|07-23-2010 04:12 PM|
Here is a Warn winch mount with the 4" rise on stock frame, no bumper(stock bumper worked fine too). I really like the rise in the mount, as it really stiffens it up compared to a flat mount. I have a buddy who has a flat mount, as his is all tweaked. Bolt it up and have fun.
|07-23-2010 01:33 AM|
|07-23-2010 01:31 AM|
|07-22-2010 10:21 PM|
|DevilDogDoc||In the meantime attach your winchplate to the frame horns and bolt up that winch!!!|
|07-22-2010 07:53 PM|
Look around on Craigslist for parts you want. In my area, there are nearly a dozen new Jeep related items listed daily.
If you're patient, you can find what you're looking for at a fraction of the new price.
Like JD said, people build them up, change out parts, and upgrade alot until they're happy. What they are bored with may be just what you need!
As for posting pics; upload them from your PC to a hosting site like photobucket. Then you use THAT URL to post pics in your thread.
Welcome to The Forum there are alot of very helpful people here!
|07-22-2010 06:34 PM|
|07-22-2010 06:26 PM|
|JDsDream||Welcome to the forum. You have to remember that Wranglers are like legos. You take one piece off and add another until you get what you want. The nice part is that there is always someone out there that is looking for what you no longer want (exception: Chrome grill cover) So have fun with it.|
|07-22-2010 06:10 PM|
|07-22-2010 06:08 PM|
Throw the 4k lbs winch on craigslist. Might be able to recoop some of its cost. You could try ebay, but I think the shipping would kill you.
Warn bumpers are good, but as stated not cheap. I cant vouch for whether or not they will work with your winch plate though....that could be an issue with the big hump you mentioned. There are lots of good bumpers out there, mostly depends what you like.
I think winch plates from warn (flat) are about $80....maybe you could sell the small winch for enough to cover that?
|07-22-2010 06:06 PM|
|07-22-2010 05:56 PM|
|Bobthegod||Hmmm any reason you didn't go for a WARN winch?|
|07-22-2010 05:54 PM|
|gabby4x4wheeling||Thanks so much for your info and the tube bumpers are gone as of today. I bought a winch mount and it wouldn't fit with those thing's. I have a 8,000 lb winch I ordered and its on its way. It is from Superwinch and it wasn't to expensive. Any suggestions on a front bumper because I'm going to need one. The mount I have, has a 4 inch rise in the middle and attaches like the standard winch mount, but has a hump in the middle. I need to use this plate because my wife is already mad that I purchased a winch that isnt going to work.|
|07-22-2010 05:43 PM|
First off, I think a welcome is in order. Also, there is an acronym you must learn: JEEP (Just Empty Every Pocket). Jeeps are addictive but they sure are fun!
Some first thoughts for what to do within your budget:
-OME suspension lift. usually nets about 2.5" of lift and will better clear those 31s. (Im a bit bias, there are other decent brands) ($700)
-tow hooks front and back ($50)
-toolkit, recovery gear (tow strap at least), first aid kit ($100+)
-personally i would replace that winch with a stronger one. 4k lbs doesnt sound like much and if i recall correctly, the rule of thumb is 2x vehicle weight. ($500)
-replace the tube bumpers before you build onto them as you stated you dont like them anyway ($600+)
Do those things, and you are at or close to your $2k limit.
Whatever you do, have fun!
|07-22-2010 05:29 PM|
New to Jeeps and Jeep Forums help!
OK here it goes, I'm a first time jeep owner it a 2002 TJ and I just bought it used and the old owner did some mods with 31" tires and Skyjacker shocks with no lift. 2" chrome tube bumpers and side rails, which I really hate. I just bought a winch mount, which had to be the one that had the rise in it to accommodate the tube bumper. I also bought a winch for the jeep, but its a small four thousand pound smittybuilt and I'm not impressed with it. What I want to do is build this jeep so I can use it for everyday driving and be able to off road on some jeep trails here in Ashland Kentucky. These trails are some what Rocky and steep with lots of mud. Some of the trails have large ruts from the guys with there trucks that have huge tire on them. The jeep has a 4.0 straight six and its an automatic trans. I don't have a huge budget, but I have about $2000 to spend before my wife kill's me. Any suggestions for me and links would be great. I would ad a picture, but I don't know how to put it in this tread. I tried but I got lost with URL. I'm just used to attaching to my email. Please be some what polite, I'm just asking for some help here and I don't understand some of the forum rules.