|03-31-2014 12:45 AM|
Hey moab owners , does anyone have these plates lying around from a winch install. i need a set.
the flat rectangle ones with 4 holes
|03-30-2014 09:21 PM|
Mom tank with spare tire delete
With poison spider tramp stamp
|03-27-2014 07:59 PM|
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|03-27-2014 05:05 PM|
|2013 Moab||Looks great. Someday I need to try my hand at welding.|
|03-27-2014 04:58 PM|
Sorry...I didn't take pics of the process.
Measured and marked the cut lines with masking tape, removed bumper, cut using an abrasive cut-off wheel, traced out the pattern onto the plate steel, cut and trim the plates, weld them on, grind, sand, paint with a rattle can of AEV touch-up paint, and mount. The hardest part was making the first cut into the bumper. The rest was easy. It took about 5 hours start to finish. I kept the cut-off pieces just in case I want to make it modular.
|03-27-2014 04:48 PM|
|03-27-2014 04:45 PM|
|03-27-2014 04:05 PM|
|03-27-2014 04:00 PM|
|03-27-2014 03:56 PM|
|km58501||It's an AEV bumper I recently turned into a stubby.|
|03-23-2014 04:51 PM|
|03-23-2014 04:01 PM|
|jwilson2598||Depending on how patient you are, there is a seller on eBay who has brand new 9.5cti's he sells for $699. Usually he puts up 3 at a time and they go pretty quick, I got mine this week, now just waiting for it to get here. I wasn't willing to spend the $1299, but at $699 for a seamless fit I was all in.|
|03-23-2014 03:06 PM|
|Mikel01||Just finished clearing some land using my Warn Zeon. Coated the cable when I finished. It's paying for itself.|
|03-23-2014 07:57 AM|
Need a winch
I originally posted this in the JK Tech forum, but decided to repost it here for those that have an AEV bumper. Is anyone using anything other than a Warn 9500cti? Pros and cons?
I drive a more or less factory 2013 Unlimited Moab which comes with the AEV front bumper.
Planned winch use:
My wife and 2 young boys mainly travel through unmaintained roads in the flint hills of Kansas. We drive alone. These roads are generally tame dirt and rock, but can become quite muddy or snow packed. There is some low water creek crossing. We are never more than a few miles from a farmer/rancher with a tractor capable of pulling us out and we carry appropriate gear so that the four of us can easily walk out should we become stuck. I am only interested in pulling my vehicle out of a moderate mud hole should I happen to get stuck. I would imagine needing a winch 0 to 1 time per year.
I can spend up to $2000.00 if warranted, I'm not seeing the value at that end, but I do understand the concept of getting what you pay for.
Wants (in order of importance):
Ease of use
The $1300.00 Warn 9.5cti winch with steal cable is recommended by AEV, and although I like the reputation of reliability, that just seems too steep for my needs.
The ~$500.00 Engo E9000 with synthetic line seems like a top contender, but I'm not to crazy about the aesthetics.
Superwinch Tiger Shark 9500 (~$500.00). Aesthetically, I like this much better than the Engo, but not nearly as much as the Q. This is a steel cable, and I would prefer synthetic, but it's not a must. Again, however, I am interested in reliability first!
Am I missing a brand/model I should really be considering?
I'm going to have to purchase a winch mounting plate ($250.00), some accessories; snatch blocks, anchor system, etc. (~$150.00). What accessories do I need, and what's the budget?
|03-22-2014 03:58 PM|
|03-22-2014 01:48 PM|
|2013 Moab||It does look great, can you get a shot of the bumper from the side.|
|03-22-2014 01:21 PM|
|03-22-2014 12:40 PM|
I'll try the picture again. Just finished my latest project. Chopped my bumper, Bushwacker flares, and a Maximus-3 hoop.
|03-11-2014 12:50 PM|
My 2013 Moab
|03-11-2014 11:07 AM|
|km58501||Here's my first post. If your looking for a hoop for your AEV bumper check out Moab/MW3 - maximus-3.com. They make one just for us. They also have the light mounting brackets among other things. I ordered a hoop and brackets yesterday.|
|03-02-2014 08:59 PM|
|MOABLTY||Love the AEV package look. I'm going for the same look...|
|02-23-2014 12:34 AM|
|JerseySavage||black four door here!|
|02-09-2014 08:56 PM|
|Nycjeep123||Here's my Moab parking from snow. Just added jw speaker lights, fogs, and aux along with an spod and warm.|
|02-09-2014 08:21 PM|
|Mikel01||Very cool, a Moab in its element. Better than trudging in the snow and ice.|
|02-09-2014 07:12 PM|
Went exploring today and stopped at what is called the Coke Ovens in Arizona.
and a quick video of a river crossing
2014 02 09 18 29 00 - YouTube
|02-08-2014 10:47 AM|
|02-08-2014 08:30 AM|
For anyone looking for a tire carrier option other than the AEV, check out the Thread I started.
|02-01-2014 01:24 PM|
|AverageJK||Just a heads up for everyone, go check the 8 bolts around the crash cans to make sure they are still tight. I had 4 loose and one of them had the nut completely off the bolt, luckily it was sitting on the skid plate, so I didnt lose it.|
|02-01-2014 04:15 AM|
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