WARN 101255 Winch Mount for Jeep Gladiator JT & Wrangler JL

10 customer reviews


  • Strictly engineered and certified to withstand 12,000-lb pulls
  • Positions winch to improve airflow; Delivers zero interference with the grille
  • Constructed with 6mm thick steel
  • Easy to install with no cutting, grinding, or drilling
  • Designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA

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Warn’s winch carrier is specifically designed for the Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon bumper. Strictly engineered and certified to withstand 12,000-lb pulls, higher than any competition. Constructed with 6mm thick steel, it positions the winch to improve airflow and delivers zero interference with the grille. The winches that this carrier is compatible with are the Warn Zeon, Mopar Rubicon, Zeon Platinum, VR, M8, and XD9. This winch plate is easy to install and is designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA.

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About us

Arthur and Sadie Warn started a Willys dealership in Southpark, Washington in the 1930s, then founded Warn Industries in 1948. This new company began with an idea for converting thousands of surplus World War II Jeeps into useful, on-road vehicles. Arthur’s extraordinary invention had many patents, and his invention of locking wheel hubs would revolutionize the automotive industry. And while the business started with door-to-door sales in Seattle, it grew into a booming mail order business thanks to ads in the back of Popular Mechanics—Sadie’s idea. Eventually, Arthur started working with Belleview Manufacturing in Portland, OR, and by 1954, WARN locking hubs were offered as optional factory equipment by major domestic automotive manufacturers. More than 70 years later, WARN hubs are still the most trusted brand in the off-road market today.

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Weight0.01 kg
Product Dimensions ‏

‎ 35.5 x 12.5 x 9.75 inches; 0.01 Ounces


Winch Mount

Item model number ‏

‎ 101255


24101608 (Winches) Report an incorrect code

Date First Available ‏

‎ March 21, 2018

Manufacturer ‏

‎ Warn

10 reviews for WARN 101255 Winch Mount for Jeep Gladiator JT & Wrangler JL

  1. JET

    This is a sturdy mount, well built and packagedl. With this winch plate, I mounted a HF Badlands Apex 12k winch on my Gladiator, with no problems. For my application, I had to buy longer bolts for the fairlead, I went with a 55mm length from Fastenal.Installation Tips for a Jeep Gladiator:- You will need to lengthen the two holes at the rear of the skid plate. Slot these two holes going towards the rear of the vehicle by approximately 3/8″. Do this first.- Do the “Jeep grill mod” once you have the bumper off, before installing anything. Consists of removing the grill (very easy, check YouTube), removing the 4 bottom inner retainer clips, but leaving the two outer clips on the bottom of the grill. This allows you to remove the grill in the future without removing the winch. Pop each side out, pull up to remove after the mod.- Leave the grill off until the winch is installed, this prevents scratching it up and allows easier routing of the wiring. It’s easy to install once the winch is mounted.- For the Badlands Apex winch, move the positive winch wire that comes out the side of the winch towards the grill. Drill a 3/4″ hole in the “electrical box” on the left-hand side, above the motor connections. Re-route the positive lead to come straight out the left-hand side of the winch. Google Apex winch wiring mod. It’s not hard to do. The positive cable will press up against the grill if you don’t do this. The electrical box is not waterproof anyway.- There are two brackets on the winch plate that get installed to the Gladiator frame, leave all the bolts loose until after the bumper is fully tightened, before the winch is bolted to the Warn plate.- Use a piece of tape to hold the (4) mounting nuts at the bottom of the winch, these are the winch to Warn plate bolts. Do not bolt the winch down to the Warn plate until the bumper retaining buts are ALL completely tightened. This allows you to move the winch from side to side so you can access the hard to reach inner bumper mounting nuts.- Once the bumper is properly fastened, then you can tighten down the fairlead bolts, and then the winch plate bracket bolts.- There is a spot next to the battery that you can mount the switch that comes with the Apex winch. A sturdy piece of aluminum works well. Remove the factory bolt for the fender on the edge, there is another threaded hole approximately 3-4″ towards the front of the vehicle. Obtain a bolt to use, mount your bracket for the switch here.Overall, the installation took me 3 hours, it was not bad at all. Everything lined up nicely. Since I did the above steps before starting it went quickly. Concerning mounting the winch to the Warn plate, The tape holds the nuts, but they will move a little, use a small piece of stiff wire to “align” the nuts with the holes in the winch plate.

  2. J

    Installed this winch plate on my 22 Jeep JLUXR for my warn evo 10s winch. This plate fit perfect with no modifications. Easy to read instructions made installing a breeze, plus there are plenty of YouTube videos about it. Probably took me about 3.5 hours start to finish including wiring into my aux panel using warns solenoid.

  3. duckworth

    This kit had a few problems that required a few trips to the hardware store to fully install. The bolts that held my skid plate brackets to the frame were too short too catch any threads with the provided L brackets stacked on them and Warn did not provide any longer ones. Also, since the fairlead needs to go through a plate in front of the bumper, the bumper and also the mounting bracket the standard supplied fairlead bolts provided with my Warn EVO 12 did no fit either as they were too short.

  4. James Luk

    I must’ve watch and read the instructions 100 times before purchasing and starting the job. I’ve heard from many that it was difficult or hard to fit in but for my it was perfect.The bumper removal was extremely simple.I attached the entire winch plate loose and everything went together as it should.After dropping the winch, i followed a few tips from other youtubers and worked perfectly.putting the bumper and skid plate back on was extremely simple.Most important tips:1. Keep everything loose before placing the winch in so it line sup easier.2. Make sure you attached the ground wires before putting the winch in. dont drop the washer inside…3. Run the power line properly straight back – i ran it to the side and looked really sloppy. had to reroute it(Update)Previously, my only complaint was the skid plate not lining up as every single YouTube video I saw also said they had to drill out the last 2 bottom bolt holes.Son of a gun, I was about to do the same and I gave it one more try… it fits. No drilling necessary.You have to keep everything super lose and push on the skid plate to make the holes line up. One of the two bottom bolts lined up perfectly when lightly pushing up on the skip plate white the second bolt needed to man handled but it fits. No drilling necessary.1000% satisfied.

  5. Cynthia Adcock

    Everything fit well with a WARN VS EVO 12-S winch. Only two things gave me slight pause:1) One bracket’s mounting bolt heads came very close to the sway bar release mechanism but I think it’ll work, 2) The bolts which hold the fairlead in place were a bit too short to get the nut started. I made a trip to get longer (hardened & black instead of gray/silver) bolts. If you can draw up the layers of brackets and fairlead the bolts provided are plenty long enough. In my situation I couldn’t draw them up.Pay attention to the mounting instructions in special regard to the fog light wiring harness and drop the wire down out of the way. (It could have been the reason I couldn’t get the bolts started. :)It took 4 hours at a no hurry pace and that includes wiring, a half hour trip to get the bolts and taking the bumper back off to get the fog light wire out of the way.

  6. Lyle G. Neese

    I ended up getting it right on the third purchase as I misread descriptions one more than one instance. That what I get for being an old fart!

  7. Peter B Aldrich

    As advertised
    Works great, and an easy install. Only suggestions is to have a pin handy to help align bolts, and start all bolts before tightening.

  8. Kelly L.

    good fit
    Fit 22 gladiator perfectly

  9. BiGG B

    Worked perfect on my gladiator
    Perfect fitEasy install12k winch on my gladiator Rubicon

  10. maureen floyd

    Well built product
    Everything went together as expected on my 2021 rubicon. And if you follow the instructions as defined there was no need to modify any of the mounting holes.Everything lined up exactly as expected. Only complaint was that the provided zip ties that are critical for installation, were not the correct size to do the job. If I didn’t have some of my own already that worked id have been pretty upset.Warn just needs better quality control on their packaging line.

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