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Unread 08-19-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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How do you route your winch power cables? Pictures?

Just curious as mine are router rather obtrusively going in through the hood.

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Unread 08-19-2005, 10:04 AM   #2
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Mine go under the grill and then up the fender well. You could also just run them through one of the slots in the grill. I have never heard of anyone going up to the hood.
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Unread 08-19-2005, 10:13 AM   #3
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Yep under the grille and up through the fender well. I put some of that cable protector stuff on mine. You can buy it at any parts store - the corrugated looking plastic stuff. A few zips ties and you are in business
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Unread 08-19-2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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Yeah, through the grill. Thought about going under, but just went through.
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Unread 08-19-2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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not to high-jack, are is there a relay hooked up to the winch, or does it go right to the battery and have constant power. I don't have a winch yet, but am starting to look and wanted to know what the typical wiring scheme was. thanks!!
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Unread 08-19-2005, 11:04 AM   #6
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Throught the grill and along side of the air box.
Note - I did put some electrical tape over the paint where the wires rub, as it took only 2-3 weeks to rub through the paint.

Straight to the battery, I've thought about a heavy duty relay with an in cab switch. Warn makes one.
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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:15 PM   #7
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There are heavy duty disconnect solenoids available however most winch makes, including WARN, recommend that you do not use one and just go straight to the battery. Keep in mind that an 8000lb winch under full load can draw 400+amps.
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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:26 PM   #8
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I ran 2 wires straight to the battery and put a forklift battery connector on the end right behind the grill. All my power stuff has the same connector. That way I can give people a jump without ever opening the hood. Works pretty well.

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Unread 08-19-2005, 08:35 PM   #9
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This may help ya: http://users.adelphia.net/~jrtdogbone/winch.htm

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