This kit relocates your Winch Control Box of your Smittybilt GEN2 X20 winch to your engine bay. This has multiple advantages.
Firstly - this makes plugging in your winch controller very easy and safe. Simply pop your hood and plug it in. This also gives very easy access to the switch to activate your wireless controller!
Secondly - the control box is the least waterproof and most likely part to cause your winch to fail. Moving it to the top of the engine bay keeps the contactors and electrical connections away from submersion in water, mud and road grime.
The kit contains a steel powdercoated bolt on mount specific to your Smittybilt X20 and RAM Truck, as well as proper length cables that are color coded to match the factory for clean and easy installation.
This product works with GEN2 Smittybilt X20 Winches from 10k to 17.5k sizes. This includes the following part numbers.
PN 98510, 98512 ,97510, 97512 ,97515, 97517
We sell bolt on brackets for:
2009 - 2018 RAM 1500
2010 - 2018 RAM 2500/3500
2015 - 2018 RAM Rebel
2019 - 2022 RAM 1500 / Rebel
2019 - 2022 RAM Warlock or Classic
2019 - 2022 RAM 2500 / 3500
Cable Lengths built specifically for your application:
We built your control box cables to the length you need. Please select if you have a VICE Hidden Winch Kit, or Aftermarket Winch Bumper, and we will supply the perfect length wiring harness for your application.
The First Installed Picture shows orientation for 4th Gen RAM Trucks
The remaining Installed Pictures shows orientation for 5th Gen RAM Trucks
Please see the installation video below for directions. Note: this video was performed for the 13-18 RAM 1500 Kit and with a Warn VR EVO. It will vary for different models and for the Smittybilt winch but follow a similar procedure.
Like everything I've ordered from VICE Design, this product fit perfectly and the quality was top notch. Now my control box is tucked safely under the hood and much easier to access.
I used this to relocate my smittybilt winch controller from within my chassis unlimited bumper to the engine compartment. Perfectly fit.
Such a great well crafted product. Fit perfectly and was easy to install. Customer service is out of this world
Ty for the kit. The wire loom provided does fit a like a glove. Giving the kit 4 stars because there is no instructions provided so for those who have never installed a winch before they wouldn't know how to start.
This is what i had to do myself, and i wish i could upload pictures to make the explanation easier
Mount the Smittybilt control box to the Vice Design bracket, for this simply remove the bracket mounts from the control box and you will use the same little bolts from the control box to secure the bracket to the box (2 bolts)
You will need to replace some of control box wires with the one loom provided by Vice.For that you need to remove the C,B,A and D wires from the control box, (see Smittybilt instructions included with your Winch) , and replace them with the long wire loom included in the Vice kit. Just take 4 bolts from the bottom of the control box and pop the cover out, then replace the wires one at a time to make it easier. I also removed the labels as well from the Smitty wires and ported them over the new wire loom to make the install easier to follow using the same Smitty instructions.
There is also a bracket inside the engine bay that needs to be removed so the Vice bracket can be mounted inside the engine bay. it's only held by 3 bolts and is easy to remove anyways, but should be explained in the instuctions you may need to remove this to clear the Vice bracket.
Asides for no instructions the Kit makes for a clean control box install, so Ty for making this available for us. The kit rocks.