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Old 11-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Front Bumper with Winch Capability Recommendation

I am looking for recommendations and pictures for a new front bumper that will accommodate a winch and two fog lights. The only one that I have seen is the Smitty Bilt XRC. I do not want a "modular" and I do not want a short, stubby bumper. I've got a 2002 Sport. Thanks for the help.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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smittybilt SRC. it can mount 2 lights level with the winch on the outside and 2 more level with the headlights. fits perfectly
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #3
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Here are some pics of my SRC bumper

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Plenty of clearance for those Baja rocks

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Body Armor TJ-19-531. Built in winch plate and also comes with a steering box skid plate. PM Joe from Quadratec for a price match and free shipping.

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:20 AM   #6
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I have, and really like the XRC, sorry I can't be of any help with more options.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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I could not find exactly the features I wanted on a ready-made bumper, so I started with a Big Daddy Offroad front rock bumper:

...then added a Tomken winch plate and Warn XD9000i:

Now I have a tough full width bumper, which pushes aside brush on overgrown fire roads, and has two recovery shackles, and has just enough extra protection for the winch with no huge brushguard.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #8
Knows a couple things...

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That Tomken winch plate is a great product, that's what I had on my previous TJ.
When you have a choice, buy American.

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Old 11-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #9
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JCR makes a pretty good one
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #10
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #11
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I second Jerry on the Tomken Winch Plate also.

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