We're stoked to now offer the best recovery solution for your 5th Gen (2019 - 2022) RAM 2500 or 3500 Truck!
Many of you want to have a winch equipped truck (Hey we do too!) But that leaves you with only one option with expensive dealership options - the Powerwagon. You can now build your very own off-road exploring rig from a Tradesman, Laramie, Longhorn, Limited, Big Horn etc. Simple to Luxury you can have your cake and eat it too.
This bolt-on kit installs a winch perfectly behind your factory bumper. Compatible with all trucks equipped with the 6.4 liter HEMI engine. This kit comes with all the Heavy Duty Steel Bracketry, and graded hardware to mount a winch with pulling capacity up to and including 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) that we also sell accessories for.
If you'd like to check compatibility about other winches send us a message using the contact link on our website and we'll do our best to let you know if they will work.
MULTIPLE LIGHTING OPTIONS
It's one thing to be stuck, but it's 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 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 utmost 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 slide 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 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.
All the heavy duty steel bracketry is dipped to remove any contaminants before being coated in a Zinc based primer before being top coated with a Satin Black Powdercoat Finish. All hardware provided is also Zinc coated and Graded.
Installation is straight forward - See for yourself in the comprehensive installation video below!
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Our business is located on the west coast of Canada and we only charge taxes at checkout 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.
After watching the install video I almost passed on buying the hidden winch mount, not wanting to remove the entire bumper on a brand new 2022 2500 Ram Big Horn. But, there was so much room behind the front bumper it looked like I could do the install without removing anything, and that was correct. Another reviewer did the same thing. I installed it in an afternoon by myself. Breaking free the bumper bolts wasn’t too bad. An impact wrench is a big help, and probably needed. Install one corner side of the mount, then the other and then the center plate. Bolt it all up. Change out the air dam brackets (Vice included new ones that attach around the mount). Lift in the winch and bolt to the plate. This would be much easier with two people but I managed by myself. Plenty of access points to reach all bolts. I cut the plastic grill very last once I could see the exact winch layout. It fit perfect. Pictures attached. Highly recommend.
Product arrived well packaged. Although the wrong bracket for the control box was shipped when I contacted vicedesign they corrected the problem and shipped out the proper bracket the same day. I was able to do the installation in under 3hrs by myself without having to remove the bumper. All that is left to do is install the control box bracket when it arrives.