I meant to mention this, but I forgot. I have noticed an odd side effect of the 8274 (actually, I'm guessing it has more to do with the mount). In still conditions, my temp pops up to just under my "fan on" temp (I'm using the Beck Arnley switch with a Ford 2 speed fan) starting at 60 mph and going back to normal at around 70. Below 60, cool as a cucumber, over 70, same deal. It's creating a dead air pocket (or a slight vaccum ) behind the winch in that speed range.
Any cross breeze completely negates the effect and I haven't noticed it in either head or tail winds, though it would make sense that it should still occur. I never noticed it before I put the e-fan in, but I was watching a bit more closely right after the fan install. Initially, I thought I had the beginning of a problem until I put 2 and 2 together. The total increase in temp is 5-10 degrees. It was just the deviation from the dead steady temp that made me notice it.
This is more of a heads up so that you don't start thinking you have a cooling problem "if" it even happens on your Jeep. To my knowledge, my fan has never kicked on at speed due to this and I've driven at those speeds on several 100+ days, but as I said, it does run a few degrees hotter when this happens. I'd also go out on a limb and say that my CJ grill isn't helping...
The front end looks to be coming along nicely. Good work!
“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values