Installed your hidden winch plate (still waiting for the winch, but the plate is in). With installing this, I noticed the recovery hook mounts don't allow one leg to attach to the plate. I cut this leg off and attached the mounts. Added to these mounts is the mount for my grille guard. The plate actually spreads the guard mounts out a 1/2" on either side. I bought new hardware, added a nut to fill the space, trimmed the grille guard to snug it up to the winch plate and managed to get it all to come together. The grille guard has a plastic face that covers the winch plate opening. Due to age, the cover actually lifts up and down. Making your hidden winch plate even more hidden. James Bond material! Looking forward to getting the winch!
I just finished installing one of your hidden winch mounts, with D ring mounts. First off, your phone call, letting me know that my mount was sitting on my front porch, was entirely unexpected. You sir are very good at customer support. All the texts to keep me updated on powder coat and shipping -outstanding!
I got it all installed... looks great, fit perfect, easy to install.
Due to a heavy work schedule and a few creative engineering feats to get this big winch in here, its all complete. Spooled the rope on this weekend and cant wait to use it in some recoveries.
I was able to fit the control box of my Smittybilt X20 to fit behind the grill mounted on the winch. Good bit of grinding with the Dremel on the backside to make it happen. Cut out two sections of grill to access the clutch lever on one side and the plug/switch on the other. Love the mount guys! Best option out there IMHO — in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bellied up on a rock, good think my WJ was HK equipped! It was a hard pull, my 9500lb winch was slowing waaay down (probably needed a snatch block)! Great product guys, I think the winch would fail before your mount would! — in Five Mile Pass
| Couldn't be happier with how my HK off-road hidden winch setup came out!
Install was quite easy. Fabrication was spot on.
HK off-road or nothing for the WJ!!