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Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:10 PM
All this led to today, where I attended a winching seminar at the 4 Wheel Parts store in Oakland. Pete Cate is the manager there and he was well versed in winching and recovery techniques. I learned quite a bit and refreshed myself on the rest of the information. In the end, they raffled off a Smittybuilt XRC-8 8k Lb winch which I won! They also sold all the demo items as used, so I bought a high-lift jack for $73 and a Warn Accessory Kit for $170. Not bad, I saved over $750. :cool:
Now I have even more decisions to make and maybe someone out there could assist me on some of them. I now have to save for a bumper/winch mount, Probably should have a 2nd battery but I don't know how to tie it into the alternator and I'd like to have a DC to AC converter. And where to store that jack? I've seen some mounted on roof racks but I don't have one of those.
I'd appreciate any comments or thoughts on how you went about this process. I will update on my progress if there is any.
Thanks for your time.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 08:40 PM
The two most common winch bumpers are the ARB and the Rovertym.
You will be drawn to one or the other by personal desires.
You can mount the Hilift on the front bumper if you like, or some mount it to the rear tire.
2nd Batteries are simple to install if you just parallel the existing one with a like battery. I can assist with more info if you want to have the ability to separate them. Here is my Disco Dual Batt install.
Keep your eye out for a used bumper as they show up now and then on the Rover forums.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:17 PM
Posted 20 April 2008 - 07:42 AM
I added a smaller water reservoir next to the 2nd battery as seen in this picture.
Some put the second battery in a D1 up by the PS reservoir I believe. My install required some custom mounting brackets etc. so it is not for everyone.
Gary, Where did you relocate the washer reserve? Or did you just eliminate it? On the 2nd battery, I've read good things about those yellow top. Any problems? Great examples of bumpers, lots to consider there.
I know where my economic stimulus check to going
Posted 20 April 2008 - 08:53 PM
If you get your bumper/winch/battery setup done by next Morg, let's have a winch practise session!
I agree with Gary on Optima Blue; terminals are a plus;go Blue!
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Posted 19 May 2008 - 08:07 AM
This really has my head spinning as to how fast can I get this next phase completed and when can I test my new setup?
Still haven't spent the check the feds sent yet...
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