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Winch Mounting Options

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cossi, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    Cossi

    Cossi [OP] TacoTacoTaco

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    So a buddy hooked me up with a good deal on a decent winch. What are my options for mounting? I have a grill guard installed and would love to be able to keep it. I know the front hitch is an option, and reasonably inexpensive. I would LOVE an ARB bumper, but it isn't in the funds right now. Any other options I should consider? Looking to do something reasonably soon, but no huge hurry.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    BirdTRD

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    On a low budget, you're basically limited to getting a towing receiver in the front and getting the appropriate hitch mount for the winch itself. One nice advantage to this is that you can hook it up to the front or rear.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    S.B.

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    I would do the front hitch. And wire it for both front and back.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    Tow receiver for the rear.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    snowgod06

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    there is another thread here somewhere and i cant find it but....the thread was a few pictures on how a guy mounted a winch behind the factory bumper. Ill keep looking but its an idea for ya.


    couldnt find it here, but... found it here
    http://tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57527
     
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