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What’s going on everyone!!! I got a 97 xlt 4.0 4x4 I just purchased a leveling kit and 4 shocks from rough country and having 31 10.50 put on the factory 15 in wheels. I guide for elk and deer in the fall and this trucks primary purpose is that. Does anyone have drawing or good pics for a front winch mount The front receivers I’ve seen online sit to low and would be problematic for ground clearance. Any help with s drawing or photos of a diy winch setup would be awesome. As I’m not interested in a aftermarket modular bumper
 


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What’s going on everyone!!! I got a 97 xlt 4.0 4x4 I just purchased a leveling kit and 4 shocks from rough country and having 31 10.50 put on the factory 15 in wheels. I guide for elk and deer in the fall and this trucks primary purpose is that. Does anyone have drawing or good pics for a front winch mount The front receivers I’ve seen online sit to low and would be problematic for ground clearance. Any help with s drawing or photos of a diy winch setup would be awesome. As I’m not interested in a aftermarket modular bumper
PO made the bumper and mount in my profile pic that I had a 10k warn on until recently. Still have it but some of the main welds are cracked (this PO really knew what he was doing 😂) and I am trying to think of ways to mount it behind the grill now.
 

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That is the downside to receiver mounted winches, they hang down low.

I am wanting to either track down or reverse engineer a Warn Transformer grille guard which had a winch mount built into it so I can keep the stock bumper.
 

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On my '88 I cut a square hole through the middle of the bumper and mounted a "hitch" right behind that...basically a piece of square tubing bolted between the frame rails with a 2" receiver tube welded perpendicularly to it. Depending on your fabrication skills and desire to cut a hole in your bumper, you could go that route... it was pretty easy to build and keeps the winch up at bumper level.
 

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On my '88 I cut a square hole through the middle of the bumper and mounted a "hitch" right behind that...basically a piece of square tubing bolted between the frame rails with a 2" receiver tube welded perpendicularly to it. Depending on your fabrication skills and desire to cut a hole in your bumper, you could go that route... it was pretty easy to build and keeps the winch up at bumper level.
I was kind thinking the same thing. Just running a 2x2 .250 sq tube between the frame rails perpendicular. It won’t make a hell of a radiator guard as well I wonder if it would be sufficient for a 5000 lbs winch
 

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Should be fine within reason. I'd probably put at least an 8000lb winch on your rig...that's what I have on two of mine, Smittybilt XRC-8's. I think that's about the minimum you should run on anything bigger than an ATV.
 

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It would be used for logs mostly possible self recovery but it would be minimal
 

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