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undercover hidden winch mount completed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by conradtaco123, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Feb 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    conradtaco123

    conradtaco123 [OP] southern proud

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    i just finished my undercover winch mount system from undercoverhwms.com. I placed a smittybilt xrc8 8000lb winch on this mount. this mount is very clean looking and will handle anything you can throw at it is rock solid.

    here's some pics of the truck completed sorry couldn't get any of it while working on it because it was dark and 20 degrees outside lol. but here it is...

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  2. Feb 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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  3. Feb 13, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Very clean. Did it push your front bumper out at all?
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    tatortot46

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    nice man do you have any pics of when you installed it? i kinda want to see how it goes in etc..
     
  5. Feb 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    conradtaco123

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    Nope didn't push the bumper out at all the mount is made out of 3/16 steel n replaces the factory crush zone. I didn't get any pics of it getting put on cause it was dark n cold but it fits were the factory crush bumper goes and bolts to the frame with 8 bolts its a solid mount
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Mitch

    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    I wonder how it would hold up in a front end crash. And how insurance would look at
     
  7. Feb 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Its as strong as a aftermarket steel plate bumper and if put on correctly. Insurance wud be fine about it
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    interesting
     
  9. Feb 14, 2012 at 2:02 AM
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    Appljaxx

    Appljaxx He said "Member," ahuh huh

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    Very cool and very clean. Now get some new tires and you might not need a winch.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:22 AM
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    Lol I plan on getting new tires and I only got the winch for pulling other people out that can't off-road lol
     
  11. Feb 14, 2012 at 4:40 AM
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    I like this option as opposed to a new bumper. Did it make your front sag any?
     
  12. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:15 AM
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    the lower valance looks like its being pushed down from the winch plate, is it just an illusion?
     
  13. Feb 14, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    Didn't make it sag at all but I do have a 3new inch lift and the the lower valence is a little lower cuz of the factory bracket used got to trim it down some but it want hit the winch mount good 2 to 3meet inch margin between
     
  14. Feb 14, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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    ItalynStylion Sounds Gooooood

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    So after all was said and done, how much did the whole winch setup cost you?
     
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    2nd, looks like the kit is like 400 something which is most of the way to a new front bumper... i was liking this more before i thought it cost that much.
     
  16. Feb 14, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    Holy crap batman. NVM then
     
  17. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    That's pretty sweet. Head down to Opelika and put one on mine! :)
     
  18. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    My thoughts as well. For that kind of money I might be better off buying a locker so I don't get in a situation where I need the winch at all. :D
     
  19. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    i think his setup is badass...that being said i have a hidden front hitch by ato i know cbi makes one too around $300 and change.....and i have my winch mounted on a carrier so i can use it up front or in rear...as most of my recovery have been from the rear hitch......
    just my .02
    a locker will not save u all the time.....a winch is a smart poe to have....
     
  20. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Looks really good OP.. Only issue I see is the cable wearing off the paint on your bumper..
     
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