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This steel winch plate from Omix-ADA fits the factory steel front bumpers on the 2013 Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Rubicon, 2014 Rubicon X, and 2015 Rubicon Hard Rock models. The versatile two-piece design allows Jeep owners to mount a winch while hiding the vehicle's frame for a sleeker look. The heavy-duty winch plate incorporates high strength class 10.9 hardware for secure mounting. Each winch plate features a tough black finish that is both E-coated and powder coated to meet the industry`s toughest corrosion requirements and is heavily gusseted for strength and rigidity.
The winch plate seems to be well built, but there's just not enough room behind the 10A bumper, which makes installation very difficult. The relocated vacuum pump spot is extremely tight, but I liked that an additional bracket is not necessary and it doesn't need to be moved under the hood where the pump noise may bother you. I mounted a Smittybilt XRC 9.5k Gen3 winch using this plate, which mounts too close to the grill and rubs slightly. More concerning though, was the lip on the front of the winch interfered with an existing fairlead mounting hole in the 10A bumper. I had to grind away a section of this plate in order to get my fairlead installed. I'm not sure that Rugged Ridge could have designed this any differently considering how little room there is behind the 10A bumper, so if you considering this I might recommend instead getting a different bumper designed with a winch mount built-in. Once it's installed, however, this plate is nicely hidden and appears to be very stout.
will this plate work with a smittybuilt winch X/C20 10,000 lb.
Asked by Jim from on
Hello Jim, Yes this Rugged Ridge Winch Plate will work with that Smittybilt winch. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
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Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now
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