I love the way this looks. However it was a chore to install. The problem is the bolts inside the bumper are just long enough to fit. That requires alignment between the bumper, the frame for the winch plate, and the frame of the vehicle. This is difficult because the winch plate has to be firmly bolted in place because there's no access after the bumper goes into position. I struggled with this for a couple of hours. I used two beefy ratchet straps to pull the bumper into the frame so that I could attach the bolts. Even then it was difficult to get enough contact with the threads to begin the tightening process. once the bolts were started it took some musle to tighten it to the vehicle.
The flimsy part of the product is the bolts for the install of the factory fog lights. These are welded to the bumper and they're a very small diameter. It's very easy to break them off. I lost one on each light.
By 22MangoTango from Coppell, TX
Saved my Jeep
Great bumper, buying a second one. Welded end caps and powdercoat finish prevented rust. My previous bumper had plastic caps and rusted around the caps. This bumper looks great and protected my YJ in an accident. Took out three 5" trees and protected the front end in 10 mph head-on impact. Bumper destroyed, but really worth it.
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