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rear mounted winch?

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#1 Uberoo


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Have any of you ever ran a rear mounted winch?Normally I don't have much use for winch because I rarely go wheeling by myself,so if I get stuck I just get pulled out by another rig.However, there have been times that another vehicle wouldn't be able to get to me,for instance when tree wheeling with a much larger vehicle.In the tight trees the subaru is able to dart between the trees and turn around with ease,while a large vehicle like a full size bronco for instance would have to make multiple point turns to get around the same turns if it would even fit.So a winch might be a good thing to have just for those situations that another vehicle can't get to me.


My car is already front heavy after the T-case conversion with the EJ22 so putting a winch up front wouldn't really help that much,So I was thinking because I have to reinforce the rear "frame" as well as build a new rear bumper that maybe I should put a small winch in the rear as well.Thoughts?

#2 88Subi4x4


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:13 AM

Its a great Idea I figured I only wanted to buy one winch so I made it so I could hook up the winch in the front a rear. I have had a winch on the back of both of the wagons I have built, and have used it many times... I basically built a hitch onto my winch and built the bumper to fit the winch receiver works great even though I havent got around to building a front bumper yet  :banghead:  here are some visuals nothing to complicated. 






Edited by 88Subi4x4, 25 February 2013 - 03:18 AM.

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