Finished the front bumper; drilled/ cut a hole for the hawse, welded the plate in, bolted in the winch, fabbed new cables, wired the winch in/out switch to the cabin, and tested.
I had to fab the cables because my winch solenoid box took a dump - it decided to short- circuit, burning the winch motor, melting the cables and started a fire under the bonnet
That was when the winch was mounted on my XJ though
I did not
get another standard-style solenoid box, but replaced it with a Superwinch sealed "super-small" solenoid box. I used 35mm^2 ( ~2AWG cable in US- standards) cable for the electric connections, which should be thick enough. Longest cable is only ~5ft. long so I should see about 5% voltage drop under maximum strain. No big deal. I wired the switch to spooling winch in/out to the cab, it's easiest to use from there.
I'm pretty happy with the overhang (less than with stock bumper), winch does block the airflow to the radiator a little, but it's no problem here were I live. I also drilled a few more holes to the front skidplate to allow for more airflow to the radiator
But enough BS, here are a few crappy cell phone pics.. Gotta go test it tomorrow, it's been raining all week so I'm pretty sure there a lot of mud everywhere
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 LX daily driver, 1.75" BB, 32" KM2s, HPD30 Eaton e-locker/D44a stock LSD, 4.56 gears, custom- fabbed tube bumpers and tube fenders,...
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