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Rear mounted winch in stock bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06redtacoma, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    I posted this up on Ttora but i have gotten a lot of info from this site to so i though i would give back some.

    First off i got the idea from http://tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43326 2Tense (Chaz) he is a great guy. I thought i would post a little more in depth pictures this is not a how to. This ended up being more in depth than i thought and took about one and a half days.

    The first picture is the start with the spare tire out which i am going to put in the bed for offroading and carry a plug kit for on road i also always have a compressor in my truck.

    Picture 2 you can see the stock rear bumper removed and the winch plate going in. it is a winch plate i got from harbor freight 40 bucks i was originally going to make my own but after wasting 2 hours on it i realized it wasn't worth it.

    photo 3 if you look closely you can see the brackets wrap around the stock towing package like a box wrench my first attempt was too high and wouldnt fit under the bed i had to lower it and drill another hole in the winch plate to raise the roller mount. i used 2 brackets about 1/4 inch each to attach the winch plate mount to the tow package. its really stout with about 28 inches of weld on it im not worried about it failing.

    photo 4 That is masking tape over the license plate im not very good with the photo shop thing i made a mount that is hinged that covers the roller. from 20 feet you cant even tell anything is there. and yes i work at a bed store we sell mattresses.

    Photo 5 is of the license plate flipped up its not been photo shopped its a really weird gray color. the hooks hang from a secure place on the tow package also this way i can run a snatch block.

    Additional information it is a Smittybilt XRC 8 the new one. mine free wheels very easy and i was very impressed with the speed. i previously had a high speed warn 9.5 and this is not far off it. i am very impressed for the price. i did have to clock it to get it to fit. and i did have to clearance the bed support i plan on painting some wood strips black and hammering them in between where i cut and the top of the winch i think this will make it much stronger than it ever was. the project turned out great however it did pull down my rear end a good bit, i also have a tool box that you can see right by the tailgate it probably weighs 150lbs and the winch is similar with the mount. I tow a lot and will probably be looking for some more heavy duty springs i have the stock 3 leafs with an add a leaf now. its not going to be enough i don't think. hope you all enjoy.

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  2. May 13, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    silver07taco

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    Nice work!
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Capita

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    Now that is pretty effin awesome!!! Great job and awesome mod
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    Anathollo

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  5. May 13, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    colinb17

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    BAD ASS!

    this may be the best first post i've ever seen
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    MachoTaco10

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    thats friggin sick
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    TacoIII

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    :thumbsup:Sweet!!
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    saw one something like this quite a while back in fayetteville, nc. owner had a 4wd shop fab it up for him. looks nice:thumbsup:
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    rackatak

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    Have you tested it? How does it hold up? I saw this and considered doing it but wasn't sure about all the stress that puts back there.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    ripped one 2 inch tree out of the ground. haven't had much of a chance to use it been working a lot since i installed it. i use to really yank from the tow package to unstick people. im talking like 10mph on the floor to get them out. so if it can take that i think it will take this.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    broken mods
    i have used my xrc8 on my rear hitch on a carrier and it worked fine....
    the carrier tweaked a lil bit when i did a side pull... but not bad at all
    i plan to upgrade the carrier when i get some extra cash
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  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    Kelson

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    whoa this is pretty neat...like how its hidden
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    That is an awesome idea! Haven't seen that before. Props to you friend!
     
  14. Jul 25, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    thanks guys. appreciate all the props. been considering fabricating my own front winch bumper. ill keep you guys posted.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    the license plate flips up! that's sick.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    Awesome!
     
  17. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    This is bad-ass! I wanna do this now. haha.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    Great to see this implemented. I always wanted to do something similar but didnt have the means or methods to do it.

    Looks freaking awesome! Where are the action shots?
     
  19. Jul 25, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    ill be getting the action shots soon i have not gotten a chance to do much off-roading since its installation. i have been swamped with work.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    update, went to use it about a month ago to drag a tree out of the way that had fallen across the road, the sillinoid was stuck, long story short the winch almost cut my fringers off, it did pinch the bumper i was able to get it looking ok again with a heat gun, and 4wheelparts was quick to send me a new sillinoid. so its all fixed again. just letting you know really watch your fingers, the winch stuck on in the IN position thanks to some quick thinking and a rock to hit the sillinoid with a really problem was avoided.
     
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