Please bear with me - still a little new to this fancy JK world.
My TJ is heavily modded (as you can see in my profile pic.) I just grabbed a bone stock JKU Sport. First things first, I'm putting a lift on it and tires that won't spin on wet pavement. I want her to be a bit more trail worthy, and I tend to go out alone a lot (I know, I know...) so I want a winch.
On my TJ, I have the stock bumper with a fabricated winch plate and Warn Powerplant HD. I've looked at aftermarket bumpers, but I can't find the one that makes me go "damn, I gotta have that." So for now, I'm sticking with my stock bumper - may make it a bit more stubby, but it's what I'm running for now.
Looking at JK bumpers, I've only found two that I *REALLY* like, but with my current budget I'm going to have to compromise somewhere in my build - JK bumpers seem to be a lot more expensive than comparable TJ bumpers.
In another thread, I saw someone mention making a stubby stock and mounting a winch plate, but I saw no pics. I'd like to see what this looks like to see if it's acceptable for me for now - has anyone mounted a winch on a stock bumper that's maybe modified? And can you share your creation with me?