Winch Order?

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I think its going to be installed at thier accessory plant AFTER its built. They will undoubtedly do a better job than the shade tree mechanics at the dealer but not during assembly. That was what i got out of a story we had on here in......oct-nov...?
 

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Per my dealer here in Denver (Phil Long Ford) those are dealer installed accessories and are ordered later down the road. Which I think for the winches could be a good thing going to synthetic possible for the same money that Ford was charging
Oh-oh. This is beginning to sound like a new house! “The house come with formica counters and no backsplash, but for $x dollars...”, to be repeated every week until the bank account was dry.... LOL
 

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Can someone confirm that the Badlands bumpers are already winch “ready”?

I am OK with doing the install myself but not OK with having to buy a new bumper.
 

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Can someone confirm that the Badlands bumpers are already winch “ready”?

I am OK with doing the install myself but not OK with having to buy a new bumper.
The Badlands trim comes standard with the Heavy Duty Modular Bumper which can be configured to accept the winch with solution combo offered in the accessories list. I would think the AM will come out with something similar as well.

You can see where it inserts into the bumper, should be an easy install just would need to wire up to one of the aux switches.
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That mount (solution) looks good. Thanks for the reference to the relay kit. I always just hard direct wired the winch to the battery & hoped it never shorted or had a solenoid stick on. Good protection as well as in cab control,
 

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My dealer was also unable to add the Warn Zeon 10 winch, which is listed as a $2,500 available accessory in the Ford build and price website. I agree with the others that synthetic rope is the way to go for a number of reason and would prefer the Zeon 10-S winch which comes with 100 feet of 3/8 inch Spydura synthetic rope. Unfortunately it does not appear that the dealer has the ability to add the Warn winch, Pod Lights, or the Off-Road Underbody Rock Light Kit into the WEBDO Ford dealer ordering system. If anyone has success adding any of these options to their dealer order please let me know.
 
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I have already accepted the idea that these will be dealer installed items. Just hope the parts department can get them. You know "back ordered" with no idea when they may come in.
 
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Ordered my BANDLANDS this week and got the same thing from my dealer they couldn't add the winch, plus he couldn't verify if it was going to be synthetic or steel. ones that have been seen have synthetic but it says on build steel. but for that price it should be synthetic
That just means it’s steel
 
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Previous advice had been to always have a pair of cable cutters handy in the event a solenoid stuck or cable shorted. I was too lax about remembering that advice. Heard about one fire. Circuit interrupter will be a good safety feature.
 
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Well, i now have a story to tell about Ford winch installs.....
I went out friday and used the 12k winch (installed by ford) on my F-250. I needed to remove a tree. After 10 min of winching, the tree was free. A buddy(helper) shared a couple beers afterwards and then i parked my truck for the night.
Yesterday i climbed in my truck and its sead, will not start. Winch fried the primary battery. It should have been connected to the secondary battery and im an idiot for not looking(thinking ...hey, they know what thier doing...).
Moral.....be weary of Ford dealer installed components and know what its supposed to do.
Side note.. now i get the chance to install the switch relay and get a better battery.
 

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Help me understand here guys... When I looked at the winch option, it only lists steel rope. I've been using synthetic on my other vehicles for years. So much lighter and safer than steel. Why not wait and buy the winch after market where you have a huge selection of winches and options? (same with the sliders that offer no side protection they way they are depicted on the website)

Please don't flame me, seriously want to know if I am missing something here.
 
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Help me understand here guys... When I looked at the winch option, it only lists steel rope. I've been using synthetic on my other vehicles for years. So much lighter and safer than steel. Why not wait and buy the winch after market where you have a huge selection of winches and options? (same with the sliders that offer no side protection they way they are depicted on the website)

Please don't flame me, seriously want to know if I am missing something here.
Although I will pass on the winch, I suspect some owners will opt for the winch offered through the B&P for at least four reasons.
  • They can finance the cost as part of the total purchase.
  • The winch will no doubt come installed. (Hopefully, installed correctly!)
  • The idea of one-stop shopping can be attractive.
  • You can immediately start enjoying your Bronco out on the trails.
 

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Help me understand here guys... When I looked at the winch option, it only lists steel rope. I've been using synthetic on my other vehicles for years. So much lighter and safer than steel. Why not wait and buy the winch after market where you have a huge selection of winches and options? (same with the sliders that offer no side protection they way they are depicted on the website)

Please don't flame me, seriously want to know if I am missing something here.
You're not missing anything. Tons of people will wait for the aftermarket (agree with you 100% on synthetic winch lines), or maybe even for Ford to wake up and expand their offerings.

Getting the Zeon 10 as a DIO upon purchase is just the easy button.
 
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