Well I might as well call this winch/bumper install "Murphys law install."
The first issue I ran into was warriors winch mounting holes I noticed the minute I bolted up the fairlead.
I mounted the winch in hopes there may be enough room. There wasnt even enough to put the nut on the back. So to correct that problem I re drilled all 4 holes 3/4" closer to the grill.
Issue #2 when I went to install the stinger the hood loop hit my fenders b/c my 2" body lift.
So I busted out the jig saw and angle grinder.
#3 Because I ordered the stronger thimble on my rope. My hook would not fit on it. So I splurged and got the Factor 55 prolink loaded.
#4 Due to the amazingly contradicting information on the web about spooling a synthetic line i just spooled my winch using hand tension. So of course on the first pull the outer wraps where digging into the lower wraps.
#5 Today I wrapped it neat using the ebrake as tension to pull my jeep in. It wrapped nice, but I noticed some fibers on the bottom of my fairlead. I dont like that. I wasnt paying attention when it first started wrapping, but towards then end it was absolutly pulling down on the bottom of the fairlead causing it to rub and making it a PITA to get the protective sleeve to spool in with the line. I feel like the fairlead should be mounted lower (would require drilling new holes again, and grinding out the opening more on the mount!
Anyone who has a synthetic line:
-Is there an a downward angle on the rope between you fairlead and your last wrap?
-What is the distance from the top of the mounting plate to the center of the fairlead mounting hole? Thanks!
Other than that Im happy with how it looks!