Do you need a mounting plate for a winch?
Yes, you will need to install a winch plate in order to install any winch. The OEM steel bumper doesn’t include one.
How thick should a winch mounting plate be?
So what’s the ideal steel plate thickness to support a winch and the force of recovering a vehicle? The answer is 3/16″-1/4″, depending on where the piece of steel is located in the bumper.
What does a winch plate do?
Winch Mounting Plates. Installing a winch mounting plate on the front bumper of your vehicle allows you to add the ability to recover vehicles with a winch or attach a plow.
Are winch mounts Universal?
With so many varieties of winches, manufacturers can’t make a universal winch mounting plate. This winch kit from SuperATV comes with everything necessary, including the winch-mount plate. The second way to mount a winch to your vehicle is via a front or rear bumper.
Can you mount a winch to factory Jeep JK bumper?
Sure you can… I have and use the Rock Hard winch plate on mine… Stock plastic bumper with RH plate and VDP stubby ends.
Do I need a special bumper for a winch?
Yes, in order to securely mount a winch, you will require a suitable winch plate. The more high-end heavy-duty steel bumpers are pre-installed with a winch plate, however, many aftermarket bumpers are not. You will need to purchase a universal winch plate to properly install the winch.
What is winch mounting plate?
Winch Mounting Plates. Installing a winch mounting plate on the front bumper of your vehicle allows you to add the ability to recover vehicles with a winch or attach a plow. 4 Wheel Parts stocks designs from a variety of po… pular manufacturers. Steel winch plates are available with durable powdercoated finishes.
How big is a winch plate?
These mounting plates are fine for mounting most winches regardless of brand, as long as the orientation is correct and they have the standard 10″ x 4.5″ mounting pattern….36″ Wide Foot Down Winch Mount Plate by GoPlus.
|Overall size||36.2″ x 6.9″ x 4.7″|