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Mounting M8000 to stock 2018 JK Rubicon Recon

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aobannon:
I'm trying to figure out what sort of mounting adapters/kits, if any, are required to install a Warn M8000s winch to the front of a stock JK Rubicon Recon.  There are two removable plates on the stock bumper, one on top and one on the front, but it's unclear if I need to acquire any additional parts for the install.  Anyone with experience on this one or recs on where I can look to figure it out?

z4iken:
You need to buy a winch mounting plate for it. It's the same bumper (as far as I'm aware) as on the 10th Anniversary (X) and the Hard Rock, so these should do.

https://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-Winch-Accessories/Patriot-Series-Winch-Mount-Plate.aspx?t_c=18&t_s=126&t_pt=3440&t_pn=RFPRH-5017&gp=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&scid=scplpRFPRH-5017386228&sc_intid=RFPRH-5017386228&gclid=CjwKCAiAjuPRBRBxEiwAeQ2QPjqwmn8sh8A8d9NJhUF1hasrL2OcknxQapT_vbfR-1P1TjUeFIjtqRoC8akQAvD_BwE

https://www.quadratec.com/p/maximus-3/winch-mount-kit-13-17-jeep-wrangler-jk-mopar-10th-anniversary-rubicon-hard-rock-edition?gclid=CjwKCAiAjuPRBRBxEiwAeQ2QPhXJxLKViDMlNphKEyLgR0hbirXPDp321o2PUSZyosF4dDUxxG0yMRoCSlMQAvD_BwE

Also, most people would recommend a 9.5k+ rated winch for a 4 door (I'll wait to see if the guys who wheel more than me disagree)

highlandercj-7:
The 8k will work but it will be slow.

zuke:
If you're going to use an 8k on a JKU, you should also carry a 'Snatch Block', D-ring, and Tree Saver.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_8008.htm

https://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_200X_PG.htm

https://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_511.htm

Allowing you to run the winch line to an anchor and then back to the jeep. That will lower the stress on the winch a lot, though it will make the pulls even slower..

aobannon:
Many thanks for the feedback. 

Mounting - Any of the suggested mounting plates better than others?  Also, are there shops in NOVA that carry them?  I don't mind paying a few more bucks at a store vs. internet as I'm looking to ensure I get all required parts by Friday.

Other Items - We already have a few D-Rings and are planning to grab a snatch block.

Winch Performance - If our offroading experiences evolve into situations where the speed of the winch becomes a real issue, we'll likely just upgrade at that point.

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