Originally Posted by muddle jumper
ok thanks wasn't sure because it told me look and see if I need to drill holes on the bumper for the front two bolts of the winch to go in. I will post picks after I put in on hopefully it goes on easily
What kind of winch plate and what front bumper do you have?
I had to drill holes in the top of my Smitty classic bumper with my RC flat winch plate. The two front bolt heads for the winch made contact with the bumper before it could sit flat on top of it. They cleared my stock bumper. A slightly raised winch plate also prevents this problem.
I made the holes in the bumper big enough for the winch bolt heads to drop inside them. Easier than trying to run the bolts through the bumper, then the plate, and into the winch.
And you can still mount the winch on the plate first.