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WK2 HIDDEN WINCH MOUNT

by: Chief Products

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Chief Products WK2 Hidden Winch Mount provides a high-strength place to mount your winch without ruining your Jeep's good looks. We've engineered a winch mounting system that can remain completely hidden while still being 100% compatible with all of your Jeep's safety systems (air bags, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and parking sensor systems). It delivers numerous industry leading features - including an engineer certified 10,000lb max rating, E-Coat Corrosion Protection and a very low 12.85kg install weight. By positioning the winch between the chassis structure (lower than our competitors) we're able to provide significantly improved cooling, better off-axis strength, as well as more space for larger winches. Best of all, we spent (12) months performing rigorous real world testing to ensure you can rely on our winch mounting system when you need it most.

  • Chief Products WK2 Hidden Winch Mount provides a high-strength place to mount your winch without ruining your Jeep's good looks. We've engineered a winch mounting system that can remain completely hidden while still being 100% compatible with all of your Jeep's safety systems (air bags, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and parking sensor systems). It delivers numerous industry leading features - including an engineer certified 10,000lb max rating, E-Coat Corrosion Protection and a very low 12.85kg install weight. By positioning the winch between the chassis structure (lower than our competitors) we're able to provide significantly improved cooling, better off-axis strength, as well as more space for larger winches. Best of all, we spent (12) months performing rigorous real world testing to ensure you can rely on our winch mounting system when you need it most.

    FEATURES
    HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL (High Strength To Weight Ratio)
    DURABLE POWDER COAT FINISH (Advanced Polyester Thermosetting Powder)
    E-COAT (Industry Leading Corrosion Protection)
    Drainage Slots
    EASY INSTALLATION (Difficulty = 4/10)
    SPECIFICATIONS
    10,000lbs WORKING LOAD LIMIT [Engineer Certified]
    12.85kg INSTALLED WEIGHT (approximate without winch)
    Same As Stock APPROACH ANGLE (lower front fascia installed)
    INCLUDES
    2011-2015
    1 Winch Cradle (2011-2015)
    2 WK2 Chassis Mounts (Front)
    2 Bonnet Supports
    2 Chassis Support Brackets
    2 Chassis Mounting Plates
    6 M12 x 35mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    6 M10 x 40mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M8 x 25mm (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M6 x 25mm (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    6 M12 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    6 M10 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M8 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M6 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M8 x 32mm Washers (Zinc Plated)
    2 M10 (CL10) Hex Nuts (Zinc Plated)
    4 XMas Tree Fasteners (Black Plastic)
    1 4g pouch Anti-Seize
    1 Installation Instructions
    2016+
    1 Winch Cradle (2016+)
    2 WK2 Chassis Mounts (Front)
    2 Bonnet Supports
    2 Chassis Support Brackets
    2 Chassis Mounting Plates
    6 M12 x 35mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    6 M10 x 40mm High Tensile (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M8 x 25mm (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    2 M6 x 25mm (10.9) Bolts (Zinc Plated)
    6 M12 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    6 M10 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M8 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M6 Wedge-Lock Extended Washers (Zinc Flake Coating)
    2 M8 x 32mm Washers (Zinc Plated)
    2 M10 (CL10) Hex Nuts (Zinc Plated)
    4 XMas Tree Fasteners (Black Plastic)
    1 4g pouch Anti-Seize
    1 Installation Instructions
    OPTIONS
    2011-2015
    All WK2s 2011 to 2015 (with hydraulic steering).
    2016+
    All WK2s 2016+ (with electric steering).
  • High-Strength
    We've engineered our hidden winch system from the ground-up to evenly distribute recovery forces to the chassis of the WK2. This unique approach is especially important during high load pulls and off-axis recoveries that can easily twist (and sometimes even tear) the monocoque chassis of the WK2. Unlike our competitors, we mount to the chassis in multiple locations and strategically use high-strength steels to ensure recovery forces are evenly distributed and don't overload the chassis mounting points. Through FEA computer modelling and (12) months of real world testing we've delivered a high-strength winch mounting system that you can rely on when you need it most.

    Maintain OEM Appearance
    The WK2 Hidden Winch Mount can be installed behind your bumper and lower front fascia, maintaining the great looks of your Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then if needed you can still easily remove the lower front fascia when heading off-road.

    Low Installed Weight
    Only 12.85kg when fully installed. This is extremely light when compared to a Bull Bar which often weighs 40kgs (alloy) - 90kgs (steel).

    Better Cooling
    By positioning our winch cradle lower than our competitors, we're able to achieve significantly better air flow to the radiator, which delivers much better cooling in hot weather. This is especially important if you're towing or have additional items (off-road lights, etc.) restricting airflow to the radiator core.

    Lower Winch Position
    Our lower winch position provides numerous benefits. In addition to providing significantly better cooling, it also enables installation of taller winches, doesn’t interfere with number plate mounting and positions the winch directly between the frame rails for maximum strength.

    Maximum Approach Angle
    Since our design doesn't extend past the front of your WK2, the maximum approach angle is retained.

    Compatible With Adaptive Cruise Control
    Through careful engineering & testing we've delivered a hidden winch mounting system that is compatible with the adaptive cruise control system on all WK2 models.

    Compatible With Parking Sensors
    Through careful engineering & testing we've delivered a winch mount that is compatible with parking sensors on all WK2 models.

    Compatible With Our Entire Product Line
    Already own our WK2 Lower Front Guard, WK2 Sump Protection Plate, WK2 Recovery Hooks, WK2 Recovery Points or WK2 Nudge Bar? We’ve designed the WK2 Hidden Winch Mount to integrate easily with all of our products.

    Compatible With Excellent Front Recovery Options
    Can be installed with OEM Tow Hooks or Chief Products WK2 Recovery Points & WK2 Recovery Hooks (engineer rated to 4,500kg).

    Industry Leading Corrosion Protection
    We utilise E-Coat (Electrophoretic Coating) to provide the very highest corrosion protection available for steel automotive parts. Deposited from a water-based solution using a high voltage DC charge, the process coats all wet surfaces with an extremely tough and highly corrosion resistant finish that is unlike any other process. On top of that industry-leading electrophoretic coating we apply 80µm of extremely durable powder coat (advanced polyester thermosetting powder). Finally, whenever possible we build our products with highly corrosion resistant materials and fasteners (stainless steel, aluminium alloys, etc.) to provide enduring protection against corrosion when a coating is scratched or damaged off-road.

    Real World Testing
    There aren’t many off-road companies who own a WK2 as their daily driver, or regularly take it all over Australia in search of off-road adventures. In our opinion, that extra testing and passionate attention to performance leads to superior products.

    Top Quality Finishing Touches
    We include all the details that matter. High tensile zinc plated bolts for maximum strength and corrosion resistance. Wedge-Lock washers to create bolted joints that are extremely resistant to loosening. Anti-Seize for bolted joints that are resistant to seizing. A Chief Products Shop Rag for all the dirty jobs around the garage. All packaged with extreme care to arrive safely and looking great.
  • Bolts into existing mounting points in the frame, no drilling or cutting required. Installation of lower front fascia requires cutting a hole for the winch fairlead.
    WK2 Hidden Winch Mount fits the following vehicles:
    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions
    2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee - All Models & Limited Editions

    * Fits USA & Export models.
    ** Fitment on Summit & High Altitude (including all models with same lower front fascia) requires permanent removal of the lower front fascia.
    *** Fitment on SRT requires cutting-modification of the lower front fascia, as well as relocation of the power steering cooler (no bracketry is provided for power steering cooler relocation).
    Fitment unconfirmed on the following vehicles:
    2018-2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Trackhawk
    Fitment confirmed with the following products:
    Warn Zeon 10-S Platinum
    Smittybilt Gen2 X20 Comp (10,000lb)
    ** OEM Tow Hooks (part# 82212095)

    * Fitment with Australian versions of the WK2 Lower Front Guard (purchased before March 2017), requires (2) metal tabs be cut-removed from the centre section of the WK2 Lower Front Guard. This modification is not required for USA model WK2 Lower Front Guards or any WK2 Lower Front Guards purchased after March 2017.

    ** You can install OEM Tow Hooks OR the WK2 Lower Front Guard with the WK2 Hidden Winch Mount. You cannot install OEM Tow Hooks AND the WK2 Lower Front Guard with the WK2 Hidden Winch Mount. For more information read our Support Article, (here).
    Does NOT fit with the following products:
    Jeep Australia Tow Hook (part# CH8220WKRH or AUSWK14HOOK)
    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS


5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
5 reviews
  • RP
    Ryan P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Great Hidden Winch Mount

    I installed this mount on my 2015 WK2, and it fits great. I ended up using a Warn EVO 10-S, which fits in the mount no problem, but the clutch handle doesn't quite line up with the pre-drilled clutch access hole (if you clock your winch). I simply cut a groove into the clutch handle (with a Dremel) and it turns back and forth with no issues.

    Have had to use the winch a few times already and the bolts and cradle are all super stable.

    Great product!

  • DF
    Daniel F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 years ago
    2018 Trailhawk Ecodiesel

    What an amazing piece of craftsmanship and engineering. I didn't have to modify a mount, drill a hole, bend a tab. This system is absolutely the thing. I installed this with my 15 year old son in 1 day (at my transmission shop, so lots of tools available there). It was challenging more for the final "pretty" stuff than the mount of the actual piece. The step by step directions walk you through the process and are pretty clear and concise.

    The build quality is great and the finish is terrific. I used the Warn Xeon 10K winch for the remote capabilities, as there is no reaching in and grabbing this thing. I have the Smittybilt thimble hanging out the front and if I had to do it all over again, I would.

    This is a GREAT system.

  • GL
    GREG L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 years ago
    WK2 HIDDEN WINCH

    INSTALLED ON MY 2013 WK2 TRAILHAWK .......FITMENT WAS PERFECT AND HIGH QUALITY WORKMANSHIP. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A WINCH ON YOUR WK2 I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHIEF PRODUCT SET UP...YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!

  • EB
    Edward B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 years ago
    Excellent products

    I purchased the Hidden Hitch, sump protection, tow hooks, and transmission protection. Products are excellent. They are well manufactured, high quality and fit is perfect. A lot of thought went into producing these parts. These are top of the line products and worth the price. Items were well packed and shipment was excellent and timely. I would recommend Chief products over all others. Customer service was very helpful when making the decisions on what I needed.

  • KB
    Karsten B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 years ago
    Hidden Winch Mount on 2012 WK2

    In my opinion best you get for your money. increases the handling , prevents torsion in the vehicle front - more stability .

    fits perfectly, you only have to replace the original parts. if you do together with lower front guard and recovery hooks, it´s better to make a workflow. i didn´t and made a few steps twice. 5 stars for quality , support, and price from Germany.

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