post #1 of Old 02-18-2007, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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any thing i should know?

is there anything speical i should know or get before i go and order my winch?

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Get a mounting plate, probably from the same manufacturer. They vary a bit, especially in the fairlead mount area. Make sure your battery can handle it.

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Get a mounting plate, probably from the same manufacturer. They vary a bit, especially in the fairlead mount area. Make sure your battery can handle it.
I got an A to Z winch plate for $125 which is $50 cheaper than the warn, and I like that it isn't as big as the warn plate. BTW I'm running a warn m8000.

What winch are you going with?

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I got an A to Z winch plate for $125 which is $50 cheaper than the warn, and I like that it isn't as big as the warn plate. BTW I'm running a warn m8000.

What winch are you going with?
i have this setup as well
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i was looking at a warn XD9000i. and i really have no idea on how to mount it inside of my bumper
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you bolt the winch to the winch plate(4 bolts), then you bolt the winch plate on top of the bumper using the 4 bumper bolts on top
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is there anything speical i should know or get before i go and order my winch?
Might be a good time to thing about buying a bumper as well. A lot of winch plates are going to set you back another $100-$150 or so. If you got a bumper that has the winch plate built in you may be ahead of the game on the long run.

Look at the Rokmen Merc bumper. It is a true piece of artwork IMHO.

http://www.rokmen.com/products/tj_lj...nt_bumper.html



This is the unit with the fairlead mount and hoop. $399.00

It has the winch mount already there so nothing else to buy. You will also have good recovery points on the front.

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Might be a good time to thing about buying a bumper as well. A lot of winch plates are going to set you back another $100-$150 or so. If you got a bumper that has the winch plate built in you may be ahead of the game on the long run.

Look at the Rokmen Merc bumper. It is a true piece of artwork IMHO.
or buy a bumper that is a winch bumper... nates4x4.com has nice bumpers for $300 with a built in winch plate and fairlead mount. cant go wrong
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i already have a bumper. and its not a winch bumper. i need to either get a plate from some one or make my own i gess
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