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I can't seem to get an answer on this but there is a big black box in the way for the winch mount, I can't even get the plate in there. How is it done?
 

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QUOTE ("dieselsmith":3i6v9xc8)
I can't seem to get an answer on this but there is a big black box in the way for the winch mount, I can't even get the plate in there. How is it done?
You need to mount the winch all the way towards the front. I am currently working with AP to solve this problem with their mounts. The short answer is it looks like an 07 Rubicon winch mount is the way to go. Will know for sure next week when I get a few different plates to try.

I currently have the Xtreme winch mount made specifically for the 07 Foreman and it works perfectly since the winch is mounted all the way forward instead of under the oil cooler like traditional mounts.

Let me know if you need some pics to help you understand better.
 

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Here's a pic of how i have mine mounted , i wanted snug ...... it's snug !!
 

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MY 07 foreman winch is mounted further back. The angled plate is attached to the diagnal supports behind the shock and the front is attached to the horizontal bars. Makes the chord come out at an angle. Where did you get that mounting plate?
 

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Here's a pic of how i have mine mounted
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The special versions with the winch mount for the 07 is now on APs website. There are 2 versions, one for the older Warn 2.5, Ramsey, and most of the Chinese Knockoffs like Xtreme, Venom, Viper etc.. The other version is for the newer Warn XT/RT series.
 

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Thanks for the reply, I talked to viper and they realized they screwed up and hopefully they send the right one~!
 

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If it boults to the front bumper brace, that is thin metal on the 07s. I think it is tube on older models but mine is kind of squared off. 928GT could you post up some closeups of your setup?
 

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If it boults to the front bumper brace, that is thin metal on the 07s. I think it is tube on older models but mine is kind of squared off. 928GT could you post up some closeups of your setup?
You are correct, in 07 Honda switched to an open "C" channel instead of the round tube on previous years. Not sure why they did this but it is definitely not as strong for a traditional winch mount.

Warn had not released their updated 07 mount when I bought my Foreman. After getting tired of waiting I opted for the Xtreme winch and their 07 Foreman/Rubicon mount. As you can see from the pics they use a metal bar under the C channel. and sandwich the mount with the bar using bolts. I was never comfortable with this and added those black delrin bushings inside the C channel to help keep it from collapsing on itself. If you look closely at John's (IDigem1) photo above that particular mount used rounded U bolts (used on 06 and earlier mounts) which crushed his C channel.

If you also look closely at my photos you can see where the front upper part of the mount is already bent where I overtightened it, and on the other side there is some deflection of the C channel. I am still not completely comfortable with my setup and look forward to see the new winch plate AP is sending me this week along with the front skid plate. Hopefully it will be a better type of mount. I know for sure the AP plate will be of a stronger material than the Xtreme mounting plate so it will give me something to work with if I am not comfortable with the way they are doing it.
 

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Mine was kinda , gimme the stuff , and get'r on , but i agree with you Dave GT, i just got some 1/8" aluminum plate, i'm going to make it nice and neat appearing as well as functional/stronger (and lighter)...Also going to look @ Ap for the bash plates etc (spring time) Have to get plow mounted yet , also fabricating a lift/attachment device for a snowblower ( have an old one that runs great , chopped it up,jus motor and augers mount w/ dollies, may post once i get a few more bugs worked out !!
 

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that channel iron on the front bumper looks rediculous. I bet mud gets plugged up there too. Why did honda change this?
 

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Don't know why but I sure do appreciate all the help! Hopefully I can get mine on soon.
 

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Well, the flimsy chinese steel winch bracket is history and the new 07-08 Aluminum Products aluminum winch mount (and front skid plate) is on!!

Worked out great and is actually a nice design. I don't like the square U bolts and will work on a solution for that. BUT, the idea of having the plate under the C channels makes it stronger for winching at upward angles (which is most often). It is also "sculpted" and fits snuggly around the front tubular frame section which makes it stronger on front pulls. I also like the lowered winch height of APs design as it makes for a straighter centered shot to the fairlead.

All in all kudos to AP for a nice addition! A special thanks to Karl at AP for working with me on getting this right!
 

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do u have a link for AP I buying a new foreman ES w/power sterring tomorrow to update the o4 rubicon

www.aluminumproducts.com

You will love the Power Steering!!
 
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