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Is the Bulldog hidden winch mount good?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Itsthatguyfromthething, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. May 14, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    TRD4X4TOY

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  2. Oct 14, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    How's this mount working out for everyone?

    Any issues?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Oct 15, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    For those who may interested, the directions for installing the Bulldog Winch Mount.

    I noticed that no one who sells it, shows the directions.
     

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  4. Nov 29, 2021 at 11:01 AM
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    Looking at this as an alternative to getting a new bumper. anoyne with one on now have input on how it holds up with moderate use?
     
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  5. Dec 12, 2021 at 2:18 PM
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    Just came across this bulldog winch mount.
    Its a shame they dont make a plate with a 2" receiver welded on it, that would use the 4 winch holes for mounting. Then you could have a receiver on the front that wouldn't impede approach angle like the Curt. It would also eliminate the issue that was had with the CBI high clearance bending as it would have a straight line pull.
    Maybe Ill call in the morning and put a bug in Bulldog's ear.
    Hmmmmm.
     
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  6. Mar 6, 2022 at 10:18 AM
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    Hey how did your install go? Can you post some pics?
     
  7. Mar 6, 2022 at 3:34 PM
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    Let's see if this link works:

    207982

    If not, I posted on the What Have You Done to Your 3rd Gen Today? on page 10400, that's the post number on the link. Hopefully it works!!
     
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  8. Mar 6, 2022 at 6:17 PM
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    Awesomeness thanks for posting!
     
  9. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:30 PM
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    Anybody actually use this? Does it hold up while winching?
     
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  10. Aug 5, 2022 at 4:38 PM
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    yes it’s good to go! I pulled a truck out of the mud a few weeks ago. I love that my winch is totally hidden with the stock bumper!
     
  11. Aug 5, 2022 at 8:12 PM
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    Hi,
    I ended up w/this DV2 winch mount, which required no cutting of any kind.
    I was also able to install it w/o removing the plastic bumper as well.
    I have a Warm M8000 Winch for it, which I'll install when it gets a little cooler where I live.
    I have the cable model which is why I have the rollers. This is the Roller Fairlead which comes w/the Warn winch, which tends to stick out too far for me at that angle.


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    Here I found a shorter Roller Fairlead, which doesn't stick out as far.


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    I found this License Plate Mount, which slips in behind the Roller Fairing.


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