We have quite a few customers in the Middle East and one of them is Satish from Dubai who sends us a few photos of his FJ Cruiser on the dunes of his home country. He purchased our FJ winch mount, Engo winch combination package back in 2016 and goes on to say: “Both beautifully performing till date with no issues, very happy. The winch has gone through some extreme use with as much as 15 recoveries in one single trip over a technical set of dunes and still works great.”
Glad to hear it and always happy to hear from our customers around the world!
This was just sent to by one of our customers, Bob from California, that purchased one of our FJ winch mount back in 2014 and installed a Smittybilt XRC9500 winch. While we went to 1″ wide shackle mounts several years ago the design remains pretty much the same. I asked Bob how he liked it 4 years later and he stated “Bumper fits great! Haven’t had to use the winch yet. Maybe someday the FJ will get stuck.” smittybilt
David from Colorado sent us some photos awhile back of his FJ Cruiser and our popular winch mount combination package with a Mean Mother winch and shackles. We custom powder coated it in a matching silver and it all turned out great!
Arnie from Chicago bought one of our powder coated winch mounts for his 2012 FJ Cruiser along with a top of the line Warn Zeon Platinum 10s winch and Van Beest shackle combo package. On his way to Austin he brought his FJ to us so we could install it all! The Platinum is a huge symmetrical winch but our mount still has room for lights when he’s ready and is a super slick setup. Nice rig and a super guy!
Please be aware that you WILL need to do some minor trimming of a bracket and a cross brace above the winch and move the A/C line back an inch or so as covered in the install docs. You will likely need to elongate the mounting holes in the winch tub about 1-16″ to 1/8″ of inch forward to fit this VERY large winch in the tub and scoot it foward to clear the back of the tub.
Mike from California sends us some great pics of his 2014 FJ Cruiser sporting our winch mount bumper along with one of the great Mean Mother Edge 12000 lb winch and Van Beest shackles. Mount and shackles are both coated black.
We have a ton of new customer photos to share and the first one is from John in Arizona. He purchased one of our FJ winch mounts along with some Van Beest shackles then added a Barricade winch with orange rope to match his rig.
He goes on to say: “This is my 2013 FJ Cruiser. Love your product; it is exactly the weight and neat install that I was looking for. Your powder coating finish is excellent; I am very happy….”
David from California sends us some photos of his very cool camo version of our winch bumper along with a Smittybilt winch on his FJ Cruiser.
“For the paint I used two color browns of textured paint, used spray adhesive to hold “actual” oak leaves in place and sprayed ‘bisque’ textured paint over the whole mess. Pulled the leaves before the glue set completely and cleaned up with some solvent. (I worked in ornamental iron for almost twenty years, so I’ve done a variety of finishes). It was luck that bisque color matched the Toyota Sand color so well.
I must add, as a fabricator, your product is very nicely fabricated. I’m an electrician now, but during those years I built everything from scratch including roll cage.”
Victor from California sends us photos of his 2008 Trail Teams FJ with our winch mount along with a Mean Mother 9500 recovery winch and Sirius Pro Series lights. He optioned to have the mount and Van Beest shackles coated in our Teflon black powder coat for a long lasting finish. Turned out great!
Tom from Denver sends us some photos of his 2007 FJ Cruiser with our winch bumper coated in our Teflon powder coating, Engo 10k winch, Sirius Pro Series lights, Factor55 Flat Link and Van Beest shackle combo package. Notice how he decided to mount the solenoid box under the hood. Nice job!
Today we have some photos from another customer, Pam from Florida, of her 2011 Cavalry Blue FJ Cruiser with our winch bumper (purchased through our dealer Pure FJ Cruiser). She coated it in silver to match the factory plastic and added a Smittybilt 8000lb winch and called it a day. Looks great!
Mike from California sends us photos of his Army Green FJ Cruiser sporting our winch bumper along with an Engo 10k winch, Van Beest shackles with our Teflon OD Green coating and Sirius Pro Series lights. He also selected our Teflon infused powder coating in black for his bumper as well. We love the bedliner finish on the bumper cover, light grille and other components along with our favorite color of green! Very nice.
Today we have some interesting photos from Joe in Switzerland. He bought our FJ bumper along with an Engo 12000lb winch but had to deal with some interesting requirements to install it in Switzerland. I’ll quote Joe below:
“HERE SOME PICTURES OF MY TOYOTA FJ CRUISER 2007 FOR FREE USE.
IN SWITZERLAND IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO INSTALL A WINCH. THERE ARE SOME CONDITIONS:
THE CAR MUST BE PRODUCED BEFORE 2010
ALL PARTS WHO COULD BLESS PEDESTRIANS, MUST BE PROTECTED (SHACKLE MOUNTS!)
WINCH-OPENINGS HAVE TO BE SMALLER THAN 80 MM
THE OPENING ITSELF HAS TO BE CLOSED BY A GRID
SO, THAT WAS A REAL CRUX!! I SPENT HOURS BY SEARCHING A PROTECTION FOR THE SHACKLE MOUNTS…
BY ACCIDENT I FOUND AN ADVERTISEMENT OF A SMALL 3-D-PRINTING COMPANY, CALLED “EXAPARTS”, ONLY 5 KM AWAY. I ONLY HAD TO DESIGN THE PROTECTOR IN 3D AND TO DAYS LATER I COULD INSTALL THE PROTECTORS MADE OF
STRONG PLASTIC MATERIAL.
BY THE WAY: THEY CAN PRINT ALMOST ANY RARE SPECIAL PART FOR CAR INTERIOR / EXTERIOR OR RESTORATION.
THE TOTAL DISMANTLING AND MANTLING OF YOUR BUMPER AND THE ENGO 10’000 WINCH TOOK 3 ½ HOURS.
MOST OF THE TIME I SPENT BY UNSCREW THE TOYOTA FRONT STEEL PROFILE… AN INCREDIBLE BODY-BUILDING EXECISE!
THE FITTING ACCURACY AND THE WORKMANSHIP OF YOUR FRONT BUMPER IS AMAZING!
THE SHACKLES MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL I FOUND IN AN ENGLISH YACHT OUTFITTER.”
So, a very neat way of dealing with his country’s laws and requirements. Very nice job!