|08-21-2007 12:29 PM|
|Vector6||do not let that red wire chafe...|
|08-21-2007 12:16 PM|
|08-21-2007 12:45 AM|
|08-20-2007 11:33 PM|
now go out there and get stuck!
|08-20-2007 10:18 PM|
Finally got my winch plate this weekend. All holes lined up perfectly--no drilling required. I had also ordered 2 tow hooks from Ebay, which was delivered Friday. The only other items I needed were 2 bolts to replace the ones connected to the front sway bar brackets. I had to insert 3 washers to get the plate leveled. I got the bolts from Menards -- 10mm x 1.5 x 50mm allen head, which matches the tow hook bolts real well. They were a little longer than what I needed, and it was tight getting them in, but they work.
All in all, the installation was straightforward, and relatively easy.
Here are some pics:
I routed the wires under the grill, and up by the radiator
|08-10-2007 02:13 PM|
The pre-existing holes in the plate were in the way. I don't have tools to elongate the holes, and using a hand drill to do it is just asking for a big pita. I figure $38 to save me from the aggravation is a good deal.
Maybe I can sell the plate at Ebay?
|08-10-2007 07:36 AM|
same here... i'd like one for the emergecy....
seems like a pretty good deal....
why did you buy another winch plate?... why couldn't you just drill 4 holes to match the frame rail holes... why spend another $38? or was the one that came with to short?
|08-10-2007 07:28 AM|
|Noah||Plz keep us informed on the quality as you go-I also need a winch,but dont have a ton o' $|
|08-10-2007 04:59 AM|
|emilior||The universal mount plate that came with the winch don't have any holes that line up on the frame rails. I ordered the Jeep winch mount from Harborfreight. For $38 bucks, it should simplify the installation for me. I'll post picks of the install as I go along.|
|08-09-2007 10:13 PM|
|emilior||Got my new winch today. I'll post pics once I get it installed.|
|08-08-2007 03:27 AM|
|AzTJ||Those solenoids look exactly like some off old Ford trucks. Easy replacements right at the auto parts store|
|08-08-2007 02:40 AM|
|08-08-2007 02:22 AM|
It should do just fine for you. It has a 5.5hp series wound motor so it should have plenty of pulling power.
Also it's produced by an ISO 9001 certified factory. Some people think that is meaningless, but based on what I've seen about products that are and aren't ISO 9001 certified there is a difference in the tolerances and the specs that they are manufactured to.
And any winch is better than no winch.
|08-08-2007 02:12 AM|
Atlas 9500 lb winch
I just ordered the Atlas 9500 lb winch. I needed one to get myself out of trouble, and I was trying to decide between this and the smittybuilt. The Atlas included the mounting plate, and looked like a better deal. Anyone have experience with this winch?