I'd like to jump start this topic again. The original question/premise was the install of a WARN 9.5Si.
I'm looking at that one (What the hell does M.O.S.F.E.T. really mean?) the 9.5Ti, the XD9000i and the XD9000.
I have one of the newer ARBs with the cut outs on both sides of the winch tray
and am looking at a foot forward
mount only. (I contacted ARB - Unable to advise me)
Initially just went for the new stuff with the integrated/protected solenoids and cables, sturdy top shell. But DJ opened my eyes on the benefit of having a separate solenoid pack (Relocate in engine comptmnt above wheel well, or in the battery box for protection from moisture.)
I know the XD9000i and XD9000 will fit...Now on to others. (The specs show the Ti and Si as only being 6/100th of an inch taller (10" height) than the XD 9000i and the bolt pattern is the same. The Ti and Si specs show they are just over an inch longer than the XDs)
So some specific questions:
Has anyone mounted a Ti or Si, foot forward, is it really water tight...and do you like it?
Is the base of the Ti and Si too wide to fit, regardless of the bolt pattern?
Does anyone know of any drawbacks to the integrated solenoid - personal experience? This includes the XD9000i...Any regrets?
Thanks. Appreciate your feedback. Am going nuts trying to pick a winch. Some things you only want to do once