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Question Expedition One Front Bumper Install

After eight years of saving my allowance... I finally got my WyoOtto delivered and unboxed. When I ordered it, I asked which winch best fits. Ordered a ComeUp Seal Gen 9.5 with cable (HEAVY). Drilled out the holes to mount the rollers. Got the winch in position and discovered the powder coat is real easy to scratch the hell out of. Problem is that I can't figure out which hole set to mount the winch in.

Is the forward or rear position preferred?

Why?

In the mean time, I'm prepping my satin black enamel to protect the bare metal what was exposed (so far).

Bonus question... My lights were out of stock and had to be drop-shipped. Can I install them later, or should I switch to decaf and wait until they get here?

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Re: Expedition One Front Bumper Install

Since I have a DeMello front and Rear exp-1, I can only comment on the lights I guess... I would wait and install them prior to securing the bumper to the vehicle.

Also you will find regardless of the powder coat, it will require touch-ups from time to time. My rear exp-1 was coated locally and areas of it still rust. Last month I just masked off the rear of the vehicle, the back up sensors, etc... ground off the rust, primed it and gave it a couple of coats of textured rattle can bedliner. Works really well. Not happy I have to do it but realize it is just a fact of life. The front DeMello was powder coated by the same guy and it hasn't needed any touchups yet but does look a little faded at time and might need a coat next year...
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Re: Expedition One Front Bumper Install

Agreed. Iím smoking a cigar and working on the home network, until the lights show.

Iím setting the winch to the forward position and hoping for the best.

Filling out my draft card for good backs to mount this beast.

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