Pros: Full coverage wrap-around design, great approach angle, quality material, strong welds, fantastic customer service. Extremely competitive price and fast shipping.
Cons: Considering the brushguard is not advertised a stinger, I have no complaints. This product is amazing! But if you were to depend on the center tubing arrangement as a stinger you would be disappointed. It needs to be taller (I may address this in the near future)
Seriously though, I'm very happy with this bumper. I have slightly customized it with different light mounts and a "spider stick" holder" for those summer night rides. I painted it rattle can satin black and mounted my Tabor Winch and rock lights in the empty cavities underneath. I really like the look the tubing gives you, it's kinda of like the Jeep is mean muggin'. Dirtbound Offroad includes (2) frame brackets that we decided to weld on the "frame" and bolt on to the bumper. Because of my [thicker] reinforced sub-frame, I special ordered the bumper to accommodate for the sub-frame plating. Max,the owner of Dirtbound knew exactly what I was referring to and said it would not be a problem to make these adjustments during the fabrication of the bumper. As a result the bumper fits to perfection. But if you do make a mistake the brackets are slotted and are extremely forgiving.
Delivered via FedEx just as it sits. Weight: 65lbs. Unpainted in (3) pieces.
Dry fit. Checking clearances and mounting brackets.
We opened up the holes for the steering box bolts to allow a socket on there in the future.
We even welded the brackets on the inside where they meet the front cross-member.
Passenger side mount.
Front cross-member mount welds.
(3) light tabs are welded on the center 1.5" tube.
Spider sticker holder. Milled down on the lathe and designed with a set screw.
This is what it's used for. Mounting a stick of any sort to the bumper to tear down any spider webs that span across the trails before they get inside your cab. As long as the stick is as tall as your rig your safe. Otherwise it doesn't offer you the full protection plan. I use a bamboo stick from a fly fishing rod and a evil bird head from an old Halloween costume.
Super strong, not-going-anywhere light tabs.
Spooling up the synthetic winch line.