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Smittybilt Winch Plate (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features & Details

    • Winch Plate
    • 1/4 Inch Steel
    • Black Powder Coat Finish
    • Supports Up to a 10, 000 Pound Winch
    • 10 Inches by 10 Inches by 39 Inches, 21 Pounds
    • Mounting Hardware Included
    • 5 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJ Models

    Specs. Smittyblit's winch plate is exactly what you need to get yourself and your Jeep out of a tough situation when you're riding off-road. This plate is designed especially for Wranglers and uses high quality 1/4 inch steel. The black powder coat finish gives this plate rust resistance and can carry a winch with 10,000 pound pulling capacity.

    Construction. Smittybilt's elevated design is ideal for oversized bumpers and eliminates roller fairlead interference. This mounting plate comes with all the mounting hardware and bolts right on. With this plate in tow, you can go off-road with total confidence. The finish is backed by a 5 year warranty for your added protection and peace of mind.

    Application. Fits 1997 - 2006 Wrangler TJ models.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 2802

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
    • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
    • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06

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        Questions & Answers (8)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        Will this work with Smittybilt 76740D bumper?

        • Hello, yes this Smittybilt Winch Plate should work with the Smittybilt SRC Rock Crawler Classic Front Bumper.

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        Would this fit the Smittybilt SRC front grille guard bumper?

        • Yes, this is the winch plate that you would want to use for that bumper.

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        Will this fit an 06 TJ and if so do you lose the stock recovery hooks?

        • This would fit on the stock 2006 TJ bumper but you would lose the stock recovery hooks.

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        Would this fit on a stock 03 tj x bumper?

        • Though some drilling may be required, this is able to be used with the factory front bumpers.

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        This product is listed as 3/8 inch steel, but Smittybilt's website lists it as 1/4 inch steel. Which is it? Thanks.

        • I apologize for the confusion! This Smittybilt Winch Plate is made from 1/4" steel.

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        3 More Questions
        Will this plate fit on a smittybilt stinger bumper? What winch will go on this plate? 1 answer
        I have a warn rock crawler bumper on a 98 TJ. Will this winch mount bolt right on? 1 answer
        Would this fit on a 94 wrangler YJ. I have the stinger front bumper and bought a winch and Harber freight winch plate is to big and doesn't fit in between the grill and back of the bumper. I see it says it fits TJs but just wondering if it will fit my YJ? Thanks 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (21) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 21 customers

          • July 18, 2019

            5 2004 Rubicon - AaronB

            Perfect fit...

            If you are looking for a winch plate for your Wrangler TJ, this is a good one. It's raised so there is no need to worry if the winch connection bolts will lie flush on your aftermarket bumper - there is plenty of clearance. And it's a perfect fit requiring no drilling. The kit includes all the hardware you need to complete your winching project.

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          • April 05, 2019

            5 1998 Wrangler - Ron

            Smittybilt winch plate

            The smittybilt winch plate bolted right up to my frame and the winch bolted right up also. The plate is a great add on if you don’t have a winch bumper.

            Helpful (0)
          • September 14, 2018

            5 1997 Wrangler - TROJAN


            worked as advertised great product very sturdy construction

            Helpful (3)
          • April 17, 2018

            5 1997 Wrangler - BrandonL

            another well built smittybuilt product

            well built product. easy to install. went ahead and purchased longer grade 8 bolts so I could use factory tow hooks. I paired it with a smittybuilt 9500 with synthetic rope and both perform flawlessly. I could care less about the finish because it is a winch plate. its built for function not for a fashion show.

            Helpful (5)
          • February 28, 2018

            5 1997 Wrangler - Warman124

            great but.....

            works well and fit perfectly but someone at the factory must dropped it because it came chipped and scratched

            Helpful (4)
          • January 13, 2018

            5 1997 Wrangler - Simon

            Great product

            When it arrived I was excited to see that it was made with good quality and thick steel construction. Everything looked great and it came with a instruction book that was detailed and easy to understand. I followed the directions and it fit perfectly, with the longer bolts and washers it came with. My winch mounted on the plate with ease and it really brings my whole rig together! Would recommend for anyone looking for a great high quality piece!

            Helpful (4)
          • September 19, 2017

            5 2006 Wrangler - NathanU

            it is what is says it is

            fit perfectly to my smittybuilt front bumper, it does its job like you need it too,

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          • August 01, 2017

            4 2006 Wrangler - StefanK

            Performs as advertised.

            Very well built winch plate, surprisingly heavy. The only down side (which is well documented) is that it's a smooth gloss finish rather than the normal smittybilt textured powder coat. Came with all the hardware needed, and worked well with my src stinger bumper on my tj

            Helpful (4)
          • May 26, 2017

            4 2005 Wrangler - Kentuck


            Personally : The Installation Instructions could have been a bit better. I didn't find the Rectangular spacers ( for my install) until I did my trial installation . Once I had figured the optional pieces that applied to the install , it is a very good and economical investment .

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          • May 03, 2017

            5 1998 Wrangler - PatrickH

            Great add on

            I had to get the smittybilt winch because I have the smitty stinger bumper on my jeep. It took all of 15 minutes to install. Directions weren't the greatest but it's all pretty intuitive. Now just have to get a winch!

            Helpful (4)
          • March 07, 2017

            5 1999 Wrangler - Julian

            Great strong Winch plate

            Easy to install. Love the way it's got a little height on it. Just heavy strong steel.

            Helpful (4)
          • December 30, 2016

            5 1997 Wrangler - tswens

            Smittybilt raised winch plate

            Straight forward and easy to mount. Might need longer bolts than the ones provided if you're mounting on an aftermarket bumper, but a very solid set up forsure.

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          • March 01, 2016

            5 2003 Wrangler - guywrittingthereview


            Bolts right up, no adjustments or modifications needed. Great powdercoating. Simple to install and came with all hardware you could possibly need. Best to install you roller lead then winch.

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          • November 20, 2015

            5 2000 - Mk1107

            Awesome Product

            Extremely well built and the welds are nicely done. Super easy to install. Looks great with the Smittybilt stinger bumper. Not too heavy either. Definitely recommend

            Helpful (4)
          • August 27, 2015

            5 2001 - PatriotTJ

            Looks great!

            Plate looks really good on my jeep and excellent quality. Just had one issue, and that was the instructions weren't all that great but other than that I'm satisfied

            Helpful (5)
          • July 27, 2015

            5 2001 - Jeepin15

            Nice product!

            Great looking plate! Good product for the money. Had an issue with washers overlapping, but an easy fix

            Helpful (4)
          • March 31, 2015

            5 2005 - Bobby05

            Bobby C

            Very happy with product. Easy install. Quick shipping

            Helpful (5)
          • March 31, 2014

            5 2005 - BobLJ2005

            Perfect Fit for Jeep TJ...

            Save some money and buy this Smittybilt. This winch plate is well made. Very beefy, quality paint (I think powdercoat), comes with spacers for the rear/third hole and hardware. My warn winch mounts up perfectly!

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          • January 03, 2014

            5 2003 - Bob

            winch plate

            Both the bumper and and plate bolted on with eaze. All the bolt holes lined up perfect with no adjustments needed. The winch mounted to the plate just as easy and again holes lined up perfectly. Yes I would recommend both !!!!

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          • November 15, 2013

            4 1997 - Nevada2003

            Heavy duty

            Fits well, looks good, avg pricing, good product. Not much to say its a winch plate

            Helpful (5)

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