So i have a 2005 jeep TJ and i have put a 2 1/2" lift and 33's on, and i am worry some when i take it out cuz i dont wanna get stuck out in the boonies. i currently have a smittybilt front bumper on it and it has a slight rake on it, but i wanna put a winch on it but i looked it up and it weighs 94lbs and i wanted to know how much more it would lower my jeep. i dont want a huge rake on my jeep a slight rake is fine with me though. thanks ..
also, you could run synthetic winch line. Safer and lighter than steel cable which would help reduce the overall weight your adding to the front bumper
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I just didn't care for the way the jeep felt with the added weight on the nose between the plate and the winch it adds up which is why the front gets lower naturally. I added a spacer so it looked better but thats all a spacer does in that case it just makes it looks better when whats needed is stronger springs.
I deleted my winch for the same reason. My Superwinch with plate weighed 120 pounds!
Not to hyjack, but why don't more people run a front 2" receiver, so the winch could be carried inside, then slid into the front or rear receiver depending on situation? I think that is my plan unless I missed something.
And synthetic line sounds like a worthwhile investment to me. I cannot shake my road racing, every pound counts mentality.
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