Ok, in my quest to find a light-weight front stubby bumper that's made not to support a winch, I'm having a hard time finding many options!!! Can anyone help??
Most bumpers are designed to carry winches. Though I have a winch, I don't want to be carrying it with me 24/7. I get off-road on average of 4 months a year, and only when it's muddy do I even consider bringing a winch. And in north Texas, it's rare that it gets that muddy.
I want it to be winch less mainly so the bumper isn't sticking so far out in front of the Jeep. And I want it aluminum so it's not so heavy.
The only option I can find is the Rugged Ridge XHD. Though I like the looks, I don't like how things are bolted on it (end caps, winch plate, and hoop). And it seems after you've bolted all this stuff to it, it's as heavy as a steal bumper. And again, it's designed to carry a winch, which means it sticks out from the Jeep quite a bit.
GenRight looks like a nice aluminum bumper, but they all look winch-ready.
So can anyone help??