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I don't know much about winches, so if anyone could provide a high level education, or point me in the right direction, that would be helpful.

I'm going to mount one on a removable mount, so I can plug and play when I need it by sliding it into a receiver on a grill guard.

Do you wire straight to the battery, or to the upfitter box under the hood?

What accessories are best?

What size is needed for the Tremor (to pull out of mud)?
 

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I don't know much about winches, so if anyone could provide a high level education, or point me in the right direction, that would be helpful.

I'm going to mount one on a removable mount, so I can plug and play when I need it by sliding it into a receiver on a grill guard.

Do you wire straight to the battery, or to the upfitter box under the hood?

What accessories are best?

What size is needed for the Tremor (to pull out of mud)?
Are you switching this winch from one larger vehicular to another? If not why have it removable? Also you will only probably need it when you don’t have it on because you didn’t think you would need it.

The warn that is a ford option is good .
 
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Are you switching this winch from one larger vehicular to another? If not why have it removable? Also you will only probably need it when you don’t have it on because you didn’t think you would need it.

The warn that is a ford option is good .
No, but I only want to put on the winch when I head to my deer lease, or head to Colorado. I don't need it for daily driving.
 

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I've always run Warn on the Jeeps, but I have friends that run other brands - including the Chinese ones people love to hate - without issue. It will need to be direct wired to the battery as it draws major current. It can also be wired to one of the upfitter switches, which I recommend, so that sends power through a relay to the battery. And that prevents walk by idiots from messing with it somewhat - although they could still pull cable out.

Options that are removable need a front tow hitch installed, so cost vs permanent mount should be considered.
 

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There are some receiver mount type winches but they may be limited in load capacity and I am not sure the wiring hook up.

I have a Smitty Built 10k on my 2 door Jeep Wangler ( use it all the time) its fine but Warn is the Name brand. My winch on the Jeep is tiny compared to what you want on a Superduty yet it still has battery cables for wiring. I spent time routing the wires to look factory. I believe you will need some type of heavy duty quick connect it you plan to install and remove it on the fly.

The front winch mount was easy just 4 bolts but getting the mount plate on was tough. Had to remove the bumper covers and factory bumpers and mound all new parts to the frame. There is all types of wiring in the way. So bottom line plan on spending some quality time with your install.
 

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So I had a extra winch for my Jeep but it's not running and with the Moab trip I wanted a winch I used a hitch mounted plate for a 10k winch.. works good... You must wire power to the battery under load a winch can draw 500 amps the switch's are 4 25 amp and 2 40 amp ... Not you can have a relay that connected to the winch wire that opens and closes the circuit to send power but because my it hitch mounted didn't see a need for extra wiring so I got a quick disconnect plugs that I wired on the truck and the winch ... Pictures will follow
 

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