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Old 09-03-2014, 02:22 PM   #1
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Rubicon X Bumper Winch Option

I have a Rubicon X and am wondering if anyone has a winch installed other than a Warn Zeon. Just curious if any others fit. Let me see what you have.

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Old 09-04-2014, 11:46 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #4
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Powerplant winch on Rubicon 10A (Rubicon X) bumper

I have a Rubicon 10A that has the same bumper as yours.

When I purchased mine there were no readily available options for winch mounts so I fabricated my own. I drew up the plans using 1/4" steel and had it laser cut, welded and powder coated at work. I installed a Warn PowerPlant on mine. I took some pictures the other day but realized during this post that I have to wait to download them as camera cable is attached to my home computer.

I mounted it between my frame rails. I did a custom mount for the fairing as the Powerplant has an off-center cable spool and the bumper is precut for a centered winch. I also had a vacuum pump bracket fabricated that attached to my winch mount that did not require the pump to be relocated.

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I don't have mine installed yet for pics but I picked up a 10A bumper and have a Quadratec Q9500i winch I am putting in. I asked Maximus what I would need if I bought from them and here's the reply.

"To mount a Q9500 you have 2 options:
1- centered setup: part # 0400-013P-C-01 (requires cutting bumper
fairlead slot)
2- off center setup: part # 0400-014P-V-01 (requires cutting vac pump bracket)"

So all in all other Winches will fit with possible minor fabrication.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:30 PM   #6
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Powerplant winch on Rubicon 10A (Rubicon X) bumper

I started a new thread with the pics of my winch installation. It can be seen at:

Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Pics Forum PowerPlant HD winch on Rubicon 10A (X)
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Old 09-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm thinking about going with the Smittybilt Gen2 X20. Seems to be around same size as a Warn Zeon. Does anyone have any thoughts on Smittybilt winches?
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm thinking about going with the Smittybilt Gen2 X20. Seems to be around same size as a Warn Zeon. Does anyone have any thoughts on Smittybilt winches?
I generally don't like smittybilt. That being said I have never owned or operated one of their winches so I don't have anything to say about the X20.

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