Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Crown Point, IN
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Winch install with Olympic Smuggler Bumper
I was having a heck of a time finding a winch that would simply mount right into my Smuggler Bumper. I ordered a SuperWinch that I thought would work but the control box wouldn't come off. I used that guy on the front and repurposed the Taiwanese 12k winch I bought online previously. It was a task but here are the highlights and some pics.
1. I had to order 4 AWG wire online (I've since found it as low as $52/100 ft). There were no auto parts stores that stocked this stuff in sufficient lengths.
2. I picked up terminal connectors from the local car stereo installers that I like to use. Again, no local store had connectors available for 4 ga wire. I found some at Ace that were $10 for 2 connectors, the car stereo place sold them to me for a buck a piece.
3. I found plenty of space behind the turn signal to mount the box (actually, I just set it in there, I don't think it will be a problem).
4. I cut a hole in the sheet metal to mount the unit the controller plugs into.
Here's some photos.
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