Following the success of the hugely popular PatrolDocta air intake range, we introduce the PD043 GQ Patrol Winch Bar.
In years gone by, PatrolDocta has offered a simple winch bar. We believed it was time for an upgrade and embarked on a 6 month long development process to design what we believe will become the new benchmark in High mount style winch bars.
We had many goals in design, including, improved styling, secure mounting, increased approach angle, a reliably flat winch mounting surface and wing strength.
We began with the heart of the bar, the winch cradle. Utilising 8mm pressed chassis mounts which capture 3 sides of the chassis rail, the cradle is held secure with 6 high tensile bolts, with the option of adding another 4 bolts for unmatched security. The pan is constructed of 4mm HA250 Steel, laser cut and pressed. Pockets are strategically cut in the pan to aid airflow and reduce weight.
A reinforced 10 mm pad is secured to the lower passenger side corner of the bar to allow the fitment of an M20 tow eyelet for safe recoveries. The next critical area of a bar is the tubular wing section. The 3 tubes of bars wing form a tripod structure. This results in tubes being placed in tension and compression when the wing is impacted. This is a far stronger design than using tubes in bending and results in a lightweight wing with far superior strength.
The entire bar is fabricated on a rotary fixture which aligns all components in the perfect position before the fixture is rotated to allow our skilled fabricators perfect access to every weld while the bar is still clamped securely in place. The result is a reliably accurate and symmetrical bar which will fit your car snugly and evenly.
Once fabricated, every bar is sandblasted to remove any scale from the steels surface and provide a coarse texture for the powder coat to key into. The first layer of powder coat is a zinc rich coat, which aids in preventing corrosion, followed by a satin black top coat for that lasting look. Our bar comes standard 2 light mounts and 1 aerial mount.
These bars have been modelled to accommodate the warn high mount winch, However a low mount winch can be fitted but will need to be spaced backwards around 20 mm (SEE PICTURES). (All low mounts fit with the exception of the warn XP9500).
These bars are available in no body and 2 inch body please specify upon purchase what your patrol requires.
Can freight Australia wide please email us with your post code for a freight quote, Or pick up is available from Pakenham Victoria.
Available with headlight protection hoops at an additional cost of $250.