I threw on a new bumper, winch, fairlead, etc. recently and found that the machined opening in hawse fairleads is not equal length from mfg. to mfg. I measured the opening on a Ballistic Fab at 7 1/2" (roughly) and Warn at 7 1/8" (roughly). The opening on the bumper (forgot to measure) is such that using the Ballistic fairlead while winching at extreme angles would cause the line to abrade against the opening on the bumper itself. Is the bumper the culprit or the fairlead? Seems to me there would be pretty standard measurements for these things.
2012 JKU Altitude
2014 Grand Cherokee Overland