Toyota FJ Cruiser Winch Mount Bumper - 2007-2014
Don't want to add a full replacement bumper to your FJ 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, classic FJ looks and your MPG with the installation of this winch mount within and behind the stock bumper cover.
Be sure to check out the Related Products tab above and our Combination Packages which include a winch mount, recovery winch, shackles and more all with FREE Ground shipping!
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.
PLEASE READ THE FAQ AT THE TAB ABOVE AND THE ARTICLES BELOW. INSTALL DOCS ARE LOCATED IN THE DOCUMENTATION TAB ABOVE.
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 offer combination kits with discounts?
Why yes we do! Look for them in the category of your vehicle below this product listing. These money and time saving kits come with a winch mount, winch and shackles with options for lights and thimbles. They ship free to the lower 48 states via FedEx Ground.
- 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, Middle East, well, pretty much every continent, including Antarctica!. It can be expensive as we are shipping a 60+ lb chunk of steel but we are able to ship this in custom made double wall boxes which makes shipping much less expensive than other bumpers.
However, we DO have the ability to obtain special pricing from FedEx on a case by case basis. For example, we have shipped to the Middle East for as little as $200-250, Australia for $275-325.
- How much does it cost to ship domestically?
We ship via FedEx Ground here in the 48 states. Add the product to your cart then go to your cart, there you will be given an opportunity to receive a shipping quote based on your address. Typical costs are $30-40 in the central part of the country and $45-60 to each coast. Please visit our shipping page for more information.
- What winches fit this mount?
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. Tacomas typically have more room laterally and vertically. 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)...but this is VERY rare!
We suggest a winch with a relocatable solenoid box 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.
Most winch manufacturers have gone to a smaller control box and/or have made it where you can mount over the winch spool or over the motor (passenger) side of the winch, so typically not a problem.
Consider our Combo Kits, they are tried and true!
- What winch rating do you suggest for this application?
That is a big question. Unless you drive an FJ40 or a CJ/TJ you better go with 9000 lbs or larger. Most of what we sell in our combo kits are 9500/10000 to 12000 lb winches. Read this article for a more in depth discussion of winch ratings and overall selection: https://www.usoffroad.us/winch-selection/
- 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 for a reasonable price.
- 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 (we suggest our optional powder coat). Figure 3 - 6 hours depending on the equipment you are installing (just the winch mount, winch, lights, etc?) your abilities and how big of a hurry you are in. You can read the install docs (Documentation Tab above) and watch our customer supplied install videos for more info: https://www.usoffroad.us/fj-cruiser-winch-bumper-installation-videos/
- Will this work with suspension and body lifts?
Our bumpers work fine with any suspension lifts but will NOT work with body lifts as our bumper needs to line up with the bodywork but attaches to the frame. A body lift moves the bodywork in relationship to the frame.