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Old 07-08-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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winch solenoid

For winches with the standard solenoid does the solenoid have to be mounted to the winch or can it be remote mounted? Specifically I was looking at the ramsey 8.5.

Also what should I be looking for in the mount. I was considering the ramsey mount or the Hyline. What do you all think?

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Old 07-08-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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Winches with a separate solenoid enclosure can have their solenoid enclosure mounted pretty much anywhere. But if you get more than 3-4' away, you should up the gauge of the heavy wiring between the winch and solenoid enclosure by one gauge. Mount-wise, most mounts are about the same so just pick the one you like the most. Only some of the "generic" mounts not made specifically for a Jeep should be steered away from.

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Old 07-09-2009, 12:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Jerry. I appreciate the info.
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