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Thanks Ranger. That's what I originally thought but I thought I was reading that the wire coatings couldn't even touch. I'm good to go now. Just waiting on my winch carrier now!
Then it's Aussie locker in the front time.
Yeah, just dont let the ends touch anything when you have power hooked up, make sure you hook them to the battery LAST...and make sure you have enough wire.


I will be down in your neck of the woods at the end of May, my brother lives in Miami...I will be driving down in the 04.
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Just got an Optima yellow top and they sure are proud of those batteries. Damn 2 bills for it. Oh well, better safe than sorry.
I may have to get longer battery cables though since with the BL it seems like the cables are pretty tight unless I can find if they are ziptied somewhere that I can cut and get an extra inch or two.
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I got my Curt Mfg winch carrier today from Northern Tool for $85 shipped. The mounts where the fairlead roller goes was about 10.5" instead of 10" which is what the smittybilt fairlead bolt pattern is. It also sat a little low so I drilled 2 new holes about 3/8" outside and 1/2" lower than the original holes in the fairlead. It is perfect now.
Now I have to mount it up and decide how to run the cables and where to mount the disconnect. I think I am going to mount it under neath my lightbar that I have bolted to my bumper. It should be pretty good there.
Anyways, when I get it all done I'll post pics of the finished product.
Next up while we are in the off season here is either the Aussie front locker or the Safari snorkel. I am thinking the snorkel will be more beneficial as when it starts raining it gets DEEP here in the swamp.
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I got my Curt Mfg winch carrier today from Northern Tool for $85 shipped. The mounts where the fairlead roller goes was about 10.5" instead of 10" which is what the smittybilt fairlead bolt pattern is. It also sat a little low so I drilled 2 new holes about 3/8" outside and 1/2" lower than the original holes in the fairlead. It is perfect now.
Now I have to mount it up and decide how to run the cables and where to mount the disconnect. I think I am going to mount it under neath my lightbar that I have bolted to my bumper. It should be pretty good there.
Anyways, when I get it all done I'll post pics of the finished product.
Next up while we are in the off season here is either the Aussie front locker or the Safari snorkel. I am thinking the snorkel will be more beneficial as when it starts raining it gets DEEP here in the swamp.
You done yet!?!?!?!?!?!?! We want pics...NOW!!!!!!
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Just got an Optima yellow top and they sure are proud of those batteries. Damn 2 bills for it. Oh well, better safe than sorry.
I may have to get longer battery cables though since with the BL it seems like the cables are pretty tight unless I can find if they are ziptied somewhere that I can cut and get an extra inch or two.
You can unbolt the bracket on the A/C compressor I think for the cables.
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Alright, here is the finished project. I drilled out the rivets for the front license plate and now am able to take it on and off as needed.
In these pics you'll see where I had to cut out a little off the valance but that doesn't concern me. On the driver's side under the light you can see where I mounted the Warn disconnect.
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Here it is with the winch on and hooked up. The Curt mount is very sturdy and fits tightly into the receiver. I can still use my one snaggle tooth front tow hook for a winch point if I needed to use a pulley block. Since the crossmember was cut in two and then welded to the receiver, it should be much stronger than stock.
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Hell YES, thats what I'm talking about!!!

Do you see how he posted pics up, some of you should take heed of this example...lol
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That looks great, I need to get a front receiver.
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