I found that using a pair of
clamps and a cinder block was a
pretty good way to hold onto the
upper bracket brace for drilling.
We used the supplied triangular trim plates to reinstall our tow
loops on the frame extension.
We found that the factory tow
loop bolts were too long for this
application, so we threaded them
back in the loops and cut them
off before using them to install
the tow loops.
Our state requires front license
plates so we used the supplied
brackets to put the plate on the
We bolted the fairleads to
the front of the winch carrier.
With the winch carrier, brush
guard and fairleads in place, it
was time to install the winch.
After putting the nuts in the
slots at the bottom of the winch
housing, we placed it in the
Four bolts go from the bottom
of the winch carrier into the nuts
in the winch housing.
After the winch was in, we
installed the lower grille guard
We threaded the electrical
cables up through the grille to
the passenger-side battery.