Well I was hoping to have some good news to share, but really I should know nothing usually goes as planned. New bumper has been sand blasted and recently painted with POR-15 and last weekend I finally decided to get to mounting it on the truck...
Well things didn't go smoothly for long when I discovered this while trying to exchange the steel winch line with synthetic....
Any ideas what the problem could be? The winch is 2.5 years old and since I really don't have much experience with them I decided to drop it off at a warn service center. I just got a call a couple days ago from them and to my surprise, Warn is going to repair everything under warranty. The rep was really vague with what the problem is and what exactly is being replaced. He said i'll be able to discuss that with the tech when I come pick it up tomorrow so I'm looking forward to finding out. I'm really impressed Warn is standing behind their product and I doubt i'll ever own anything but a warn now just because of that.
So of course in preparation, today I decided to get my new Warn hawse fairlead mounted and ready and low and behold, the fairlead is just to tall and doesn't fit. It's about 3.5" tall and I really need something shorter.
Took a look around and seen Marlin Crawler
's anodized aluminum hawse fairlead that's about $20 cheaper than the warn, lighter, and only 2.7" tall. Perfect! Except they are out of stock. Sigh, another road block. This bumper just seems cursed at every step.