|03-18-2012 10:15 PM|
|year1camaro||Store bought crap|
|03-01-2012 07:28 PM|
|Capt Jarrod||Just got them in and installed today|
|03-01-2012 08:02 AM|
Two things. I noticed someone said 1950 for jeep weight. It's actually more like 4000. I also got a XRC8 on my jeep. Got stuck with it for the first time two weekends ago and it pulled me right out. Best investment yet. They say you should be at 1.5 times the vehicle weight so a 6000 winch might be ok but for the money the XRC8 is awesome.
As for rust on the cable what I did was empty a can of wd-40 on it while it was wrapped on the winch motor. I live in Pa. and they love to salt the roads by me. But just to be certain even thou they sent a free winch cover too I wd-40'd the hell out of it. It's holding up perfect so far.
My question now to figure out is about the dual battery setup. I found that the 98 Grand Cherokee 136amp alternator bolts right up to my 92 4.0 HO.. I hear this helps out. Stock my 4.0 has a 90 amp. I could'nt help but notice my volt gauge drop to around 10 when I was winching out the trouble i was in so this will be my first upgrade. The next thing while waiting on the alternator is to make a dual battery mount in the stock location. If Anyone has done this and saved some pictures I 'd love to see your idea! You can just buy one for around 100.00. But I love to fabricate so I'll take the 10.-15 $ route. Just modded my stock front bumper and welded everything together(bumper, winch plate, frame). Super Strong like a part of the jeep now. So if anyone has dual battery setup pictures in their YJ,,,please post.
|02-29-2012 10:08 AM|
|Capt Jarrod||Where I am where not aloud to drive on the beach. Plus I only wheel in the forest inland from the ocean.|
|02-29-2012 07:39 AM|
|02-28-2012 11:42 PM|
|88muddog||I'm pleased with their winches for the money.|
|02-28-2012 11:21 PM|
|Capt Jarrod||It comes with a free cover and I'm in florida so don't get a whole lot of rust.|
|02-28-2012 10:27 PM|
|cocky grin||I have the winch on my jk and I like it...I would recomend upgrading to synthetic (spell check) rope. One this is that the winch rusts quickly so id also say get some kind of cover for it|
|02-28-2012 10:23 PM|
|Capt Jarrod||It sounds like it's pretty straight forward and now all I need to get is both the winch and bumper. I ordered the bumper from autoplicity and winch form 4 wheel parts. Both companies messed up my order and both were ordered to get here on wednesday but now won't be shipping until wednesday. Autoplicity immediately emailed me back and admitted to their mistake whereas 4 wheel took all day to reply. After I get these parts I'm done ordering parts online.|
|02-28-2012 04:34 PM|
|02-28-2012 04:21 PM|
The directions made it easy and you can download them to see.
Total time if I knew about the goofy bolt would be about 2 hours.
oh ya, the skid plate didn't come with it, I thought it did. I'll buy that later this summer.
The winch worked great. I used it a few times to work on my sons 3/4 ton dodge diesel pick up.
I wish we had more snow this year... For a small fee I'll pull ya outa the ditch when it snowed. LoL
|02-28-2012 11:28 AM|
|02-28-2012 11:24 AM|
|02-28-2012 09:35 AM|
Just bolt the winch on before you lift the bumper up for mounting. The winch has to have the bolts facing up, nut's on top, for it to fit.
I drilled and tapped 1/4-20 holes for the front license plate. Use a wrap of Teflon plumbers tape on the screw threads so it don't rust into place..
|02-28-2012 09:24 AM|
|Jeepin91YJ||First thung you should consider when running a winch is it is very hard on your battery and you should consider down the road to uograde to a dual setup. Otherwise the xrc8 is perfect for the yj`s since the stock weight is only 1950 before aftermarket parts|
|02-28-2012 12:13 AM|
Ordered new bumper and winch!
Just ordered a new front bumper and winch. Got the Body Armor TJ-19531 bumper and XRC-8 smittybuilt winch. Anyone have any experience with either of these products? And anyone got any suggestions before I install them?