I will add that you shouldn't go too big on winches either. Too much pulling power can lead to bad things. If you have a 24,000lb winch and under the right conditions you might just rip the front end off your vehicle. Also to add the winch I believe that the aftermarket cradles have less strength than the stock bumper bar so that may also compromise safety. I wouldn't be surprised if someone with a winch gets in a front end collision and the insurance company may deny the claim.