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Frame reinforcement for Winch?

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by NR-J, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Aug 29, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    NR-J

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    I’m going to be mounting a winch and new bumper soon. I know on the FJ cruiser plates needed to be welded over the front crumple zones on the frame to avoid ripping the front end off when winching.
    Is this something that’s needed on the Tundra?
     
  2. Aug 31, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    theraven

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    Just a decent mount like a well made bumper or a concealed mount that bolts to the frame will do the trick. Scroll and search around on here there’s lots of guys with winches mounted
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:49 PM
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    getting a sdhq hidden bumper an winch put on as it write this!!!
     
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  4. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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    What bumper and is it designed for a winch to be added?
     
  5. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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  6. Oct 10, 2019 at 2:52 PM
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    I’ll be installing the new Victory 4x4 bumper with winch mount.
    I’m not worried about the bumper/mount strength itself, I’m concerned with the Tundra frame ripping at a crumple zone if it has any. The FJ, Taco, and 4 Runner will all rip a front end right off with regular winching due to the crumple zones. I had to weld reinforcement plates over them so we could use it for work all the time.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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  8. Oct 16, 2019 at 1:52 PM
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    Genesis Dual battery kit. SSO Slimeline Bumper/W 12k winch. ARB Compressor. F/R ARB Lockers. Custom cradle for rear 12k winch.
    I went with SSO slim line. It’s a bit more than SDHQ but it’s also a bit beefier. But you do have to cut the plastic center part of the bumper to install it.

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