Our winch mounts and bumpers are made to fit 9,500 lbs winches with a maximum winch height of 6.5". Although, there are many WJ owners out there who have installed 12,500 winches including ourselves. We are running a Superwinch 12,500lbs Talon Series Winch.
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 will 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 roller fairlead. We have done the homework for you and here is short list of winches that will fit your WJ Hidden Winch Mount: