This might be a stupid question but can you mount a winch on the stock jk bumper??
Yes but it's pretty expensive to get a pre-fabed winch plate that fits. Almost as much as a new winch bumper. If you're handy you can get a generic plate from harbor freight (many write ups on here) and cut your bumper and make that work.
07 JK 4DR 3.5" Rubicon Express, C gussets, Front XHD stubby, winch, Taboo Customs rear bumper with tire carrier, Taboo Customs Rock sliders.
What was I thinking?
Harbor Freight have a winch plate for around $40 that works. You have to do a lot of cutting on the stock bumper though. I did that with mine until I got a real bumper.
2007 Sahara Unlimited
4x4, Auto, Jeep Green, Tow Package, Soft top, 3 inch spring lift, MBRP Catback
If you know of a local welding/fab shop, have them cut you some 1/4" plate to the size you want, and drill your own holes. Just an option, it's always good to get to know those kinds of shops. IMHO.
-- Joel --
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