HNT Hidden Winch Skid Plate | Bronco
- High-N-Tight (HNT) Design Ethos
- Designed for Broncos equipped with either 2.3L or 2.7L engine (2.7L requires additional kit & equipment)
- Accepts all common planetary-drive winches with remote (or convertible to remote) control pack, including Warn ZEON.
- Integral heavy duty skid plate
- 3/16″ CNC laser cut, brake-formed steel plate construction
- Fits all Bronco models with OE Modular or Capable bumpers or LOBO HNT Front Bumper
- Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
HNT HIDDEN WINCH SKID PLATE
The HNT Hidden Winch Skid provides for a high clearance, low-obstruction winch mounting solution for the 6th-Generation Ford Bronco. The winch mount is incorporated into a heavy duty skid plate, which makes for substantial economy of weight, as the structure needed to appropriately brace the winch is shared with equally-brutal skid protection duties. As an added bonus, the weight of both the winch and its mounting apparatus are concentrated lower and rearward on the vehicle compared to bumper-mounted winches, contributing substantially to a lower center of gravity.
The HNT Hidden Winch Skid Plate is designed to accept any planetary gear winch up to 10,000 lbs, that has a remote or relocatable solenoid pack. We designed it around the legendary Warn ZEON 10S winch, which has larger proportions than most other 10,000 lb. winches. The skid is designed to provide a factory-close fit to the Modular steel bumper that is factory equipment on many Broncos. The HNT Hidden Winch Skid Plate is compatible with the factory Modular or Capable front bumpers. And we also designed it to be the perfect companion for our HNT Front Bumper, which extends the HNT Design Ethos into a compact, high-clearance front armor. And don’t forget the HNT Winch Fairlead, designed as the perfect high-clearance fairlead for this skid.
The HNT Hidden Winch Skid Plate fits Broncos with the 2.3L engine with no additional parts required. Installation on Broncos equipped with the 2.7L engine requires use of the HNT Hidden Winch Skid 2.7L Mount Kit (sold separately) as well as a high-mount intercooler such as this one from Mishimoto, sold by Lobo Off-Road.
The Skid and brackets are made entirely of 3/16 thick mild steel plate, CNC laser cut, precision brake-formed, and professionally fixture welded for a consistent fit and finish. Premium hardware and detailed installation instructions are included. HNT Hidden Winch Skid comes standard with a durable multi-stage light-textured black powder coat finish.
THE HNT DESIGN ETHOS
LOBO Off-Road’s proprietary High-N-Tight Design Ethos guides the product development of this and every component in our HNT Series. The HNT Ethos strives to tuck every facet of the bumper, slider, skid or component as close as possible to the vehicle components it protects, in order to yield the maximum clearance possible to slip past the tightest obstacles. While HNT Series components are built to take a hit if necessary, they are designed to minimize the risk of contact in the first place. HNT design language also incorporates low-drag surfaces with ramp angles and facets for guiding the vehicle up and over obstacles when contact is made, rather than hanging up on sharp corners and protrusions. While the HNT Design Ethos is silent on the subject of aesthetics, we believe that adhering to the High-N-Tight philosophy has the unintended consequence of yielding the best looking armor products possible.
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