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Old 10-08-2011, 11:53 AM   #1
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Ordered the Engo E12000+ custom bumper= flat or raised mount?

Within a few weeks, my Engo E12000 will be here. Now I have made my own bumper which protrudes 2" further forward off the frame than a stock tinfoil bumper.



Question is: Do I need a raised winch plate to clear the fairlead from my bumper, or does the Engo E12000 mount the fairlead flush to the bottom? Can't really tell with pics I found....



thanks.... I may not even need a winch plate with a .25" thick bumper mount that spans the framerails, but getting all the info I can up front.

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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Unless the bumper you bought includes a winch mount, you also need to buy a separate winch mount which will include the proper mount for the fairlead. I'm no fan of raised winch mounts, I like the winch down as low as possible which reduces leverage against its mounting bolts as well as reducing how much of the radiator it blocks.

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Unless the bumper you bought includes a winch mount, you also need to buy a separate winch mount which will include the proper mount for the fairlead. I'm no fan of raised winch mounts, I like the winch down as low as possible which reduces leverage against its mounting bolts as well as reducing how much of the radiator it blocks.
I BUILT my bumper....that's why I asked.. the cross plate between the framerails is .25"



I agree with the winch being as low as possible.... I could just drill and mount to my bumper and make a fairlead mount, I guess. what to do you think?
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Nice job on the bumper. Whether the bumper is up to an 8000 to 9500 lb. force is only something you can know but it should be strong enough since it is 1/4" between the frame rails. If that's the case, I would just mount it directly to the bumper and buy a separate fairlead mount. Be sure to use Grade 5 or Grade 8 hardware for everything, which I am certain you are already aware of with your fabrication skills.
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Nice job on the bumper. Whether the bumper is up to an 8000 to 9500 lb. force is only something you can know but it should be strong enough since it is 1/4" between the frame rails. If that's the case, I would just mount it directly to the bumper and buy a separate fairlead mount. Be sure to use Grade 5 or Grade 8 hardware for everything, which I am certain you are already aware of with your fabrication skills.
Thanks, Jerry...The way I built it, I feel it's able to withstand anything I throw at it.. I always over-build . Yep.. I am fully aware of which hardware I should use, but good to shed light on it for others that may not know.

I can also reenforce the mounting points easy enough with addition plating for a strongback on the underside of the mounting surface.
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I would just mount the winch straight to the bumper, then use a hawse style fairlead. Check out the savvy front bumper for good examples.

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You can also buy their mount separately, but with your fab skills it shouldn't be that hard to make something yourself.

http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...0&categoryId=6
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...You can also buy their mount separately, but with your fab skills it shouldn't be that hard to make something yourself.
Thanks.... that gives me some ideas if I go that route.
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Why recommend a hawse fairlead when a roller fairlead is significantly easier on the rope? Especially where a synthetic rope is concerned... not to mention his new winch came with a roller fairlead.
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Why recommend a hawse fairlead when a roller fairlead is significantly easier on the rope? Especially where a synthetic rope is concerned... not to mention his new winch came with a roller fairlead.
He killed two birds with one stone... the fairlead mount was what I zoned in on..... I have cable anyway.. not the rope...

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