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post #1 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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pics of factory hidden winch on my 00.

some people asked for pics, here they are.




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post #2 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 02:58 PM
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Looks good

Is the fairlead connected to the bumper?

wouldn't that damage/rip it if you were winching at angle
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post #3 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 08:32 PM
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I have always Wanted to do that. Spectacular job!

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post #4 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 08:51 PM
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Looks great, where did you get the brackets etc? Does the front bumper get pushed out a little?

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post #5 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 08:55 PM
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On earlier XJs, the front bumper gets pushed out forward and they have to add special bumper end caps and covers to the top of the bumper:
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post #6 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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yea my bumper got pushed out a little. i had all the original bumper covers and extensions but i opted to use the plastic strip that is on the back bumper of a wj (where you load the cargo in). It looks like it should be there and fits the contour of the bumper perfectly and hides everything nicely. I like a really clean stock appearance on my jeeps and i am happy with how it turned out.

the bumper cant bend around the fairhead because the winch support bars are RIGHT up against it.

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post #7 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 09:20 PM
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I am pretty sure this was only an option on the pre-96 ones and not the 97+ XJs. So you must have the older extensions then.

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WOW, that is clean!! May have to think about doing that.

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thanks and yea, i pulled it from an 94. they had them for 97+ they were a little different and were even more rare.

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post #10 of 16 Old 03-08-2012, 10:42 PM
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Man that is cool. I wish somebody would sell something like that.
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I didn't realize that these were actually factory options!!! That's even sweeter!

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post #12 of 16 Old 03-17-2012, 03:23 PM
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This is a very cool place for a winch. I know that these are extremly rare options. Would you have any measurements off of the mounting plates? Are they made out of 3/16 or 1/4? If I cant find one maybe I can try to make one
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Where do I buy one, or how do I fab one?

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looks clean... can you post some more pictures... like from above and such? also did you reinforce that crossmember at all
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-18-2013, 08:01 AM
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This threads over a year old btw.
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