Deffinatly worth the cheap price. I used it on a YJ so no sway bar issues. Even on the YJ there was a lot of drilling and cutting. Damn thing isnt ment for a jeep or a standard winch. But with about 30-60 min of work it will fit anything.
Not the best pic but right after install
almost final product.
Edit.... TJ sway bar wil ltake a bit more work. Bolt pattern fits standard winches but flare lead holes are off (ment to fit HF flarelead)
I have one of those universal winch plates sitting in my garage. I understand that this plate will fit the YJ and CJs with modifications. However, I am not sure it will fit a TJ even with lots of modifications. The TJ plate is totally different (see pic below).
A few years ago, I ordered a TJ winch plate thru Harbor Freight (not in stores), it fit like a glove. Unfortunately, you can no longer find it listed on HF Web site so I doubt it is an option.
**EDIT** The winch plate shown below was item number 3444, HF Web site list item as unavailble or discntinued.
I have that same plate. My plan has been to install the Currie Anti-Rock sway bar kit. That will eliminate the factory bar and then I will modify the universal plate to fit----move it back as far as possible, shorten it, drill the holes I need (I plan to mount it using both the top factory bumper bolts and the factory sway bar bolts - 8 bolts on total), fill the holes I don't need, maybe add a couple of safety chain mounts for flat towing, and then paint it to match the bumper I made. Should be fun.
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