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Old 09-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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How to mount my winch plate?

Who has some good ideas of where to mount the plate with the rollers for your winch cable to go through....the winch was mounted on this bumper by the p.o.

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Old 09-22-2011, 01:34 AM   #2
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You're talking the fairlead mounting location, not the winch plate itself, right?

I don't own a winch, but the winch plate needs mounted via the bumper mounting bolts which thread into the frame. You don't want to mount that plate any other method than TO THE FRAME. Fairlead, I'm assuming you want it mounted centered in front of the spool...and on the bottom side of the spool so when doing a straight pull, the line won't be dragging on any of the rollers.

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Yeah... it's called the fairlead ( with rollers for cable to go thru).

Like stated above... on a straight pull, the cable should not be resting or riding on ANY rollers. Most fairleads can mount to the front of the spool body of the winch... some of them do not come with any holes and need to have an actually winch plate with the mounting provisions.

Here, you can see the there are NO mounting provisions on the winch itself for the fairlead.


For this type... you need to have a means to mount the fairlead.. as like this winch plate... it has mounting provisions...




Here is a Warn 15k that clearly shows the fairlead mounted directly to the winch itself.



If you have mounting provisions on your winch (or not), AND don't have the clearance needed... look into a raised winch plate so solve your problem(s)





These are all examples, by no means am I stating this is the ONLY way to mount your fairlead.... there are more....

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