Made from 1/4 inch steel construction, powder coated for long lasting corrosion resistance. This version is for the guy that needs a winch plate that is raised higher so the roller fairlead doesn?t interfere with the bumper.
Recieved plate today. 2 hours later my wench is installed. Had to modify the brackets with a chop saw to clear my air-conditioning lines below the radiator. Other than that I just bolted it on with my tube bumper. LOVE IT!!! I totally recommend this kit.
By Jim from San Diego, Ca.
great fit structurlly sound design
great design, good finish, perfect fit,packaged very good ( no damage)
installed on a 2003 TJ with 1" body lift, supporting a smitty built h20 10000lb winch.
By dakota dirt from south dakota
great looks and function
this plate is excellent. i have a Smittybilt SRC front bumper and this raised winch plate put the roller fairlead high enough to clear the bumper. i couldn't have asked for a better fit.
By Andy from Lakeland, Fl
Easy to install. Perfect fit!!
Installed in about 5 minutes. Perfect fit to my Jeep's factory bumper. Thick, heavy steel makes a very sturdy platform to mount a winch. Only issue was that I had to uninstall it & bolt the winch to the plate & then reinstall it on the bumper. Could not access the winch mount bolts with the mount plate attached to the bumper.
By Mud King from Western North Carolina
I would buy this product again
Fairlead cleared my tubular bumper.Winch plate is made from 1/4 inch plate which is better because 3/8 would have been overkill and heavy.Bolted up with no problem.
By Bobby from Warner robins, ga.
Graet fit and easy install
I wish it would accept the factory tow hooks.
By John O from Pryor OK
EASY INSTALL,FITS PERFECT. LOOKS AND WORKS FLAWLESS!!!
By BEAVERJ from YORK, PA
Great Winch Plate
Winch plate looks great, intalled easily. Only problem is the hardware supplied did not fit my TJ, had to reuse the factory hardware.
By Concho from Temple, TX
Good sturdy mount.
By Len from Plano
XRC8 this mount and a 98 TJ
I Mounted this on a 98 TJ stock bumper with a Smittybilt XRC8. the mount installed perfect, you can still use your stock sway bar with NO issues, and the fairlead is above the bumper but does stick out past the bumper about 1 Inch.
I do recommend putting the winch together first, hooking the electrical connection up, then putting the winch on the mount, then bolting the mount down, if i would have done it this way the first time then install time would be about an hour.
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