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Old 07-27-2012, 10:19 PM   #1
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Winch on factory bumper

Does anybody here have a winch on your JKU without an aftermarket bumper? I'd like to put one on my JKU but I do not want to install aftermarket bumpers right now. What are my options?

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Came across this awesome idea, will track down the write up if I can. Awesome job this guy did.


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Old 07-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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Came across this awesome idea, will track down the write up if I can. Awesome job this guy did.

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This is so awesome
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:28 AM   #4
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i think i should monitor this thread
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awesome idea....subscribed.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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You just need a winch plate for your stock bumper, then install the winch. No need for an aftermarket bumper.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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Mounting a winch this way also keep the majority of debris out of it. Being covered is the way to go imo.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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I used a Rought Country mounting plate for the JK stock bumper, I'm really happy with the way this turned out. I've had experience recovering heavy vehicles (retired Armor/Cav) and in my limited experience, I want my winch up where I can get to it and not do the mud diving to attempt to get everything set to self recover. But then, that's just me.



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Old 07-28-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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Smitty OEM front bumper winch mount. XRC10comp. I've used it. Works like a champ.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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Awesome, so there are aftermarket solutions that let you do this exact thing? Cool.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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Came across this awesome idea, will track down the write up if I can. Awesome job this guy did.

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Any luck on finding this write up?
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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I'm all for this...love the hidden winch.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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I really like the winch in the bumper!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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I need to find this write up because that looks so good!
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I need to find this write up because that looks so good!
Yea if you look at the windshield it says bayou jeeps a little google search there is a bayou jeep forum. I've been looking I there for about an hour no luck so far.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #16
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The Rough Country mount looks awesome. I wouldn't p*** on their suspension systems if they were on fire...but that winch mount they make looks alright. Thanks guys...I might have to try that out.
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Here is a link to another forum but it does use the stock bumper. Winch mount W/factory bumper

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