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Old 11-27-2011, 12:20 AM   #11
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Check out Warn's Generation II trans4mer winch mounting system with grill guard, lights and light guards. It sets away from the front enough to clear the hood opening up and is sooooo solid. Also gas mileage on the highway is ok. They also offer the solid winch cover to keep the air flow over it. They give you all the info you need to order the right package for your screw.
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www.warn.com generation II trans4mer winch mounting system.
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Warn Gen II application for 2009-2011 FORD F-150 4WD (Not compatible with EcoBoost model) looks nice but I can't use it
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Warn Gen II application for 2009-2011 FORD F-150 4WD (Not compatible with EcoBoost model) looks nice but I can't use it

Yea it looks like your best mounting would be to a trailer hitch, removable winch carrier and a rear battery. It's safer for you and your warranty. You can pull a lot and I would say a 9000 lb would be great back there. A deep cycle battery would run that winch quite a bit before needing a recharge. It takes a lot of beef to hold a winch in place, don't want to break the front of your truck and the trailer tow would be mounted into the frame and support a lot of pull. Normally a good winch mounting weighs 150 lbs and another 100lbs with the winch. Adding a trailer mount in the bed would be a great way to stow it with a lock through it for safe keeping. You could bolt down steel tubing to slide it into.

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Warn Gen II application for 2009-2011 FORD F-150 4WD (Not compatible with EcoBoost model) looks nice but I can't use it
On Warns website under winch mounting options there is a gen II transformer that is listed to fit the ecoboost and if you search the forum there is a thread entitled can anyone identify this and it has a gen II on the front of a 09 + model truck. It's not an ecoboost but it looks pretty slick. I'm guessing the only difference between the standard gen II and the gen II for the ecoboost is the mounting brackets due to the placement of the inter cooler.
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If anyone has found anyone that carries the ecoboost compatible gen II transformer that I mentioned in my previous post please let me know.
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Hey Gilroy, why didn't you hide your winch inside your bumper? It looks like you have a V8. It would sit below your radiator.

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where can something like this be found online?
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Yea it looks like your best mounting would be to a trailer hitch, removable winch carrier and a rear battery. It's safer for you and your warranty. You can pull a lot and I would say a 9000 lb would be great back there. A deep cycle battery would run that winch quite a bit before needing a recharge. It takes a lot of beef to hold a winch in place, don't want to break the front of your truck and the trailer tow would be mounted into the frame and support a lot of pull. Normally a good winch mounting weighs 150 lbs and another 100lbs with the winch. Adding a trailer mount in the bed would be a great way to stow it with a lock through it for safe keeping. You could bolt down steel tubing to slide it into.
This is what I do... I have a plate winch that mounts over a ball-hitch (i actually mounted a 2" ball on my trailer too). I made a special 7pin plug that has a power lead (from the 30amp trailer battery charging circuit) and a ground so I can "gator-clip" onto it to power the winch. I use this setup to winch a 1200lb smoker onto my trailer. Winch is rated for 10k rolling, 3k dead. Pics included.

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What is the max amp draw for your winch? I would guess it would be more than 30 amps. But I like your idea anyway.
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What is the max amp draw for your winch? I would guess it would be more than 30 amps. But I like your idea anyway.
after looking of the wire specs that they use for leads, I'd guess it's <30amps. the spur gear is ~450:1 and it's kinda slow. I'll try and drag something like the wifes suv and amp-tong it. I'll try and get back with y'all
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