It mounts in front of the frame off of the to bent down rear tabs. They attach to the to front upper bolts on the bumper to frame mount then goes forward from there on the top of the bumper supports which it attaches to with U bolts. The winch mounts forward in between the angle supports and the light cups. This is why I had to rotate the end of the winch motor or notch the light cup. I intend on changing the bolt holes to move the winch back which will help make the release knob easier to access also. Right now it is tucked in behind the angle bumper brace. Hope this helps.