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Old 06-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #15
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Bryan wouldn't that make the plug angled down somewhat, and also in harms way when wheeling? I'm thinking about drilling a hole in the rubber bumper somewhere center. Not sure that's even a good location.

Ps. Bought a cheap B&D grinder today along with a cutting wheel. It might be a few weeks before my install though.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:18 AM   #16
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Good call on the grinder. It'll make the job easy.

I'll have to give the plug and ready brake cable placement some thought. The center of the bumper as u mentioned would work for most. Unfortunately, that's where my winch is....

I'll post an update when I finish up (hopefully this week).
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A sawsall works nicely, no sparks.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:17 AM   #18
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Great install Bryan, clean and neat. This is exactly what we're looking to do with our '12 JKU.

Did you add spring spacers to compensate for the additional weight of the winch and skid plate? If not, do you notice any driving difference?

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Jim, no I have not yet added any spacers. Long term, I'll probably add AEV's 2" spacer lift, which I believe is actually 2.5" in the front.

From an appearance and handling standpoint, I can't tell a difference with the winch there. But jku's kinds have a raked look from the factory (which is why I believe aev has taller spacers in the front).
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Thanks for the quick response. I was concerned about it making the steering even quicker with the added weight on the front, the wife is adjusting to the Jeep from a sedan and we certainly don't need anything changing the handling. If you don't feel anything different with your setup, I think we'll be fine as I'm going with synthetic cable which should drop a bunch of weight off the amount added.
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I am in the process of figuring out where to install the plug in for the Cool Tek wiring harness so it wont get tore off when off roading. The best I can figure is to make a plate and mount it in between the grill slats. If you have a better idea of where to put it I would like to know. I also need to find a place to install the break away switch for the breaking system. I installed the Currie base plate last week it is a clean install. I had a ruff time starting the center bolts in the front of the plate but finally got it.
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I am in the process of figuring out where to install the plug in for the Cool Tek wiring harness so it wont get tore off when off roading. The best I can figure is to make a plate and mount it in between the grill slats. If you have a better idea of where to put it I would like to know. I also need to find a place to install the break away switch for the breaking system. I installed the Currie base plate last week it is a clean install. I had a ruff time starting the center bolts in the front of the plate but finally got it.
I ran my harness through the frame, front to back. At the top of the frame in the front is a hole that I used for my round four prong plug. It has been some years since I did this on my '08, so I don't remember if I had to enlarge it a bit.
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