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txoutdoorx4 09-28-2010 02:17 PM

Installing a Warn 9.5Ti winch on JK Mopar Bumper
 
Anyone out there planning to install a Warn winch (9.5Ti or equivalent) on your Jeep JK? If you have a Mopar Off Road Bumper, here's a "How To" article on the install.

Installing a Warn 9.5Ti Winch on a Mopar Bumper JPFreek Adventure Magazine – Jeep and Outdoor Adventure Publication

Also, send us photos and comments of your rig with your Warn winch. We may publish them in an upcoming issue of JPFreek Adventure Magazine and would like your input. Thanks!

ColdSRT 09-28-2010 04:55 PM

When I get home I'll post up some pics of my recently installed warn 9000i. It's sitting in a rugged ridge xhd full width bumper on my 2010 unlimited rubi. Great winch.

kawasakizx636 09-28-2010 05:10 PM

i'll be installing the warn 9.5ti winch in an aev bumper, once i receive it. I should have the bumper friday/monday, and the winch will come shortly after :)
I'll post pics once i have winch installed.

txoutdoorx4 09-29-2010 02:04 PM

Awesome! Keep me posted as I'd like to see those photos and hear about the install(s).

ColdSRT 09-29-2010 09:33 PM

As promised here they are. The wife took these while a friend and I installed. Wish the pics were better but they were taken with an iphone and the not so bright shop coupled with the superbright sunshine beating in the shop makes for washed out pics. The only thing different now is the the power and ground wires have been loomed. The bumper/winch install took roughly 2 hours including removing all the stock parts. Was easy as pie. Only needed help throwing the bumper/winch combo up on the frame horns. To be honest the winch part of it was honestly one of the easiest items I have ever installed. Looks great and I get lots of compliments on it. Went with the warn because of the history behind the name. You have to pay for it but piece of mind is worth it. This winch has not been tested but another 9000i bought at the same time by my good friend has saved our butts a couple times. I also have a 12k warn from the factory on my 2010 power wagon. Feels good knowing that is hiding behind the bumper. On to the pics.

New bumper getting ready for the fog light swap.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep11.jpg
Grill removed, getting ready to pull the bumper and plastic out for good.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep17.jpg
No more fogs
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep18.jpg
Top plastic panel removed
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep16.jpg
All naked and dirty
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep15.jpg
More of the same
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep14.jpg
Man that cavity holds the dirt
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep13.jpg
Bumper with fogs installed sitting on the frame horns to check fitment and clearance for the disco motor.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep10.jpg

ColdSRT 09-29-2010 09:48 PM

MORE

Winch bolted to the bumper. Bolting her to the frame horns for the final time with a friend who helped lift it up on there. Thanks again Kevin.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...tona/jeep9.jpg
All bolted up. Note the warning tag.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...tona/jeep8.jpg
The hook looks better, no?
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...tona/jeep7.jpg
Hooked to it's new home.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...tona/jeep6.jpg
Another friend of mine dropped in to drool. He is my jeeping buddy. Also lended a hand with the bumper ends. Note the over rider hoop is now installed
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...tona/jeep4.jpg
All done--it also now has a fairlead license plate holder.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...tona/jeep3.jpg
And another
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...na/jeep1-1.jpg
Finally, one of my favorite pics from before the install.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...a/tailings.jpg

txoutdoorx4 09-30-2010 10:11 AM

Looks great!!! How difficult was it to get the bolts off from the stock bumper before the new bumper went on? I remember it was tough as heck with my TJ.

I agree about Warn products as well. Their winches are top-notch and they have always been very gracious to us as a publication which has been an added bonus too. Good choice on the winch no doubt. :)

Any photos of the rig with the new bumper/winch on the trail? :) Again, nice job on the install!

ColdSRT 10-05-2010 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JPFreek1 (Post 795275)
Looks great!!! How difficult was it to get the bolts off from the stock bumper before the new bumper went on? I remember it was tough as heck with my TJ.

I agree about Warn products as well. Their winches are top-notch and they have always been very gracious to us as a publication which has been an added bonus too. Good choice on the winch no doubt. :)

Any photos of the rig with the new bumper/winch on the trail? :) Again, nice job on the install!

Thanks for the kind words. I do not have any trail pics that include the bumper. Mainly because I have not needed to use the winch yet. The super stuck I got in that made me get the winch was because I was pulling a toyota out and I just got myself stuck. Both friends that were along got winches as well so they have not put me in a spot that got me stuck. I have been through worse trails since but the old rubi just chugged on through just like it went through where I got stuck twice before I had to setup for a pull. It was uphill and our severe lack of proper recovery gear put me way too close to the crap and I just dug a hole. The first time I have to use it pics will be uploaded right away.

Edit-the original bumper nuts came off ok. Just took a bit because the damn bumper bolts are so long. Why they do that I have no idea. Same thing with the bolts on the new bumper.

OregonTJ 10-05-2010 10:26 PM

nice!

corima 11-30-2010 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColdSRT (Post 794539)
As promised here they are. The wife took these while a friend and I installed. Wish the pics were better but they were taken with an iphone and the not so bright shop coupled with the superbright sunshine beating in the shop makes for washed out pics. The only thing different now is the the power and ground wires have been loomed. The bumper/winch install took roughly 2 hours including removing all the stock parts. Was easy as pie. Only needed help throwing the bumper/winch combo up on the frame horns. To be honest the winch part of it was honestly one of the easiest items I have ever installed. Looks great and I get lots of compliments on it. Went with the warn because of the history behind the name. You have to pay for it but piece of mind is worth it. This winch has not been tested but another 9000i bought at the same time by my good friend has saved our butts a couple times. I also have a 12k warn from the factory on my 2010 power wagon. Feels good knowing that is hiding behind the bumper. On to the pics.

New bumper getting ready for the fog light swap.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep11.jpg
Grill removed, getting ready to pull the bumper and plastic out for good.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep17.jpg
No more fogs
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep18.jpg
Top plastic panel removed
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep16.jpg
All naked and dirty
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep15.jpg
More of the same
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep14.jpg
Man that cavity holds the dirt
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep13.jpg
Bumper with fogs installed sitting on the frame horns to check fitment and clearance for the disco motor.
http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...ona/jeep10.jpg

Nice write up. I am in considering the same setup except with the Warn M8000. After it was all installed, did you get much sinking of the front end on the springs? If so, what did you do? Spring spacers?

bobjenkins 11-30-2010 02:51 PM

Damn thats a nice looking winch, got the m8000 beats in the looks department

ColdSRT 11-30-2010 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corima

Nice write up. I am in considering the same setup except with the Warn M8000. After it was all installed, did you get much sinking of the front end on the springs? If so, what did you do? Spring spacers?

I dropped about half an inch with this setup. Can't really tell by looking at it. Lift is going on soon. I don't mind a slight forward rake. The new rear bumper/tire carrier will level it back out some. The m8000 is a bit lighter so you might not drop as much as I did.

txoutdoorx4 11-30-2010 04:41 PM

That really turned out nice man, congrats on an awesome looking rig. Photos are good too. ;)

jcourtney986 03-31-2011 12:52 PM

Thanks
 
Thanks for the install instructions for the 9.5. I'll be installing mine over the weekend.

txoutdoorx4 03-31-2011 01:49 PM

No problem. Shoot over some photos, or post them up, once you've got it all setup. Good luck!

jcourtney986 04-01-2011 07:29 AM

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Maybe I found a more current bumper than the one above, but I didn't have any problems at all. No cutting, nothing. On and in in 30 minutes. Didn't even have to take the grill out.

txoutdoorx4 04-01-2011 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcourtney986 (Post 1151508)
Maybe I found a more current bumper than the one above, but I didn't have any problems at all. No cutting, nothing. On and in in 30 minutes. Didn't even have to take the grill out.

That setup looks GREAT!!!


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