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ALLPRO BUMPER...where did you mount the winch Box?? Pics please!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ChopperCam, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    ChopperCam

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    Hey guys,
    I have my new Allpro bumper and Warn winch. I was wondering where you guys are mounting the solenoid Box/remote plug? Any tips on problems encountered while installing the bumper or winch would be great!

    Thanks in advance!
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  2. Feb 11, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    Bumparoo......anyone?
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    Bump!

    Does anybody have any more details or suggestions to help mount the solenoid box under the hood like in the photo below.

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  4. Sep 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    I'm in the same position now. Did you figure it out? I'm thinking the spot in the pic is good. Sarah said she mounted hers behind the grill somehow. Thoughts?
     
  5. Sep 5, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    In the hood is cool, but do you really wanna open your hood everytime you gotta winch.


    Idk about you guys but I have alot of dumbass friends who need their own winches as they get stuck 2-3 times a night..so it'd be inconvenient for me hahaha.

    If there is room for lights behind your grill, there should be room for a solenoid box.

    You could also do it behind the bumper inside of it..
     
  6. Sep 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    ^^x2 opening the hood every time would get annoying, but if you were anticipating getting stuck you could plug in and then close the hood(if there was enough clearance). Idk how to mount it though, good luck with the install!:)
     
  7. Sep 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    i did it under my hood on the fender and wired the switch to my door in the cab
     
  8. Sep 5, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    You have your's constantly plugged in?

    Did you use an active toggle or a fixed position toggle? :confused:
     
  9. Sep 5, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    So after I posted I went out to the truck and there's a hole predrilled in the passenger side wing for the remote connector. I'm planning to drill the rivots out, mount the remote jammy in the hole, then find a way to mount the box inside the wing. I should be able to use the existing 2 gauge wires without extending them too.
     
  10. Sep 5, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    the toggle that came with the winch, if the weather would make its dern mind up in nc ill post pics tonight
     
  11. Sep 5, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    Weather isn't so good here either. Tornado sirens just went off. :eek:
     
  12. Sep 5, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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    Made a bracket to suspend the box off of the inner fender.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    it aint that bad, its just everytime i get to a house and fire up the saw or get on the roof it starts rainin, when i get home n change shirts, its sunny.

    like i just went out to change a fuel filter, its as easy to replace as a 2nd gen 4.0 oil filter, by the time i had it off it dumped rain, by the time the new one was on, and i went in, it stopped
     
  14. Sep 5, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Then relocated the switch inside (toward the left)

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    More pics in my build
     
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Is it straight wired from the box to your toggle or did you use an extension to a port(so you can plug the toggle in and out whenever needed?) (I believe that's what MJonAg's did..:D)
     
  16. Sep 6, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    straight wired
     
  17. Sep 6, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    I like the idea of a smaller box. :D Did you simply splice and extend the connector wires for the remote when you ran it to the cab? Nice truck by the way. I'll checkout your build later tonight.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    I actually ended up replacing all the wires and connectors. Thanks!
     
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    Gotcha. I'm gonna head over to Lowes and checkout those boxes.
     
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