I put together my smittybilt xrc-8 and got those god for saken bolts off the front after soaking them in pb blaster and wd-40, then used a socket wrench and my lacrosse shaft for leverage and they came off (thank lord)
now waiting for UPS to arrive with the plate
I hope you got the xtreme warranty from 4WD hardware. I just broke my XRC8 winch. The clutch won't hold a load now. If you try to spool it in under its own power without a load, the clutch slips. I really messed it up.
1986 CJ-7 LAREDO, 4.2L, 5 speed, 3.31 Gears, D30, D44, 2.5" ProComp lift, 3" BL, 33" TSLs.
1998 TJ SAHARA, 4.0L, 5 speed, 4.11 Gears, D30 (Aussie Locked), Ford 8.8, 4.5" Custom LA, XRC8, AA SYE, TW DS, ZJ tie-rod, Full-Traction front adj. track bar, 35" KM1s.