WJ Hidden Winch Mounts

WJ Hidden Winch Mount W/ Shackle Tabs

WJ Hidden Winch Mount W/ Shackle Tabs
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This is the same winch mount used in our Hidden Winch Mount application except for one difference; it features our innovative (welded) D-Ring Shackle tabs which reach the WJ's frame rails. This mount can be used with or with-out the bumper fascia. It is also intended for those who are interested in custom making their own bumper. By using our winch mount with D-ring shackle mounts, you have a solid base to work from. Our mounting system combined with our D-ring shackle mounts will provide you with a solid front end for a bumper and a winching or towing point. Take a close look at the photos provided and you will see the way our D-ring shackle mounts are constructed from a solid piece of steel and welded to the plate.

Compatible with All factory front bumper fascia, however, the Laredo bumper requires more cutting. Special Thanks! to Conner Wright who was able to make our hidden winch mount fit behind the Laredo Bumper. Our installation instructions provide tips on cutting the Special Edition bumper and the Limited Bumper. We do not have instructions on cutting the Laredo bumper. However, from the wise words of a fellow WJ'ian regarding fitment behind the Laredo bumper...cut the bumper until it fits! We love that, thank you Conner!!!

D-Ring Shackle Mounts:
  • 3/4" thick solid steel shackle mounts
  • One piece design extends from the Wj's frame rail to the front face-plate of the winch mount
  • Welded to the bottom of the winch mount, to the rear frame-rail mount and to the front face-plate
  • One piece design provides stronger towing points during winching or towing by rope
The Winch Mount Description
  • 1/4" Steel Plate
  • Welded into one-piece design.
  • Compatible to both 4.0 Liters and 4.7 Liters with additional transmission coolers
  • Mounts to your vehicle using ten bolts; 5 Bolts on each side which include one factory bolt mounting location which is attached to double stamped steel on the frame rail. . We provide (eight) Grade-8 Serrated Flange Bolts and Serrated Flange Nuts PLUS two Class 8.8 10mm bolts to be used in the factory mounting location.
  • Heavy-Duty Solid construction will outlast your Jeep.
  • Bolt on Kit mounts close to your vehicle not extending the nose out and not reducing approach angle.
  • Easy installation can be done by anyone with basic power tool skills.
  • Made in the U.S.A. 
  • Does not restrict air-flow to your radiator like other winch mounts
  • Does not extend the front end of your Jeep
  • The 1/4" Steel Plate Winch Mount will replace the thin sheetmetal box in front of your radiator. You are required to cut this box out using a power cutting tool such as an angle grinder or hack saw. This part is also known as cross-member, might also be also known as frame rails.
  • Winch, fairlead and winch cable/rope not included.
  • Package measures 38" x 15" x 7" (L x W x H). Weight 45 pounds. 
  • Package includes (1) Winch Mount, (2) winch mounting plates), (2) hood support brackets, (8) Grade-8 Serrated Flange Bolts, (8) Grade-8 Serrated Flange Nuts, (2) Class-10.9 10x1.5x40 Metric Bolts if you don't have the front skid plate, we will verify with you via text. Also included are (9) 1/4" x 3/4" nuts, bolts and washers in replace of the factory bumper clips. We will email you a PDF Installation Instruction Manual so you can use it on your phone or tablet with full color photos and detailed installation.
  • Winch mount, mounting plates and hood support mounts are Primered - Ready for Paint.
  • Made to fit 9,500 lbs winches with a maximum winch height of 6.5". Most winches are 6.5" tall with-out the solenoid box. The winch manufacturer website does not list the height of their winch with-out the solenoid. The solenoid wil be mounted in a different location, which we discuss in our instruction manual.  Most winches are equipped with steel cable and roller fairleads. We recommend you purchase a synthetic rope and fair lead hawse to match the hidden winch mount look. If you prefer the wire cable, that will also work with a roler fairlead. We have done the homework for you and here is short list of winches that will fit your WJ Hidden Winch Mount:
  1. Tuff Stuff Performance 9,500, 
  2. Superwinch Tigershark 9,500 RECOMMENDED
  3. Warn 9.5XP
  4. Rough Country 9,500 w/ Synthetic Rope
If you use your WJ for heavy offroading or rock crawling, ten you know how important your approach angle is. By replacing the factory crossmember on the front end of your Jeep, our winch mount provides a recessed winch. The face-plate was designed with the intention of the owner to build their own bumper. We have taken all the guesswork out of mounting a winch as close to the body as possible. Now, with our innovative D-ring shackle mounts and the way we mounted them to the winch mount, you have the base required to make your own bumper. These D-ring shackle mounts are welded to the plate from the front, back and bottom which provides a stronger towing point for both winching and strapping.
All the hardware needed to attach the winch mount is supplied. Replacing the cross member with our SOLID 1/4" steel winch mount will make the front end much more rigid. Installation by a professional is recommended, unless you are handy dandy with power tools. Since the WJ is a uni-body, we recommend a maximum 9,500lbs winch. 
Check out our durability test video.
$ 349.00