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Hidden Winch Install Pictures

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dpascual1986, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    dpascual1986

    dpascual1986 [OP] Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    dpascual1986

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    can you see it now?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    Yeah it works now
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:44 PM
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    dpascual1986

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    bottom grille opening, stick your hand in there and pull the clutch
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    dpascual1986

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    you only need a finger to pull it. bottom grille is flexible if you need your whole hand in there, but no, i dont stick my whole hand in.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    achirdo First Class White Trash

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    for a second i thought you had the winch zip tied to that aluminum bumper piece :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    good mod im liking it.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    its the XRC8 by Smittybilt, I designed the mount, cut and bent the metal and had someone ARC weld them on the chassis.

    the winch itself is hella strong, pulled me out of trouble multiple times. you have to make sure that you get the steel fairlead if youre using steel line, otherwise it will tear aluminum up.

    If you want to use an aluminum fairlead, you need to buy synthetic line. I bought the winch at a discount, I believe it was 340 or was it 240? Anyway, I bought two and the dude gave me a 60 dollar discount per winch.

    The fabrication was pretty much trial and error so it cost me a lot but it was done right. The steel and bending cost about 200, the ARC welding another 200, then the price of the winch.

    Good thing is that you have this forum, you wont need to do "trial and error" if you do decide to make a mount for yourself. You could just call me up and take measurements off my truck....:)
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    Looks good .. Great job
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    great time to learn, i suppose you're on this forum to learn more about the taco and how to mod for performance.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    hehe and that looks fucking badass
     
  12. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    psssst, op. you could probably build and sell the mounts to these suckers :spy:
     
  13. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    thats sig material right there....
     
  14. Feb 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM
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    That looks sweet, NICE JOB!:bowdown::thumbsup:
     
  15. Feb 22, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    I guess I can... Ill cut the metal up, tack weld it with my MIG welder but you still need someone to ARC weld it on -the MIG won't do it as strong as the ARC can.

    anyone interested, hit me up and ill see about building them for a fee. It might get kinda pricey, the mounting plate for the winch itself cost me 60 bucks. it is very beefy but very strong -as with anything of worth/strength, the price of material goes up as well.

    as soon as i build a kit I can give a more accurate price. but yeah, who wants to be the guinea pig? Someone close to Torrance, Long Beach.. etc.
     
  16. Mar 22, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    MrFastLayne

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    Nice build! Do you have any more pics? :)
     
  17. Mar 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    badass mod, I am very interested...
     
  19. Mar 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    very nice, me likey!
     
  20. Mar 23, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    Ahh I want to do this to my taco!!!!
     
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