Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: S. Georgia/N. Florida
Front receiver hitch for a WJ?
I'm seriously thinking about replacing the Warn M8000 on the front of my truck. It was plenty of winch when I got it, and with rebates offered at the time, the 8000# Warn was not much more than half the money of a Warn 9000# winch.
In the 3.5 years since I've gotten it, I've added a lot of weight to the truck, mainly in the form of a 4" suspension lift (with a heavy sub-frame, it's IFS), and 35" tires. Although it's not a Warn, I've heard good things about the new Smittybuilt winches and can get a super deal on a 10,000 lb. model for the truck, actually a good bit less than I paid for the 8000# Warn.
That gives me the Warn as basically a spare. I don't want to clutter up the GC Overland (my daily driver) with a grille guard & mount, so I thought about picking up the portable mount that Warn makes, the type that lets you slide the winch on a 2" receiver. I'm covered on the back, as the GC has factory tow, but would like to put a receiver hitch on the front if I end up doing this. As hidden as possible.
I'm having a hard time finding any, but have to admit, all the sources I'm used to looking for mods & accessories just have primarily truck and Jeep Wrangler parts. I don't really know where to look for GC aftermarket and off-road parts.
Any help would be appreciated...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Old Man Emu HD coils, 265/65/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Warn M8000, home made light bar, Cepek 130 watt lights, Hella 500s
CURRENTLY REBUILDING THE 4.7 HO ENGINE