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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-08-2005, 07:04 PM
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Warn M8000 & Tomken winch plate installtion HELP..

Well I just got my Warn M8000 winch and I have some questions. First of all, i have a Warn front bumper and I reinstalled the stock front tow hooks with factory hardware. So with my winch i bought a Tomken mounting plate. I put the winch on the plate with the provided hardware from Warn. I reused the 4 factory bumper bolts which i passed through the tow hooks, the winch plate, the warn bumper and finally into the frame nut. It seems like i have more than enough thread contact, will this be OK??? Same goes for the 2 front sway bar bolts, do I need to replace this with something other than stock hardware??? So all there is holding the winch plate to the frame are these 6 bolts?
My final question is, where and how the heck do i mount the control box? It looks like they incorporated some feature that looks like it would fit into the grill but I can't seem to figure it out. Any ideas, or do i need to drill holes in my precious grill?

Any help would be appreicated.
Thanks in advance,
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Re: Warn M8000 & Tomken winch plate installtion HELP..

I can only tell you that the 6 bolts should be sufficient. You will be pulling at a 90* angle to the bolts and they are good grade bolts, so should be no problem. I can't answer about the control box--I have an XD9000i which has the integrated control box. I think yours in divorced so I would try mounting it as far from the elements (water) as possible. I'm sure someone with an 8000 will chime in soon. Good luck.
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