Rough Country Winch Plate & Winch - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Rough Country Winch Plate & Winch

Jeep Wrangler Bushwacker Flat Fender Flare Sale at BaselinANOTHER Rockridge4wd Creation!! Spare Tire Carrier Delete The Original 3/8" Ruffstuff Diff Cover!

Reply
Unread 10-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
JesseRohr
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: LEX, KY
Posts: 73
Rough Country Winch Plate & Winch

I just picked these up last week. I went with their ZJ winch plate and one of their 9500lb winches with Synthetic rope.

Winch:
http://www.roughcountry.com/winches/...h_rs9500s.html

Mount:
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-zj-...late_1049.html

Plate Installion: Very simple bolt on process other than trimming the holes in the frame for the bracketry.

Bumper Trimming: Sawzaw isn't the correct tool for this as I found out the hard way. I ended up with an Exacto knife and an hour of cutting.

Winch Install: Easy as pie. Simple hook up the appropriate cables, bolt it to the plate, and connect it to the battery. The wireless remote sure makes it handy.











__________________
Jesse@MBRP

97 ZJ Project. (Something to Tinker with this summer) Stock with parts arriving daily.
2011 Ford Super Duty: Built for the desert...driven on the street lol.
JesseRohr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
ChrisAyers
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 38
That looks great, for the price you can't beat it. I'm trying to talk my friend into getting this rather than dropping the $800 for a winch bumper for his ZJ. Looking forward to seeing how it holds up to some abuse.
ChrisAyers is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,441
Hey man what kind of paint did you use for your cladding? I'm looking to paint mine soon and just getting which one I want picked out.

EDIT: also you got a build thread?
__________________
1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
sadass
Web Wheeler
 
sadass's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hopeless Juction, NY
Posts: 2,459
I have had that winch since the first introduced it. I love it, especialy the wireless remote. I am also a big fan of synthetic now over the steel lines I have had in the past. What tires do you have on. I have both Pro comp X terrains . and now M.T. claws up front. but yours look like a cross between them both.
__________________
Military Jeepers.Com.
Jeep Forum member since 2/2002
5Nine=No replacement for Displacement
sadass is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 12:20 PM   #5
JesseRohr
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: LEX, KY
Posts: 73
Tires are Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC's

Painted cladding is with Krylon Fusion Satin Black.
__________________
Jesse@MBRP

97 ZJ Project. (Something to Tinker with this summer) Stock with parts arriving daily.
2011 Ford Super Duty: Built for the desert...driven on the street lol.
JesseRohr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #6
JesseRohr
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: LEX, KY
Posts: 73
Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/z...-days-1216595/
__________________
Jesse@MBRP

97 ZJ Project. (Something to Tinker with this summer) Stock with parts arriving daily.
2011 Ford Super Duty: Built for the desert...driven on the street lol.
JesseRohr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #7
HighLonesome
Belief In All Things Jeep
 
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 5,841
Nice! your front axle looks nicely centered

I am going to get exactly what you did. What does the connection at the battery look like? thx

HighLonesome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 04:35 PM   #8
JohnnyZJ
Web Wheeler
 
JohnnyZJ's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,363
clean install. looks really good.

i just put mine on too. love it.
__________________
92 YJ ~ locked rollin' on 35s
05' WK Hemi limited ~ future plan?
14' GMC Terrain ~ wifes
13' GMC Sierra ~ 2.5" lift 33" MTs.
RIP 95 ZJ ~ 33s built/longarmed/locked/awesome Feb 2014 ZJOTM winner
JohnnyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 04:36 PM   #9
1stblack97ZJ
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Augusta, Maine
Posts: 4,938
that is one beautiful jeep
__________________
1997 ZJ Laredo
4" Lift
32s
Plenty of lights
1stblack97ZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
JesseRohr
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: LEX, KY
Posts: 73
Thanks everyone.
__________________
Jesse@MBRP

97 ZJ Project. (Something to Tinker with this summer) Stock with parts arriving daily.
2011 Ford Super Duty: Built for the desert...driven on the street lol.
JesseRohr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-10-2011, 11:03 PM   #11
Freestyle713
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: , CT
Posts: 2,380
you have a sick zj, a sick super duty, can we like, trade places or something?
Freestyle713 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #12
HighLonesome
Belief In All Things Jeep
 
HighLonesome's Avatar
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 5,841
Just ordered the same winch and plate. The price was right!

BTW, the RC website says 96-98 ZJ for plate, but vendor says a mistake and it will fit my 94. So I guess my install is going to be a little different due the bumper fascia difference.
HighLonesome is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-11-2011, 12:34 PM   #13
RedZJ
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Howell, New Jersey
Posts: 3,014
Looks good. Maybe my next ZJ ill do it.
RedZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-11-2011, 08:14 PM   #14
JesseRohr
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: LEX, KY
Posts: 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighLonesome View Post
Just ordered the same winch and plate. The price was right!

BTW, the RC website says 96-98 ZJ for plate, but vendor says a mistake and it will fit my 94. So I guess my install is going to be a little different due the bumper fascia difference.
The only thing I can think is that maybe they didn't have an older one to confirm fitment on. We do this as a MFG too because you can't get your hands on the other year group to confirm.
__________________
Jesse@MBRP

97 ZJ Project. (Something to Tinker with this summer) Stock with parts arriving daily.
2011 Ford Super Duty: Built for the desert...driven on the street lol.
JesseRohr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-12-2011, 10:36 AM   #15
JohnnyZJ
Web Wheeler
 
JohnnyZJ's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,363
i put one on my 95. it bolted up just fine.

but their instructions for cutting the bumper are for a 96 - 98. so they didn't work for me when it came time to cut. i just eyeballed it. it was close. kinda. take your time and measure correctly
__________________
92 YJ ~ locked rollin' on 35s
05' WK Hemi limited ~ future plan?
14' GMC Terrain ~ wifes
13' GMC Sierra ~ 2.5" lift 33" MTs.
RIP 95 ZJ ~ 33s built/longarmed/locked/awesome Feb 2014 ZJOTM winner
JohnnyZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.