Ok bought one of the new XRC8 cause thats all the wife will let me spend for the time being! Now I need to mount it and I have thought about getting a piece of plate from a scrap pile, but it sure does sit nice on the factory crossmember thing, not to mentions its welded in there stronger than I think I could get a plate mounted.
Which leads to the question of whether I should:
a. Drill the holes mount it and call it good!
b. suck it up, buy the winch mount and move along, mind you the wife is already pissed lol!