Thanks for the heads up the frame is pretty thin so I could see where that might become a problem. I guess the plan of not needing winch is not the best option huh? JakeYou are going to want to plate over the factory "crumple" zone just ahead of your factory strut tower. It will fatigue and start cracking with any heavy use/winching. We've just fixed this permanently on a kick that was done the same way (factory coil mounts). It had been repaired so many times over the last 7 years we basically cut it off just after the tower on the outside and just behind on the inside (made a diagonal in two planes for strength) and re tubed it. IF you plate it over from the beginning it might hold up better. This one wasn't until the cracks started showing up. Just a little heads up since you are putting so much work into this.