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Did anything like this winch mount really happen?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by island808, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    So? Does this exist? Looks pretty tight. Photo looks "shopped". But doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

    Winch bumper is damn heavy and rather pretentious for what I do. I just like being able to drag and hoist things. And there's no one that makes a capstan type thing anymore right? No PTO for tacomas.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    blacktaco21

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  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:56 PM
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    Some make a front hitch, and then you can get a winch and hitch adapter plate and use that. I think maybe Relentless and or CBI make or have made one. Not super sure on the people who have made them, but I have seen it done before.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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  5. Feb 21, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    yotamikez

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    That is a very cool idea, hope you go thru with it.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    island808

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    Don't like the idea of front hitch. Not "classy" enough. I can just use the rear hitch if that's the case. Not quite as sound traction wise, but easier. Whatever guy did on that forum post, he unfortunately couldn't post large enough pictures to see. I'll keep looking.

    If there's no kit, it'll have to wait till I move, or hire it out, and I don't want to hire it out. Should be straight forward if there's room in there.

    It would also be nice to see someone with an install like that so I could cheat off them.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    I'll have something along these lines in the future! Just gotta get through some orders so I have some time to prototype. ;) :)
     
  8. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

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    If this idea were ever possible, I'd be interested. I'm with you on not wanting the extra weight of the winch bumper or the looks.

    subd for future possibility :popcorn:
     
  9. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    Ok.. I've found a couple things.
    Rasta made? internal winch mounts. I don't see one for the tacoma but this thread
    Shows one going on a toyota badged suburban, or is that a 4 runner. Either way, they don't seem to sell them any more. Unless someone could shed some light on if the land cruiser or fj one would work.


    The guy's fairlead idea seems to be VERY poorly advised.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Agreed. The fairlead structure will be destroyed by any side load to the fairlead.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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  14. Feb 21, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    That's structural PVC pal....
     
  15. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    I have done mine exactly like that, I will post pictures if anyone is interested. I can also measure my mount... but that will take a while..
     
  16. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    the fairlead is good, I have a steel hawse fairlead made to support 8000 lbs using a steel line, I have used it multiple times, in different angles -other than the fact that the steel line wears the paint and makes the hawse fairlead rust, it worked flawlessly. its exactly like the first picture, the entire winch is hidden in the bumper. i will post pictures when i get home.
     
  17. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Lucrum makes one for the FJ. Very nice product if you are interested in keeping the stock look. Maybe contact a fab shop and see what they want to come up with one for the tacoma.

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  18. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    This is for those wondering if it is possible to install a winch in the bumper, IT IS!!! Is it strong and sturdy? Hell Yes, I've pulled myself stuck deep in sand, high grade uphill. Can the fairlead stand abuse? It has.

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    Electronics Mounted in Engine Bay
     
  19. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    pics didn't show in that last one

    EDIT: Ok they're fixed now, obviously.
     
  20. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    F.U> GUYZ
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    this is my setup with a front hidden hitch coming in 2 weeks so i can use it up front as well

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    this is where i keep it when not in use
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    quick connects "welding cable'
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