Warn winch mounting plate

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I reached out to Warn to find out if the standard JL mounting plate (part number 101255) will also work with the 392 factory bumper.
Their response was:

"Unfortunately Warn does not yet have fitment info on the new 392 Wranglers. We believe it will take the same 101255 plate as a normal JL however we will not know for sure until we have verified fitment."

It kind of surprises me that Warn hasn't confirmed this yet, but anyway...
Have any of you out there had luck with that particular mounting plate for the Zeon Platinum 10-S on your 392?
 
I installed the Maximus 3 plate with a few minor issues. They gave me a discount to test the fitment. They may have fixed the issues but not sure. One problem was I had to drill the mounting holes slightly bigger to fit the Warn winch mounting bolts. The other issue was I had to grind some of the plate at the rear mounts because it interfered with a weld on the frame. Just took a few minutes with a Dremel tool.
 
I reached out to Warn to find out if the standard JL mounting plate (part number 101255) will also work with the 392 factory bumper.
Their response was:

"Unfortunately Warn does not yet have fitment info on the new 392 Wranglers. We believe it will take the same 101255 plate as a normal JL however we will not know for sure until we have verified fitment."

It kind of surprises me that Warn hasn't confirmed this yet, but anyway...
Have any of you out there had luck with that particular mounting plate for the Zeon Platinum 10-S on your 392?
I used the Warn OEM Steel bumper winch plate #101255 with a Warn VR Evo 10. Married up pretty well. Then added the Maximus filler trim plates to fill the side gaps.
 
I used the Warn OEM Steel bumper winch plate #101255 with a Warn VR Evo 10. Married up pretty well. Then added the Maximus filler trim plates to fill the side gaps.
We all so used the Warn winch plate.... mounted a Warn 9.5cti. Factory bumper No mods necessary.
 
I installed a Warn Zeon 12 S Platinum with the Warn Winch base plate, one thing I can say it's a very tight fit to the point I trimmed the bumper inside removable mounting brackets, I didn't like how close the winch was to the bumper mounting brackets. The Warn system is rated for 12K winches and I do like the beefy design it's just a tight fit with the 12 S, I did also modify the bottom of the bumper (notched out the edge) to make it easier to install the 2 bolts that are tucked up under the bumper. There's a lot of Winch plate options, I don't think you can go wrong with any major brand that fit the JL... Just pick the one you like.
 
I did some research on part numbers before buying a winch plate.
I purchased a JCR. All paperwork indoatces it fits a diesel, 3.6 and 2.0
when I looked into MOPAR bumper part numbers, I then realized, it was all the same. I ordered the JCR and fit it with zero issues.
You can most likely bet, pretty much any winch plate will work. Everything I came across indicated the bumpers are the same across the various models.
 
I installed a Warn Zeon 12 S Platinum with the Warn Winch base plate, one thing I can say it's a very tight fit to the point I trimmed the bumper inside removable mounting brackets, I didn't like how close the winch was to the bumper mounting brackets. The Warn system is rated for 12K winches and I do like the beefy design it's just a tight fit with the 12 S, I did also modify the bottom of the bumper (notched out the edge) to make it easier to install the 2 bolts that are tucked up under the bumper. There's a lot of Winch plate options, I don't think you can go wrong with any major brand that fit the JL... Just pick the one you like.
Are you happy with the 12? I'm debating between the 12 and the 10. I can't decide which is better for the 392. Any thoughts?
 
Are you happy with the 12? I'm debating between the 12 and the 10. I can't decide which is better for the 392. Any thoughts?
I always heard the guideline that a winch capacity should be approx 1.5X the vehicle weight. With the curb weight of a 392 around 5100lbs, even if someone adds around a thousand pounds of extra weight to the vehicle, a 10k winch should still cover the vehicle weight quite nicely. That's why it's pretty common to see 10k winches and below.

Nothing wrong with 12k winch, unless it's tougher to install, adds too much extra weight, or is cost prohibitive. I believe the warn 12 is between 30-50lbs heavier (30%-50%) than a warn 10.
 
I always heard the guideline that a winch capacity should be approx 1.5X the vehicle weight. With the curb weight of a 392 around 5100lbs, even if someone adds around a thousand pounds of extra weight to the vehicle, a 10k winch should still cover the vehicle weight quite nicely. That's why it's pretty common to see 10k winches and below.

Nothing wrong with 12k winch, unless it's tougher to install, adds too much extra weight, or is cost prohibitive. I believe the warn 12 is between 30-50lbs heavier (30%-50%) than a warn 10.
If I was towing an off-road camping trailer would you still say a 10 is ok? Or would that change your recommendation?
 
If I was towing an off-road camping trailer would you still say a 10 is ok? Or would that change your recommendation?
I suppose it depends on the weight of the trailer! Max tow capacity is 3500 lbs. If your trailer is heavy, it could certainly be appropriate to use the 12k winch.
 
I've used the 12S to load and unload heavy equipment on a trailer I haven't been stuck in the 392 yet but I know I'll push it some day and will get stuck. I like the wireless remote, the only thing I don't like about the 12S is the remote battery will die in about 2 weeks. I went with the Xeon Platinum 12S because it would fit and I would rather be over rated than under rated pulling power wise, you really don't get the full rated pulling power of any winch until the last rap of line on the drum. I also have some heavier vehicles I could use the 392 to pull out if they get stuck. The 10S is plenty for just the 392. When I purchased the 12S there was only $45 difference in price so it was a no brainer as to witch one to buy for my situation. With the Warn synthetic line on both winches the 12S weight is 83 lbs. with 80' of line. The 10S weight is 80 lbs. with 100' of line so you do get 20' more line with the 10S. I don't think you can go wrong with either winch.
 
I've used the 12S to load and unload heavy equipment on a trailer I haven't been stuck in the 392 yet but I know I'll push it some day and will get stuck. I like the wireless remote, the only thing I don't like about the 12S is the remote battery will die in about 2 weeks. I went with the Xeon Platinum 12S because it would fit and I would rather be over rated than under rated pulling power wise, you really don't get the full rated pulling power of any winch until the last rap of line on the drum. I also have some heavier vehicles I could use the 392 to pull out if they get stuck. The 10S is plenty for just the 392. When I purchased the 12S there was only $45 difference in price so it was a no brainer as to witch one to buy for my situation. With the Warn synthetic line on both winches the 12S weight is 83 lbs. with 80' of line. The 10S weight is 80 lbs. with 100' of line so you do get 20' more line with the 10S. I don't think you can go wrong with either winch.
I got the quadratec stealth winch in synthetic line 10k pull. Wireless function is great on it and it fit the warn plate great. Easy install. It was way less expensive than the high end warn winches and had good reviews.
 
I reached out to Warn to find out if the standard JL mounting plate (part number 101255) will also work with the 392 factory bumper.
Their response was:

"Unfortunately Warn does not yet have fitment info on the new 392 Wranglers. We believe it will take the same 101255 plate as a normal JL however we will not know for sure until we have verified fitment."

It kind of surprises me that Warn hasn't confirmed this yet, but anyway...
Have any of you out there had luck with that particular mounting plate for the Zeon Platinum 10-S on your 392?
 
I got the quadratec stealth winch in synthetic line 10k pull. Wireless function is great on it and it fit the warn plate great. Easy install. It was way less expensive than the high end warn winches and had good reviews.
Northridge 4x4 will Give you better answers overall
 
Northridge 4x4 will Give you better answers overall
forget about warn. They sleeping
 
I agree Northridge is great. They recommended the 10k, with a snatch block pulley, which increases the winch pulling power.
They also recommended the Grimm off road mounting plate. It’s one piece and supposed to be good.
Too bad I don’t have a 392 to mount my 10s platinum to, nor my gen 3 rock slide engineering rails, lol.
 
There is one thing I can say about Warn there proud of there stuff and the price proves it they are high dollar, with that said I have a Warn 8274 I bought back in 1981 that I had on the first year of the Jeep Scrambler (wish I still had the Scrambler) I broke the handle and the solenoid pack was starting to act up, I called Warn and they had all the replacement parts in stock and shipped them out the next day, How many of these new winch company's will be around in 41 years and have replacement parts for a 40 year old winch??

I also have used Super Winch in the past they made some Good Winches.
 
I reached out to Warn to find out if the standard JL mounting plate (part number 101255) will also work with the 392 factory bumper.
Their response was:

"Unfortunately Warn does not yet have fitment info on the new 392 Wranglers. We believe it will take the same 101255 plate as a normal JL however we will not know for sure until we have verified fitment."

It kind of surprises me that Warn hasn't confirmed this yet, but anyway...
Have any of you out there had luck with that particular mounting plate for the Zeon Platinum 10-S on your 392?
I’ve tried the Mopar skit plate for my Warn Zeon 10 and that was a cluster f@&k. so I’ve ordered a warn kit. We will see.
 
I did the JCR plate. No issues. It’s also not specific to the 392.
 
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