Warn Winch option negates driver assist benefits of the High/Lux package?

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So back to my original question. It doesn’t make sense to opt for the Lux package and add the Warn Winch option from Ford.
I would get the package you want and go aftermarket. Ford is charging too much for that winch, which could be purchased elsewhere for much less.


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Simple fix; remove the head unit of the winch and relocate it on the radiator bracket with some 1/8" steel strap. It is a common mod in the Tacoma forums.
You have a picture of this? I'm curious. Not sure what to Google to get what I need to see.
 

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You have a picture of this? I'm curious. Not sure what to Google to get what I need to see.
There are many threads on this. Lookup "winch solenoid relocation" and typically you will find them on Tacomaworld. Not my picture, pulled from the internet.

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I would get the package you want and go aftermarket. Ford is charging too much for that winch, which could be purchased elsewhere for much less.
Looks like the Warn Zenon they are offering is with steel cable and not synthetic anyway.
 

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Have a look at the HF 12,000lb Badlands winch. It is getting rave reviews. I've given up on Warn. I had purchased their new 10K lb ZEON winch for my last Rubicon build. The rechargeable remote is complete crap. First one failed. Replacement wouldn't hold a charge for more than a day or two - so it was ALWAYS DEAD when you needed it. All this joy for ~$1200. Picked up a Badlands for a Jeep Cherokee project. $599 but this weekend they had a 25% off coupon that worked on the winches. MUCH better wireless remote. Synthetic rope (or course). Less than 1/2 the price and as good or better than the Warn. (Go look at the reviews.)
 

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I wondered since the bronco shares the same platform as the ranger if a bumper for the ranger might work for the bronco as well. Of course not sure how this would line up with the body lines, but looks like a cool option for like the wild track trim.

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So back to my original question. It doesn’t make sense to opt for the Lux package and add the Warn Winch option from Ford.
These are all pre-production models you are looking at. Pre-produced to weed out issues like this.

Rest assured if Ford ends up selling a winch and Lux options together, ACC and every other feature will work.
 

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So back to my original question. It doesn’t make sense to opt for the Lux package and add the Warn Winch option from Ford.

Have you actually looked at what Lux includes? If the ONLY thing you care about from the Lux pack is ACC and IF the winch interferes with that than MAYBE it might not make sense.

But seeing as Lux comes with lots of other stuff I deem necessary on a new vehicle...Lux is a no Brainer.

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Have you actually looked at what Lux includes? If the ONLY thing you care about from the Lux pack is ACC and IF the winch interferes with that than MAYBE it might not make sense.

But seeing as Lux comes with lots of other stuff I deem necessary on a new vehicle...Lux is a no Brainer.

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I completely agree. I am getting the Lux package. I wanted to get the Warn Winch as well but don’t want to if it is going to negate half of what I bought. So looks like I will wait on aftermarket for a better winch option or wait until Ford proves that it will all work together.
 
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Just to be on the safe side you should probably go ahead and cancel your reservation. Let the other guys try it out before you make a costly mistake.
Funny... I will happily eat pinapple pizza off of my MGV seats under the shade of my Gray MIC top and and not complain once!
 

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These are all pre-production models you are looking at. Pre-produced to weed out issues like this.

Rest assured if Ford ends up selling a winch and Lux options together, ACC and every other feature will work.
Ford has already stated that their optional winch Partially blocks their Front Camera and that they are NOT going to fix this (at least initially). To assume that the Winch add on does not negate other features would be a pretty big risk for us guinea pigs.

No way I'd drop that coin for Lux and get the factory winch. I guess worse case, someone would be happy to buy you setup from you ?
 

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The adaptive cruise control "might" be ok, I specifically remember seeing the inner parking sensors blocked.... Matter of fact the Filson Bronco was showing proximity sensors in alarm when they were moving it around in Seattle
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Maybe the “production” bumpers will have the sensors locations changed so as to work around the winch.
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