Got one sitting on my bench right now awaiting install. RC sent me the wrong winch. That's the holdup. 5 pieces...the main, 2 brackets, and 2 supports. The main piece and brackets are 1/4" and the supports are 3/16". Welds look pretty nice.
Sure thing. I may start the install this weekend since a storm has rolled in. I'll snap a pic or two if I do. Actually it wasn't the wrong winch I got, it was a winch with cable instead of rope. RC sent me rope and I'm waiting on a Hawse fairlead. Apparently you can't use metal roller fairleads with rope. But I think its Energy Suspension or Prothane that makes poly rollers to retrofit your roller fairlead for rope.
Oh yea I was waiting on a 17/32" drill bit required for the install. Got here yesterday. Not that common of a size. Lowes didn't have one so I just went online.
I got mine about 2 month ago ,easy to install looks great,one thing I noticed though is its made off-center,meaning ,if you stand directly in front of the vehicle it isnt centered,the fairlead is off further from one side to the other...the holes its mounted to are the same holes the factory tow hook brackets mount to.I didnt need to drill any holes at all ,the optional d-rings seem heavy duty enough,I believe thats the rc 1039d-ring kit,I had to lightly sand the pins that screw into the d-rings they are a tight fit,this is so they dont rattle,the powder coating on them is put on thick for this reason...the mount itself has a good powdercoating on it also!
the RC plate is probably as strong as a mounting point you can make. i'd build a bumper off the mounts, or something like did. no i won't make it for you mines pretty unique and i love that lol
I really do like yours, I just don't have the fabrication skills or tools to do it. So I'm planning on getting something similar to Kevin's offroad front stinger bumper or maybe notch customs bumpers if they look good/can handle a beating.