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Old 01-02-2020, 01:18 PM #16
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I've considered going this route for exactly for the reasons listed. Unfortunately, my 4Runner already has a messed up bumper, so I'm guessing the best move is going to be to just replace it with an offroad bumper of some sort. If it was in decent shape I'd be looking at front hitch receiver.
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I do have another option in mind for a winch plate. I am looking at the high clearance front receiver hitch from CBI

Toyota 4th Gen 4Runner High Clearance Front Receiver Hitch - CBI Offroad Fab

with a universal winch mount plate for a 2" receiver like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JFK9SWY...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Pros:
-Lighter than some other options? To be confirmed
-Winch is removable so, no extra weight for daily driving
-Winch can be moved to the rear bumper if needed, with proper power setup.
-You attach whatever you want in the front receiver and use it as a recovery point, winch or not.
-Solid base to add a bull bar? Maybe? Why not!
-Winch mount fit more winch models, less space constraints.
-No fabrication needed for basic setup.

Cons:
-Does not look cool... Like your T4R belongs behind a RV...IMHO
-Not sure about the installation (not really a "con")
-Still a pricey option overall

There are cheaper front receivers, but not high clearance. Not sure yet what I want to do, but the front receiver does open some options.

Your thoughts?
thanks for your thoughts. i knew about these but to be truthful its pretty much a 'just, no' for me
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I do have another option in mind for a winch plate. I am looking at the high clearance front receiver hitch from CBI

Toyota 4th Gen 4Runner High Clearance Front Receiver Hitch - CBI Offroad Fab

with a universal winch mount plate for a 2" receiver like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JFK9SWY...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Pros:
-Lighter than some other options? To be confirmed
-Winch is removable so, no extra weight for daily driving
-Winch can be moved to the rear bumper if needed, with proper power setup.
-You attach whatever you want in the front receiver and use it as a recovery point, winch or not.
-Solid base to add a bull bar? Maybe? Why not!
-Winch mount fit more winch models, less space constraints.
-No fabrication needed for basic setup.

Cons:
-Does not look cool... Like your T4R belongs behind a RV...IMHO
-Not sure about the installation (not really a "con")
-Still a pricey option overall

There are cheaper front receivers, but not high clearance. Not sure yet what I want to do, but the front receiver does open some options.

Your thoughts?


Lighter, but doesnt offer any protection, though with a lo-pro bumper or hidden mount, that's somewhat of a draw.

Removable also means it could be a pain in the ass to get into position when you need it.

Attaching to the rear - you can winch backwards from the front with a snatch block, so that's not that big a deal, also read above.

Add a bull bar? You mean a damage enhancer? Why not just go with a full bumper then?

I think its more of a solution looking for a problem. You're either better going for a lo-pro or hidden option or go all-out with a full bumper.
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Lighter, but doesnt offer any protection, though with a lo-pro bumper or hidden mount, that's somewhat of a draw.

Removable also means it could be a pain in the ass to get into position when you need it.

Attaching to the rear - you can winch backwards from the front with a snatch block, so that's not that big a deal, also read above.

Add a bull bar? You mean a damage enhancer? Why not just go with a full bumper then?

I think its more of a solution looking for a problem. You're either better going for a lo-pro or hidden option or go all-out with a full bumper.
I get it... I agree with you that a full or partial winch bumper is more desirable, no doubt about that.
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thanks for the info. i saw aluminum bar for the 5th gens...the 4th gen is mine, 2004, steel crossmember, and the turn signals are for 5th gen front bumpers. this is the one from your sight i would need:
LFD Off Road - Adjustable Hidden Winch Mount - 4th Gen 4R

do you have install instructions you could link or reference, from pics looks like yours replaces the crossmember? maybe not. if you guys have a decent sale ill consider this over the bud built. looks like the LFD in your picture on 4th gen sits low where you had to cut lower bumper as opposed to just the center of the bumper on a lot of the budbuilt ones.

thanks

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I like that hidden setup. It's super nice

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