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A winch that fits without grille trimming?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Will_Teasley, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:13 PM
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    Will_Teasley

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    So basically I just realized with the off-road bumper I purchased, it is super close to the body which basically means I can’t fit a decent winch ( 9000+ ) without trimming the grille because they’re all about 7-8 inches tall when I only have about 5 1/2 inches between the mounting plate and the grille. I really don’t want to trim and if it comes down to it I might just put a steel plate over the open top that way it doesn’t look empty and not even put a winch in there. Do u guys know if any winch options that are worth a damn and are pretty small height wise? Or do these not exist lol.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    rnish

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    Generally, the smaller the winch the lower the power. Ask your bumper mfg what winches fit in their bumper. Pictures will help.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:36 PM
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    Wyoming09

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    If my grille was not all cracked I would give it to you not like it does anything.

    If your worried about the Grille you don`t want a Winch that bad .

    Modify the bumper to fit what winch you want
     
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  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    Very true.

    If you're in an area where you'd need a winch, rocks and branches have already done a number on your vehicle to worry about cutting a grill.

    What kind of bumper did you get?
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 3:44 PM
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    My warn m8000 fit fine with both my all pro bumper and new "bumper"/frame/winch plate. No trimming needed.

    Recomend looking at winches with a remote solenoid pack. Or get a welder and start hacking up whatever bumper you are using and lower the winch mount.
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 7:59 PM
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  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:01 PM
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  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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  9. Jan 14, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    And the winch is for when I’m flooding my cab with mud
     

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