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muddle jumper 10-16-2013 01:10 PM

winch question
 
do I out the winch on the winch mount first then mount the plate to the jeep or put the mount plate on the jeep then the winch? help plz

Big Cole 10-16-2013 02:08 PM

Mount the winch to the winch plate first then bolt the plate to the front of your rig.

Shark_13 10-16-2013 09:07 PM

Little common sense goes a long way :)

Usually easiest to mount the winch to the plate, then bolt to the Jeep.

TJDave 10-16-2013 10:08 PM

^^^^X3. What they said.:happyyes:

muddle jumper 10-16-2013 11:02 PM

ok thanks wasn't sure because it was saying to make sure i don't need to drill holes in the bumper for the front bolts of the winch to mount into the plate

muddle jumper 10-16-2013 11:04 PM

ok thanks wasn't sure because it told me look and see if I need to drill holes on the bumper for the front two bolts of the winch to go in. I will post picks after I put in on hopefully it goes on easily

TJDave 10-17-2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by muddle jumper (Post 5427769)
ok thanks wasn't sure because it told me look and see if I need to drill holes on the bumper for the front two bolts of the winch to go in. I will post picks after I put in on hopefully it goes on easily

What kind of winch plate and what front bumper do you have?
I had to drill holes in the top of my Smitty classic bumper with my RC flat winch plate. The two front bolt heads for the winch made contact with the bumper before it could sit flat on top of it. They cleared my stock bumper. A slightly raised winch plate also prevents this problem.
I made the holes in the bumper big enough for the winch bolt heads to drop inside them. Easier than trying to run the bolts through the bumper, then the plate, and into the winch.

And you can still mount the winch on the plate first.

muddle jumper 10-17-2013 08:59 AM

I got the smittybilt raised winch plate and I have the smittybilt src bumper for an 03 wrangler

TJDave 10-17-2013 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by muddle jumper (Post 5435001)
I got the smittybilt raised winch plate and I have the smittybilt src bumper for an 03 wrangler

Ok. Raised winch plate. Should be easy as pie.
Disregard the crap above that I had to go through. Lol

muddle jumper 10-17-2013 03:24 PM

ok thank u I will let u know how is goes. gonna start it when I get home at 4

muddle jumper 10-18-2013 05:50 PM

2 Attachment(s)
got the winch all hooked up and running thanks for the help

coolin4u 10-19-2013 10:32 AM

Same one i have,follow the instructions and pre stretch the entire cable before using,

muddle jumper 10-19-2013 12:40 PM

ok thanks


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