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Possible to get a decent winch w/o new bumper?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Vrbas, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Apr 5, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Vrbas

    Vrbas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a base 4x2 5 lug access cab and I'm looking into winches but don't particularly like the idea of having to get a new bumper. If it turns out there's no way to get a winch w/o a new bumper, i'll just hold off but i wanted to check and make sure.
     
  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    Maybe look at way to mount a winch in the bed of the truck.

    Just google "bed mounted winch" and do an image search.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    Matic

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    Really the only choice you would have is to buy a reciever hitch winch. Basically you have a winch in a cradle and tow hitch recievers either front, rear or both. The winch and cradle lock into the reciever hitch and your good to go.
    very portable and you don't always have to carry your winch with you. Only on your wheeling adventures. Take it off and put it in the garage during the work week and take it with you whenever you like.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 1:49 AM
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    Matic

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  5. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    Someone made a winch mount behind the stock bumper.I'm sure someone will post the link
     
  6. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:31 AM
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  7. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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    paintdiddy

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  8. Apr 7, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    I don't remember that one
     
  9. May 28, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    did you ever find that anywhere? I'd be interested to see that as well.
     
  10. May 28, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    MrFastLayne

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  11. May 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    ^^^ that looks nice... wouldn't work with the skidplate on though. I'd have to bring it out behind the license plate like the others have done. Pretty nifty though.
     
  12. May 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    I remember seeing it too. It had been done.
     
  13. May 29, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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  14. May 29, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    My hitch works with my skidplate. But ok.
     
  15. May 30, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    Oh, I was talking about the TRD add-on skid plate. my bad - forgot to specify.
     
  16. May 30, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Check out flicker or ato I just put one on that Kevin built for me or seach by my name for the link to the pictures took about an hour to put on
     
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