Adding a winch?

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Anyone considering adding a winch their Bronco Raptor?
 
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I plan to but not like that - want to try and integrate it under the bumper
This is the best integrated Bronco wench I can find.
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Here's another aftermarket Bronco bumper that has a wench, but it's not as integrated as the one above.
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Bumping this thread...has anyone here learned anything more about possible winch options? I'm still assuming that a bumper replacement is necessary, but are all the other Bronco-related concerns for the other trims in play (namely regarding the intercooler, camera, Active Cruise Control sensors, etc)?
 

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I saw this race modified Bronco at EJS. The winch is very low profile. The other issue with the stock arrangement is relocating the pre collision assist/adaptive cruise sensor and front camera. The last pic is of a Bronco with a bumper/winch that doesn’t block the sensor with relocated cam. I’m not sure who makes the bumper.

Then there’s the ICON Bronco which probably blocks the camera view and doesn’t allow use of the ACC/collision assist sensor.
 

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I saw this race modified Bronco at EJS. The winch is very low profile. The other issue with the stock arrangement is relocating the pre collision assist/adaptive cruise sensor and front camera. The last pic is of a Bronco with a bumper/winch that doesn’t block the sensor with relocated cam. I’m not sure who makes the bumper.

Then there’s the ICON Bronco which probably blocks the camera view and doesn’t allow use of the ACC/collision assist sensor.
For that last photo, I can kinda make out the 4WP logo, though that bumper doesn’t seem to exactly match any of their current offerings for the Bronco. Maybe a prototype. The camera relo bracket looks a lot like ARB’s.
 

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Def getting a winch and bumper. I like subtle but my primary concern is having the least ammount of bumper material in front of the tires. So far, the Rock Fighter looks to suit me best. Winch bumpers these days sure do have a proud price.
 

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Yeah, it would be great to tuck in a winch in to the OEM. I kind of wish I hadn't ordered the LUX with all the gadgets. Many of the winch bumper options obstruct the view of the front trail cam or require relocating of the sensors.
 

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Yeah, it would be great to tuck in a winch in to the OEM. I kind of wish I hadn't ordered the LUX with all the gadgets. Many of the winch bumper options obstruct the view of the front trail cam or require relocating of the sensors.
Still solutions available. Avoiding LUX is a base Bronco tactic. Stay the course Rob!
 

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Would it be possible to have a removable winch?? Something mounted to a platform that you hang on your recovery hooks when you need it, store inside or in the garage when you don't?? That way the sensors all work we don't add extra weight to the front don't mess with approach angle. It might be heavy but I wonder if it could be done (esp with synthetic line it would be lighter.
 

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Would it be possible to have a removable winch?? Something mounted to a platform that you hang on your recovery hooks when you need it, store inside or in the garage when you don't?? That way the sensors all work we don't add extra weight to the front don't mess with approach angle. It might be heavy but I wonder if it could be done (esp with synthetic line it would be lighter.
Possible maybe. I had one on a Samurai for a short time. It sticks about 2 feet out from the bumper. It killed my approach angle so bad that I couldn't even get the samurai into spots that required a winch. Personally I wouldn’t consider it an option, not even in the “it’s better than nothing” category
 

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I'm talking about one that you would pull out of your vehicle when and if you need it, similar to how people use an air compressor, its either mounted on the vehicle (which right now our options are limited), or you pull it out when you need it and hang it on the hooks, connect it to the battery, and start pulling, then remove and put back inside.
 

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I'm talking about one that you would pull out of your vehicle when and if you need it, similar to how people use an air compressor, its either mounted on the vehicle (which right now our options are limited), or you pull it out when you need it and hang it on the hooks, connect it to the battery, and start pulling, then remove and put back inside.
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I was thinking this
 

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Anyone considering adding a winch their Bronco Raptor?

Yup. See my mods list.

No impact to ACC sensor. No impact to modular bumper. Moved camera and inner two bumper sensors. Modified plastic trim to accommodate winch mount.
 
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