You want to add a winch but not a full replacement bumper to your Tacoma? You are not alone. Full replacement bumpers are 100-150+ lbs, force suspension upgrades and are expensive. Keep your stock bumper cover, factory looks and your MPG with the installation of this winch mount within and behind the stock bumper cover.
If you need shackles be sure to add a winch and TWO shackles to your order!
Our Winch Mount is one of the easiest installs of any product we offer. No cutting the bumper cover, only the chin piece that is easily and cheaply replaceable if you ever decide to remove our mount. This is also the lightest of our winch mounts even though it has an external skid plate.
Please keep in mind that if you select a winch and need everything shipped outside of the lower 48 states there could be additional shipping charges. Contact us to verify shipping charges if that is the case.
- Designed and built in Texas!
- No cutting on your bumper cover!
- Simple cutting of black removable chin piece for recovery points and hawse/winch opening. Skid plate acts as simple and very precise template.
- Removable skid plate included. If you damage your skid plate in the future just remove 6 bolts, remove and replace!
- Includes power steering cooler relocation brackets.
- Includes winch solenoid box relocation bracket. (if your winch doesn’t allow side mounting)
- CNC Laser cut – clean and precise
- 1″ wide shackle mounts are drilled .890″ ID for .880″ OD or smaller pins which is common for a Chinese 3/4″ shackle. Pin sizes can vary. We offer quality Van Beest shackles which will fit our shackle mounts.
- Lighter than most aftermarket bumpers at 62 lbs.
- Built to last. Winch tubs are .250″ steel with a .135″ skid plate.
- Full height front and rear winch tub.
- Will accept most winches with industry standard 10″ x 4.5″ bolt pattern.
Select Bare Steel or black or silver powder coating for your winch mount and skid plate. Whatever color you choose, everything will be that color.
This mount will only allow synthetic rope winches as you can not fit a roller fairlead.
We offer powder coating in black and silver in a very durable textured powder coat and can do custom colors for an additional fee. If you order powder coat then we media blast and shoot one coat of zinc primer then two or more coats of powder. Please keep in mind that even though we go to great lengths to protect the coating we are not responsible for shipping damage to any coatings. Expect a 5-10 business day delay in shipping if you want your bumper coated.
PLEASE READ THE FAQ AT THE TAB ABOVE AND THE ARTICLES BELOW. INSTALL DOCS AND VIDEOS AT THE LINK BELOW.
Winch mount & skid plate: 62 lbs
Winch with no rope: 52 lbs
85′ x 3/8″ AmSteel rope: 3.6 lbs
Coating and fasteners: 1 lb
Total weight: 118 lbs
Does the winch mount come with winch, fairlead/hawse or shackles?
No it does not. Bare steel winch mount only.
Optional shackles and lights can be added to your order.
Fairleads and hawse typically come with a winch.
Do you ship outside of the United States? If so, how much is shipping?
Yes, we ship Internationally. Just add what you want to the Cart and obtain a shipping quote there.
How much does it cost to ship domestically?
We ship our Winch Mounts via FedEx Ground here in the 48 states.
Add the product to your cart then go to your cart, there you will be given an opportunity to receive a shipping quote based on your address.
Which winches fit this mount?
Just about any winch will work as long as the solenoid can mount on the side of the winch or is relocatable. You can NOT use a winch that has an integrated control box in the center as there is not enough vertical clearance for one. We also offer optional control box mounting plates if your winch does not enable side mounting.
The mount uses a standard 10" x 4.5" bolt pattern.
Read the installation docs for more information.
What winch rating do you suggest for this application?
That is a big question. Unless you drive an FJ40 or a CJ/TJ you better go with 9000 lbs or larger.
Read the Winch Selection article for more insight.
Does the front end need to be lifted after installing this mount and a winch?
Short answer is maybe. Read our Suspension article in the Tech section of our website for more information.
Typically you will see a 3/8" to 1/2" drop by adding the mount (57lbs) and a winch (75-90lbs).
This is still a much lighter alternative to a full bumper replacement (75-150lbs without a winch!).
In our testing we noticed no difference in how a Tacoma drove after installation on a stock vehicle.
Having said that, because the Tacoma comes from the factory with some rake (front lower than rear) it wouldn't hurt to lift it a bit to level things out. Read this article about using the Bilstein adjustable shocks to achieve a more level stance and much better ride vs stock for a reasonable price.
How hard is it to install?
Not really hard at all. It takes more time to prep and paint/coat the mount than it does to install (we suggest our optional powder coat).
Figure 3 - 6 hours depending on the equipment you are installing (just the winch mount, winch, lights, etc?) your abilities and how big of a hurry you are in.
You can read the install docs and watch our customer supplied install videos for more info.
Will this work with suspension and body lifts?
Our bumpers work fine with any suspension lifts but will NOT work with body lifts as our bumper needs to line up with the bodywork but attaches to the frame. A body lift moves the bodywork in relationship to the frame.