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Unread 03-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #30901
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Fab'd and installed cut-off switch for the power cable that goes to the winch. I like it a lot better that having no fuse to the winch.



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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:18 PM   #30902
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^Im a newbie, what the real advantage to making a cuttoff switch for it???
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:23 PM   #30903
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Pulled put my blown transmssion. Found a pretty good deal on a reman unit. I've been thinking of upgrading the clutches and bands and putting a shift kit in it. My trans guy says it probably isn't worth it. Any opinions?
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:24 PM   #30904
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Mounted a hi lift jack on hoodon a homemade mount, arb rear diff cover, some grab bars(best mod soo far)lol, painted my headlight bezels black. post pics tomo!
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #30905
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Pulled put my blown transmssion. Found a pretty good deal on a reman unit. I've been thinking of upgrading the clutches and bands and putting a shift kit in it. My trans guy says it probably isn't worth it. Any opinions?
I suspect that your transmission guy knows best.....
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:28 PM   #30906
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It wasn't today but I picked it up from the body (butcher) shop with my new upgraded bumper installed. I just need to do the wiring for the fog lights.

what bumper is that? It looks pretty good!
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Unread 03-28-2010, 07:39 PM   #30907
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what bumper is that? It looks pretty good!
Thanks! It's the Smittybilt XRC it has a built in winch plate, light mounts, and D-ring mounts. The welds could be better but they're not bad. It looks really sturdy as well. The best part is it isn't too expensive.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:09 PM   #30908
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^Im a newbie, what the real advantage to making a cuttoff switch for it???
Since the winch may pull over 100 amps during a hard pull, a fuse is kinda of out of the question or you would be replacing fuses all the time.
Without a fuse the cable remains 'hot' all the time and a short could blow the battery or cause a catastrophic fire and burn your jeep up.
Not Good!!
So the switch allows the cable to remain 'cold' until the winch is needed.

Thanks for asking, I'm a newbie also, had the jeep for about a year.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:17 PM   #30909
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Fab'd and installed cut-off switch for the power cable that goes to the winch. I like it a lot better that having no fuse to the winch.

what's the info on the switch? manufacturer, model, load rating?
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:17 PM   #30910
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That makes perfect sense to me now. Nice trick. Once i get a winch i will probably copy your idea!!! THanks man.
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:44 PM   #30911
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what's the info on the switch? manufacturer, model, load rating?
12 volt 350 amp got one similar at auto zone. Here is a url with one close to the one I got,
Longacre Economy Battery Disconnect Switch - RacingPlus.com
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:46 PM   #30912
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Removed the back seat to accommodate my spare tire and camping gear for this weekends wheeling trip!
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #30913
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That makes perfect sense to me now. Nice trick. Once i get a winch i will probably copy your idea!!! THanks man.
Cool, good luck!!
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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #30914
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I gave the key to my daughter so she can learn manual transition for two hours... Well, I stayed with the key to teach
And yeah... she will get her driving test on a Jeep, not on a car
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Unread 03-28-2010, 09:30 PM   #30915
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Finnaly installed my currie HD and RC track bar. Pics to follow tom.
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