|07-20-2012 09:30 PM|
|garin||I also just put on JCR offroad bumpers front and back. Couldnt be happier.|
|07-20-2012 08:07 PM|
|Stench||Thinking the same front/rear bumpers with a winch, will i really have to upgrade suspension due to added weight? Hoping to avoid it...|
|07-20-2012 07:54 PM|
I just ordered front & rear bumpers from JCR. Like the look and the winch mount. reasonable prices
|07-20-2012 06:31 PM|
Earlier this week I added a rugged ridge XHD bumer (w/ sunken winch mount), its a modular system, so can change the look up a bit. I would look through the reviews, I choose rugged ridge since the D-rings bolt right o the frame for support when pulling. I saw others that looked similar but read a few (very few) reviews where they had issues when winching (specifically the smittybuilt front modular bumper)
<---btw, thats the bumper on my profile pic (and the rugged ridge will support Warn winches)
|07-20-2012 06:20 PM|
One thing you'll most likely have to do (if you decide to go that route) is relocate your vacuum pump, which is located on a bracket behind your front bumper on the '12. Pretty simple to do...I think the replacement bracket I bought was ~ $50 from Jason @ Krawl Off-Road (forum vendor).
Look through those links I sent you about mounting winches to stock bumpers. The more I think about it, the more I think your dealer is mistaken. Why would the Sport S bumper be different from the other Wranglers? Makes no sense.
Ima go out on a limb here: dealer's wrong!
|07-20-2012 06:13 PM|
|07-20-2012 06:04 PM|
You can put a winch on a stock bumper. You can also stubby your stock bumper.
Might be able to get away just adding a winch...about 85 lbs or so (–20 lbs if you go w/synthetic), without having to buy stronger springs, etc.
If you add a winch AND an aftermarket steel bumper, you're probably gonna have to address the sag.
Will a winch work on stock front bumper?
Winch on stock JK bumper?
winch on factory bumper?
Stubby Front Bumper
Front Stubby Bumper
|07-20-2012 05:55 PM|
Which Bumper to Mount a Winch?
Let's hear the opinions. '12 JKU-Sport S. Probably with two kids and me and light gear. Stock tires/rims. I'm planning on a Warn 9.5 up front. Does the front bumper matter that much as long as the winch fits and will pull? Oh, yeah, I plan to put some more lights up there. Stubby vs Totally across? Stubby is lighter. Lighter should be good, right?