Thanks, I didn’t want to block the trans cooler to much. It’s a rough country 1500 hidden winch with two 3/8 plate steel in between the mount and the frame rails.
Warning: I broke my trans cooler by pushing a little to hard the hard line over. The best thing would be just to upgrade to soft lines.
I went with DRP 5/8 inch lines with AN fittings. I also replaced my trans cooler because I severely bent the top connection on pass side.
I did the X bull 13 k winch with synthetic line( the line is rated to 23k) the lines, mount, new bolts ( it came with grade 5, replaced all with grade 8.) steel plates (cost 20 dollars to be cut to 4”x6” ) and winch were all under a grade. It has a witeless remote with the winch. DM for more info.
Nice job and it look's nice. Just curious, do you actually need a winch and do you use it often or is it just for the tough look/cool factor? I ask because I installed a Westin Grill Guard and winch tray a few years ago with the plan on installing a winch because it would look cool. After much research I had it all picked out. I was going to order the Talon Super Winch with all the goodies. Then after really thinking about it I realized that I have absolutely no need or use for a winch. I bought my dually to pull my 40' 5th wheel camper. I don't go off road and I live in Fl so snow is not a factor. I was just buying it for aesthetics..but I was trying to come up with situations where I might need one to justify buying it and I couldn't. But they still look cool...
Well it wasn’t an expensive project, less than 650 total. While I was an instructor the platoons I was teaching got their government trucks stuck regularly. I have pulled a hand full of People off the beach in San Diego and out of the mud on military bases. I bought it for when I go hunting, up in Idaho there may not be another truck that can pull mine out for miles. So mostly to be self sufficient where ever I go.
Took off the winter tires. Put on some with less tread. Only driving it like 50 miles a week now. No longer towing, turned rear 9000 Rancho shocks from #7 setting to #4 for a softer ride. Had them all set to #7 for tongue weight.
I installed the FASS Fuel system on a relocation bracket from Wehrli Fab. I also installed a Beans Diesel Sump kit. I ran the wires down behind the fender well liner then on top of the frame and zip tied it to the large factory harness. The sump got installed just behind the forward tank strap. I chose that location as to not interfere or modify the factory basket/fuel level float. There was enough room to reinstall the tank protector over the sump. I only notched the front of the tank protector for the fuel lines. The Wehrli Fab bracket is great. It hides the fuel filters better and keeps them more protected.
I installed my WCFab 3" downpipe, converted my '15.5 3 bolt flange over to a v-band clamp, and relocated the factory post turbo EGT to the passenger side manifold. Unfortunately, its all gonna have to come back out to do the LB7 up-pipe when my HSP y-bridge and piping kit comes in. Maybe by then I can get the CP3 conversion ordered and I can do all that in one fell swoop.
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