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4x2 with a winch

I'm considering a Lucrum winch mount for my 4x2. Is that kind of over the top???? I'm putting 4x4 springs on and probably 5100's to handle the weight and keep it level???

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Re: 4x2 with a winch

i dont see y u cant
it shud work and level out

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Re: 4x2 with a winch

Why not? It's nice to have a winch to help recover yourself or somebody else.
The Lucrum will keep the stock appearance and with the winch you won't notice that much weight or sag up front.

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Re: 4x2 with a winch

Ya know I think that Wrig has had a winch. I would put one on mine but I need to upgrade my OME setup in the front from light to medium. I already have a bad a$$ front bumper from NCFJ so I can do a receiver mounted winch no problem.

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Re: 4x2 with a winch

Dude! Lucrum makes a great bumper, but, it's hardly over the top. over the top is ARB, Warn and All Pro. I believe you dont even need an OME to keep it level including winch, but is good to have.
Please, don't get me wrong, I did consider the Lucrum bumper for some time. the thing is that I didn't like the stock bumper. I'm sure they make a fine product.

I have an Allpro with the winch and a 3" spacer lift. when I installed it, didn't sag at all with stock springs.


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Re: 4x2 with a winch

Here is link to Nala's build up, winch pic and start of the install. Wrigman and I needed that winch to get off our property this past summer! lol!! we sank to the rear axles in soft soot like dirt! lol thank goodness we had that and our recovery gear with us! 5 trees and and hour and half later we were on solid ground! I got to drive during most of this process while wrig guided me and the winch line! It saved our butt's!! We do have neighbors bout 1/8 mile down the road but haven't met hem yet! Didn't want to meet them in that type of situation either!!LOL!!!! We (if you read on in our thread) replaced the steel cable with synthetic line to lighten up the front end and safety reasons.

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Re: 4x2 with a winch

The front will eventually sag/drop when you add the Lucrum winch mount plus the Winch.
You need to lift the front either with at least 2" spacer or the adjustable coil over to compensate the added weight.




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Re: 4x2 with a winch

If you go off road, winch on a 4x2 makes even more sense for sure.
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Re: 4x2 with a winch

use synthetic line, every pound you can save will be well worth it since it is weight that you're adding as far away from your drive wheels as it can get.

Lifting does not remove the body mount from the path the tire takes through the wheel well. Lifting does not move that path around the body mount. Lifting only sets the starting point of that path partially below the body mount giving the illusion of clearance. Only alignment and body mount chop can increase tire clearance between the body mount and tire.

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Re: 4x2 with a winch

Ok im not trying to be mean here .seriously... but why would you go off-road without 4x4? That just means your going to have little to no traction, and the only trails you should be on wont require a winch? Just seems like a waste of money but thats just my two cents...
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