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Old 03-18-2015, 01:34 PM
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Will a Warn M8000 fit in a Jeep Hard Rock bumper?

Thanks for any insight.

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Old 03-18-2015, 03:06 PM
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Anyone? Chirp chirp cricket cricket...


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Since you said any.......It was a very tight fit on my Ace Pro series for a Zeon 10K...but it did fit.....IMO I would THINK you would have more room!!??
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You might want to call Hard Rock.
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You might want to call Hard Rock.
Hard Rock is a special edition jeep model, not a bumper company.
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I was really hoping someone had mounted an M8000 in the Hard Rock bumper....I know the Zeon is popular in these but don't need the added weight or expense.


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Don't have a JKUHR so not exactly sure what "in" is. Then the only insight I can give is that an m8000 is exactly the same mounting dimensions as all the other Warn winches. From a winch profile perspective the m8000 has the smallest height of the JKU capable winches. I did mount my M8000 hidden "in" my AEV bumper no problem.

So my not so expert opinion on mounting would be it should be no problem at all.
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Don't have a JKUHR so not exactly sure what "in" is. Then the only insight I can give is that an m8000 is exactly the same mounting dimensions as all the other Warn winches. From a winch profile perspective the m8000 has the smallest height of the JKU capable winches. I did mount my M8000 hidden "in" my AEV bumper no problem. So my not so expert opinion on mounting would be it should be no problem at all.
Thanks for the info. I say "in" because, like your AEV, the Hard Rock bumpers winch mount is nested inside the bumper for a lower profile. Flash
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Thanks for the info. I say "in" because, like your AEV, the Hard Rock bumpers winch mount is nested inside the bumper for a lower profile. Flash
I assumed you meant nested down. My M8000 is "hidden" in the AEV bumper. Only visible winch component is the Fairlead and the hook. The M8000 is small enough to be inside while keeping the winch cover still in place. The Contractor control/solenoid is under the hood. I clocked the free clutch to the back of the winch so I can access it.

If your hard rock can mount a winch then the M8000 will fit. Just didn't know if you wanted something like this?
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Thanks. Looks good. I'm surprised no one has chimed up and said they mounted one to a hard rock.

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Most would say that a M8000 is too little capacity for a JKU. And a JKUHR Is even heavier, so most are going to go 9.5 or 10k. But a M8000 will fit without a doubt.
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Your bumper as you know is winch capable. The Mopar or the maximus-3 plate will hold most winches including the Warn M8000. I recieved for xmas a 12,000 lbs motoaliance winch and got it installed last month when it warmed up. If your looking for a winch to be fully covered inside the bumper you will have to get a custom winch plate built due to most winches are too high.

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