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Old 02-28-2010, 11:05 PM
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Installed this on Saturday...I chose what I thought would be the easy route and didn't pull the ARB to install the winch. In hindsight, it might have been quicker, maybe, to pull the ARB. It was a very tight fit getting the winch in from below and the process required some well timed explicatives to make it happen. I could tell you it only took me a 1/2 hour but you'd all know that was total BS knowing how long it takes me to get anything done

I know this thing is the same as a M12K, just with different gears but dang it looks big. I had to drill out the bracket that the solenoid box was mounted to move it left a bit to clear the bar on the right side but other than that, once it was in place it bolted right up. I ended up using a single 3/8" spacer on each side. It would have fit without the spacer but the motor was right up against the front of the ARB so I spaced it back a tad thinking that might help with cooling . I still need to (someday) install my battery cutoff switch and spool on the winchline. If anyone needs a couple spacers down the road for a winch install let me know, I have a couple spares.

I took some measurements and the M15K only dropped my front end 1/8" more than the XD9000 did and 3/8" with nothing on the front. With no winch my center hub to flare measurement was 22 1/4", with XD9000 it was 22", and with the M15K it is 21 7/8". I think I need the weight up there because the LX seemed squirrely the other night on the highway sans winch...

First up...XD9000 vs M15K

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A couple of the M15K installed

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Bonus material...The new neighbors across the street are moving in and this has shown up on multiplie ocassions. I'm guessing the owner is "Brad" as I had a note on my LX this morning that said: "Nice rig! Come join us at RM4wd.org - Brad"

I've always thought Pinzgauers are pretty cool

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Old 02-28-2010, 11:35 PM
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Nicely done, Jeff. How is the solenoid box mounted to the body of the winch? My old M12000 has it mounted with 2 big hose clamps, like your XD9000. I didn't have to drill out the bracket, but it looks like yours mounts in a different way.

Let me know when you want to spool some cable in some late night parking lots. I'm your man.
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Nicely done, Jeff. How is the solenoid box mounted to the body of the winch? My old M12000 has it mounted with 2 big hose clamps, like your XD9000. I didn't have to drill out the bracket, but it looks like yours mounts in a different way.

Let me know when you want to spool some cable in some late night parking lots. I'm your man.
The winch came with a solenoid box bracket already mounted...It looks to be a Warn item per the picture on Warn's site. The more I look at the pictures of the M12K and M15K side by side I guess they aren't as identical as I thought but close...

I'll let you know if we need to have a late night spooling party
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Nice job, how much line is it going to hold?
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Very cool Jeff on both the install and the new neighbors!
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Great job, and yes, PINZ's are SWEET.

So.....Want to sell the 9k?
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LOL! It's sitting on a crate in my garage right now... :-)
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12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

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