I can't remember who was asking about the 9000 install, but I did mine today. I had a guy cut me a 29X8 inch piece of 1/4 steel that fit onto my frame rail..then I drilled and tapped two new back holed toward the radiator of the frame and used the four original front holes. You could possible use some of your stearing box braces for added strength. Then I mounted the winch onto the plate with grade 8 bolts (1 1/4 inch) and then mounted the plate to the frame rails. I wuill get the cable back on it tomorrow and try her out! See attached pics.