Warn 8274 winch mount

txroadkill

txroadkill

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I recently did some horse trading and ended up trading the warn 8000xi I bought used and fixed it up for a warn 8274 even. The 8274 owner had acquired it for his LJ and had a mopar Jeep bumper and winch plate combo that he said was rare and the winch wouldn’t fit it and he didn’t want to hack up his bumper. so his loss was my gain. And FYI there is an aftermarket solution for this. Universal M8274 Winch Mount. I was going to use this mount but later decided to pass due to the cost and the fact that I’d have to hack my current plate to get it to fit. After making my own plate I can tell you if you mounted this one on an existing plate the winch likely won’t fit as it will be hitting your grill. It‘s a huge winch and there is not much room for clearance.

There is currently no winch plate available that fits this winch and the Roxor so one must roll their own. As noted above there is an aftermarket solution that isn’t the most idea for our setup if your utilizing the feet down bolt holes to mount it up. I opted to go with a slightly cheaper prefab mount that required welding. I figured if I was going to have to weld it anyway not having the extra weight of the mount from feet down mounting points would be better since this winch is no light weight. The one I went with was this one Warn 8274 Universal Winch Mount. I used a piece of 8”x0.25”x29” plate and welded it to that. I took my existing plate and used it as a template to mark the mounting holes and the power steering box clearance hole. Once I mocked it up and made sure all holes were in the proper position I then worked on the mounting location for the prefabbed winch mount. Initially I was going to have it sit inwards a bit to give an area to weld to but then winch clearance became an issue. As it turned out I had to have the front of the mount extend about an 1/8” off the plate to give adequate winch clearance. However this was ok as it gave room to weld on the bottom and burn it into the plate. While it wasn’t my first choice it was a viable option. Which was no big deal because I ended up with about a 1/4” space between my Cecco bumper and the winch plate so there was room for the mount to extend forward a bit off the plate. So with that said I had it welded up then painted it flat black to match the rest of the Roxor accessories.

it was a relatively easy process to get the mount fabbed up. For the winch I had to acquire new battery cables due to the ones on it being too short. Quality Copper Battery Cables Made in the USA! - BatteryCablesUSA came thru with some really great pricing on 72” cables. These winches come factiry with 72” of 2 gauge wire. I went with 72” of 1 gauge extreme-dual jacket wire as an upgrade. I also opted to convert the wire cable to synthetic rope to both help with weight as well as replace the cable since it had some damaged spots. I ended up ordering 125’ of 3/8” black synthetic cable and a fairlead from Tactical Recovery Equipment Their pricing was really great, almost too good to be true but I couldn’t find anything really negative about the product. I believe it will perform up to my expectations. I did have problems trying to reach them by phone to see how I should install the rope as their website and blog didn’t have anything 8274 specific on it. After a day of not reaching them I sent out an email and it was answered in about a day. So FYI to attach their 3/8” rope to an 8274 you need to pull the looped end out of the rope and smooth it out. Then run the rope thru the drum hole and tie a figure 8 knot on the lone inside the drum. I still have yet to install the battery cables and synthetic rope but here’s some pics of the install to give you an idea of the finished product. I hope this will help any one else wishing to install an 8274 on their Roxor. It sure does give it that old school CJ look.


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I still need to get some split loom to wrap the cables but everything is on and the rope spooled.


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