Reviewed by Artur C (Annapolis, MD) Reviewed for a 2003 Land Rover Discovery — 2011-02-06 07:56:12
Excellent product, well documented installation, free shipping.
Winch used: WARN M8000
With proper planning can be installed by one person (not wimp) no lift required.
Drilling can be done with battery power drills (19.2V and better), with lots of lube and 2+ holes per charge (pinned holes through frame twice and bracket ones per hole).
Final bumper alignment easily done with floor jack, to avoid scratches use wood for shimming.
Extra weight, requires heavy duty suspension springs. Expect ~1” drop with Old Man Emu (OME) medium springs.
During main brackets installation and before drilling pin holes, I spent some time aligning and maintain 809mm spacing, once I was happy with setup, I was thrown away by misalignment with square hole from plastic shield. Drilling offset from such hole with handheld drill is impractical, so I lose everything again and open-up square hole with 10mm drill bit, insert 10mm dowel pin and align everything again with pin in-place. It is amazing how quick it can be done this way…
- Color coding for indicator lamps wiring harness follows Land Rover color coding.
- Excellent finish and top notch welding job
- Plenty room to mount HID ballasts
- Do not over tight ARB's indicator lamps housing, it can break quite easy but you won't be able to find replacement anywhere in US.
- Wiring for ARB's indicator lamps is omitted in documentation, but very simple and can be done properly with quality crimps and heat gun.
- Plastic trimming requires lots of guessing and trial-error
- Windshield water bottle end-up completely exposed to elements
- Without additional skid plates winch is exposed to elements