Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Builders Corner > Which steel should I use for my winch bumper base?

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Which steel should I use for my winch bumper base? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
02-20-2013 04:04 PM
Alan schaedler 1/4 inch worked great for both the bumper and the winch plate strong yet not overkill
02-20-2013 12:15 PM
TXST8tj Neither.

No more than 1/4" is necessary. 3/8" will kill your front end and weigh a ton.

The winch plate portion should be 1/4". The rest of it can be 3/16" if desired, and still be plenty strong.
02-20-2013 11:22 AM
ob269 Most bumpers are 3/16ths to 1/4.. I think 3/8ths would be about perfect..
02-20-2013 10:05 AM
1989yj4.2 The 3/8 is $4 cheaper a foot than the 1/2...
02-20-2013 10:02 AM
Which steel should I use for my winch bumper base?

My choices are 3/8" military grade steel or 1/2" mild steel...

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:19 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC