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Old 03-23-2011, 08:43 PM
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I installed my front hitch a few weeks ago and I picked up my new winch last week. I bought a Runva 9.5xi from CanadaWinch. The winch mount is from Hidden Hitch. I bought it about 8 years ago when I had my Jeep TJ.

I want to drill some holes so that the mount sits back closer to the bumper. I have atleast 2 inches of room to move the mount back.

I haven't tested the setup yet but when I do I'll try and make a video of it.

Let me know what you think.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:10 PM
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Lookin' good!

I don't know that it needs to move back. Wouldn't the space between the truck and winch serve to clear a blockage on the winch drum?
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Looks good. Do you have a locking hitch pin on it?
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Thats a cool mod! I like the hitch style winches so there only there when you need it
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Looks good, I like that setup.

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Thats really cool. Great idea.
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I do have a locking hitch pin for it.

I was wondering what gauge wiring I would need to run cables from the battery to the back of the truck but instead I think I might use my portable booster pack if I ever need to use the winch on the back of the truck.

I'm trying to find a reason to use it (other than intentionally getting stuck) but haven't come up with anything. any suggestions?
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Awesome setup man! I like the idea of only having a winch when you need it. Unless it is completely hidden behind the bumper.
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I bought the wireing kit from WARN for the rear bumper. Kinda expensive I think around $150. Your set up looks great, I wouldnt move it back.
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