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How to mount a winch on factory bumper?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:38 AM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    Does anyone know of a good way to mount a winch an the factory bumper on a first gen taco that would be strong and doesn't look retarded
     
  2. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Tdup

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    warn trans4mer would probably be your best bet...
     
  3. Jun 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    Maybe a receiver hitch for the front then get a winch plate?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    receivers are ok as long as you never need to winch at a hard angle...but def. a cheaper alternative than the trans4mer
     
  5. Jun 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Oh you said winch.... For a second I thought you said wench. :D
     
  7. Jun 19, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    misterquad

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    I suggest the rear mounted winch. I had my winch mounted on front on my ARB. I decided to take off the ARB and go to a rear mounted winch. And now I can share the winch between my Tacoma and my Jeep. No need to haul the winch on everyday commutes.

    Rear mounted winches make more sense if you want to pull yourself out of a mess instead of deeper into it.

    The best of both worlds is to put a receiver on front and rear.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    cbi makes a sweet front hidden hitch
    here is my set up
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    i just ordered the cbi front mount....
    curt also makes a front hitch but you will loose some ground clearance....
    the cbi one comes out behind your front license plate....no ground clearance lost
     
  9. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Barnone

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    I don't understand why a receiver mount on the front would be any different.
    I had a front receiver mounted winch on my Dodge with long jumper cables so I could use it in the front or rear receiver.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys, looks like my best bet would be the receiver mounted winch
     
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