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I think it looks good and glad to hear it works
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Still not beautiful, but that looks so much better!
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well finally tried it out. my buddy had some (big) bushes and a couple trees he wanted to pull out. no pics, but first two came out no problem, just grunted the winch a little. the next two, which i had a feeling wouldn't come out with the winch, didn't. it just pulled the truck lol. its a beast. so i got in my truck and tried pulling in reverse in 4LO. popped the 3/8 chain. so i winched my cable back up and we pulled everything else out with a 1/2 inch chain off my hitch. BUT, i now know my mount isn't going to break and i have full faith in my setup. couldn't be happier with it.

glade it held up for ya
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thanks guys. today's test was what i needed to be fully sure that i had made a good mount. i always second guess my work, but in my mind i know i always make stuff overkill.
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make sure to get back under there every so often and tighten down all the bolts.. i had a winch mount bolted to the frame and after every couple hundred miles i would tighten the bolts down caus of the vibrations from driving.. just a thought
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Old 08-06-2009
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good to know. thanks
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I like the positioning of the winch, in behind the bumper.

I'm interested in the HOW ?
Looks like you added a plate to the bottom of the frame ?
Not to make this sound any easier than it was but what else did you have to do ?
Did you bolt through frame, both levels or just the bottom ?
Any additional bracing ?

sorry for all of the questions but I want to do this and would like to know what and how you did it.

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p.s. What IF... and it is your truck so take this with a grain of salt... what if you cut the valance out around the curve section (out a little further than you did), added in some Diamond Plate to fit the opening and taper back toward the Fairlead (allowing room for the cable if needed); a different way to clean up the opening...
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Just make a cool new bumper to fit around it!! :)
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