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Old 10-15-2019, 12:35 AM
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Mounting Winch directly to bumper?

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I am going to purchase a new bumper for my 09' JK. I have picked one out that looks to be exactly what I want. I also plan on adding a winch to this bumper. Unfortunatly at the moment I do not have too many Canadian Loonies to purchase the top of the line bumper with thick steel. Accounting for this, I decided on a Rugged Ridge bumper that apparantly includes a winch mount or at least a place to put a winch. My only worry is that due to the bumper not being mounted directly to the frame via a winch mounting plate, it is just going to destroy the bumper if I ever have to use the winch to pull the jeep out of a rut. I will link the bumper I am talking about below. Looking online, I have seen quite a few people running their winches inside this bumper and I havent heard any complaints about people ripping the bumper off due to using the winch. Is this something I should be worried about? Thank you!



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That's pretty close to the bumper I have and my winch is bolted directly to it.


Used the winch many times (10,500 lb winch) and have had no issues. Indeed lifted the whole front end of the jeep about 6 feet off the ground with it last week while removing the upper part of a tree. Been bogged down in mud past the doors... Pulled a fair few cars out of ditches last Winter.
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I did a forum review on a slightly different version of the one above by Rugged Ridge. bumper is mounted to the frame and the winch plate is welded to the bumper. it also has two additional side brackets to add support. If installed correctly should be fine.

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I'm pretty sure the bumper you chose will take the stresses of winching. Best bet would be to give JustJeeps a shout. They're knowledgeable on Jeep stuff.

But, if you're looking at saving Loonies..... I went with this Rugged Ridge bumper: https://www.justjeeps.com/rugged-rid...unlimited.html

This bumper comes with a winch plate. The plate is 5/8 inch thick and bolts to the top of the frame rails so the bumper doesn't really take any of the winching force. Also on this bumper, note that the D ring hangers bolt directly to the frame rails, so the bumper doesn't have to take the stress of tugging and snatching.

I've had mine for 1.5 years. I've had to use the winch a couple of times.. (The last time was just a few days ago). No problems. Happy with it.

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Indeed lifted the whole front end of the jeep about 6 feet off the ground with it last week while removing the upper part of a tree.
Dude ... Internet law ... you can't post something like that without pictures.
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I am going to purchase a new bumper for my 09' JK. I have picked one out that looks to be exactly what I want. I also plan on adding a winch to this bumper. Unfortunatly at the moment I do not have too many Canadian Loonies to purchase the top of the line bumper with thick steel. Accounting for this, I decided on a Rugged Ridge bumper that apparantly includes a winch mount or at least a place to put a winch. My only worry is that due to the bumper not being mounted directly to the frame via a winch mounting plate, it is just going to destroy the bumper if I ever have to use the winch to pull the jeep out of a rut. I will link the bumper I am talking about below. Looking online, I have seen quite a few people running their winches inside this bumper and I havent heard any complaints about people ripping the bumper off due to using the winch. Is this something I should be worried about? Thank you!



https://www.justjeeps.com/jeep-wrang...or-models.html
As others have said, that bumper is built to handle a winch. The bumper itself is mounted to the frame and the winch plate is integrated into the bumper. Mount away and enjoy
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Most any metal bumper will be bolted directly to the frame. Some are strong enough to mount a winch directly to the bumper. Others use a separate winch mount anyway. That allows them to sell you a bumper AND a winch mount. If the bumper is built to mount a winch directly to the bumper, the winch plate is built into the bumper. At that point it is only a matter of how well built is your bumper. I would be more likely to trust some bumpers like that then others.
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Dude ... Internet law ... you can't post something like that without pictures.

Yeah, it's too bad I didn't snap a pic. It was kind of weird looking seeing the jeep up like that.
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That’s the Rugged Ridge Full HD bumper I have. Feels sturdy and winched me a few times with ease.





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Thanks!

Thanks very much, everyone for all your replies! They were most helpful and answered the question wonderfully. I have purchased the bumper and will be receiving it next week!



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