I'm installing an ARB bumper and a winch. Can I put the winch on after I install the bumper, or both at the same time?

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OK, I'm putting on an ARB bumper, but I don't have the winch yet. Can I install the bumper now and add the winch later without having to take it all off again to install the winch, or do I have to put the winch on the bumper and then put it on? Thanks.
 

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You can install the bumper first then install the winch second. There is plenty of room between the bumper and grill. This is how I did it with my Warn M12000 and that’s the biggest winch that fits. Just lift it up and into the bumper. I did it alone, but I recommend having someone ready to start the bolts once into position.

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My ARB frame mounts were not the correct width. Had to use a 4x4 piece of lumber as a spacer with the stock bottle jack to force them apart and get it mounted. Previous owner of the bumper suggested this and I found a few other people on the forums reporting similar issues. I would hate to deal with that problem with a winch mounted in the bumper too.
 

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