Conner from Utah ordered one of our winch mounts for his 2015 TRD Offroad Tacoma a few weeks ago. We had inventory and were able to ship it out the next day so he could get his Taco ready to help support the race. He’s running a WARN M8000 winch with the solenoid pack on top center with ‘room to spare’ even after he mounted a couple of Baja Designs Squadron Pros on the light tabs we provide. He writes….
This weekend, we used my truck to staff the east recovery team for the Bonneville Offroad Race in Knolls, UT. We had everything from 9 cars and razor classes up to full 7100 and 8100 trucks.
About noon, we got a call from a 7100 truck was stuck in a sandy dune area of the track. They were in a blind saddle between 2 dunes with no passing zone. When we rolled up, they threw a snatch strap and shackle on one of your recovery points. As I was closing my door to start the snatch, you could hear the motor of the next truck coming up on us.
After a few stiff snatches due to weight difference, we got them out of the dune and onto the shoulder of the track safely. (The picture is right as they were able to get back under their own power.) No more than a minute later, the next truck came mobbing through the area.
Thanks to your product, we were able to recover a truck safely and make sure everyone had a great race.
Thank you for your business Conner! Great experience and photos.
Eugene from South Carolina bought one of our winch mounts for his 2008 Tacoma through one of our dealers, Clemson 4 Wheel Center, and had them install it along with a Warn M8000-S winch, shackles and Factor55 Pro Link. 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 forward to clear the back of the tub.
Corey from California sends us photos of his 2015 Tacoma with our winch mount bumper using a Warn M8000 winch.
Corey goes on to say: “This is my 2015 Toyota Tacoma sbdc trd off-road. I used the warn m8000s winch. The installation went smoothly and I have used the winch a couple times to recover myself and another truck. I get a lot of compliments on how clean the winch mount looks. I decided to rattle can the mount since I anticipate scraping it from time to time anyway, touch up will be cheap and easy. This is a high quality product and I received excellent customer service when I called about the status of my order, which arrived on time. I am very pleased with your company and the product.”
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.
Jeff from Vermont sends us a couple of photos of his 2016 Tacoma TRD with our new winch mount along with the new Engo SR10S winch and Van Beest shackles. He also picked up a Mean Mother 8 piece recovery kit for when the trail gets really nasty! Very icognito.
“Very clean look. Just what i wanted. No install issues.” – Jeff
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!