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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Head View Post
    I will remove the front bumper, make a frame extension to mount one vertical on my 5 ton and see how it behaves. I would hope that the cable tensioner would eliminate or reduce bunching. I should have done this before I started asking about where to mount it.
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    I never got around to buying or finding someone with a truck to work with me. Just knowing what I do know about these winches a feet forward mount is the best. I have had customers break the winch casting by not having equal pressure on the mounting bolts thus cracking the casting. I have thought about mounting the winch under the frame and using the guts from 2 snatch blocks to direct the cables to the front or rear of the truck. If anyone with a truck near Greenville SC wants me to work on this just let me know. I am pretty sure I can fabricate just about anything that can direct the cables.
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