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Old 02-20-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Which steel should I use for my winch bumper base?

My choices are 3/8" military grade steel or 1/2" mild steel...

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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The 3/8 is $4 cheaper a foot than the 1/2...

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
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Most bumpers are 3/16ths to 1/4.. I think 3/8ths would be about perfect..

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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No more than 1/4" is necessary. 3/8" will kill your front end and weigh a ton.

The winch plate portion should be 1/4". The rest of it can be 3/16" if desired, and still be plenty strong.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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1/4 inch worked great for both the bumper and the winch plate strong yet not overkill
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