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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2010, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Grill Guard or Bull bar with receiver?

I just upgraded the winch on my truck from the Warn M8000 to a Warn XD9000i.

I had really wanted to do a 12,000 lb. winch on the truck at some point as with the lift and huge tires it's weighing in at 7000 lbs., but I have a friend at my shooting club who has a less than 2 year old XD9000i he's looking to get rid of which I was able to negotiate a swap of basically $225 worth of ammunition for!
Could NOT pass that up!!!

So I basically want to take my M8000 and move it to the Jeep, but have the ability to move it from the front to the back as needed (as well as being able to slide it on the back of the truck to slide jon boats etc, up steep, slippery banks when fishing).

Front receiver is perfect for that, and at around $125, quite affordable.
I intend to take the mounting plate I'm getting with the winch and welding a couple handles and 2" square tubing to it, basically creating the "portable mount" Warn sells for $300.

However, I'd kinda like a bull bar or grill guard on the front of my WJ so's I can do a set of Off Road Lights. I can find many setups for pickup trucks and wranglers with the receiver built on, but NONE for a WJ.

Does anyone know of any that exist WITHOUT having to go the $1000+ on like an ARB bumper setup?

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-12-2010, 10:26 AM
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The only option is to buy a brush guard and weld it to the receiver directly.


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Something like this? Mine with a 12k winch.

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where can i find that bumber/brush guard? I like that setup a lot but I would rather it be powder coated black !

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