Bolted up to my YJ with no problem. The only insignificant issue was that I needed a few spacers for the rear bolt holes, as the mounting surface of my bumper was a fraction of an inch higher than the mounting surface of my frame. I just used a few washers. My Smittybilt XRC Pro Comp 9.5 Winch mounted to this plate with no problems either.
By Chris O. from Long Island, NY
Fit Good with Smittybuilt bumper
Winch Plate fit good. Had to take off plastic guard that covers bar in front. Bolts that came with plate weren't the right size and not long enough.
By Paul from North Georgia
Adaptable for my needs
I bought this winch plate knowing it would fit my Wrangler, but not my winch. I have a 5000# UTV winch and the bolt pattern is different than a standard truck/Jeep winch. I had to cut-off the portion of the plate with the tab that mounts the roller fairlead and drill new winch mounting holes. After some prudent planning and touch-up paint where I had to cut and drill, the plate excepted my winch. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Took about a day for the modifications and mechanical installation.
By Jake the Snake from El Segundo, CA
Not exactly as advertised
winch plate works fine after modifications. It did not fit as described in the advertisement.
This Smittybilt Winch Plate is not made for CJ bumpers, however we offer one that
fits great on your '79 CJ 5. Here's the link and thanks for your inquiry.
Jim G Ext 4806 from Bellingham, Wa on
will this winch plate work with 02 tj stock bumper and with smittybilt xrc 9.5 winch?
jake from on
Yes, this is the correct winch mount for the stock bumper on the Jeep TJ's.
Thanks for the inquiry!
Jim G from on
Does this winch plate include hardware?
I plan on installing on 99 Wrangler Sahara.
Jimbo from on
Jimbo, the Smittybilt Winch Plate does not come with mounting hardware, that will come with the winch that you order. If you have any other questions, please give me a call. Thanks!
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