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Old 11-05-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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winch and bumper help

OK after just spending 610 dollars on new pro comp xtreme mud terrain (got rid of thornbirds). Ineed your help i got the money coming for a new winch and bumper. I am really wanting the xrc8 by smittybilt its cheap 284 n freeshipping on winchdepot.com I was wanting some opinions andhelp finding a good fairly cheap bumper that will hold this winch. I am from central illinois so mud and rocks will be mostly what i see. Links and you jeep gods knowledge would be awesome.

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Grrr you rich people.

We have mud and rocks here in Illinois?

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:59 PM   #3
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Yeah its suprising iknow a little place with sand and it is not a beach haha when i said rocks i meant redbird in indiana lol.... an hour and a half away.. oh and mud Drive 3 hours south andlook at all the cornfields and little streams theirs a lot of mud...Also I'm not rich i am a manager at ARBY'S and a full time student.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:58 AM   #4
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as far as bumper it just kind of depends on what style you like I love my SRC from smitty built. got it on Ebay brand new for 250 shipped. I like lots of lights attached to my rig, so this has 4 extra tabs for them. low prof you can find quite a few at a good price. did you have any in mind?
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:12 PM   #5
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yeah i like the rock crawler ones you know the real low profile ones....
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:01 PM   #6
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If you want something a little different, do what I did. I cut down the stock bumper with a sawzall, welded shut all those Godforsaken holes that Jeep feels are necessary, smoothed out the welds, and repainted it. Bought a brand new heavy duty 1/4" inch winch plate from Rough Country for $81 shipped off of eBay. I had about roughly $25 in materials in modding the stock bumper.

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:41 AM   #7
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That looks really good... dont have a welder though...
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
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jeeperman makes some nice low profile ones, with a good price too. there's another question what price range??
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:14 AM   #10
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I cant remember where, but I saw a "winch showdown" between all the big companies with every test possible. If I remember correctly, the smittybilt one died after repeated stressful pulls. If you are getting a winch because you might get stuck once and use it, then I would get that one. But if you are going to use it 10 times every trip, you might want to spend some more money. Just my opinion.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:16 AM   #11
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ok thank youi have jsut read in a coupleof the other threads that the 2 companies that make the electric winchmotors our from china so dont basically all winches have same electric motor (not incldingmilemarker their hydraulic)
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dont basically all winches have same electric motor
Not the "same" electric motor but as far as i know they all have electric motors unless you tie the cable to the engine fan .

Hmm what drives the milemarker hydraulic pump?
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I got a Rockhard 4x4 Parts winch bumber last month. I love it. It comes with 2 tabs, front hoop and winch mount. I paid $340. Check out their web site.
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If you want something a little different, do what I did. I cut down the stock bumper with a sawzall, welded shut all those Godforsaken holes that Jeep feels are necessary, smoothed out the welds, and repainted it. Bought a brand new heavy duty 1/4" inch winch plate from Rough Country for $81 shipped off of eBay. I had about roughly $25 in materials in modding the stock bumper.

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hey you stole my idea!!! but at least now i know it looks AMAZING!!!!

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