So I finally finished my big spring project:
New Terrafirma Bumper form www.lucky8llc.com
Move turn signals to marker lights
Ghetto fab driving light mounts for the lights that used to be on the brush bar
Repair M8000 that was damaged (2 new drum supports and 2 new tie rods)
New fairlead and synthetic line from www.amsteelblue.com
Warn wireless remote install
The winch seems a little lound/grindy. I never used this winch last year (except to spool 2-3 feet in and out) and it has been 5 years since I have had a winch...so I am not sure what is OK.
Seems a little grindy/crunchy when powering in/out. Freespools OK and makes a similar noise if I run the motor in neutral.
I had to take apart the winch to install the new drum supports and everything looked clean and lubed inside, so I didn't bother to take the gears out or grease anything...just took the two end-caps off and replaced the drum support.
Do I need to worry?