LR4 Winch Advice

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  1. iSurfvilano

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    I am pulling the trigger on a TR front bumper and wanted to get some input/suggestions on which winch to purchase to go along with it. I know that @mbw @avslash and @NASdiesel all have setups that are similar to what I am gunning for. Do you guys like what you have? Would you do it differently? Is there a particular one I should look for or stay away from? Any tips you could provide on installation? Thank you all in advance for the input!
     
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    I went for top of the line and I love it. Used it many times and it pulls great, no drama. Love the remote control clutch and wireless.

    Warn Zeon Platinum 10-s (same motor as the 12-s just with different gearing, you can always do double line pulls, but not really needed.

    Here is a video of my rig in action, stuck in a bog hole, winching out.

     
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    I have a 9,000 pound TJM. I was a little reluctant when I got it, because I was unfamiliar with TJM , but the Rover only shop that did my install was very positive on them, so I have it a try.

    5 or 6 years on and it has done everything I have needed it to do.

    Remote control is indeed a nice feature. I would not get one without it now.

    If I ever take the bumper off again, I might change to a Warm 12,000 pound, as Eric at TR told me it would fit with a little grill trimming, but that would just be a "want" and not based on any adverse experience with the TJM.

    Two points of advice:

    1. Spend the extra few hundred and replace the two front bumper bolts with swivel-hoist bolts. I used one 7,000 pound and one 5,000 pound for mine. Those, along with the factory recovery point leave you lots of options for making pulls.

    2. Make sure the shop you use uses the aluminum washer fluid tank that TR now includes with the bumper. It saves you space under the hood for other goodies.
     
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    I have a 9,000 pound TJM. I was a little reluctant when I got it, because I was unfamiliar with TJM , but the Rover only shop that did my install was very positive on them, so I have it a try.

    5 or 6 years on and it has done everything I have needed it to do.

    Remote control is indeed a nice feature. I would not get one without it now.

    If I ever take the bumper off again, I might change to a Warm 12,000 pound, as Eric at TR told me it would fit with a little grill trimming, but that would just be a "want" and not based on any adverse experience with the TJM.

    Two points of advice:

    1. Spend the extra few hundred and replace the two front bumper bolts with swivel-hoist bolts. I used one 7,000 pound and one 5,000 pound for mine. Those, along with the factory recovery point leave you lots of options for making pulls.

    2. Make sure the shop you use uses the aluminum washer fluid tank that TR now includes with the bumper. It saves you space under the hood for other goodies.
     
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    I was thinking about putting the bumper on myself after watching Eric's video. Hmmm. I may reconsider though. @avslash @mbw --- Thank you both. I was eyeballing the Warn Zeon Platinum 10, I will have to call Eric and see if that will require any mods to the bumper/grill. I admire both of your builds...I plan on coming back to you both in regards your thoughts on a dual battery setup. I've been looking through your other posts, you two combined are a wealth of info!
     
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    It is a doable job, but make sure you have a buddy lined up for the entire day. I watched mine go on and there was a lot of up and down during the process. No way to lift that beast alone, unless you rig a hoist or use a cherry-picker or something similar.

    There are a few beers worth of cutting involved, as well. At least for me, I require a little fortification before I take the saw to my Rover.

    I should also mention that using the 7,000 pound hoist ring required me to offset the fairlead a bit to one side such that it is not perfectly centered on the bumper. There is no effect on function from this, and using 2 5,000 pound rings would not require but.

    I just wanted at least one as close to the winch rating at I could physically fit. I believe the next size up of swivel-hoist was 10,000 or 12,000 pounds, and there was no way that thing was going to fit.
     
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    I did my ARB install myself. I just worked on it in the evenings after work over the span of about 4 days, a few hours at a time. Then at the very end just had a neighbor come over to help lift it. I got a big piece of carpet and just put it on my garage floor to work on the bumper.. so it doesn't get all messed up as I move it around and work on it.

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    Impressive! Is there a thread here in which you posted the progress when you did this? Where did you mount the switch for your lights your of curiosity? Thanks again!
     
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    This is a great idea. I bet Eric could mod the bumper before he sends it out. That guy is the best...he really goes above and beyond.
     
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    You would do better to mod the fairlead.

    If you have access to a tabletop mill it would be easy to shave a bit of material off each end of the fairlead.
     
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