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Want a winch but not a new bumper! Help.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Oh_Six_Taco_4x4, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    Does anybody know how I can put a winch on my truck without getting a new bumper or a full brush gaurd? I have seen some really nice near factory setups for jeeps. (Not just Wranglers) If you guys have any ideas, let me know. Thanks :confused:
     
  2. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    Warn Transformer.

    You can get a reciever and mount it behind your factory bumper, I'll post the link to a thread on TTORA with the same set up if you like.

    A bumper is your best bet.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    I want it in the front though. I really don't want the bumper. They need a bull bar style support for a winch! You think it would be strong enough?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    P.S. Go Gators! By far the best team in the nation! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM
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    wat?
    get u a front hitch mount like for a trailer....then buy a receiver winch mount and there ya go. put it in when u need it
     
  6. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:44 AM
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    Here's the Warn Transformer. This is made for winching so its strong enough to handle the load, unlike most bullbars.

    [​IMG]

    And here is a truck with a reciever built behind the bumper to hold a winch and the link to the build

    [​IMG]

    And hell yeah, Go Gators!
     
  7. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:49 AM
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    I had one on my 97 tacoma. Just be careful with off-angle pulls. After 3 years of use, is was pretty tweaked.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    ^ How do you like your Transformer?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:05 PM
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    I really like it. Got a link for it? Thats almost exactly what I'm looking for. I also like the front hitch package but the Transformer....WOW:eek:
     
  10. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:10 PM
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  11. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    Holy Crap!!! check this out. Do you think its a photoshop? This would be really classy

    :eek:
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    [​IMG]
     
  12. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:32 PM
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    I saw a thread about that on TTORA. I think it might be a photoshop though. Check out the image around where the fairlead is. It looks like its got a different resolution than the rest of the image.

    I want it to be real though. It would be badass to have a hidden winch right there.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2008 at 10:39 PM
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    I think the location is poor. It would be underwater/mud everytime you needed it. P.S. I sent you an invite on Myspace so add me.
     
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