You asked for it - we delivered! There is no better way to mount a winch on your RAM 2500 or 3500 Truck!
This 100% bolt-on kit installs a winch perfectly behind your factory bumper. Compatible with all trucks equipped with the 5.7 or 6.4 liter HEMI engine. This kit comes with all the Heavy Duty Steel Bracketry, and hardware to mount a winch with pulling capacities up to 12,000 lbs.
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).
MULTIPLE LIGHTING OPTIONS
Its one thing to be stuck, but its worse if you can't see! That's why we offer multiple Lighting Kit options that will illuminate your way or work area. These include brackets that bolt on to our hidden winch mount, and include a sealed wiring harness.
1. DOT/SAE kit - Road Legal, IP68 waterproof rating, and 1700 lumens ( 3400 lumens total) and 8° Spot Driving Beam
2. INFINITY HD kit - Off-road Rated, IP69k waterproof rating, 2720 Lumens ( 5440 lumens total) and 8° Spot Beam
3. INFINITY HD AMBER kit - Amber Polycarbonate Lens, Off-road Rated, IP69k waterproof rating, 2720 Lumens ( 5440 lumens total) and 8° Spot Beam
CONTROL BOX RELOCATION KIT
Want the upmost reliability? Of course you do, that's why you're shopping at VICE. Don't forget to add the Control Box Relocation Kit This kit we build moves the brain box of the winch into the engine bay of your truck. 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. Along with all the pre-made wires, we supply a mount that bolts directly into your engine bay - no drilling any holes.
OH THATS NEAT EH
Another neat component included in the winch mount kit is the Hook Anchor. 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.
This mounting kit fits all RAM 2500 and 3500 trucks that have the 5.7 or 6.4 HEMI Gas Motors. This kit DOES NOT FIT Trucks with the 6.7 Cummins Diesel Engines due the packaging of its intercooler etc. This kit is compatible with front parking sensors and license plates.
Installation is straight forward - See for yourself in the comprehensive installation video below!
Please allow 2 weeks for us to prepare and ship your order.
The winch plate looked very well made and has held up to some substantial abuse since install. However during the installation of the winch plate we found some issues. The first being the supplied bolts to reattach the tow hooks were no where near long enough. I could barely engage 2 threads into the supplied nuts and neve had full thread engagement when installed. We had to take an hour break to run to a parts store to acquire bolts long enough to complete the job. The Video was misleading in this step as the bolts used were obviously not stock and a good 30mm longer than what was supplied. Then we had to make modifications to the control box relocation bracket and the top splash guard under the hood. The lack of any written instructions meant we had to reference the video multiple times during the install, which added time to the installation. . After installation was complete I used the tow hook holder and when the winch synched down even a small amount it deformed the bracket to where it is almost not usable. Overall I am pleased with the performance of the unit but I wish a little more attention to detail was taken with some of the lesser elements of the unit.
Everything was very easy to install me and my son had a blast putting together and well worth the money. It looks awesome and works great