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post #1 of 5 Old 04-28-2009, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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front hitch, bumper, what do you think?????????

just installed my front hitch on the XJ, going to be welded this weekend with some custom brackets to strengthen it. i plan on using, a hitch mounted winch so i can use it front or back.

what do you think is a better idea a front hitch or full bumper with winch mount and why?


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-28-2009, 09:58 PM
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im confused by your question but I'll comment. The hitch mounted winch combo is versatile, but it can be a pain having to set up, etc. It also makes your approach angle horrible.

BUT...a lot of people like to use it because of the ability to switch so its a personal thang

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i guess im looking at its strength wise will the front hitch be strong enough if i weld it to the unibody? or is a bumper a better option. i already installed the front hitch but im trying to leave a few options open for sometime in the next few months i dont want to waste my money on a bumper if the hitch with winch mount will workk.


and whats do you mean the approach angle in still new to the jeep world

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-28-2009, 10:14 PM
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Not because im lazy...but check out Eric Zappe's site http://www.ericsxj.com/winch/winchbumper.htm

he had a hitch mounted and switched to the bumper and he goes over some of the strengths and weaknesses as well as covers approach angle and stuff

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-28-2009, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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some good info, i guess for what i do my front hitch will be more than enough

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