post #1 of Old 10-24-2009, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone made a custom front receiver?

I want to mount my winch up front, but like being able to remove it when not in use. It is already on a tray that goes in the hitch in back, and know there are ones for the front. What I don't like is losing the skid plate and I would like to keep the winch as high as possible. Here is my question:

Has anyone made a custom front receiver for their ZJ that also keeps the stock bumper?

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post #2 of Old 10-24-2009, 05:38 PM
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Front Mount Receiver Hitch

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post #3 of Old 10-24-2009, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Yah, I've seen those. Do they have the receiver higher or does it come out below the plastic?
I was hoping someone made one that came out a bit higher in the bumper like just below the impact zone so that my winch wouldn't be sitting real low.
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post #4 of Old 10-24-2009, 08:11 PM
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It's the same as you have seen.
There is only one company that makes those, then sources them out to companies like draw-tite.
They're all the same. below the bumper on ZJs.

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post #5 of Old 10-24-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. Thanks for the info. I thought about it more after you posted the pics of yours and have come to the conclusion that the approach angle would be impacted too much. The other product that I found and am considering is the Go Breserk winch mount from Icelandoffroad.

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post #6 of Old 10-24-2009, 10:17 PM
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i have one of these, its not on my jeep, i am wanting to sell it,

it comes out of the holes in the front bumper...

it is rated for like a 300lbs vertlicle load, and a 9.5K line pull.... i dont remember who makes it off the top of my head

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post #7 of Old 10-25-2009, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Andy,
Can you post a pic of what it looks like on your jeep? I might be interested.

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