Made from 1/4 inch 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 doesn?t 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.
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.
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.
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.
winch plate works fine after modifications. It did not fit as described in the advertisement.
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!
Will this winch plate work with a 2014 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon. My jeep has zero modifications so far.
Asked by Ernie from Houston, TX on
Hi Ernie, This Smittybilt Winch Plate is designed to fit on the OEM front bumper on the Jeep JK Wranglers 2007 and newer so it'll work great on your 2014 Rubicon. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Houston, TX on
Will this item work on my Barricade Front Tubular Bumper w/ winch cut out. I have a 2008 jeep wrangler Jk with the barricade front tubular bumper installed. I am installing a 9500 lb Barricade winch and my previous winch plate didn't have anywhere to install the fair lead. Just want to make sure it will fit in the after market bumper.
Asked by Chandler from Florida on
Chandler, the Smittybilt Winch Plate is made for the stock bumper not an aftermarket one. You'll just need a fairlead mount like this one located here: http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Winches-Jeep-Winch-Accessories/Winch-Fairlead-Mount.aspx?t_c=18&t_s=124&t_pt=5143&t_pn=PSC45-57-010 Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from Florida on
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
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