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post #1 of 11 Old 03-07-2019, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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A friend wants to mount his winch down low, between the grain rails. I know the round tube cross brace is in the way, but can that be removed and the winch plate welded in under the frame rails to drop the winch down out of the radiator air flow?

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-07-2019, 10:29 AM
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IIRC have seen people do this. I just don't understand why. Perhaps your reference to air flow is a concern about affecting the efficiency of the cooling system. IMO if cooling system is functioning correctly that is a non-issue.
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yep, a lot of work for no gain, plus you lose the ability to easily upgrade to an Anti-Rock sway bar


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A friend wants to mount his winch down low, between the grain rails. I know the round tube cross brace is in the way, but can that be removed and the winch plate welded in under the frame rails to drop the winch down out of the radiator air flow?
Air flow with a winch mounted on top of the bumper is an absolute non-factor, it doesn't affect it at all. Don't give it another thought. If it did us desert wheelers wouldn't be mounting our winches on top of the bumper. And as mentioned by Ironhead mounting the winch between the frame rails would eliminate the ability to mount an Antirock.

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Ok. Thanks. I'm thinking it is for looks since I've never heard him complain about cooking issues.
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The point about losing the ability to install an Anti-rock is a great one. One of the best mods out there for TJs IMO.
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No, no heat issues that I have ever had. Stock fan and clutch too.

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You also can't move down too far because of the steering box

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I would rather keep mine as is, otherwise mine might be under water sometimes. Agree I have never had any overheating issues

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I would rather keep mine as is, otherwise mine might be under water sometimes.
It'll run under water, fresh water doesn't hurt it any more than it does the exposed very similar starter motor.

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It'll run under water, fresh water doesn't hurt it any more than it does the exposed very similar starter motor.
I am sure your correct but I like it where I can see it and not where I have to feel for it. I try getting as deep as I did in my ol YJ
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