Huntington Beach Auto Repair

Getting Winch Mounts for Off Road Bumpers

A winch fixed to the front of an off road vehicle can prove to be a lifesaver by offering a means to pull vehicles out of trouble. These winches can also be used to pull obstacles out of the way.

There are different types of winches and the ways to mount these winches to the off road bumpers are different. Depending on the type of bumper and the type of winch that you intend to use, there are three main options to mount winches.

Bumper Mounted

Bumper mounted winches are those that are bolted to any preinstalled off road bumper. The installation of the winch is done by making use of special brackets and hardware; the manufacturer of the winch usually provides these.

This is a very common set up used by vehicle owners, as it allows them to add a winch to their off road vehicle any time they wish. Bumper mounted winches also allow you to have a wide range of configurations, depending on the type of bumper and vehicle in use.

Multi Mounted

This type of winch will be mounted to a carrier, which is then mounted to a receiver. This receiver is then attached to the bumper of your off road vehicle. This type of mounting is a great option for off road vehicle owners who wish to have the ability to put the winch on and off.

Moreover, when this type of winch is used with quick connect power leads, the winch can be easily added or removed to the bumper. Another advantage of multi mounted winches is that they will not interfere with tire clearance, as the winch carrier extends in front of the off road bumper.

Winch Bumpers

These winches are for those who need the most in winching power. These are heavy duty off road bumpers with winch carrier built right into it. Most of the popular winch models can be installed to the winch carrier.

The one-piece design of the bumper makes the winch a part of the whole bumper,so that it can offer maximum protection to the front side of the vehicle.Get in touch with our experts to know which of the winch mounting types would be the most perfect one for your off road vehicle.


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