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Old 09-06-2011, 05:13 AM   #26
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No it doesn't matter as long as it gets a good ground. It's just easier to goto the winch motor if the box is in the original location.
With the box next to the battery, the battery ground was easiest.
That's the ground wire for the solenoids in the controller box.
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Thanks for the info - looking fwd to cleaning up my front end by moving that box.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:39 AM   #28
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That solenoid fits in that area by the battery damn near perfect!


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Old 12-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #29
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I wish I saw this earlier. Guess I will have to redo mine tomorrow.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #30
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Good info! Got a Smittybilt XRC10 Comp for Christmas so I'll be mounting the solenoid next to the battery. off to the parts store tomorrow!
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:22 PM   #31
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Super awesome and I am going to subscribe to it!!!!!!! Thank you venom for you vast knowledge!


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Anyone try this with the wireless controller? Does the shielding of the hood or interference from under the hood componants cause any range problems for the wireless controller?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:49 PM   #33
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Another question for those that have done it this way with the longer cables.

How is the resistance of the longer cables when doing it under the hood as opposed to the short cables and the box mounted in the intended position? I only ask, because sometimes when you have a large amperage draw, the more resistance you have. And the higher the risk of burning out your cables and possibly a fire. Electronics experts, correct me if Im wrong, as I an not one.

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:53 PM   #34
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The power cables run the same distance.
The winch is still on the bumper and the battery is still under the hood.

Ground cable still carries the ground. Only difference is there's a positive run now for each direction -in/out and the solenoids switch it at the battery instead of at the winch.
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I answered my own question. I picked up some 2ga cables and installed the solenoid box by the battery. The wireless controller works great.

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I answered my own question. I picked up some 2ga cables and installed the solenoid box by the battery. The wireless controller works great.

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what wireless controller do you have?
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I ordered an Engo 10K from Chris at jeepaddons.com and it came with one installed even though I didn't order it that way.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:26 PM   #38
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oh man i didnt even know that was an option! gonna hafta talk to chris, that will be so much easier than popping the hood every time...thanks
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If I remember right, Chris said the wireless controller was a $20 add-on for the winch. I declined because I was planning on putting the solonoid box on the front where it would be easy to use the wired controller. I'm so glad it came with my winch anyway! Thanks Chris!
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what was used to secure the box in place in this position in front of the battery?
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:03 PM   #41
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what was used to secure the box in place in this position in front of the battery?
mine was a tight enough fit i just wiggled it in there. it ain't goin anywhere
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:46 PM   #42
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mine was a tight enough fit i just wiggled it in there. it ain't goin anywhere
same for mine, it pulls up a little when disconnecting the remote cable but if you hold it down its easy enough. once the hood is closed there is no way it can jump out of its place.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:42 PM   #43
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same for mine, it pulls up a little when disconnecting the remote cable but if you hold it down its easy enough. once the hood is closed there is no way it can jump out of its place.
did you ever get the remote from chris? pretty handy
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I kind of assumed that. Thanks
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This is an awesome thread and after trying to figure out the whole solenoid thing with today's winch install was ridiculous!!!!!
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How did you attach the box under the hood? Got any pics?
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:55 PM   #47
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Just stuffed it in there. Hasn't moved
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:42 AM   #48
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At some point, Jeep changed the position of the battery and the long side of the battery runs parallel with the chassis now, as opposed to perpendicular. The box will no longer stuff! Any tips?
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At some point, Jeep changed the position of the battery and the long side of the battery runs parallel with the chassis now, as opposed to perpendicular. The box will no longer stuff! Any tips?
What year is your jeep. Mine is a 13 jku and my battery is like what you are stating and not as pictured. Ordered my vr10000-s today and am looking to do this to my wife's
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I just placed it on top of the battery. No issues with it there for over a year or so...
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