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That sticks out way too far and is not needed.
I made the same observation and had angle of approach concerns. I do like the hdpe skid plate and exterior winch mount features though. When I use a winch, which is very rarely, it's always in snow or mud so higher and exposed is preferable for me. Still undecided.
 

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Doesn’t it only stick out that far because it’s a winch bumper? Relocates your winch in front of the radiator.
 

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I kind of like the exposed winch set up personally, that what attracted me to this setup. Also like the skid plate. Son's inlaws have a set up similar to the behind the grill on KRX on their general. They left the winch engaged (out of freespool) and it sucked in and bent some pretty expensive parts when someone, probably one of the grandkids, pushed the retract side of the dash mounted rocker switch. I brought this up to my sales guy and he's oh, just leave it in freespool mode. It works but I'd rather have the winch accessible and the spool selector not behind the front tire.

The bumper set up does limit angle of attack as it appears that approaching obstacles over a certain height would keep the front tires from engaging. I'm starting to notice more available options for the KRX and stumbled on this site last night trying to find a bumper I really like.

I kind of like their take on rock sliders too. Not that I need or really want them on my car.

 

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I had a winch bumper on my wolverine and liked it. I don’t care for my current krx winch setup but until it becomes an issue, I’ll leave it. I like the warn bumper most
 

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I like this new bumpers looks. I like that the winch is up higher. The kawi bumper has the winch buried down low. And that means you will have it in the mud more when needed. And I like the uhmw on the front of this bumper. I’ve been climbing up rocks in a river, and have smashed the lower part of the 2 tubes on the kawi bumper. I was actually thinking of a way to install some uhmw strips or a square piece onto the kawi bumper that I dented.
 

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I wish I had a little more background on Moab Offroad. I researched their FB page and the claim to be automotive consultants or something like that. Out of Lexington KY. Not a lot of content there. Makes me think or guess they specify, manufacture, and drop ship, from some place like China or Vietnam. Other sellers do the same, but was hoping to see some more feedback on their product. Thats one of the reasons this thread was started.

If I'm going to smack my bumper it's more than likely going to be in a water crossing situation hitting a hidden Boulder. Or a short climb with a rocky "hail Mary" section. Plus I'd like to not submarine my winch any more than possible.

Their "race car" video has some very unrace car issues, such as crazy offset wheels, but it's a product showcase...I get that.

I wish this design was made by an outfit like Brick City Fab that I have delt with in the past. It would be in the mail right now. Doing more research as I really like the design.
 

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Here is a nice one that im going to order soon.
I've seen that, it has a nice angle of deflection. You getting it with the winch mount? I'm kinda curious how that works. HMF makes a nice bumper too but no skidplate. :(

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In the KRX I really like that I can stick my head out the side, see my front tire and place it perfectly for going up really steep stuff. I'd be concerned that instead of my tire hitting the rock/wall/etc. first the bumper would. But that said, I'm really new at this so maybe that's not the case at all.
 

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Still not sure on the winch mount.
I agree with you about that. I prefer my winch to be mounted down in the frame so I know that if I use it, it is secure. Pretty sure that if I used my snatch block with my 4500 lb. winch, I could pull that bumper mounted winch right off the machine.
 

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I wish I had a little more background on Moab Offroad. I researched their FB page and the claim to be automotive consultants or something like that. Out of Lexington KY. Not a lot of content there. Makes me think or guess they specify, manufacture, and drop ship, from some place like China or Vietnam. Other sellers do the same, but was hoping to see some more feedback on their product. Thats one of the reasons this thread was started.

If I'm going to smack my bumper it's more than likely going to be in a water crossing situation hitting a hidden Boulder. Or a short climb with a rocky "hail Mary" section. Plus I'd like to not submarine my winch any more than possible.

Their "race car" video has some very unrace car issues, such as crazy offset wheels, but it's a product showcase...I get that.

I wish this design was made by an outfit like Brick City Fab that I have delt with in the past. It would be in the mail right now. Doing more research as I really like the design.

They show some interesting products, but nothing really in stock. So I’m not sure if they are a new outfit or what.
 

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They show some interesting products, but nothing really in stock. So I’m not sure if they are a new outfit or what.
According to FB....l only looked briefly on a friend's mobile as I don't allow that digital syphilis on my platforms.....Moab has been around in some form since 2016 IIRC. I'm OK with a wait to a point as I'm in no hurry. On the other hand, learning to work skid plate plastics and fabbing my own up for something like the HMF bumper might be a fun project. The Moab is starting to look like a dead end.

If you do go with the Extreme bumper and keep the interior frame winch mount, would there be a cable routing option just out of the front of the aluminum skid plate? Big learning curve for me on this stuff, sorry for the dumb questions. I've always had bumper mounts on my Polaris ATVs in the past......and they do bend then stressed. I do know that a Polaris General frame mount will self destruct if winched too tight against the fair head as the sons inlaws did that trick. I've yet to even use the the frame mounted winch in my Pioneer as I've had my truck winch at hand every time I've needed one. Same with the KRX.
 

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According to FB....l only looked briefly on a friend's mobile as I don't allow that digital syphilis on my platforms.....Moab has been around in some form since 2016 IIRC. I'm OK with a wait to a point as I'm in no hurry. On the other hand, learning to work skid plate plastics and fabbing my own up for something like the HMF bumper might be a fun project. The Moab is starting to look like a dead end.

If you do go with the Extreme bumper and keep the interior frame winch mount, would there be a cable routing option just out of the front of the aluminum skid plate? Big learning curve for me on this stuff, sorry for the dumb questions. I've always had bumper mounts on my Polaris ATVs in the past......and they do bend then stressed. I do know that a Polaris General frame mount will self destruct if winched too tight against the fair head as the sons inlaws did that trick. I've yet to even use the the frame mounted winch in my Pioneer as I've had my truck winch at hand every time I've needed one. Same with the KRX.

I have the Kawasaki front bumper and headlight guard now. And my winch is down by the front diff. But the loom that Kawasaki runs through the front firewall sends the winch wires right to the battery under the seat. So if you mount the winch up higher you just need to send the wires through the radiator screen maybe. I saw on the warn bumper they show the winch mounted and the 2 wires just kind of hanging on the left side. They didn’t try to wrap it in loom and zip tie it out of the way at all. If you mount it by the front diff, you will have no issues at all. Just use the gray wire loom that Kawasaki installed at the factory. I cut my loom and put the contactor mounted to the outside of the glove box. Inside the dash area. Where the bus bar is located. That way it’s high up out of possible water. I have a tusk skid plate, and it’s nowhere near where the wires will go.
 

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Thanks. I already have a winch installed in the frame by the diff., its wired and functioning I am looking into relocating it in to a position like the Warn winch bumper. They could have done better with the wiring in that Warn picture. :)
 

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Thanks. I already have a winch installed in the frame by the diff., its wired and functioning I am looking into relocating it in to a position like the Warn winch bumper. They could have done better with the wiring in that Warn picture. :)

Ok my bad. I’m getting mixed up with who has what on their krx around here.
 
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