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Possible way to fix the problem with the hawse bolts hitting the winch is to drill and countersink the 2 holes for the hawse from the inside of the bar and use countersunk allen head bolts and fit your hawse before the winch, in my case i have 10 mm thick steel that i had tapped to fit my hawse.
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Same issue as Jimmy, the ARB bars are designed for roller fairleads, which are held in place by 4 bolts that go straight through the bar to the holes that hold the winch to the bar. The hawse fairleads have 2 bolts that sit in the middle that would hit the winch if you drilled new holes in the bar.

The alternative would be to fab up a bracket as Jimmy did, which IMO looks much cleaner.
The adapter you have used does look neat though, although as you say welding the studs in sits everything back a tad cleaner.
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Here is a pic, it's the bottom 2 bolts that are a bit short due to the added space taken by the fairlead adaptor (the fairlead itself screws into the top holes you can see)

Hey all, I have the same bar as Dissociative, (ARB) and I'm also going to pick up one of these winches. I just have a couple of questions, hoping people from this thread can assist, even though it goes back a little while.

1) Do I have to take the bar off to mount the winch? (probably yes)
2) If I use the standard roller style fairlead, will this just slot in? I don't want to drill any holes in the bar if I can avoid it and I don't have a problem with the way the roller fairleads look.
3) Is the cabling/wiring incredibly complicated? How would you rate on a scale of 1-10, 10 being "do NOT try this at home".
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Rope doesn't really work with roller fairleads......so if you want the rollers, order the winch with cable.
Wiring isn't difficult, the annoying part I found was the cabling was "just" that much too short if running direct to the battery (given a JK's battery location). Mine worked out OK as I've added a solenoid on the power cable under the hood.
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Ditto on the power cable lengths! Simple enough to install just a thought process as to where to mount stuff. On mine (not a Runva I should add) the control box was designed to mount on top of the winch as many do. In the ARB bar on the JK the winch left a gap on the passenger side large enough to comfortably fit the control box so it dropped down to the same level as the winch reducing air blockage in front of the grill and making it less obvious.

However as the electrical connections to the winch are on the other end (drivers side when installed) the cables from control box to winch were a few inches short. First obvious option is to replace with longer cables but unless you have the ability to crimp connectors properly onto cable that thick you are asking for trouble. So what I did was to go to Supercheap and grab 2 x 30cm battery cables premade with connectors. Simply used a good quality bolt and nut to join them together then wrap up the join and seal (I happened to have a roll of self amalgamating rubber tape from aircraft wiring looms which sealed it up nicely).

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I just drilled 'offset' holes on the roller fairlead to fit my ARB bar, fits like a glove now.

If I was going to swap out with rope then I would just remove the rollers and stick on an offset fairlead for the rope. You can then use longer mounting bolts and the bar is stock then without any modification.
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