Mount the hawse fairlead on the bumper.
Awesome start. The fairlead doesn’t line up with the space in the bumper. Fortunately it was Sunday so a good time to get holey.
The instructions say mount the winch to frame/bumper next, but a test fit showed it was a super snug fit. We mounted the solenoid first. You have the option of an over the line, or over the motor mount. We went over the motor to keep the cables closer to the battery, and mounted the appropriate brackets.
The wires are colour coded for an idiot-proof procedure.
The 3” Teraflex lift made working from below a snap without jacking up the Jeep. Insert the nuts into the winch mount and bolt the winch to the bumper from below.
With some black zap straps, follow the factory wiring harness to the battery.
Keep clear of the pulleys and exhaust manifold. You can gain access through the fender well to follow the wiring harness to the battery. Blood from jamming your hand in this tight space helps lubricate retrieving your hand when you’re done. The best procedure is to trick your significant other into doing it for you while you ‘direct’ from above.
Bolt the cables to the closest available battery terminals. The cable lengths are just perfect.
The Teraflex Bumper has no licence plate mounting options so we went to Staang’s Fab in Burlington, ON for a fairlead plate holder. The offset in the TF bumper required minor modification and the result was a perfect fit.