the metal bumper secured back to the frame rail there are two things that you might come to realise.... one being that if you have the grille off....there is no getting it back on without taking off EVERYTHING that you have just spent WAY to long doing
two being that if you do what you see done in the fourth picture, you can't put the plastic bumper back on....so you gotta pull the metal bumper then bolt the plastic back to it then bolt the whole thing back onto the jeep frame

The way the plate is made it covers where you have to cut the bumper so everything is clean and strong as hell.

I like it!
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:23 AM   #6
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Sorry, here's the fourth pic!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:25 AM   #7
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Good looking set up

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Old 04-23-2011, 11:05 AM   #8
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Thumbs up Awesome

You sound like me when it comes to installing things on vehicles.

Why do it properly, correctly, and quickly when you can do it twice and have twice as much fun?
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #9
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You sound like me when it comes to installing things on vehicles.

Why do it properly, correctly, and quickly when you can do it twice and have twice as much fun?
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #10
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