|04-08-2013 09:59 PM|
|itssbs||I made a bracket to offset the height of the fairlead appx 1.5 " to raise it up so I could locate the fairlead on the bumper where I wanted it. Otherwise, it would be too low and look funny. See these photos. First photo, under the bumper looking at bolt where fairlead would normally be attached. Second photo, inside of fairlead looking at 1/8" flat steel with 1" box tubing welded to extend to the edge of bumper. Fairlead bolts through bumper through the box tubing. Lower bolt holds the new bracket.|
|01-19-2013 09:30 PM|
2013 JKR Warn M8000s
Thanks to everyone in this forum who helped guide me. I wanted the winch as hidden as possible. Mounted Right side up
|01-19-2013 05:00 PM|
|Sandman11||Nice work, that is just the look I was looking for. I'm ordering winch today.|
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|03-31-2012 04:06 PM|
|Jervboy||Heres the finished product.|
|03-29-2012 02:26 PM|
|Jervboy||Upside side down and hidden. Not finished yet but almost done.|
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|11-30-2011 10:54 PM|
|Terex||Stealth winches in the factory bumpers (esp. the one behind the license plate!), are super cool, but I think the ultimate would be a plug-in winch that you'd install when wheeling, and would stay on the shelf the rest of the time. Don't know why Jeep doesn't just make this an option.|
|11-30-2011 10:19 PM|
Here is the write up on mine.
I must admit, there are a few disadvantages to mounting the winch this way. It is difficult to get at for one. Secondly, the cross bar underneath the winch took a serious hit from a rock when I finally went off road. It bent up just enough to make it almost impossible to turn the clutch lever on the winch.
It does look cool though, and it was a blast to do the install.
|11-30-2011 08:42 PM|
Here is the RCX plate on a stock bumper. No modifications needed if you have the front tow hooks.
|11-30-2011 08:28 PM|
|ShaunWV||Okay, I have to do this. Anyone care to share where to start. Perhaps a write up for the less creative of us?|
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|FalconRods||Now that is worth hearing more about|
|11-30-2011 05:48 PM|
I went less discreet. Smittybilt plate with 10,500lb winch
|11-30-2011 04:33 PM|
|44Blues||Some nice installations here! I like the stock bumper look...kind of a sleeper compared to some of the gnarly stuff out there. I also like the lightweight aspect. Stock bumper is supposedly 26lbs or so? Im sure someone will correct me LOL...with most aftermarket bumpers roughly 70 to 110 or more. Figure a decent winch is roughly 75lbs plus mounting plate...it adds up fast. I'm tempted to go this route or with a lightweight, possibly aluminum, aftermarket bumper....though most are far too heavy for my liking. Weight just kills performance IMO.|
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|11-30-2011 03:35 PM|
Worked well in my '11 jk. Used a Warn vr8000 winch. Saw some where guys turned them upside down and mounted it.
|11-30-2011 02:33 PM|
Take a look at the Rough Country website. I ordered a stock JK winch mounting plate and am looking at installing it after Christmas.
Jeep JK Winch Mount
|11-30-2011 01:00 PM|
Do a little poking around with a google search. I have seen some guys tuck them into the factory bumper (don't think it will fit on a Rubicon). Looks really nice that way, IMHO.
Sorry to cross pollinate here:
stock bumper winch mount - JeepForum.com
|11-30-2011 12:49 PM|
I was at a Jeep show a few weeks ago where I saw and took pics of a JK where the owner has carefully cut the plastic of the bumper away to mount their winch.
It turned out okay looking, but you can see all the cutting that had to be done when you look close.
|11-30-2011 12:14 PM|
If you add a winch and aftermarket bumper, the extra weight will make the front end sag...the Jeep will drive and feel different as well as give your Jeep that stink-bug stance. My advice, for what its worth; also plan on aftermarket springs to Handel the extra weight. I know this from experience
Not sure what effect the winch with stock bumper would have...
|11-30-2011 11:31 AM|
|11-30-2011 11:05 AM|
|YjMudslinger||winch plates are on ebay for like 50 to 100 bucks, but i think its worth the extra money to go with a off road bumper.|
|11-30-2011 09:31 AM|
|daggo66||Yes, you just need to buy a winch plate.|
|11-30-2011 09:28 AM|
winch on factory bumper?
is this possible? and can any members offer up pics if they have this done.