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Unread 11-25-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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Is it possible to put winch mount, and shackle mounts with factory bumper?

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?

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Unread 11-25-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 11-26-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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Yeah, look at the Modular Rugged Ridge one... its like $370 for a winch mount version and is REALLY nice... It will be mine soon enough
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Unread 11-26-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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How about THIS one...

Did a 'Google" search and HERE is another interesting thread (on another Forum)

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Unread 11-27-2008, 12:27 AM   #5
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^^x2^^ RCX about a 1 hour install. It came with the Tow Rings, I just don't have them on in this picture.

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Unread 11-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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^^x2^^ RCX about a 1 hour install. It came with the Tow Rings, I just don't have them on in this picture.

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I have the same Rough Country mount with D-rings on factory bumper also and it works great. I paid about $200 for mine and well worth the investment compared to buying a new $1000 +/- bumper.
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Unread 11-29-2008, 07:20 AM   #7
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A little more work, but only $30 for a Harbor Freight universal mount cut to fit and mounted upside down.
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