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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-29-2017, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Just got a 2014 black patriot. 26.3k miles on her, heated seats, base stereo. Leaving a 94 Chevy 1500 with 310k miles on a rebuilt 350. Needless to say I have some vehicle repair / mod know hows! Very much looking forward to this.

This site has already been amazing. I love the sub woofer box idea I saw in another post "couldn't comment at that time". Learned about this on a youtube video where a guy showed how to take apart the interior from tailgate to back seats out without breaking pins. Thank you.

Only jeep history, my buddy had a 2002 wrangler and now has a 2014. He loves decking it out and I'm one of his go to guys. New bumpers, fenders, lights are all so far. Only he calls me a fake jeep :P. SOO far the only mods I want to make is adding a hitch "borrow my dads small boat in good weather, i know the 2k lbs limit" and I have a wench that I want to hook.

My question to you experienced people, would a wench be best on front mount or rear mount make the most sense? Is one favored over the other among the community? Just general ideas on it also please and thank you!

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Originally Posted by Shivans_Destiny View Post
...... would a wench be best on front mount or rear mount ...
Wench...or winch?

Most use the RRO winch kit for the front, but IIRC someone put trailer hitches on both the front and back so the winch could be moved to either.

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Usually, a wench is best had under a "Jolly Roger" flag, with a bottle of good rum. However, a winch is usually mounted on the front. I'll be mounting mine(winch....don't have a wench) on the front of my Jeep, but rcguymike's "Drift Breaker build thread" on here shows his TAG bumpers(out of production) which both have a hitch receiver, and he has a winch mounted on a hitch piece so he could attach it to either end. Traded that pretty silver 2013 for a white 2016 a few weeks ago, though, from what I hear.

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Didn't Packard mount a wench as a hood ornament?

Have we had enough fun with Shivan's Destiny yet?

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You can never have too much fun with that one. I tried to mount my wench on the back, but she punched me and left. Guess now I'll just mount the winch on the front end of the jeep. Thank you everyone!!

Also had a jeep vs. deer this morning on the way to work. It held up rather well considering I was doing 60 when I slammed on the brakes. Broke my license plate holder.... and may have broken some clips on the top side of bumper. Will find out for sure tomorrow. No dents on grill or hood, hit a decent sized momma doe. Was going to write "tapped" but hit I think would end better for me!
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Did you get any venison out of that?
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