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installing winch on my 2006 tacoma.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aficianado, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    aficianado

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    my head is swimming in info.

    on my older 2006 tacoma. i dont have a lot of front winch options right? i'll need to cut out the middle section of my plastic bumper?
     
  2. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    Well, you'll need a place to mount it securely. Some type of front bumper that has a winch mount, or a front hitch reciever and a winch hitch cradle.
    You can't just bolt a winch on there with the stock configuration. You will rip it off when you go to use it.
     
  3. Feb 12, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Same crap everyone else got
    What's your budget? That will narrow down a few options to start with. Full bumpers will cost more. Slim line bumpers that fit with your stock bumper usually are half the cost.
     
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    i was eyeballing this..and my sawzall. i dont want to add a whole lot of weight to my truck. that ARB is the nuclear option for sure.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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  10. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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    Different gen, but I have one on my 14. I did it all myself, took about 4 hours, had to cut away the plastic center section. If I had to do it again I could probably do it in half the time

    20200120_181439.jpg
     
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    It worked out to about 150# with the winch, I think I want to go up a spring rate in front, and I also added about 300# to the back so I need to redo it all
     
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    Same crap everyone else got
    any reason you picked the warn over the other similar offerings like sos, us off road, sso, c4, relentless fab, etc.?

    Looks great btw!
     
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    Can you post a side profile image?
     
  14. Feb 12, 2020 at 1:48 PM
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    Yes, free shipping on Amazon Prime, and came already powder coated. One click ordering made it real easy. Plus I like the look of it more than most of the others. Easy access all around
     
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    damn. that is pretty fantastic!!
     
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    Looks like the Warn is 88 lbs. Pretty heavy. Arent most full bumpers in the 80-100 lbs range?
     
  19. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    Question about the warn mount - will it take just about any winch, like a Smittybild X2O?
     
  20. Feb 12, 2020 at 7:39 PM
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    Ive seen a few US offroad setups and theyre pretty trick. That was going to be the route I went but then opted for the new C4 Hybrid as that was exactly what I was looking for.
    There is a guy in the Canada buy and sell with a hidden winch mount. Goes behind the bumper and you cur out the lower valance for the fairlead and whatnot. pretty clean setup if you want to look nearly stock.
     

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