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Anyone use the hitch winch setup ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DCW, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    DCW

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    Would like to know the pro's and con's with using the receiver hitch mounted winch on the front and rear of the truck. Just trying to get some info on what type of winch to go with and front mount with out changing the front bumper.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    My neighbor does, and it is knee cap breaking bitch, i've run into that stupid thing way to many times. Other than that, it has treated him pretty well during hunting season. yes i hunt with him.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Thanks for the warning I'll watch my knee's :D
     
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    The obvious pro is that you only have to have one winch and it can be swapped to either end of the truck.
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    Just not sure on the front mount. In the bumper or below.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    If you're going to use it a lot, a bumper mount is stronger and you won't have to manhandle it into position when you need it in whatever ackward stuck state you happen to be in.

    Receiver mount let's you keep stock bumpers and not carry the weight of the winch around if you don't need it.

    And yeah, winch from the back.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Keep it coming
     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    I have one. & love it!:D
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  10. Jun 7, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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  11. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    ^^Those 2 setup's is what I am looking for, did either of you have it done by a shop or D I Y and was it difficult?
     
  12. Jun 8, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    It's not hard. One Saturday for the front hitch itself, one saturday for the wiring harness hookup, front and rear. Mine took a little longer because I had to remove and reinstall my bushwacker fender flares, in order to remove the plastic fender. You won't have to.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2015 at 7:46 AM
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    I know this is an old thread but can you tell me the name of manufacturer who build your receiver.It looks like a good one. Thanks in advance.
     
  14. Nov 16, 2015 at 12:55 PM
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    I don't know the name of his but I recently (today) found this option as well by @Mobtown Offroad http://mobtownoffroad.com/product/front-recovery-bar/ I've never used them but they are an official Vendor here and I know at least one individual who is super happy with his. I'm looking at these myself.
     
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  15. Dec 8, 2015 at 7:54 AM
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    I just found an interesting front hitch set up for tacoma that looks like it sits way high and is less than half the cost of some others. Anyone use the Draw Tite Front Mount from Auto Everything. i would love to see a pic of one mounted on a Taco if you have one to see if it fits as high as it appears to.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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    I have the Mobtown recovery bar and love it.
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    I believe looking at the photos on auto anything that it will sit below the factory skid plate if that's ok. Don't know about your ground clearance needs. I like @HolyHandGrenade got the @Mobtown Offroad front recovery bar. He already has his obviously, I ordered mine during thanksgiving Black Friday sale and heard back from them yesterday it's being welded up now. I think you'll find it is the highest sitting hitch mount out there since it comes thru the lower valence. I also suppose it depends on what you're using it for for me it'll be a winch and cradle one day and like you I wanted it to sit up high.
     
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    The pictures I saw on one thread sealed the deal for me. They look stout as hell....like tank battering rams.
     
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    For sure. I think he said they're 65 lbs...
     
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