Rough Country 9,500 Winch Installed

Sluder

New member
This was about the easiest project yet. Other than my RC winch bumper bolts already being torqued a few weeks ago and making it a little tough to line up the mounting bolts, the rest of the install was very easy and only took maybe 30-45 minutes.

Installing SYE right now so was able to test pull the XJ but it pulled my 5 yr old's gokart across the yard with no problem.

I'd definitely recommend.
 

Sluder

New member
These pictures were taken just before connecting to power. Thus the thin black wire showing between the other wires. Hook up was simple.
 

91to99

New member
I sure hope those shackle mounts are welded through the bumper. I can't imagine those 4 bolts holding up too well.
Otherwise, it looks good.
 

planewrench

New member
If you forego the useless stinger and mount the relay box behind the front crossmember (or some other remote location) you can cut two inches off the front of the mounting brackets and mount the bumper a like amount rearward. You also need to trim the bottom of the grille slightly for winch clearance. Big esthetic improvement. No longer looks so much like a "shelf" or a "tongue".
 

xeroOTG

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
Man... tough crowd!
Let me rephrase everyone's responses... "Hey man that looks cool!"

Honestly, I had a harbor freight wench that was awesome for a couple years and I'm certain I'd still have it had it not been stolen. Looks like you got a nice setup there!
 

planewrench

New member
I suppose I coulda' been more tactful, but the bumper looks so much better moved back two inches and the stinger just gets in the way when you want to do anything under the hood. And it's so easy to do.
 
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