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Old 10-06-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Rear Winch ?

Hello.

Do you think itīs possible to modify the Bestop tire carrier that a winch fits under it? A higher spare tire would be also better for a good angle of slope in the rear.



A friend mounted it on another way, but IMO itīs too low.



What do you think about a rear winch?

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Old 10-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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if that first picture ins the bestop tire carrier then defiantly, u would just have to cut the tubing, raise the carrier to ur desired hight, and re weld/add tubing to it to connect it back together.

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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the first picture is a photoshop-modified tire carrier.

at the moment it looks like this:

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wow, how did i not notice that, but yeah, should be easy to do as long as u or a friend is handy with a weldor and a saw zaw. if u rnt able to cut the boxy part that the tire hooks up to, u could just get slightly longer sections of pipe, and raise the whole unit up
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like take what u did in the photoshop pic, but do that to all the points where it connects to the jeep
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but do that to all the points where it connects to the jeep
i want that the points stay where they are at the moment. i only want to modify the pipes and the part on the left where the tire is attached to.
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that is exactly what u would do, the points would stay there, but the pipes would angle up more and potentially increase in length if need be, sorry if i wasnt clear at that bit
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Just a question, why not get a 2 inch reciever plate, mount the winch to it when needed. Some thing like this
Warn 75330 - WARN Multi Mount Winch Frame - Quadratec
Then you can transport that same winch to other peoples rigs if they need it and it is not there to get damaged on the trail if you hit something. Just my 2 cents.

If you do mount it there show us pictures of the modifcation as it is being done!
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I have a 2" hitch receiver. But I donīt want a wonch on such a multi mount plate. Iīm lazy and donīt want to install the winch there when I need it. When I get stuck in 3" deep mud the 2" receiver would be completely covered with mud. And with such a multi mount the rear slope angle would be very bad.
With all my tools, spare parts, fluids, camping equipment, food ... there is no room to carry a winch in the Jeep.

Why should I share a winch with other people? I want it for my holidays in 2010. I want to travel through the woods and mountains of Croatia.
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If you do mount it on the bumper like that, how are you going to plan on opening the rear door? I would do the 2" hitch mount and run the wires. How many times have you really needed a rear retrieval, where a front retrieval would not have worked? If you actually need it, slide it in and plug it up.
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My TJs is not here at the moment because itīs broken.

Whats behind the sheet under the tailgate (I have a 2" BL)?
Perthaps I could cut a hole in this sheet and put the winch a bit in there.
That wohld give me a better rear slope angle.

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Now I know how to install the rear winch.
With the 2" BL more than the half winch would fit under the body when I cut this away (blue in the pic).
I will turn the side with the gears around that the gear shifter shows to the rear.

I just ordered a second "Horn Alpha 9.500 Fast" winch with 65 ft/min and a second 125' synthetic winch line.
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very nice
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once u get it all done u should post some pictures
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First my buddy has to weld a cage for me. Then itīs time for the rear winch mount.
This year I wonīt do any more offroading. I still have stock front axle shafts. First I need the chromo shafts front and rear.
There are some more winter projects except the cage and the rear winch.
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Now I know how to install the rear winch.
With the 2" BL more than the half winch would fit under the body when I cut this away (blue in the pic).
Sorry I forgot the pic...


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