|09-06-2013 07:57 AM|
|08-25-2013 08:55 PM|
|TannicBeast||Has anybody tried fitting a Zeon 10S on the stock 10A bumper using the OEM winch plate rather than the Maximus? You would have to center the fairlead hole (like on the Maximus) and drill new centered mounting holes for the winch (which the Maximus already has). But I am wondering if the Zeon will actually fit within the "box" created by the OEM winch plate.|
|08-23-2013 11:34 PM|
|Extreme Justice||Interested in the 1.5" Performance Levelling kit as it provides new springs instead of "pucks". Like you happy to stick with stock tires or may go with 33's when it's time to change out|
|08-23-2013 10:10 PM|
What do you like about the Teraflex you are looking at?
|08-23-2013 09:30 PM|
|Extreme Justice||Anyone else's front end sag a bit after their winch install? Thoughts for fixing? Was thinking of putting on the Teraflex performance lift.|
|08-19-2013 05:57 PM|
|Extreme Justice||All I can say is what a pain in the A$$, but end results are well worth it!!|
|08-19-2013 01:52 PM|
|08-19-2013 12:39 PM|
|08-19-2013 10:49 AM|
|Extreme Justice||Is this the correct orientation of the pump, or do I have to turn it around 180 degrees?|
|08-19-2013 01:24 AM|
|08-18-2013 11:11 PM|
|08-18-2013 11:07 PM|
|sbpunk||Hey now we dont need the grammer police. You don't need to drill holes no matter what. Tighten down the winch before the bumper. If you don't then you can still get the bolts with an open ended stubby wrench. You can drill holes if you want. Does it make it easier? Yes I'm sure it would but I don't like cutting anymore than I have to|
|08-18-2013 09:15 PM|
|08-18-2013 07:50 PM|
I just finished installing the Maximus-3 winch plate and an older WARN M8000 winch. I did not need to relocate the vacuum pump for my winch. I was able to tighten the inner lower bumper bolts with a combination of an open end wrench and deep socket with extensions. Here are some pics:
|08-18-2013 07:07 PM|
|08-18-2013 07:05 PM|
Please let me know if this doesnt make sense its important.
Once you have that done tighten the winch onto the winch plate. Your bumper should still be on the ground with the cable/rope going thru it. At this point a friend would be helpful. You need to raise the winch & winch plate even to feed the 8 front bolts thru the bumper and winch plate. Its a pain even with 2 people. Once thats done use an elbow extension, deep socket and long handled ratchet if you have one to tighten the 8 nuts onto the bumper bolts. This is a pain in the ass. I'm talking PAAAAIN in the ass. Once thats done spool up the cable/rope and you're done.
Things you wont need anymore- 4 spacers, top metal cover/bolts, plastic sway bar cover.
Anyone have questions please feel free to post them up. Remember this is for the ZEON winch. Since its so wide its a pain to install.
|08-18-2013 09:15 AM|
|gaylon||Has anyone used the Maximus-3 winch? Any field experience to relay?|
|08-18-2013 08:53 AM|
This is an email I received from Joe from Maximus concerning the Zeon Winch.
Basically the problem is once you bolt the winch to the winch plate it takes up all the space on the sides to be able to access the lower inner bumper bolts/nuts. So the idea is if you can leave the winch just sitting freely on the plate (not bolted down) and deal with the bumper bolts/nuts first and then come back to bolt the winch down to the plate. or may be bolt the bumper down and try drop in and bolt down the winch after.
The problem with this idea is that the front winch mounting points are right underneath the lip of the bumper - as shown in Image 1. There is not enough gap/space between the plate and the bumper lip to be able to reach in and put in the bolts and washers. Back bolts are no problem because they are accessible with an open wrench/spanner.
The only way to do this is to use a hole saw to drill out 1.25" (1-1/4") access holes in the bumper lip right where the front mounting points are - as shown in Images 2,3,4,5.
Hint: with the winch plate in place put the bumper back on just with one nut on each side and using a silver Sharpie marker (or similar) mark your pilot holes from top through the mounting points on the plate. Make sure you mark through the center mount points.
Alternatively mark the center line of the bumper and mark your pilot holes 73 MM (2-7/8") from the bumper face (front rounded edge) - symmetric distance between the holes is 10" (254 MM).
Once you have access holes now you can load your bolts and washers on a shallow socket head and tie down your winch. You can reach the back ones with your hand and an open wrench. Make sure you put some anti-rust paint on the holes you drilled.
I'm not sure but I think you can also leave your winch down untill you are done bolting the bumper and then carefully drop it in from the top. You will have to try it if that is possible at all.
If you don't want to drill access holes then there is no easy way. You have to just use a flexible/universal/wobble socket extensions and be ready for bloody knuckles.
I hope this helps.
|08-18-2013 08:43 AM|
|08-18-2013 12:24 AM|
|sbpunk||If anyone is still interested the ZEON 10k is a pain in the ass to install with this bumper.|
|08-17-2013 09:19 PM|
|Extreme Justice||Does anyone know if its still possible to remove the front grill with the ZEON S10/Maximus-3 setup without any issues. Or is it to close?|
|07-19-2013 05:41 PM|
Joe installed the complete Maximus-3 kit yesterday and I am happy with it so far. Won't give it a real workout till I go wheeling next month.
35 MT/R's sitting in my garage right now waiting for my AEV beadlocks and 3 1/2" AEV lift.
|07-16-2013 11:56 AM|
|07-16-2013 11:54 AM|
|Caveman1965||I spoke with Joe over at Maximus-3 yesterday morning. He tells me that he's designing a trim piece to go behind the winch that covers up the vacuum pump. No word on cost yet, but he tells me it will be minimal. I mentioned that I didn't want to cut the original trim piece that was removed to make room for the winch. He took it upon himself to design a part to fit there. His design (the entire assembly) is extremly well thought out and very polished. I can't wait to see what he comes up with.|
|07-16-2013 11:54 AM|
Ive seen lots of people mention about the fairlead being not centered on the 10A Bumpers. But I looked at mine, and a friend of mine looked at it too, and neither of us could see the off center of the front bumper. That is we were looking where that plate comes out to make way for the winch.
What part exactly is off center?
|07-16-2013 09:35 AM|
|peluns||I'm sure it works fine the fairlead will not be centered in the space though...I preferred the fairlead centered and went with Maximus and very pleased with end result...|
|07-15-2013 01:08 AM|
Is this a good one to go with for a winch mount? Can it hold any winch I want? A Guy at work reccomends I get a Smitty built one.
Rusty's Winch Mount - JK Rubicon 10th Anniversary Steel Jeep Bumper
|06-27-2013 05:07 PM|
I've contacted Joe at Maximus and they will be installing all on my new Anvil 10th as soon as the parts come in.
|06-23-2013 11:24 PM|
Warn zeon 10 k installed on Maximus winch plate
Attachment 264992 very happy with warn zeon 10 k installed with help from bro and sons
|06-19-2013 01:02 PM|
|JKUR10A||Does anyone know if the Maximus winch plate will work with Warn winches? I am thinking of getting the zeon 10S or the 8S. Also I predict that the 8s will be good to winch out myself and other fellow jeepers, but do I need a 10s to help larger rigs on a single line pull?|
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