Originally Posted by Ezalycasaid
I have a 07 2dr wrangler x with the base model front bumper. I want to put a 9000pound winch on the front, but dont wanna pay $1500 bucks for a new bumper with a winch mount. Is it possible to put a winch mount on my stock bumper? and can I put the shackle mounts on my front bumper if cut out slits for the shackle mounts to fit threw?
yes to all of the above. There are some write up on mounting a winch to a stock bumper (I'm sure someone will post a link)
FWIW- you don't have to spend $1500 for a bumper. There are many very good aftermarket front bumpers under that price, some as low as $300-$400.