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 Post subject: winch & bush bumper
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:38 pm 
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Finally went through my various pics, & dug out all that I thought helpful on the bush bumper on my Eagle. This thing came with the car when I got it, so I have no idea how it was put together nor what might have been a "base" for it. I never did use the winch that came with it, as it was seized from sitting too long (good ol' salty air :roll: ). The Tabor 9klb that we installed, that thing works great, pulled an old, sinking into the ground F550 out of the ground (almost flipped it before we saw what was going on :lol: ). Pulled the Eagle up a couple hills that it just couldn't make it up in 2wd (ok, 1wd with those damn open diffs, no front driveshaft, t-case in 2hi, full street pressure in the tires, & no real business being on that trail - but I was having a go anyway :lol: ).

The supporting arms of the bumper run around/under the stock bumper & mount to a point on the subframe that appears (from what I've been able to determine without a stock Eagle to compare to, the SAS removed that part, whatever it is/was) to already have holes in, so you may not have to drill in, just get a slightly longer/stronger bolt if the stock one isn't long/strong enough.

If you're looking at strictly a brush/deer guard, something of this type & mounting point is more then fine (turned a deer in Montana to minced meat at 70mph on the highway). If you're mounting a winch, I HIGHLY recommend subframe connectors, so that the force of the pull is exerted on the entire "frame", & not just the one section. It's certainly not required, but is highly advisable to extend the life of your car. Ripping your subframe apart is not fun, let me be the first to tell you. :shock:

All the pics have been uploaded here, I welcome any & all questions, & will do my best to answer them :) :
http://www.amcevolution.com/photo/usera ... alwizard/8

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