I'm looking at putting a new bumper on but really don't know what to go with. I'm thinking i may go with the Fabtech Tubular, or a Rugged Ridge rock crawling bumper. You guys got any pics or first hand experience with either one! or if you got any ideas for one,. I plan on putting a winch in as well. and throwing two KC lights up with it.
I've got warns on the TJ's, I get em locally from the local parts stores, the major warehouse around here, Keystone, has them in stock, usually $200-$220 + tax but no shipping. My daughter bent her first one when she broke a saturn in half with her TJ, it made an oncoming left turn in front of while she was doing 40 and she got it dead center on the B pillar, the A pillar bent it a bit, replaced it and gave it to my son for his TJ. It's a nice bumper, good powdercoat too, currently has 2 hella 500's on it, factory hooks and the two D ring tabs for the shackles. The problem with bumpers is the shipping, that usually adds $60+ to the price.
Everyone carries warn and I can add the winch plate later on.
I've got the Fab-Tech bumper and there are mounting points for shackles on the front. I didn't have any issues with the holes lining up but when I tied in the Fab-teck steering skid box it did take a little moving to get everything lined up. Another thing to keep in mind, with the Fab-Tech and the Trail-Gear bumper (which is the same design) you need to purchase fog light extension cables for $30. It's been a pretty good bumper that only took an hour to install and i was going really slow.