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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:33 PM
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How does everyone route their winch cables

I'm wiring up my newly installed winch and was wondering how everyone else is routing their power cables to the winch. I've installed a bracket on the ARB to mount one of the 150 amp quick disconnect plugs just to the drivers side of the winch.

I'm thinking of bringing the cables up through some grommeted holes in the underside of the front fender just forward of the inner fender liner and then up and over the inner fender keeping the cable outboard of the steering column and shock mount cover - then across the bottom of the footbox and along the top of the frame to the inside of the of battery box. This sound like what everyone else is doing? I'm using 1/O cable which is overkill but I'll be able to plug in a set of jumper cables without opening the hood or the battery compartment when I'm done.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:54 PM
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I went to the right of the radiator then up over the right inner fender and up over the shock mount cover on the inside of the engine compartment staying to the right of the steering column. I went under the body along the top of the frame and into the battery compartment. Zip tie everything out of the way and use the heavy gauge wire.

Oh, best tip I can give you it to run your winch wire through a small diameter garden hose. Avoid chaffing through that outer plastic and starting a fire.
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I went to the right of the radiator then up over the right inner fender and up over the shock mount cover on the inside of the engine compartment staying to the right of the steering column. I went under the body along the top of the frame and into the battery compartment. Zip tie everything out of the way and use the heavy gauge wire.

Oh, best tip I can give you it to run your winch wire through a small diameter garden hose. Avoid chaffing through that outer plastic and starting a fire.
I believe what the Senator from Columbus, Georgia was trying to say is he ran the cable to the left (drivers side) of the radiator, up over the left (drivers side) fender,......etc.....etc.

I did about the same other than I zip tied it along the top of the frame and into the battery box under the drivers seat.


Ron, I hope that is what you ment....If not, I'll shut up now........
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Old September 4th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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He was probably standing in front of the truck looking at it at the time... And anyone who knows him would realize that he would have a hard time going LEFT for anything...
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Good day Gentlemen... Yep, I was thinking of right and left in relation to standing directly in front of said vehicle. Thanks for the clarification, and Jack I'll see you this weekend.
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Oh, best tip I can give you it to run your winch wire through a small diameter garden hose. Avoid chaffing through that outer plastic and starting a fire.
That tip was worth doing a search! I'll go and get a piece of garden hose.

How did you end up routing your cable? I'm thinking about running along the frame but am a little worried about temperature ("melting") around the exhaust manifold. It is fair to say that
- the cable would be far enough to not run into issues
- heat shielding is necessary
- heat shielding is recommended

I'd go with heat shielding is recommended but not sure where to get some..... probably a local auto part store, I just never had to use any before.
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I had my winch positive cable short out and catch fire. Pendy told me to run the new one though heater hose. Its a little thicker than garden hose and should be impervious to most of the damage I can throw its way.
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I had my winch positive cable short out and catch fire. Pendy told me to run the new one though heater hose. Its a little thicker than garden hose and should be impervious to most of the damage I can throw its way.
Where did you get your (straight I presume) heater hose?
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comes in rolls and is sold by the foot @ autozone, pepboys etc.
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comes in rolls and is sold by the foot @ autozone, pepboys etc.
Good call, went to Advanced last night and got a few feet of 3/4" heater tubing. Probably better than garden hose since those are resistant to a heat, chemicals, etc. that (hopefully) garden hose don't have to ever see.

I thought, heater and cooling hoses were only sold specific to a car (and with specific bends), I was wrong (and will know when to use that cheaper alternative, around $1.5/feet).

Thanks for the hint! Now.... I guess I need to remove the wire I installed already.... Or maybe I assume this will be the ground wire and does not need additional protection.
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Hot runs down the passengers frame rail then up and over the trans into the seat box. Negative grounds to the frame just behind the bumper.
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