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 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 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.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?