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Old 05-03-2016, 12:48 PM
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im at my last straw my hi lift broke and i had to get a bulldozer to pull me out i need a real winch but i don't have much money. how did you guys mount yours on the front without a custom bumper...please help pictures to if you can
 

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Old 05-03-2016, 02:38 PM
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I don't off-road but I carry a come-along, a 20 foot tow strap, and a 20 foot tow rope with steel hooks at each end in the back of my jimmy. I've never needed it for myself (because it's there) but I've surprised myself with the stuck people I've managed to pull out of the ditch on icy roads. The only exception was a drunk guy I wasn't willing to put back on the road. It's not a real winch, but it fit's the "not much money" perfectly.
 
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I didn't mean to post this twice
 

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Old 05-03-2016, 07:04 PM
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I have a harbor freight set up 9000lbs for 3 years now. people complain about harbor freight stuff but I have never had an issue with it
 
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:14 PM
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My buddy has the synergy off road winch plate setup, but also has a 2" BL. I also have a 2" BL, and made a plate to mount in between the frame. Hopefully I'll get my winch installed over the next few days.
 
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:42 PM
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im not yet looking for a custom bumper just some way to mount it on the front is there anny way i can do that?
 
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:51 PM
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You have to get a winch mount plate first that attaches to your frame in the front of your truck

Synergy Hidden Winch Plate - OUTFITTER DESIGN

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...unt-62446.html
 
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:32 PM
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Front and rear receiver hitchs,........fashion your winch plate with a slide-in and you can use it on either end....just don't buy a winch over a hundred pounds ;-)
 
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i love that hidden winch plate but its so expensive
 
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You should be able to make a plate similar to that one for a fraction of the cost.
 

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