Originally Posted by HikerMichael
For the dropped winch version of the bumper, you do need to relocate the vacuum pump. It's a $29 part and took maybe 5 minutes - just clocks it 90 degrees so it's out of the way. If you order the one with the flat top (no drop for the winch) I don't think you need to do that. I liked the dropped winch plate.
I did not cut off the piece yet - haven't actually gotten around to buying the winch to test fit and didn't want to cut if unnecessary. My understanding is that I can probably fit a standard 9,000lb winch without cutting, but if you go Warn Powerplant type you definitely need to cut. I'll follow up when I get around to that part!
I went with aluminum for the weight. I don't want any more rake - $300 was worth not having an extra 100lbs on the front of the JK. Glad I did, but probably fine with steel too.
I connected with Jason at RockHard - great guy that answered a few questions I had. If you order direct from them, free shipping. Comes fed ex freight on a pallet - save some coin and reach out to him and order direct. I can get his contact and post for you if you want.
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Thanks for the info. Yes if you can get me Jason contact info that would be great. I am worried that with all the weight on the front end, I would start to get some sagging and would need to upgrade the springs or add a lift kit.
What do you plan on using for a braking system and lights? I added the Mopar harness, I have not tested it yet. I do not have a MH yet, got the toad first as I look for a MH.