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Warn Semi Hidden winch bumper (New for 3rd gen Tacoma)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Cal13, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Jun 15, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    JWFortin

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    So I finally got mine installed and couldn't be happier!

    IMG_20180615_1742406.jpg

    I have one question though that hopefully people here can help with. In Ontario we require front plates as do quite a few states and other provinces.

    What have you all used, and how did you mount them?

    I found this write up with a lot of options listed but was hoping to get some opinions on them.
    https://www.roundforge.com/articles/winch-license-plate-mounts/
     
  2. Jun 15, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    front plate is mounted with the bottom holes into the bumper
     
  3. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    Yes, that is how I have it now without a winch, but it is blocking proper access once a winch is installed, and using the bottom plate holes causes rattle.

    I'm simply looking at other options right now for when I get a winch.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2018 at 9:15 AM
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    Actually, you have the bolts running through the TOP holes in the license plate. If you run the bolts through the BOTTOM holes in the plate, it raises the plate well out of the way of the winch.

    Case in point:
    IMG_0758.jpg IMG_0763.jpg
     
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  5. Jun 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    I tried that for a few days but I got a lot of rattle. Our Ontario plates are metal.

    I contacted Cascadia 4x4 about their Flipster V2, and they suggested mounting it upside down, so that it flips down when using the winch.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    Weird. My plate is metal too, and I've never heard a peep from it, and it's bolted on solid as a rock. Did you use lock washers? If not, it's bound to rattle loose. Perhaps a strip of silicon to insulate would help?
     
  7. Jun 16, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    I used lock washers and also 1/4" rubber washers, hence why exploring other options.

    Is that the CaliRaised mounts for the roof light bar? How was that install?
     
  8. Jun 16, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Yes, it's all Cali Raised. The install was great, keeping in mind the "pucker factor" present when drilling into the body of your brand new truck! Be sure you have a nut-sert tool before you start (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TODXQW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1).
     
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  9. Jun 20, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    ARE canopy with sliding screened windoors and rhino roof track, Warn semi-hidden winch mount with VR 10 winch, nightrider 28" single row LED lightbar, Hood scoop light bar, Anytime front and rear cameras. anytime Navigation switch, plug-in oil pan heater, plug-in block heater, plug-in battery blanket. WINTER: Snow Sport plow with back-drag modification, Bridgestone Blizzak DM V2 on steelies 265-70-17.
    I'm in Ontario and I've been driving mine with magnets holding it on to my Warn bumper since January. 15000 kilometres and no issue.
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2018 at 3:58 PM
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    Just ordered mine along with a smittybilt winch. For those that did the install with the winch did you install the winch to the mount before installing it to the truck or did you install the mount first and drop the winch after?
     
  11. Jun 25, 2018 at 4:54 AM
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    Follow the Warn instructions, and you'll be alright. There is a section in there (after the bumper is mounted to the frame) where it talks about dropping the winch in.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2018 at 5:30 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up. Looking forward to getting it mounted up.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    Installed my semi hidden bumper and Warn VR10,000 cable winch last night. I last measured my suspension in March so there could have been some sag in my OME 888's in that time but it dropped me 3/4 on the drivers side and 5/8 on the passenger side.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    Any update from TW members with TRD skid plate and this front winch Guard? Does it work ?
     
  15. Jun 26, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    Are there any license plates that aren’t metal?
     
  16. Jun 26, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    I've seen many from the US that are plastic.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    Can any one confirm ?
     
  18. Jun 26, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    The factory skid on my TRD Off-Road didn't even get removed when I installed mine the other week and doesn't interfere at all.

    I don't know about the TRD Pro or aftermarket skids though.
     
  19. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:35 PM
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    I know it’s not TRD but my RCI skid had plenty of room. From my recollections of dealing with the TRD skid I don’t think there would be a problem. The winch mount fits in place of center bumper section. You remove a short front extension that’s just a couple inches. The mount connects to the frame where you remove the extension. The mount isn’t any lower than the valance you remove and you can still attach an air dam on. So I think their should be no issues. But it’s not my $$
     
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  20. Jun 26, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    Install the winch after you install the mount but before you replace the center grill support that has the hood latch attached, and AT cooler. There is a nice big pocket to drop it into. The mount nuts for the winch drop into little pockets at the bottom of the winch. Put a piece of tape over the opening to prevent the nuts from falling out while your dropping the winch in. If you crawl under the truck after you drop the winch in there is just enough room to get a couple fingers in to manipulate the winch around to line up the holes.
     
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