Don't see the draw of a front steal bumper for these rigs...I guess it provides a solid recovery point. There are options for a which with the stock bumpers.
The rear seems better as the departure angle could use some reinforcement. Give the tire a mounting location too.
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I've asked this question for a few years now. I try to ask it in a more discreet way. What do you plan to do with the rig? or Would you consider a winch plate?
-- I plan to use the rig for camping and some crawling eventually (most sell their rigs before a run is made or after the 1st or 2nd trail run)
-- Want more protection ( deer, antelope etc.. but they don't want any grill or headlight protection)
-- I want the look. ( I see winch bumpers all the time with no winch or a winch that isn't wired up. Most have never been exercised and rewound, still factory wound) I think its because they think they have to have one and to look the part...
I can support the front bumper purchase if the true need is there... But, I sell on a13:1- rear to front bumper ratio to the cruiser guys and local one off builds. So far since I've announced more Rover bumpers are in the works the rear is still a 10:1 favorite based on current inquiries.
Winch plate replies are usually:
- for 2-300$ more I can have a real bumper....
- if I damage the factory bumper shell I'm in the hole to sell the plate and buy a bumper, so might as well buy and cry once.,,,
Most of the plate buyers want it for emergency uses and want to keep the stock look. They usually never take their rigs off more than a fire road or gravel road.
All in all, its what they want and what they want to look like.... not what they need. I'd say this statement applies to 75% of buyers. We all know them and see them on a daily basis. Unfortunately, I can't build and sell a mall crawler poser edition bumper....