New Apex 12K Harbor Freight winch Install

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I installed mine on a metal cloak bumper over the weekend. Never done it before and my only problem that i will fix before using the winch is one of the square nuts that you use to screw the base to the plate was not tapped correctly



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I installed mine on a metal cloak bumper over the weekend. Never done it before and my only problem that i will fix before using the winch is one of the square nuts that you use to screw the base to the plate was not tapped correctly
Where are you getting new square nuts from for this? (Assuming you are getting new ones)
 

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Awesome, thanks for the feedback! So I guess there is still a tiny bit of interference between the handle and the bumper and small shave to either one should do the trick. Out of curiosity, why did you decide to trim the bumper and not the handle?
I felt like shortening the handle might take away the leverage sometimes needed with winch handles and certainly wouldn't be as easy to clean up and paint as the bumper.

I'm taking the bumper off, hopefully this weekend, to install my Maximus 3 tow loops so I can towit behind my RV. It will require some trimming of the stock metal bumper also, but beats installing an unsightly baseplate
 

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I used the Rockhard 4x4 winch plate for the oem Rubicon steel bumper and have zero interference between the winch clutch lever and the bumper. Plenty of room. Plus it was only $200. Much cheaper than the Mopar version and many of the other options as well.

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Total look at mine installed!
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Could someone who relocated their solenoid/controls to inside the engine compartment annotate their wiring? Especially on the winch and on the solenoid? I just caught my battery on fire and the winch ran continuously, so I clearly have something wrong. Also what did you do with the 2 connections on the back of the winch? Thanks. X.X
 

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Could someone who relocated their solenoid/controls to inside the engine compartment annotate their wiring? Especially on the winch and on the solenoid? I just caught my battery on fire and the winch ran continuously, so I clearly have something wrong. Also what did you do with the 2 connections on the back of the winch? Thanks. X.X
use the search feature for warn interrupter or solenoid and you'll pull up a bunch of threads with pictures.
 
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