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Winch Solenoid/Control Box Mounting?

I know I've seen it before but I can't find the link. I was wondering what I had to do to mount my Smittybilt XRC-8 winch solenoid/control box under the hood? Any help would be appreciated.

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I know I've seen it before but I can't find the link. I was wondering what I had to do to mount my Smittybilt XRC-8 winch solenoid/control box under the hood? Any help would be appreciated.
Just extend all the wires.

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I've got a similar question.

I'm picking up my Tigerz11 12000lb winch on Thursday and will be installing it after Christmas.

I was wondering if there is preferred spot to mount the solenoid/control box. The Tigerz11 winch is remote control and my JK is a CRD

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Extend all the wires that go directly to the winch. Just take the top off and follow the diagram. I'd recommend getting larger diameter cable while you are at it, longer the cable, the less current capacity it should run.

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I don't know if you can see it in my pic but mine is mounted behind my grill (2nd & 3rd opening) and the wires reach. Painted the box flat black to kinda hide it.




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post #7 of 9 Old 12-21-2010, 11:15 PM
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I am mounting my XRC8 solenoid in a box next to my battery. I bought two additional 6ft 2AWG cables to run to the winch. I will add some pictures once it's done in a few weeks.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-22-2010, 12:24 AM
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As was mentioned earlier I used 2 ga welding lead to extend the cables and a 6 conductor cable to relocate the plug to the bumper.
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I don't understand why CRDs aren't available in the US. Possibly the same reason you can't get CRD Rubicons here

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