Made from 1/4" steel construction, powder coated for long lasting corrosion resistance. This version is for the guy that needs a winch plate that is raised higher so the roller fairlead does not interfere with the bumper.
I wanted the raised winch plate but was going back and forth with the cheaper flat version. I decided to pay the extra for the raised one and I’m glad I did it’s well worth the cost.
This is a great winch mounting plate. The powder coat is very thick and looks great. I would suggest you mount everything in this order. Fairlead first, then mount the winch to the plate and lastly mount the entire unit on the Jeep.
Easy to install.You need to mount winch before.installing plate to Jeep.
I was absolutely shocked to see a product from Smittybilt that was so well thought out. I've had a number of Smittybilt products in the past (all steel products, as I don't really trust anything electronic/mechanical from them) and I've yet to be genuinely impressed with the quality. My steel corners, rock sliders and 3" flares are all nice, but the fitment was a bit rough at times and the supplied texture coat chips off very easily which promotes premature rust. That said, the SB2802 winch plate is leaps and bounds superior. I was amazed to see the product is actually powdercoated. The coating is thick and heavy and very durable. It seems to be slightly rubberized as well, which adds to the long term durability of the plate, especially in regular used. I was also pleasantly surprised to see they included crush sleeves for the swaybar mount bolts, that way the plate stays level when you torque down the bolts. This product has rejuvenated my interest and faith in the Smittybilt line, as I was beginning to lose hope. My Warn winch mounted to it without issue and all is well and wonderful in the world! Thanks 4wd & Smittybilt, this is an excellent product!
Can this be used or fit with a Rampage Front Recovery bumper? I know Rampage has its own winch mount plate with "floating" screws but you can't seem to get one without buying the whole bumper again. I misplaced mine somehow. Thanks
Asked by k9blueline from Virginia Beach, Va on
Hik9blueline, This Smittybilt Winch Plate is the raised version which fits great on various aftermarket bumpers, including the Rampage front recovery, as long as it's a Wrangler. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Virginia Beach, Va on
Will this winch plate work with the Harbor Freight 12,000 and 9,000 lb winches? I'd like to use it on a 95 Jeep YJ fitted with the Smittybilt SRC Front Grille Guard Bumper (S/B76721)
Asked by El G from Biloxi, MS on
Hello, Yes this will work with those model winches. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask, Thank you.
Answered by JordanC extension4833 from Biloxi, MS on
Will this fit with a fab-tech front bumper?
Asked by Sam from Texas on
Hi Sam Yes the Winch Plate will work with that bumper. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from Texas on
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