I have the Warn under hood mount, 3500LBS winch, synthetic line, and I cut the bumper. Only needed it once so far and all went well.what works best for mounting options? Limited comes with bumper and I see guys either modifying stock bumper or doing the winch mount with winch bumper..
Your thoughts and thanks!
I will be installing my synthetic rope Friday I will take some video and pictures of what I did and how I will modify the fair lead mount. May as well put it on you tube as well as there is nothing really out thereSounds like you know more about this than I do, Duh..
In the spot that is looks like the place where the winch would mount is my oil cooler (trans and or engine).
And the steering link goes right there in the middle. Did you move these things?
Do you have any pictures that you took while installing? I have seen pictures of someone putting hinges on their hood.
Did you do that? My hood is under my windshield mount.
Thank you for the Pics. Where did you buy the mount? or did you make it yourself??Ok so here are some pics for the install you can see the bracket where you have to drill 2 holes. you can also see how the cable spooled back on you cant see the drum so hard to do it blind. I switched to wire rope. View attachment 251098 View attachment 251098 View attachment 251099 View attachment 251099 View attachment 251098 View attachment 251098 View attachment 251099 View attachment 251101
The mount is from warn industries I will post a better write up tomorrow when I work on it.Thank you for the Pics. Where did you buy the mount? or did you make it yourself??
please post more pics after you change to rope. I want to see where it comes out of the grill.
Where did you get the receiver shank?I'm fairly certain there has never been a storage box under the hood. I believe the only thing that would prevent you from using the winch kit for other years would be changed to the frame.
Do you plan to do solo rides? If so, I would put the winch on a receiver shank and put receiver hitches and power on both ends of your 'cat. We go out alone from time to time and I've had to winch from the front and from the rear. If I had done the usual under-hood mount, we might still be walking down the mountain.
Thank you for the information,I buy the raw materials for my hitch receivers and the options that plug into them from Harbor Freight. Their 1 1/4" male to 2" female adapters are really cheap. For the winch, I bought a straight (no drop) ball mount and cut the ball mounting flange off. HF actually sells a receiver winch mount, but the shank is much, much lighter material than what is used in a ball mount shank.