After much unsuccessful searching here and everywhere looking for the best route for the wires and where to mount the relay box, I finally just figured it out myself. The wire harness that came with the winch had longer battery leads than winch leads, making it necessary to find a spot near the front for the relay. After reading that most folks mount the relay near the battery box, I thought I might just swap the battery leads with the winch leads and live with the non-standard color coding. Before trying that, however, I was afraid the battery leads would be too short to reach the battery box from the winch, turns out I was right. I had just enough length to get from the battery to the watertight compartment on the left front fender. I still need to add a grommet and seal up the holes, but I am satisfied this will work great last long time. I have to now source a bolt (I stripped the threads being careless and impatient) for the forward left skid plate attachment as seen just behind the plow in the glamour shot. The most I would ever put in that watertight box is my wallet and phone, but both still fit with room to spare.
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