XHD Modular Bumper has been installed! just finished in the home depot parking lot. and met a really nice guy who gave me some advice about winches and off road jacks...I love texas folk, best people in the nation just about.
anyway, the install...so being a newb, I just opened up the box and started unbolting things and following the directions without having read ahead (this is where chemistry should have prepared me, prelab).
anyway, I go to put on the XHD bumper after removed the stock bumper which is a POS btw. it weighed maybe 3 lbs. sliding the bumper on and then boom hit the pump and was like "wtf that shouldn't be there" so I look ahead in the manual, saw that you needed to saw it off, so I jumped in the jeep with no bumper (extra ghetto looking) went to home depot got a hack saw, cut it off in about 2-3 minutes then boom, slid right on. but then I found the relo bracket, hooked that stuff all up (this is all in the home depot parking lot btw, I live at an apartment complex and have no tools, place to work, or car port/garage).
good thing I was at home depot, because I bought deep sockets for the rear bolts that I didn't have and picked up a nice husky brand socket wrench!
all in all, the install was really fun despite having to buy a couple extra things (sockets and hack saw), I enjoyed it. overall, extremely happy with the looks and apparent functionality. the gentleman I met loved it as well, thought it looked "solid as hell and badass" but he said I need a rear bumper haha.
anyway, here are some pics. thanks for all the responses earlier, really made things go smoothly, don't know what I'd do without WF! y'all are awesome!
only one mistake was made, you'll see in the pics below...
relo bracket almost done, cut made
installing the fog lights...could have used keebler elves with their tiny tools...
the cut is done
whoops...getting too excited...