WARN 9000LB Winch Re Post 14604

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:01
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Ordered a(new) Warn 9000lb winch today,decided against being a guinea pig and buying a cheap winch,never works in the long run.
Now how many people leave the control box mounted ontop of the winch and how many remote mount it up under the bonnet in a water proof elec. box.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:08

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:08
Nick,
Mine sits on the bullbar and haven't had any probs. However, my ARB bar is a 2000 model and was the one they had the neat little "W" cut out in the front to take the control box. This meant that the control box was mounted in behind the bar and above the winch motor........impossible to get at for the regular maintainence they require without taking the whole bloody winch out first. I guess that's why ARB stopped making that style of bar. Their current bar isn't a whole lot better; it puts the box under one of the side wings and still too bloody hard to get to.
If you've got room under the bonnet for it and don't mind lifting the bonnet every time you want to use it, I'd say go for it. It'll also keep it safe from mongrels who might otherwise do the old trick of pulling out the cable, over the top of the roof, hook onto the tow bar and short out the pins in the control box to drag the winch cable down through your roof......
Good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Moggs - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:17

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:17
Sorry, small hijack.....has anyone actually seen that happen?? - have heard of it many times but never actually from anyone it happenned to - just curious.....
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:18

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:18
Im with you moggs, never seen it but mate swears he saw a cut in 1/2 4wd at auctions
+ the new 5 pin one cant be hacked...
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:23

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:23
Thanks Roachie,think I'll go for it.Now to find a spot for that and do the old air-cleaner mod to fit Duell batteries in.
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Follow Up By: marty 80 - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 17:36

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 17:36
Still mount control box on top of winch and fit an isolation switch in main power cable mounted under bonett,just lift bonnet and turn on switch when you go 4 wheelin then nobody can mess with it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:00

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 09:00
G'day Marty 80,

Sorry, I should've mentioned originally that I have done this myself and it works well....just make sure the switch is high quality eg: marine type
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:19

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:19
Put it out if view.

Also run switch to the dash, saves getting out to run it! sit inside, get wife to hook up cable and tree saver
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:25

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:25
Well thats only fair,its her investment too!!!
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