2nd Gen Winch Mount - YotaTech Forums

Notices
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 2nd/3rd gen pickups, and 1st/2nd gen 4Runners with IFS

2nd Gen Winch Mount

Reply

Old 12-11-2008, 09:21 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 119
2nd Gen Winch Mount

Just wondering how people have mounted winches without spending alot of $$$$$$$$$ I have a stock bumper with the pro comp prorunner bar and was thinking of maybe taking the bumper off and tying into the frame some how anyone done anything like this?
91FREERUNNER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2008, 10:11 AM
  #2  
Registered User
 
89silverpu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Sierra Nevada's or the Deserts of Las Vegas
Posts: 2,203
If you mean trying to make the procomp bumper capable of supporting a winch that is not going to happen. You need more beef on a bumper than that puny light holder to mount a winch.
89silverpu is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2008, 11:57 AM
  #3  
Registered User
 
Matt16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,377
Maybe something like this. No you can't convert your light bar to a winch mount.

Matt16 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 01:51 AM
  #4  
Registered User
iTrader: (1)
 
space-junk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wilton, CA
Posts: 5,318
is that a landcruiser??
space-junk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 05:01 AM
  #5  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 11
here's mine, the bumper is from Daves Offroad he used the trailgear winch plate.
Name:  winch.jpg
Views: 2297
Size:  121.9 KB[/IMG]
titus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 05:56 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
CanTheWhales's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pineapple County
Posts: 194
The TG winchplate alone would be stronger than the pro-comp lightbar.
CanTheWhales is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 05:58 AM
  #7  
Registered User
 
wii_tarded's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,051
Originally Posted by titus View Post
[/IMG]
Love the zipties on the turn signals.
wii_tarded is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 08:19 AM
  #8  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 11
Thanks, they're also pluged in through the wheel well
titus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2008, 08:24 AM
  #9  
Registered User
 
dotcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 39
her is mine using a universal winch mounting plate bolted to the crossmember and then reenforced with some steel strap welded to the winch plate and bolted to the frame underneath.

this is my solution until i can get a new bumper with integrated winch plate.

Name:  photo-53.jpg
Views: 1569
Size:  46.2 KB
dotcom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2008, 12:49 PM
  #10  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 119
I didnt want to make the light bar the mount but maybe tie into it I think im going to just get the TG winch mount nice and simple
91FREERUNNER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2008, 02:38 PM
  #11  
Registered User
 
bigt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: chippawa niagara falls ontario
Posts: 3,278
www.addictedoffroad.com
is having a crazy sale right now 325 for winch bumper no stinger
check it out
he is a great guy!
bigt is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 05:04 AM
  #12  
Registered User
 
Cyberman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Posts: 954
Originally Posted by dotcom View Post
her is mine using a universal winch mounting plate bolted to the crossmember and then reenforced with some steel strap welded to the winch plate and bolted to the frame underneath.

this is my solution until i can get a new bumper with integrated winch plate.

That seems like a simple enough solution. What are those blocks above the mount for (bolted to the bumper)?
Cyberman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 05:27 AM
  #13  
Contributing Member
 
James Dean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 606
I made a receiver mount so I could move my wench cradle or other accessories to be in the front or rear. I know it's overkill but it's attatched at all 10 locations in the frame. I also added a tranny cooler because this blocks the lower tank of the radiator where the stock cooler is. I normally just keep a tow link in it, except for when I go wheelin. Last pic shows with my bumpers powder coated hammertone black and cleared.







James Dean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 07:24 AM
  #14  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 119
Originally Posted by bigt View Post
www.addictedoffroad.com
is having a crazy sale right now 325 for winch bumper no stinger
check it out
he is a great guy!
Trust me if I had the cash I'd be all over that bumper lol i love it But dont have the pockets for that....just gunna go with the TG mount
91FREERUNNER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 04:41 PM
  #15  
Registered User
 
Cyberman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Posts: 954
Originally Posted by James Dean View Post
I made a receiver mount so I could move my wench cradle or other accessories to be in the front or rear. I know it's overkill but it's attatched at all 10 locations in the frame.
You made that? You wanna make another one (lol)? I didn't think of using a receiver winch cradle.
Cyberman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 06:43 PM
  #16  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 119
that thing is sweet trailgear sells something similar check it out http://www.trail-gear.com/toy-bumper.html has the winch mount and reicever
91FREERUNNER is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 06:45 PM
  #17  
Registered User
 
dotcom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 39
Originally Posted by Cyberman View Post
That seems like a simple enough solution. What are those blocks above the mount for (bolted to the bumper)?
high lift jack mount and k/c light mount. once i get the lights on ill post another pic.
dotcom is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2008, 08:26 PM
  #18  
Contributing Member
 
olharleyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: maryland
Posts: 3,606
This is what I built using the JAMES DEAN DESIGN maybe a bit of over kill it's made of cold rolled 1/4 plate steel hoping to have to replace the truck before the bumper lol.

The roller and hitch are off center a bit to center the winch cable to the middle.
Name:  DSCN2768.jpg
Views: 1343
Size:  113.9 KB

I also got a couple spring clips I guess is what you call them to mount on the fairlead rollers and the licence plate covers the fairlead rollers.

Name:  DSCN2381.jpg
Views: 761
Size:  87.4 KB

Last edited by olharleyman; 12-14-2008 at 08:34 PM.
olharleyman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 02:23 PM
  #19  
Registered User
 
acs4runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 15
sorry for posting on an old thread but im trying to mount my winch to the front of my 91 4runner and i was doing some research and found this post. on the picture you posted you circled the bolts with yellow did you use the holes that were already tapped into the front bumper reinforcement? if so what size bolts did you use? thanks for any help
acs4runner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2016, 02:48 PM
  #20  
Fossilized
Staff
iTrader: (6)
 
dropzone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PNW
Posts: 18,801
posted in your other thread
dropzone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
RedRunner_87
95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners (Build-Up Section)
83
09-07-2017 07:14 AM
priest16
84-85 Trucks & 4Runners (Build-Up Section)
15
08-06-2015 07:43 AM
vanion2
99+ Tundra, 00+ Sequoia, 98+ Land Cruiser/LX470
2
07-29-2015 06:17 PM
MTLroadierunner
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
1
07-20-2015 03:07 PM
Steezy96yota
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners (Build-Up Section)
1
07-06-2015 10:00 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: