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Old 08-26-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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MOPAR Off-Road Bumper with Winch???

I have one of these bumpers
MOPAR 82211715AC - MOPAR® Front Off-Road Bumper with Winch Mount & OE Fog Lamp Holes in Black for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

last week end I installed an Engo 10k winch, being it was a new tool i had to test it out, I attached the winch to a tree and started pulling my jeep in. I had my son in the jeep and told him to apply the brakes to but a little tensen on the cable, when he did this i could see my whole front bumper flexing in the middle where the winch sits.

My questions is:

Will this bumper hold up when I really need it?

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Old 08-26-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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What you did was extremely dangerous. The bumper will hold, the cable will not, at which point it becomes a dangerous weapon.

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Don't know what year/model JK/JKU that you have, but


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I have one of these bumpers
MOPAR 82211715AC - MOPAR® Front Off-Road Bumper with Winch Mount & OE Fog Lamp Holes in Black for 07-11 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

last week end I installed an Engo 10k winch, being it was a new tool i had to test it out, I attached the winch to a tree and started pulling my jeep in. I had my son in the jeep and told him to apply the brakes to but a little tensen on the cable, when he did this i could see my whole front bumper flexing in the middle where the winch sits.

My questions is:

Will this bumper hold up when I really need it?
Besides what Daggo tells you--never touch the brakes when you're being winched, at least, not till you're done !!-

The ECU controls the hydraulics and as soon as you "TOUCH" the brake pedal--BAM-- the computer takes over and youis stopped, you can't just lightly apply the brakes !!

--google some winch techniques, lots to learn before you just hookup and push button-

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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I have the same bumper and a Warn 9.5 low profile winch w/steel cable on my 10 Rubi 2dr. with absolutely no problems. The problems come into play if you apply the brakes. The line could snap which would definately ruin your whole day and year for that matter.
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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What you did was extremely dangerous. The bumper will hold, the cable will not, at which point it becomes a dangerous weapon.
x2 - Good thing there were no kids around....wait...

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