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Unread 01-28-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Any winch ideas to put on a factory Tj bumper?

Would the factory bumper hold up for a self recovery?

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Unread 01-28-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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You need a winch plate which sits on top of the front bumper and bolts through to the frame.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #3
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you need a winch plate which sits on top of the front bumper and bolts through to the frame.
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Yup. Pretty cheap.
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Unread 01-28-2015, 10:33 PM   #5
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Ok thanks, any good suggestions on a winch?
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Unread 01-28-2015, 10:35 PM   #6
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M8000 all day.
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Ok thanks, any good suggestions on a winch?
How much money do you want to spend?...
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Unread 01-29-2015, 10:57 AM   #8
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most winch mounts go to the frame, not the bumper. The one's I've seen anyway. M8000 is a good winch. Another good winch and maybe a better value is the Superwinch Tigershark 9500. I just picked up one of those for my CJ. I've got an M8000 on my TJ quite a few years back for less than $400, but the prices have gone up quite a bit now, and I couldn't spend the extra few hundred to get another Warn.
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Unread 01-29-2015, 11:35 AM   #9
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The Metalcloak Bumper with integrated winch plate is like $120 for the steel version. It's a fairly small, lightweight solution that would allow you to mount a winch. There are a few different options for accessories that you can add to it down the road, if you wish.
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Unread 01-29-2015, 01:12 PM   #10
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Lots of winch plate choices if you plan on keeping your stock bumper. If you are wanting a new bumper, the better plan would be the many winch ready bumpers available these days.

My personal experience suggests you steer clear of cheap Chinese winches, due to the $299 paper weight that sits in my garage.
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most winch mounts go to the frame, not the bumper. The one's I've seen anyway. M8000 is a good winch. Another good winch and maybe a better value is the Superwinch Tigershark 9500. I just picked up one of those for my CJ. I've got an M8000 on my TJ quite a few years back for less than $400, but the prices have gone up quite a bit now, and I couldn't spend the extra few hundred to get another Warn.
Good price on those at Q Tec...
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Unread 01-29-2015, 07:37 PM   #12
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M8000 all day.
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The warn M8000 is a fine winch if you need to rely on a winch for self recovery on the trail or in the wilderness. A Chinese winch is not somthing that can be relied on over the long haul.
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Unread 01-29-2015, 07:43 PM   #13
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Winch

I was on a budget also and went with Warn's new winch line the VR series. I have the VR8000, and am very happy with it! All for about $400 I believe.winch.jpg
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Unread 01-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #14
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Winch

To add to the others, I too went with a cheap Champion Winch and it crapped out the 2nd time I used it. It went to the scrap yard day before yesterday actually!
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Unread 01-29-2015, 08:07 PM   #15
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How about the rugged ridge or the smittybilt winches.... Anyone ever heard how they are or used them?
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