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Anybody know where to get a rear winch bumper for a 1st gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Sheepdog, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I already found where to get front winch bumpers for my 02. So now I'm looking for a rear winch bumper. I was hoping to find an internal winch bumper rather than external. But if you know of any kind of rear winch bumper for 1st gens, please send me pics, links, or any contact info.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    Never heard of a rear-winch bumper.

    You should get a front receiver and rear receiver either in bumper form or hitch form.

    Then - get something like this:
    [​IMG] to mount the winch onto.

    Or this:
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    Or this:
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    Allowing you to own ONE winch (not two).
     
  3. Dec 31, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    I've seen some on F350's and similar full sized trucks. So I wasn't sure if someone made them for Tacomas too.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    Is a rear winch really necesarry? Just Wondering
     
  5. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    If you don't want the receiver winch setup and you absolutely find it necessary to have winches front and rear then talk to Jeff at Badland bumpers. He can do whatever you want.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    Can be a SUPER handy trick to have up your sleeve. Pull out folks from behind you or back yourself out from a stuck spot. The more aggressive the wheeling...The more options you benefit from.

    I don't think I'd permanent mount one back there...Owning one winch is spendy enuf...but that's a personal choice. That receiver winch tray is a GREAT option. They even make front end draw bars for stock bumpers...It's all about options!!
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Gray wire, Some lights in the bed area, and some character marks throughout.
    This is true, you may find out after getting stuck that going out back the way you came won't break anything. Whereas going deeper into it may just make it worse.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    And snorkling into mud to find your bumper mounted winch isn't really fun- And I've seen folks who had to. Drive into a mud hole with out knowing what is in there....OOPS>
     
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  9. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:25 PM
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    I like being #2 in line when exploring.
     
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    Yeah...I traversed said mud hole about two rigs behind that guy...and about 45 mins later by the time he dragged his shit out....There was plenty of room to the right side- if you take to slow you can find it.

    To his credit- I've never seen such an awesome wave from a Jeep before....or since!!
     
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    haha yeah I'm the same way... I don't like to run point man to often...
     
  12. Dec 31, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    When I got my first Taco I went out by the river and a seemingly shallow hole swallowed my front end. Both rear tire were off the ground and the water was a 1/4" from the intake. I check the holes I go into now.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    That's why I want my rear winch bumper. Becuase I can pull myself out the way I came instead of going deeper in where things can get really complicated. I think it looks cleaner too. I don't go mudding too often but that winch in the rear would be super handy if the rear end was slightly under water. Then all you have to do is free spool the cable off instead of taking that big heavy ass winch and mounting plate, finding the hitch, sliding it in the hitch, and trying not to loose anything, while you're in muddy water that you cant see through and risk droping a crucial pin or something.
     
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    I wish it was easier. A winch on the back is going to be an ass pain if you don't use it all the time. I would keep a Come-along for the rear and the winch up front. Cheaper and still effective.
     
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    How would a winch in the rear become a pain in the ass? If it's all internal, it wont even stick out? Everything will be in between the bumper and the spare tire.
     
  16. Dec 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    you guys all realise you can pull yourself out backwards with a front mount winch.

    It just takes a winch block, and a rear recovery point.

    Just run the cable under the truck to the block on a tree behind the truck and back to the rear recovery point.

    Easy, one winch does it all. And yes the cable will rub on your skid plates, but that what they are for.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    Provided you aren't stuck in mud or fast moving water....There are arguments for all sorts of configurations- Each has benefits.
     
  18. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    Last time I heard of a guy running his cable under his truck, It jacked up the outside of his axel housing and put a lot of strain on the winch and burnt it out. I'd rather get a rear winch setup than risk that.
     
  19. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    If it was the ONLY way out then ok, But I just don't like the idea if having that ran under the truck without guides keeping it from jacking stuff up.
     
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    Poor man's winch - use front or rear:

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
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