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Old 01-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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I've had my XRC8 since Christmas. I've only recently ordered my mounting plate and have received it today. My winch is already wired up and is ready to be put on.

Other than bolting the plate up the the jeep, bolting the winch on the plate and running my (+) and (-) wires up the battery, is there anything else i should be doing or looking out for.

Thanks, tonight should be fun! well maybe every day after tonight, I'll be able to winch things! (including myself!) They Joy it will bring the first time I'm in a real bind and stuck...then i get to spool out the winch hook up and grin

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I have had the same winch for about a year now, and all I would add is to make sure there is some sort of extra insulation at the rub points / entry points into the engine compartment to the battery to protect it from shorting out on the body. Also mine quickly started rusting, mostly the small screws on the ends ( should have used stainless when they manufactured it). So any way to add some extra moisture protection would probably help. Mine hasn't failed yet on about 6 good pulls, and reviews seem pretty promising. Congrats.

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My buddies rusted really quick too . . . and in SoCal where we don't know what rust is! I'd dab a bit of clear touch up paint or even nail polish on those screws if it was mine.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:42 PM   #4
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See, thats why i post questions like this, that is very helpful information. And in Vermont, we deff. know what rust is.

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Wait, you're installing a winch? I thought you were getting out of the offroading thing & wanting to go with 22's & chrome.
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Wait, you're installing a winch? I thought you were getting out of the offroading thing & wanting to go with 22's & chrome.
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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^^ Yeah thats my evil twin! But this twin installed his winch tonight and it went pretty smooth! I put some wire covers over my main power and ground cables to prevent from the possibility of rubbing through, even though I routed them carefully so that wouldn't happen. Pretty slick operation, but when i backed out of the garage I forgot i parked my gf''s civic behind me....bump. Oh well what can you do, i'll get a free estimate by the end of the week, just looks like a golfball creamed the side of her coupe....I'll post pictures
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Yea! keep those cables tight! you don't want them tangled up in your spinners!
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Heck yes, one question b4 i begin to winch...the bolts that i have that go through my tow hooks through my winch mounting plate and into my Rokmen bumper/frame only have the markings of WM (which i think is the manufacturer) and 307A. I know the 307A is a standard marking but how else do i tell if the bolts (4 of them) are strong enough to hold my winch plate on while winching...there are no Hatch marks or any other markings.
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I work in a chemical plant and drive my Jeep every day. I have to park in an area that has lots corrosive sulfate dust around. I use a Ramsey neoprene cover on my winch and use a spray lubication (I think its made by PB blaster)on the cable and bare metal parts to protect it. So far it has held up very well.
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I would think it would ship with sufficient bolts. I researched that winch a few months back and I didn't run across any complaints about the hardware.
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Heck yes, one question b4 i begin to winch...the bolts that i have that go through my tow hooks through my winch mounting plate and into my Rokmen bumper/frame only have the markings of WM (which i think is the manufacturer) and 307A. I know the 307A is a standard marking but how else do i tell if the bolts (4 of them) are strong enough to hold my winch plate on while winching...there are no Hatch marks or any other markings.
splurge the 5 bucks and get some grade 8 bolts then you know for sure they will hold up
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I work in a chemical plant and drive my Jeep every day. I have to park in an area that has lots corrosive sulfate dust around. I use a Ramsey neoprene cover on my winch and use a spray lubication (I think its made by PB blaster)on the cable and bare metal parts to protect it. So far it has held up very well.
You work in a chemical plant? I thought your local was Va, not NJ, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh (look up Joe Piscapo, SNL, chemical plant, on youtube). I thought all chem-plants were in Jersey.......sure smells like it.
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Wait, you're installing a winch? I thought you were getting out of the offroading thing & wanting to go with 22's & chrome.
I threatened to sit outside the local ricer shop and wait for him. We live in a rather small community... He backed down.
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The hardware did not come with the winch mounting plate, i bought the hardware a few months back when i built the rokmen bumper.....i should have checked the grade der! i did pull me jeep up a 45 degree hill with the tow hook that the hardware was holding down....it was about a 100 yard hill, didn't see an issue. Maybe i'll be ok
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X'2 on getting newe Grade 8 bolts as insurance and replace the bolts.

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Respool the winch with a slight load on it after you install it, before you use it the first time. That will get the cable tight around the drum, preventing the cable from slipping through the rest of the spool on your first pull.

Just unspool the winch and hook it up to a solid object, or another vehicle, put your parking brake on for a little drag, and respool it.
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Wait, you're installing a winch? I thought you were getting out of the offroading thing & wanting to go with 22's & chrome.
The winch is to pull cars out of parking spaces at the mall
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You work in a chemical plant? I thought your local was Va, not NJ, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh (look up Joe Piscapo, SNL, chemical plant, on youtube). I thought all chem-plants were in Jersey.......sure smells like it.
Its our own private Jersey. I work near where they made Kepone in the 70's. They dug up the place and buried it, encased in cement.
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Grade 5 mounting bolts for mounting the winch are fine too, Grade 8 bolts are nice but not needed over Grade 5. Warn, Ramsey, Superwinch, Milemarker, etc. all provide nothing more than Grade 5 bolts in their mounting kits and they're not exactly allowing winches to be ripped free of the frame. Nothing wrong with running Grade 8 bolts but it's not necessary at all.

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