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    Default Hilux: Winch mounting without replacement bumper

    I need some advice from the more knowledgable members here.

    I am considering adding a winch to my Hilux (Vigo) for very occasional use, but I don't want a replacement bumper (ARB and such).

    I have seen a few Hiluxes with winches inside the standard bumper, even with the nudgebar still in place. What are the limitations of such an installation, and who can do this in the Pretoria area?

    The most use it would probably see, will be to pull a kudu or eland onto the back of the bakkie via a rollbar pulley or the very occasional self-recovery.
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    You can go to any reputable 4x4 fitment shop.
    They can fit a winch plate behind the standard bumper.
    They do need to cut a hole in it though.

    This is what it looks like:

    Last edited by Outsider; 2011/12/01 at 10:29 PM. Reason: spelling

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    talk to the guys at La Sport, I am sure they've done it before
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    The previous owner of my Lux, had a winch fitted in the bumper like the pic above.
    apparently its easy to do!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Shirt View Post
    I need some advice from the more knowledgable members here.

    I am considering adding a winch to my Hilux (Vigo) for very occasional use, but I don't want a replacement bumper (ARB and such).

    I have seen a few Hiluxes with winches inside the standard bumper, even with the nudgebar still in place. What are the limitations of such an installation, and who can do this in the Pretoria area?

    The most use it would probably see, will be to pull a kudu or eland onto the back of the bakkie via a rollbar pulley or the very occasional self-recovery.
    Hi Blue Shirt

    Did you fit the winch ?

    I also want to install a winch and want to go the same route. I would like to DIY but I can`t find a pre-made winch mounting plate locally and importing will be costly due to the weight.


    Im looking for this:

    http://www.more4x4.eu/afn-winch-moun...tails/392.html



    Edit :
    - Frontrunner came back to me, they do stock them. R2700
    Last edited by Jaws.; 2012/10/09 at 01:56 PM.

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    Nope, unfortunately I never got around to fitting the winch.
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