If I were you I'd take all the risk and worry out of it and buy a winch mount for your hitch receiver, then only mount it when you need it. Sounds like a hell of a hassle for a winch that MIGHT fit that MIGHT tear your bumper off that you MIGHT not even use.
2005 F-150 Lariat [Current]
I survived the 5.4L spark plug change and didn't break any!
Gibson stainless performance headers. Flowmaster 44 dual-out muffler.
SCT X4 with 93 octane performance tune.
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