The SUV boom has not slowed down in the year 2018, and there are more and more SUVs on the market, which have no off-road capability anymore, but satisfy with their two-wheel-driven concepts only big city Indians. Fortunately, there are also real off-road vehicles from the blow of a Jeep Wrangler or a Mercedes G-Class, which dig inexorably through mud and boulders.
Why do I need a winch on my off-roader?
Privately, in the forest, in the agriculture or in the trade - a winch on the SUV is almost indispensable for every off-road use. It is most convenient when the winch is attached to the SUV, pickup or SUV. When mounting a winch on your vehicle, however, a lot to consider. We'll explain how to fix a winch to your vehicle the easiest way.
What is the easiest way to mount a winch on your off-road vehicle or pickup?
The winch can be attached by means of a mounting kit or base frame such as a mounting plate and a winch bumper on the car. Depending on the vehicle type, there are model-specific models for both the attachment kit and the winch bumper, which should also be used for assembly. The winch bumper may require changes to the radiator grille. Often the bumpers have a hole through which the winch winds up and down. Please always make sure that the hole is suitable for the rope of your winch. If you prefer to attach your winch "brand self-made", then you should always pay attention to the traction of the winch. You can use your winch should not Mount on the trailer hitch, as this is usually not designed for the maximum tensile load of the winch. Since the winch sometimes has to pull heavy loads, you should be careful to attach the winch to the car with 8.8 strength screws.
What do you need to consider if you want to attach a winch to your SUV?
Always follow the assembly instructions when mounting the mounting kit or the winch bumper. Please make sure that the product is accompanied by a certificate, because that's what you need for the registration of your winch. The technical modification to the vehicle requires immediate acceptance by an official inspection body. Inquire if necessary before installation with a specialist or the TÜV itself if your winch is registrable.
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