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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Well after wheeling a few times with the reciever multi-mount winch, i have discovered that it hits just about everything on the trail. Though it does work well, it gets annoying hiting on everything.

So after a little cutting and grinding to the "jeep" mount that came with the winch, i have got it to bolt up between the frame and receiver.

Question comes when fitting the winch, it won't fit unless i remove the part of the core support in the picks (it's red). Is there any major reasoni shouldn't cut this? It doesn't seem to support anything.

I think i can modify the bumper to fit again, but if not, anyone wanna volunteer to bend me a tube bumper?










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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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I dont see what it would hurt. That looks like it will work good behind the bumper.
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Old October 19th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #3
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that piece isnt double super mega hella important, as far as where it is, but i would replace it with something different. either bend a piece of square tube to go up over the winch, and back down to the other side, at about a 45 degree angle, or if you cant find a way to bend it, cut it at a 22.5 in two spots, rotate the pieces and weld it back together. then weld it back to the remaining piece. that piece is needed to keep the core support from flexing on the body mounts. if its not there at all, it will probably end up breaking your radiator mounts.
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here is my sweet blue print of what i would do.
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here is my sweet blue print of what i would do.
Love it!

That's what i'm probably going to do.
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is cut it out. not a big deal. like busyfixin said go after it.
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