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Unread 11-24-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Good idea or a disaster waiting to happen

http://www.quadratec.com/products/92011_12_07.htm

I live in Norfolk, Va, high crime area. I've found my windows unzipped on several occasions. Last time my stereo was ripped out of the dash (good thing they didn't see the amp under my seat). And this is at ODU, with patrolling campus police.

Now to my question: is the above linked product an O.K. option for winch mounting? I don't own a winch yet, but I will this summer. I don't want it being stolen off my bumper when its just sitting in the parking lot at night. I'm getting a Jeeperman bumper with a front receiver so that part of the issue is taken care of. I'm just wondering if the product and/or receiver can hold up to the stresses of winching. Theres also the added benefit of being able to winch from the rear on demand.

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Unread 11-24-2006, 11:11 PM   #2
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why not just use a standard winch mount and tack the bolts in place? i'm sure the local's aren't bringing an angle grinder when they go "shoppin".
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Unread 11-25-2006, 09:31 AM   #3
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I'm not a real fan of that type of mount. Offroad it also kills your approach and/or departure angles (depending on what end you have it on). I also don't think they are very safe.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 10:31 AM   #4
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why not just use a standard winch mount and tack the bolts in place? i'm sure the local's aren't bringing an angle grinder when they go "shoppin".
I'd also be concerned that any kind of welding could potentially interfere with the heat treatment of the mounting hardware, and that's where a lot of the strength comes from.

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Unread 11-25-2006, 12:17 PM   #5
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Bumper hitch-mounted winches are a bad idea for a winch used for offroading, at least in my strongest possible personal opinion. Powerful Jeeping-sized winches can exert more of the kind of stress that a bumper hitch isn't designed to withstand.

Just use a standard winch mounting plate and have someone tack-weld a small steel barrier over one of the winch mounting bolts if you're concerned about theft. You can grind the tack weld away to remove the barrier should you ever need to remove the winch. As a matter of fact, I'll be tack-welding a small barrier over one of my winch mounting bolts this weekend after I install my new AtoZ Fabrication bumper with its built-in winch mounting plate.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #6
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http://www.tuffyproducts.com/door/104.html



How to Prevent Winch Theft?
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f27/how-prevent-winch-theft-339275/

Winch Protection:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...13#post1718513


Jerry's idea is my favorite. No heat stressing the bolts. Stops all but the most serious thieves.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 08:38 PM   #7
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awesome, thanks guys!
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Unread 11-25-2006, 08:48 PM   #8
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dippert, This pic is brutal.

I'm going to take you up on your invitation to "Feel free to email comments and suggestions for improvement!"

Throw some line-breaks in when doing your longer write-ups. Old eyes can't follow that stuff!

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Unread 11-25-2006, 09:02 PM   #9
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dippert... when you get your winch shoot me a PM.. I'll tack the bolts for you.. or tack something over them so they can't be removed without grinding... just bring a 6 pack and we'll call it good.
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probably 3/4 of the times I or people in my group have been stuck the idea would be useless. hitches are usually already dug into mud, or up against a rock, so trying to lug around that heavy thing would be do-able. good idea. just kills angles, and would be usefull most of the time
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Unread 11-26-2006, 04:32 AM   #11
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I'll give you an idea of how i did mine.



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Unread 11-26-2006, 12:30 PM   #12
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for those that tacked the bolts on...what if you want to take the winch off?
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Unread 11-26-2006, 12:36 PM   #13
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Get out the grinder.
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Unread 11-26-2006, 10:36 PM   #14
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thought so...oh well
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