So I hated the look of the stock bumper but I cant afford/cant imagine needing a winch anytime soon so I didnt really want an aftermarket bumper that stuck out very far to accommodate a winch. Someone on here suggested I just chop down the stock bumper which I did and I love it. Looks a million times better imo:
Also, with the lift it was a bit difficult to get in and so I wanted side steps and figured some slider protection was in order as well. I have been learning to do a bit of welding at work and so I bought a sheet of 3/16" and made some. Turned out really well and was only about $60 investment.