Originally Posted by backwash
I took my Warn 9.5 winch off my LJ and would like to use it on my 2013 JKU Rubicon. Somewhere I found a few threads where guys have mounted their winch upside down . I don't want it upside down being as tall as it it. Anyone know if this is possible?
You've got two things that will prevent you from doing a hidden winch on the stock bumper.
1. The Vaccuum assist pump on the drivers side frame horn. This isn't a reason it couldn't be done, as several companies make pump relocation kits. But, it is something to consider.
2. Your rubicon electronic sway bar disconnect motor. It's right in the way of where your winch would be stuffed. Again, if you removed this and went with a non-disconnect sway bar, then you could consider it.
Beyond the above, if your 9.5 has the "integrated" controller on the top of the winch like this it won't fit in the space:
If you have the "remote" control box like this, assuming the modifications I mentioned above, you could pull it off:
It ends up looking something like what we did on our JK years ago:
Otherwise, you can always upgrade
Addendum: Just looked at your signature....seems you have the TI, which is integrated. You'd be hard pressed and lots of modification to make that one work. And I'd be afraid you would damage the controller from the debris that gets up in there...