This product is solid. Followed the video and had no issues installing the hidden winch mount. Product was a perfect fit. Toughest part was trimming the fascia, but took my time to make it look sweet. Fits behind my plate. Put a flip plate bracket. I used a lift to ease the installation process, but could easily be done outside with some patience! Thanks for the cool product. Note; I am a owner of an automotive shop this pretty in tune with vehicles however have no history of modifications, off roading ect
Since this 4Runner is my wife's daily driver, I wanted the winch to be hidden to maintain a relatively tame look for the street and still be moderate trail capable. I followed the steps in Mario's awesome install video and completed installation by myself in about 2.5 hrs. The winch plate is well engineered and fits perfectly! As Rago suggested, I used a Factor 55 fairlead, but used the 1" thick version vs the 1.5" to keep the profile a little slimmer. Bolted on a WARN VR EVO 10s and I'm very pleased with the whole set up. For a finising touch, I fabricated an aluminum fairlead cover with a hook on the backside that is held in place by the tensioned winch rope.