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SEPT 22: We are currently out of our FJ Winch Mounts....yes, again. We already have another batch in production but are a few weeks out. Feel free to make the purchase and yours will ship in the order it is received once they roll off of the welding tables. The last 25 sold before the production run was completed so keep that in mind.
FJ Winch Mount Bumper - Viper 12K Elite Recovery Winch - Van Beest Shackle Combination for all Toyota FJ Cruisers.
Everything you need to install a winch, one of our bumpers and two shackles on your FJ all at a discounted price.
FREE shipping via FedEx Ground to the lower 48 states on all winch bumper combo packages! Please read this if you reside outside of the USA.
What is included? (Visit the Related Products tab for links to specific product information and install docs)
1. Our popular FJ Cruiser Winch Mount bumper.
2. Viper Max 12,000 lb Elite Recovery Winch with black synthetic rope.
3. Van Beest 3/4" shackles x 2. (They come silver with green pins but you can choose to have them powder coated to match your bumper above)
If you want to add lights look at the Related Products tab and purchase a couple of the Sirius 2" lights.
We offer powder coating in black and silver in a very durable textured powder coat and can do custom colors for an additional fee. Please keep in mind that even though we go to great lengths to protect the coating we are not responsible for shipping damage to any coatings. Expect a 5-7 business day delay in shipping if you want your bumper coated. Read this article for more information.
Note: Main photo above is shown with Sirius lights that are optional. Factor55 thimble not available.
PLEASE READ THE FAQ AT THE TAB ABOVE AND THE ARTICLES BELOW. INSTALL DOCS ARE LOCATED IN THE DOCUMENTATION TAB ABOVE.
Winch mount bumper: 55.50 lbs
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Does the winch mount come with winch, fairlead or shackles?
No it does not. Bare steel winch mount only. It does include the 2 12mm bolts and washers you will need though.
- Do you ship outside of the United States? If so, how much is shipping?
Yes, we ship Internationally and have done so to Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Russia and the Middle East. It can be expensive as we are shipping a 60lb chunk of steel. Please use our contact form to send us your full shipping information for a quote. Please visit our shipping page for more information.
- How much does it cost to ship domestically?
We ship via UPS Ground here in the 48 states. Add the mount to your cart then go to your cart, there you will be given an opportunity to receive a shipping quote based on your address. Please visit our shipping page for more information.
- Will other winches besides the Viper Max fit this mount?
Yes. Just about any winch will work. Read this technical article in our blog for a more in depth answer. The mount uses a standard 10" x 4.5" bolt pattern so any winch will fit and there is plenty of room in the mount itself. The issue is the bracing behind the FJ grille and the A/C line on 2010 and up models. Because of this something with an integrated solenoid/control box (that is located in the center above the spool) might not clear the bracing without removing some of the brace material and/or relocating the A/C line on 2010 and up models (this typically requires an A/C shop). We suggest the Viper Max or a winch of your choice that shares the same basic design with a remote solenoid/control box, this way you can locate the box wherever you want it (see install docs).
For comparison, a Viper Max is about 6" tall from the base to the rails above the cable. The solenoid box is about 3" tall and brackets add about another 1". A Viper Max fully assembled with the solenoid box on top would be about 10" tall. Too tall to clear the bracing, at least on 2010+ models. The Viper Max, or a style similar, is the best solution as you can remote mount the solenoid AND the winch comes with enough wire to reach the battery direct.
- What size winch will fit the mount?
As stated above, the mount is drilled for a standard 10 x 4.5" winch bolt pattern. FJ clearance issues are discussed above as well but as far as internal dimensions of the winch 'tub' they are as follows: 33.5" W (left to right) x 8" D (front to rear) x 2 3/4" T (depth of tub vertically). Just about any winch that we know of will fit in the mount.
- Does the front end need to be lifted after installing this mount and a winch?
Short answer is maybe. Typically you will see a 3/8" to 1/2" drop by adding the mount (57lbs) and a winch (75-90lbs). This is still a much lighter alternative to a full bumper replacement (75-150lbs without a winch!). In our testing we noticed no difference in how the FJ drove after installation on a stock vehicle. Having said that, because the FJ comes from the factory with some rake (front lower than rear) it wouldn't hurt to lift it a bit to level things out. Read this article about using the Bilstein adjustable shocks to achieve a more level stance and much better ride vs stock.
- How hard is it to install?
Not really hard at all. It takes more time to prep and paint/coat the mount than it does to install. Figure 2-4 hours depending on your abilities and how big of a hurry you are in. You can read theinstall docs and this forum post during development of the mount for more information including solenoid box mounting options.