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Today I did the first mod to my Jeep. I made a bracket to mount the winch/compressor solenoid. I will use AUX3 to activate one side of the two way solenoid for the compressor, and AUX4 to flip it to the winch with a relay. It's been awhile since I did any metal fab, so take it easy. I'm pretty happy with it though.
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I eliminated all of the secondary switching harness, because all I need is OBA. There is a small hot wire on the three pin connector for the switch (red, purple, black) on the dual compressor that is not used. I just cut the connector to the harness off and wired the switch to the hot lead for the compressor relays and the LED....easy peasy and eliminated like three miles of wire. :rock:




Updated 3-19-21:
Finally got around to installing this thing. I decided to go with the original plan and put it in the intended spot under the driver rear seat. Ran 6ga wire from the solenoid over to the driver side in the engine bay.
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There is a passthrough plug in the firewall that was a perfect spot to run the cable.
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Dropped in right at the driver side kick panel. I bought the Anderson connector thinking I would use both + and - but noticed this open ground lug at the bottom of the door frame and just used that for the grounds.
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This trim panel was a little stubborn to get off in the front since it's hard to see under there, but it does come off.
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So there it sits. Surprisingly not as loud inside the cab as I had expected. My dog won't like it, but she can just get out and take a walk as I air up lol.
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All that is left to do is add the chuck. I am not going to bother running air lines all over the truck at this point, just maybe a 4-way hose I will store behind the seat.

Update: 5-18-21
Added UpDown Air Universal valve. Nice simple unit. Did a little tweaking to the bracket to get it to sit at a better angle so I could use the bracket for the tire inflation hoses. Just drilled a couple holes for their shrader valves. Worked out nicely. Ran a hose to the other side and I made a piece to mount the shraders over there also, but need to decide on how to mount it.

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Finally got the MORE driver side under rear seat dual ARB mounting bracket. The bottom plate was a little bit on the thin side, and probably could have used some rubber spacers in the recess, and not sure what the deal is with the bottom right corner not being rounded off, but I have to say it does fit quite nicely, and I like the fact that it has a mount for the switch, but they should ventilate this part so as not to block air flow to the fan so much. All that being said, they are the only one I found with a mount for this location, and I think it works for me. But, overall I'm not impressed, and I could maybe do a better job with my own ghetto fab skills, but time is money, so pushing on with this one for now. Pics tomorrow.

On another note dealing with MORE. These guys do a LOT of fab parts for the 4WD community, and don't like to give bad news about good folks, but when I ordered, I never got a confirmation email. I messaged them on their website, and even called (the effort :angry: ) and got nothing. I finally checked the credit card and saw it was charged and then finally got a shipping notice. So, unless you're building a buggy for King of the Hammers, don't bother.
 
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Not to bad, what material did you use for the bracket? Cutting round relief in the bend, nice shows you still got the fab touch lol.
 
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Thanks, it's 1/8th in. steel.
 
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Still pondering the best way to move forward with the compressor, so I decided to get to work on the steel bumper and winch plate today. The plastic one is looking for a new home. It comes with the towhooks :)
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You need to drill a couple of holes in the shorter crush thingies to add taller crush thingies so they actually stick out beyond the winch to be useful. Very simple
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Then add the new taller "bumperettes" that also come with the winch plate
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A couple of new brackets and hardware and the winch plate is loosely in place.
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Got the new bumper situated without too much hassle at all.
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I need to get the mopar winch adapter plate apparently that goes on the front so that is as far as I got for today. Sure is nice working on a new vehicle. Everything is so easy. 👍

Update:
Got the adapter plate and was able to finish up the winch. This was done a couple of weeks ago, just forgot to update.
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