Originally Posted by KMD
The winch plate part that mounts to the frame is 1/4" thick as well as the front gusset/fairlead mount. He has an anti rock so we where able to grab holes further back in the frame as well.
I think it would be possible to just raise the stock sway bar up and use bigger bolts too, so long as you make sure the bolt holes will match up don't exceed the width of the frame rails.
I think I would be able to do 3/16 Hot rolled steel. Honestly I don't know if that will be strong enough to hold the winch in place. I guess I'd have to run a simulation in my cad package and see (solidworks).