I have a Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch.
I was considering hardwiring the winch to a switch inside my cab and bypassing the remote switch that has a 12 foot cord.
Is this good idea or this a asking for trouble?
This is what the website has to say about the winch.
Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch
The new Smittybilt XRC 8 Winch encompasses all the best features you would want in a winch. Every XRC 8 (8,000 LB.) winch features a 5.5HP Series Wound Motor and a Planetary Gear System with 172.8:1 gear ratio that will deliver power and reliability at a premium price. For a recovery system with the muscle and dependability to bail you out of any situation, the XRC 8 has all the heavy duty toughness you're looking for.
Revolutionary planetary gear system boasts an 8,000 lb. line rating and 172.8:1 gear ratio
5.5 hp, 12-volt, series wound motor
5/16" x 92' galvanized aircraft cable with replaceable hook included
Intuitive design ensures a simple, hassle-free installation
A heavy duty winching system with great features at an incredible overall value
Drum size: Diameter/Length: 2.5" (63 mm) x 9" (228 mm)
Mounting bolt pattern: 10" x 4.5" (4 bolts, 3/8") (254 mm x 114.3 mm)
Overall Dimension (LxWxH): 21" x 6.22" x 7.283" (558.8 mm x 158 mm x 185 mm)
Total shipping weight: 94 lbs (42.5kgs)
All Smittybilt Winches meet SAE-J706 standard ratings for winches