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mhelgeson 06-21-2013 10:29 AM

10th Anniversary Edition Winch Plate
 
Hey guys, first post, so thought I'd make it an important one. For all of us 10A Rubicon owners, we know the frustration of the factory front bumper and not able to mount a winch. Your issue has been solved. A company in MI called Maximus-3 has has a plate designed and just started selling them. You can contact Joe at sales@maximus-3.com or 248-821-6654.

They have the plate, a hoop/bull bar, and light brackets for the 10A factory bumper. They also offer a vacuum relocation bracket that doesn't require rewiring, a center trim plate for centered winches, and just released that they'll offer a trim plate to cover the holes if you leave the winch offset.

I did this install myself with my kids helping (12, 14, and 15) so it's doable without taking it into a shop. Here's some pictures and don't hesitate to ask any questions about the install.
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi01.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi02.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi03.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi04.jpg

Shawnee Jeep 06-21-2013 11:34 AM

I am looking to install this same exact winch on my 10A. How long did it take? What specific parts did you use i.e. winch relocation bracket, etc? Also, did you use the Vacuum Relocation Bracket that Magnus sells? Thanks. BTW, Joe is awesome to deal with at Magnus -3.

mxgy54 06-21-2013 12:17 PM

x2 ^

mhelgeson 06-21-2013 12:33 PM

Hi guys. I already had a relocation bracket from OR-FAB but I wish I would have just gotten it from Maximus-3. I strongly suggest you just get it form them when you get the winch plate. Took about 2-3 hours with only my kids to help, you will need an extra set of hands at parts of the install. I got the plate, hoop, and light brackets from Maximus-3. I didn't get the offset bracket because the 9.5cti doesn't need it. Like I said above, if you go with an offset winch like the 9.5cti order the Front Trim Plate. Oh yeah, ABSOLUTELY find a set of L shaped torx keys if you get the hoop - absolutely necessary.

mxgy54 06-21-2013 01:24 PM

Thanks, I really like this set up but am trying to way the options of just buying a new bumper which would cost about the same... I really like the 10a bumper just dont feel like I'm getting much for the money. Did there prices include shipping? I think my quote right now with the centering winch mount and hoop and light brackets is about $500.

Caveman1965 06-21-2013 01:36 PM

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Here's mine. I got the winch from Maximus-3 also. These are really quality parts. I'm very pleased with the results. My lights are on order. I'll post another pic when I get them installed.

mhelgeson 06-21-2013 01:48 PM

I could be wrong, but any decent bumper with a winch plate and bull bar is going to easily cross the $500 mark. I think they charged me $30 for shipping, but don't quote me on that.

mxgy54 06-21-2013 09:28 PM

Yea they can get up there, but i was into my rugged ridge xhd with hoop for under $300, but got a good deal on it.

maadbeats 06-22-2013 09:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhelgeson (Post 3885372)
Hey guys, first post, so thought I'd make it an important one. For all of us 10A Rubicon owners, we know the frustration of the factory front bumper and not able to mount a winch. Your issue has been solved. A company in MI called Maximus-3 has has a plate designed and just started selling them. You can contact Joe at sales@maximus-3.com or 248-821-6654.

They have the plate, a hoop/bull bar, and light brackets for the 10A factory bumper. They also offer a vacuum relocation bracket that doesn't require rewiring, a center trim plate for centered winches, and just released that they'll offer a trim plate to cover the holes if you leave the winch offset.

I did this install myself with my kids helping (12, 14, and 15) so it's doable without taking it into a shop. Here's some pictures and don't hesitate to ask any questions about the install.
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi01.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi02.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi03.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi04.jpg

looks great

maadbeats 06-22-2013 09:08 AM

like the hood too

Iinferno 07-20-2013 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by maadbeats (Post 3888132)
looks great

Not sure I like the square LED lights !
Otherwise looks great.

jrussblues 07-21-2013 12:23 AM

An aev winch mount is easily adapted to fit the mopar 10a bumper as another option. Leave it to mopar to yank an aev design but not have a winch mounting solution. Eesshh.

MMichetti 07-30-2013 05:06 PM

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Maximus3 plate, bar, and light mounts. Good quality product.. Install was quick but not as easy as I expected. And it's not something you can order and have in two days, my buddy and I both experienced a bit of a wait.

Bjornvick 07-30-2013 05:22 PM

I actually used rustys winch mount which came with the vacuum relocation bracket. Also bought the maximus centering plate since I'm running a zeon 10.

CPT_D 07-31-2013 02:07 PM

What is Rusty's winch mount?

Bjornvick 08-05-2013 08:58 PM

Rustys off road makes a 10a winch mount that comes with the vacuum relocate

insylem 08-08-2013 10:08 AM

What suspension upgrade(s) if any need to be made for the added weight of the winch on the front?

Rubicon92065 05-29-2014 01:22 PM

Just bought mine for the Smittybilt x20 10K Submersible Winch...now waiting for all parts to arrive...plus the new Jeep :)

mikeJKUR 05-29-2014 03:23 PM

How much?

Rubicon92065 05-29-2014 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by mikeJKUR (Post 10968817)
How much?

275.99. Shipping included

mikeJKUR 05-29-2014 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rubicon92065 (Post 10968985)
275.99. Shipping included

That is just for the winch mount or winch mount and bull bar?

Rubicon92065 05-29-2014 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeJKUR (Post 10969473)
That is just for the winch mount or winch mount and bull bar?

Winch mount and vac relocation mount and centering plate

insylem 06-23-2014 11:36 AM

Sorry to ressurrect an oldthread.
But, hey where are the pictures? Or if you want
just shoot me an email and we can meet somewhere in town. Looks like you and I are neighbors in the same city. Havn't really seen any other 10As rolling arround town though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhelgeson (Post 3885372)
Hey guys, first post, so thought I'd make it an important one. For all of us 10A Rubicon owners, we know the frustration of the factory front bumper and not able to mount a winch. Your issue has been solved. A company in MI called Maximus-3 has has a plate designed and just started selling them. You can contact Joe at sales@maximus-3.com or 248-821-6654.

They have the plate, a hoop/bull bar, and light brackets for the 10A factory bumper. They also offer a vacuum relocation bracket that doesn't require rewiring, a center trim plate for centered winches, and just released that they'll offer a trim plate to cover the holes if you leave the winch offset.

I did this install myself with my kids helping (12, 14, and 15) so it's doable without taking it into a shop. Here's some pictures and don't hesitate to ask any questions about the install.
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi01.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi02.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi03.jpg
http://www.wiregrassarchery.com/rubi04.jpg



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