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Building off of our extensively proven 15-18 Rebel Kit, we’re stoked to introduce the absolute best in hidden winch mount systems for your 2013-2018 RAM 1500. Our bracket kit integrates seamlessly behind your factory bumper enabling you to confidently take your 1500 further than Mopar ever dreamed.
WHAT WINCH WORKS BEST
We often get asked what winch works best. While our mount has the standard 10" x 4.5" bolt pattern , to have the best winching experience, we highly recommend the WARN VR EVO 12-s or WARN ZEON 12-s Platinum. A close second that we also tested on this mount is the Smittybilt X20 12k (98512)
CLUTCH RELOCATION KIT
Accessing the clutch handle on your hidden Smittybilt or Warn Winch has never been easier thanks to our Clutch Relocation Kit. This kit repositions the Winch Clutch Handle to the front of your bumper giving you rapid and safe access to the engage or disengage the clutch free-spool.
CONTROL BOX RELOCATION KIT
Another NEW option is our Control Box Relocation Kit. This kit relocates your Winch Control Box to your engine bay. This has multiple advantages. Firstly - this makes plugging in your winch controller very easy and safe. Simply pop your hood and plug it in. Secondly - the control box is the least waterproof and most likely part to cause your winch to fail. Moving it to the top of the engine bay keeps the contactors and electrical connections away from submersion in water, mud, and road grime. The kit contains a bolt on mount specific to your Warn or Smittybilt Winch, as well as proper cables that are color coded the same as factory for painless installation.
OH THAT'S NEAT EH
Our Integrated Winch Mount includes our Hook Anchor attachment. No longer worry about rattles and scratching the paint on your bumper by letting your winch hook dangle and flap around at the fairlead. Simply slid the hook over the Anchor, and tension the line. Securely mounted, and easily accessed.
FLIP UP LICENSE PLATE KIT
Your state or province requires a front license plate to stay legal? No problem! Add our Flip Up License Plate Kit! It bolts into the factory holes in your bumper and flips your license plate up and out of the way when you need to use your winch. This option should only be purchased if your vehicle is not equipped with parking sensors. If you do have parking sensors and wish to purchase this option, your parking sensors will need to be disabled.
TOW HOOK KIT
Our Mount ties into the factory tow hooks for added strength. No Factory tow hooks on your truck? Make sure you add our Tow hook Kit which includes the brackets and hardware you need. Only required on trucks without factory tow hooks.
Fitment: This Kit Fits all 2013 - 2018 RAM 1500 Trucks with the Steel Front Bumper. This came on all models and trim packages except the Sport, and Express models, which come equipped with a 1 piece plastic bumper. This kit is compatible with the 3.6L V6, 5.7L HEMI V8 and a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engines! The Mount has been designed to bolt directly onto the frame with no welding required. Cutting a hole in the bumper is required to make room for the fairlead. Straight forward Traceable Templates are provided in the kit.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Our business is located on the west coast of Canada and we only charge taxes to Canadian customers. We do not cover import charges for international customers and additional charges will apply (duty tax, etc.) during import to your country.
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Clutch extension does not work well - has a pretty tight bend over the fairlead bracket to make it down into the template hole (fairlead bracket needs to be smaller/notch cut out of it). Due to how difficult it is to turn, I'm concerned it will not be reliable.
IF YOU HAVE TOW HOOKS, there are 2x tow hook bolts that are welded to a flat plate holding the front of each hook. Install them on the assembled winch mount before putting the mount on the truck. Otherwise you WILL be taking the whole assembly back off.
Lift up license plate kit did not come with protective backing. Also no mounting hardware - I think it expected to use the manufacturers hardware, but that simply does not work - they are not compatible. (Manufacturer used plastic expanding pieces and screws to hold the plate mount in place, not bolts)
Similarly, had to find some spare bolts to mount the template, as (again) stock license plate hardware did not work.
Minor manufacturing issues - had to grind out bolt holes on the mounting plate as there was a taper to the walls which were to narrow to pass the bolts through.
That said, it looks great and seems to work well.
WHAT A GREAT PRODUCT.WORKS GREAT CUSTOMER IS VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT.WE DID THE FULL HIDDEN WHICH ON THE DODGE.DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.THIS IS SUCH A GREAT SET UP.
I could not be happier with my new winch mount. I am not a competent mechanic and yet I was able to assemble and install everything without any serious difficulty at all. The instructions are adequate and the YouTube videos are extremely helpful. More importantly the design makes it convenient and safe to use the winch even though it is pretty well hidden. Finally the people at vice are extremely helpful. I recommend these products without hesitation or qualification and I can tell you that I intend to put a vice winch mount on all my future trucks
Custom options for RAM 1500 (2013-2018) Hidden Winch Mount
Took 5 weeks from order to arrival. Winch needed to be disassembled and rotated to the proper orientation (did not see that anywhere in the instructions). Kit was missing bolts for the line bar plate flip kit as well as the rubber backing to protect the bumper. Winch control box relocation kit did not fit and required modifications (2017 Ecodiesel) due to the windshield wiper fluid filler neck. Clutch relocation kit just doesn’t feel right. It has 2 90degree kinks in the cable...could probably use a better design.