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Unread 01-20-2014, 02:49 PM   #271
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So we finished the winch and bumper install after 10 hours of work. After the half way point I just stopped taking pictures.

My first, solid advice is buy one of the winches RRO has listed on their site. Not from them per se but my Quadratec Q9000s barely fits and it look some cutting and moving of parts that is not part of the instructions. That is because the winch I chose is slightly too big. My mistake for thinking "most" winches were the same size (ones around the same weight class). The KC lights will only fit on the upper "stinger" because the lights are so big (with the HID ballast built in) that they need a lot of space behind them. Just as long as the mounting bolt on the light is behind the majority of the light it will go fine. I will post what pictures I have, most very early on and post-install.
Look forward to seeing pics (and in person)!

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Unread 01-20-2014, 08:41 PM   #272
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The female connector that is normally on the solenoid for the remote was installed on the driver side.


This just shows the wiring for the positive and negative from the winch. Unlike the install for txwest, we could not install the solenoid in this cubby because mine was much larger.


The solenoid (minus the pretty box it is normally in) was relocated beneath the passenger side fog light. The bumper kit comes with a bracket that relocates the QL pump for those model WK2s. Since mine did not have that we mounted the solenoid to that bracket which mounts to the winch mount. It worked out rather nicely.


The directions from RRO state that some customizing may be required because there are of course factory tolerances that Jeep allows thus each winch and Jeep may be different. With that said, we did more than just some minor customizing to mine and I wish I would have just gotten the Smittybilt 10K synthetic. I had to cut quite a bit of the plastic with the vertical slats behind the chrome grille to accommodate the cross bars on the winch.

Like I said, once we ran into problems I stopped taking pictures so I only have finished photots. The fairlead still needs to be put on because the clip on the clevis hook does not fit through the hawse fairlead. Go figure. So my only remedy is to cut the hook off because I do not want it anyway. I still have to pull all the line out and winch in to break it in like they state in the directions.

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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:10 PM   #273
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Daylight photos make it look much better than Sun night before I crawled back home. Definitely came out perfect! Minus all the headaches of course
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Unread 01-21-2014, 06:14 PM   #274
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Daylight photos make it look muh better than Sun night before I crawled back home. Definitely came out perfect! Minus all the headaches of course
Lol yes. I was able to get the plate closer to the bumper.
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Unread 01-22-2014, 08:03 AM   #275
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Ordered a Diablosport Intune DCX programmer today from Kolak!
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Unread 01-22-2014, 09:31 AM   #276
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Ordered a Diablosport Intune DCX programmer today from Kolak!
Not cool man....I may have to pay you to rent it...lol
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The female connector that is normally on the solenoid for the remote was installed on the driver side.


This just shows the wiring for the positive and negative from the winch. Unlike the install for txwest, we could not install the solenoid in this cubby because mine was much larger.


The solenoid (minus the pretty box it is normally in) was relocated beneath the passenger side fog light. The bumper kit comes with a bracket that relocates the QL pump for those model WK2s. Since mine did not have that we mounted the solenoid to that bracket which mounts to the winch mount. It worked out rather nicely.


The directions from RRO state that some customizing may be required because there are of course factory tolerances that Jeep allows thus each winch and Jeep may be different. With that said, we did more than just some minor customizing to mine and I wish I would have just gotten the Smittybilt 10K synthetic. I had to cut quite a bit of the plastic with the vertical slats behind the chrome grille to accommodate the cross bars on the winch.

Like I said, once we ran into problems I stopped taking pictures so I only have finished photots. The fairlead still needs to be put on because the clip on the clevis hook does not fit through the hawse fairlead. Go figure. So my only remedy is to cut the hook off because I do not want it anyway. I still have to pull all the line out and winch in to break it in like they state in the directions.

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Unread 01-22-2014, 02:18 PM   #278
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Look forward to seeing pics (and in person)!
Wish you could have stopped by. It was quite the scene of exploded Jeep parts. Lol.
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Wish you could have stopped by. It was quite the scene of exploded Jeep parts. Lol.
Yes. And utter disgust multiple times because of my over-sized winch. NEVER AGAIN!!
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Cut the clevis hook off and finally mounted the fairlead last night.

DONE!
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:58 AM   #281
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Sure looks awesome.
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Wish you could have stopped by. It was quite the scene of exploded Jeep parts. Lol.
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Yes. And utter disgust multiple times because of my over-sized winch. NEVER AGAIN!!
haha - I wish I could of too. Nothing better than car parts strewn about
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haha - I wish I could of too. Nothing better than car parts strewn about
One day dude we will work on yours and it will take 1 hour from dismantle to finished product for how many times we have taken the front ends off of the WK2. Haha
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One day dude we will work on yours and it will take 1 hour from dismantle to finished product for how many times we have taken the front ends off of the WK2. Haha
Sounds good to me - glad you guys were the beta testers and not me. lol
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Here are some better pictures with the daylight and not a camera phone flash.






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