The new Warn VR EVO series recovery winches are out and available for purchase in our store! Several improvements including a dual use wired/wireless control!
Oh and the prices went …down.
The VR EVO recovery winches feature IP68-rated waterproof construction, an ultra-reliable Albright® contactor inside a relocatable control pack, and a state-of-the-art, two-in-one remote for added ease of use and versatility. With it’s fast line-speed and lower amp draw, the VR EVO series of winches are the hardest-working standard-duty winches we’ve ever made, with tactical styling that looks great up front and at a price that won’t pull you out of your budget.
A powerful series-wound motor and planetary gear train deliver faster line speed under load, with lower amp draw
IP68-rated waterproof winch construction keeps the elements out
High-performance Albright contactor delivers maximum reliability
Control packs can be relocated for low-profile installations
Durable, one-piece cast-aluminum tie-plate for added strength and durability
Two-in-one remote with wired AND wireless options for ease of use and versatility
Available with wire or synthetic rope
Limited lifetime warranty for mechanical parts and 7 years on the electrical
This is the busy time of year and we often struggle to keep up with demand. This year we started off with a larger inventory than normal to limit any shortages. So far so good overall. We have run out of FJ Camera Armor but should have another batch ready sometime around the 12th of March. We ran out of our 2012-2015 Tacoma winch mounts for a few days but 25 more just rolled off of the welding tables.
In celebration of Warn’s 70th Anniversary, we are releasing a limited-edition version of our iconic M8274 winch. The M8274-70 features customer-driven enhancements over the standard M8274-50, including faster line speed, 10,000 lb capacity, retro-inspired styling, and enhanced durability under competition recovery conditions. Limited to 999 units worldwide.
The long awaited and highly requested winch mount for the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma is now in stock!
Don’t want to add a full replacement bumper to your Tacoma just so you can mount a winch? You are not alone. Full replacement bumpers are 100-150+ lbs, degrade aerodynamics and are expensive. Keep your stock bumper cover, factory looks and your MPG with the installation of this winch mount within and behind the stock bumper cover.
Designed and built in Texas!
No cutting on your bumper cover!
Includes our new Big Mouth Hawse coated in a special Black or Silver Teflon infused powder!
Simple cutting of black removable chin piece for recovery points and hawse/winch opening. Skid plate acts as simple and very precise template.
Removable skid plate included. If you damage your skid plate in the future just remove 6 bolts, remove and replace!
Includes power steering cooler relocation brackets.
Optional winch solenoid box relocation bracket. (if your winch doesn’t allow side mounting)
Optional license plate mount for states that require front license plates.
CNC Laser cut – clean and precise
1″ wide shackle mounts are drilled .890″ ID for .880″ OD or smaller pins which is common for a 3/4″ shackle. Pin sizes can vary. We offer Van Beest shackles which will fit our shackle mounts.
Lighter than most aftermarket bumpers at 62 lbs WITH the included Big Mouth hawse!
Built to last. Winch tubs are .250″ steel with a .135″ skid plate.
Full height front and rear winch tub.
Will accept most winches with industry standard 10″ x 4.5″ bolt pattern.
We are starting to roll out a new line of LED light mounting solutions. First out are two new products along with a couple of combination packages.
These light bar mounting brackets enable you to mount one of our Engo 12″ LED light bars above either a recovery winch roller fairlead or hawse. These brackets are made from .250″ steel and are powder coated for a long life. They also come with extended stainless steel bolts and nuts.
You can buy your brackets or combination kits here: https://www.usoffroad.us/store/lighting/light-brackets/
U.S. Off Road is proud to announce that we are now a stocking distributor of quality Mean Mother winches and recovery equipment. The primary focus is obviously winches but we’ll be adding the full line to our store.
“The Mean Mother brand of 4WD winches & recovery equipment is exclusively owned by Haigh Australia. We have been servicing the automotive aftermarket industry for over 40 years and today we are recognised and respected for our diverse range of automotive & lifestyle products and brands.
The Mean Mother brand represents strength, quality and durability across all platforms with a significant emphasis on innovative quality control and testing procedures.
Mean Mother products are not only built tough, they are designed to provide fault free operation under the toughest of Australian conditions. If you are looking to “Explore your Limits” with confidence then you can’t go past Mean Mother.”
We are happy to announce the first new product in our Recovery Rope line.
1″ KINETIC RECOVERY ROPE SPECIFICATIONS: Length: 30′ For Use on full size vehicles to about 9,500 lbs Min. Breaking Load: 33,500lbs Double Braid Nylon Construction Polymeric Coating in Olive Drab Green for Excellent Abrasion Resistance Sealed Against Stain and Water Absorbtion Eyes coated in tough 603 Polyurethane for protection UV Resistant
We offer powder coating as an option for our Winch Mount Bumpers and FJ Camera Armor. While some will still opt to paint or coat their own bumpers (this article discusses more), many of you prefer to receive your bumper or cam armor coated and ready to install.
We have created some custom formulations to match the factory colors using quality Tiger Drylac powder. The finish is a 20% matte with a decent texture and is available in black or silver. Be aware that powder coat will still show some marks from the bending process and any welding beads or heat deformities.
Many manufacturers will only chemical etch then spray one coat of powder. We commercially blast the shoot a coat of zinc primer followed by two coats of powder. This application will stand up much better to weather, road debris and the northern winters.
While we try to keep coated product in stock, please expect a 4-7 working day delay in shipping if you purchase powder coat. Custom colors are available, please contact us to quote you accordingly.
Please understand that even though we go to great lengths to package and protect the powder coat we are not be liable for any shipping damage to the coating itself. Luckily it rarely happens.
See the high resolution photos below to get a better idea of texture and sheen.
The production prototype of our 2005-2011 Tacoma redesign rolled out today. Here’s a few quick and dirty photos for a sneak peak. Will do a last test fit sometime in the next week or so then production in late June. Should price out in the $499-525 range like our other bumpers.
Very similar to our 2012-2015 Taco bumper but about 3/4″ deeper and of course has our new 1″ wide shackle mounts.
Tired of seeing about 60% field of view (FOV) out of your FJ’s backup camera? Don’t like your stock tire cover but don’t want to see the ugly camera housing exposed when you remove it?
We were too so we came up with Camera Armor. Not only does Camera Armor look better and provide a 100% FOV out of your backup camera but it also has a hidden bracket mounting system so you can mount a GoPro, antenna or light in the protective area of your spare!
As with our winch mount bumpers, we provide this to you in bare .125″ thick steel. You can paint, powder coat or whatever makes you happy. The aluminum end cap is anodized clear to protect the aluminum from the weather and keep it looking good. Hardware mounts flush and is stainless steel.
Installation is simple, pull off your spare wheel/tire, slide the camera armor over the studs and reinstall your wheel. Done. You can then leave it with the filler bracket or swap out brackets without removing the wheel again.
When you purchase Camera Armor you will receive:
Camera Armor body
Aluminum end cap/bracket mount
Filler bracket (does not protrude from under the cap but fills the slots so it doesn’t collect dirt/water)
Extended bracket with no accessory holes drilled. (you can bend, drill and cut to your heart’s desire)
2 x stainless steel flat allen head screws (1/4″ x 20)
Paint or coat as you wish, you can also paint the aluminum cap, make it yours.
We are now a dealer for Lock N Roll off road hitches. We have used their hitches on our FJ and M101A2 for the last year and absolutely love it!
The articulating Lock ‘N’ Roll® trailer hitch is the safest, easiest to use, most versatile on road, off road hitch on the market. Utilizing 360 degrees of rotation and 3 axis of movement, this on-road, off-road hitch gives you the freedom that you can’t get with a ball hitch, but without the jerking and banging of a pintle hitch. Lock N Roll hitches are not only the best off road hitch in the world, but the best trailer hitch, period.
If you are taking your trailer off road then forget the pintle or ball hitch, go with a Lock N Roll!
We are now a stocking dealer for Factor55 and their killer line of recovery gear including their ProLink, FlatLink and HitchLink products.
If you have never heard of Factor55 then you are really missing out on one of the premier off road parts manufacturers and their line of products.
Located in Boise, Idaho we are an engineering design firm specializing in mechanical design and analysis. Our staff has extensive experience in the Aerospace, Defense, and semiconductor industry but we have always been passionate about off roading through out our careers. All of our products are designed in house using the latest 3D CAD software and optimized using Cosmos FEA ( Finite Element Analysis). Before we release any products to the public, we also perform a destructive test on each design with the assistance of a test facility equipped with test measurement and data recording equipment. We take great pride in knowing all of our products are derived from sound engineering disciplines.Why go through all of this for the off road market? Simple, we want to make sure we are producing the highest quality, best value products for our customers.
Don’t want to add an aftermarket bumper to your Tacoma just so you can mount a winch? You are not alone. Aftermarket bumpers are 100-150 lbs, degrade aerodynamics and are expensive. Keep your stock bumper, factory looks and your MPG with the installation of this winch mount bumper within and behind the stock bumper cover.
Designed and built in Fort Worth, Texas!
Lighter than most aftermarket bumpers at 63 lbs.
Built to last. .250″ steel winch tub with a .125″ facia for a total of .375″ of protection up front!
Full height front and rear winch cradle.
Light tabs will enable the mounting of most 4″ wide LED lights or our 2″ Sirius lights.
Reinforced lower facia with 4 x .130″ gussets, adds bashplate protection up front.
4″ drain holes facilitate access to winch mounting bolts
Will accept most winches with industry standard 10″ x 4.5″ bolt pattern.
Works with either roller fairleads or synthetic style hawse.
Will not work with a body lift.
Shackle mounts are mounted through and through, TIG welded front and rear and are drilled .906″ ID for .890″ OD or smaller pins which is common for a 3/4″ shackle. Pins sizes can vary.
We are proud to announce the addition of ComeUp winches to our line of recovery products. Billed as ‘extreme performance’ winches they are in use around the world.
You may not recognize the brand name, but ComeUp winches have been been in the US for quite a while. They have been exclusively re-branded and sold under other major US winch companies brand names. We have been running these winches for 7-8 years now – and many of you have too.
Now they are here under their own brand name and we are stoked! They also brought over their Seal line of winches which are a step up on the DV’s that were being re-branded.
ComeUp is based just outside of Portland Oregon – with full service and repair being done at their facility. (This is ComeUp, NOT an importer middle man). With a full line of vehicle, powersports, industrial and military winches, 12V, 24V and even hydraulic, they have a winch to fit your needs. Check out the constantly expanding line ofComeUp winches in our store.
After two very successful years of sales around the world I am proud to announce the latest evolution of our FJ Winch Mount Bumper. While we have had zero known issues and nothing but praise for this product I am always looking to make improvements where we can. To that extent I was looking to cut down on welds and deburring time, maintain or improve strength and accuracy and maybe even shed a few pounds.
All bumpers are now CNC laser cut for improved accuracy and finish. This also permitted us to alter the design a bit and reduce the amount of welds.
Weight has been reduced from a respectable 57lbs to 52.5lbs!
Fewer welds means a stronger bumper (not that the previous version wasn’t tough enough!)
We also added an A/C line notch to the back to help with clearance, which it does beautifully.
Torque arms were realigned and are made as one piece with the winch tub end caps. Stronger, less welding and weight reduction.
All bumpers are now fully TIG welded which gives a much nicer finish and less cleanup over flux core welding.
Winch mounting holes were moved rearwards 1/2″ for better clearance up front for some winches.
Bumper cover support tabs were added to provide better adjustability, fit and finish.
All of this with no increase in pricing! Retail is still $499.
Here’s an example of how much this setup will weigh:
Winch mount bumper: 52.50 lbs Viper Elite winch with no rope: 51.40 lbs 85′ x 3/8″ AmSteel rope: 3.6 lbs Aluminum hawse: 1.5 lbs Coating and fasteners: 1 lb Total weight: 110 lbs
With the recent addition of more drain holes and light tabs designed to work with 2″ LED lights I feel this bumper has evolved in to a very nice solution.
I have also been working with UPS to negotiate reduced shipping costs and take advantage of the lighter weight. Every penny counts.
I appreciate everyone’s business over the past two years and look forward to many more years of providing these types of products to the FJ owners.
We have some new products in the works for FJ owners so be sure to visit us at www.usoffroad.us for updates.
From the Netherlands comes Van Beest shackles. Van Beest manufactures high quality, high tensile shackles in its production facility in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. It is a genuine, made in Holland product. They brand these products as Green Pin®. Van Beest Green Pin® shackles can be identified by the green colored pin and the marking on the shackle body and pin. Green Pin® and the color green applied to the pin are both registered trade marks of Van Beest.
U.S. Off Road is now a dealer for Master Pull. As a manufacturer of some of the highest quality recovery gear available today, Master Pull is a great fit for U.S. Off Road customers. Their line includes synthetic winch lines, extensions and recovery ropes along with other hardware and accessories.