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Old 08-10-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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Winch license plate mount

Scored one of these (used but in decent shape) off eBay for about $21 with shipping. Paid more for shipping than the item, but much better than the $65 list price. Didn't really want to drill through my license plate, and was also concerned I'd set the plate aside and loose it. OK, it's for the Bronco and not the SMB, but I thought you might be interested.

http://www.toughstuffproducts.com/jeep/EZ_flip.html

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Old 08-10-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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But it's still cheaper than the Warn cover. Then you can always put your team favorite lic plate on and leave the state plate where it's normally located. Go Raiders?
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: Winch license plate mount

I like that it stays attached and can't fall off like the Warn cover. If I go with Rollers instead of a Hawse fairled with my Superwinch that will work.
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I like that it stays attached and can't fall off like the Warn cover. If I go with Rollers instead of a Hawse fairled with my Superwinch that will work.
FWIW, I just bought a Superwinch ep9.0 (for my Bronco) and went with synthetic rope and a roller fairlead. I spoke both with Thor at Viking Offroad, and Bill Burke of 4 Wheeling America, and they both recommended roller fairleads over hawse fairleads for synthetic line.


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I got the exact same recommendations and also went with synthetic line. I also have UHMW (Delrin or equivalent) rollers, which supposedly are easier on the line.
When I was in college we almost cut a guy (and a front fender of a 3/4 ton pickup) in half with a 3/8" wire rope winch line. Needless to say, I'm a major proponent of synthetic line.
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"Hijack Commencing"
I am planning on a Superwinch 16.5 winch in front and rear. I do have some clearance issues in the front and so may need to go to a Hawse even though I prefer Rollers. I am going to use Syn. Line from Viking. Rear is not a problem but I will not know about the front until I have the center section of the new Bumper and modified Plow mount in place to check the clearance.
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"Hijack Commencing"
I am planning on a Superwinch 16.5 winch in front and rear. I do have some clearance issues in the front and so may need to go to a Hawse even though I prefer Rollers. I am going to use Syn. Line from Viking. Rear is not a problem but I will not know about the front until I have the center section of the new Bumper and modified Plow mount in place to check the clearance.
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Two 16.5 Superwinches? Wow, let me go buy some stock in Superwinch! Not to mention, that's 150#'s a piece. Planning a PulPall and a heavy duty snatch block too?


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had my Land Cruiser stuck once with my winch in front and nothing to hook to. Great achor 75ft behind...

The thought of my heavy van stuck the same scares me. Alot of our trails here have a bottomless mud hole and once a very heavy rig is stuck in the mud a Heavy winch is needed.
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