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Re: Front Bumper ?

When making your choice, you have to account for at least three things: intended use, style preference, and budget.

You could start by checking out this sticky.

The Expedition One and ARB bumpers are everything @jimmy-buffett said they are. You really can't go wrong with any of those choices.

Unless you want to go light. Like anything else, going with a lighter bumper has it's plusses and negatives. The obvious negative is that with less metal, you can't be quite as hard on it. If you're going to be running over an adult buck at speed, you want to have the beefiest bumper out there. But, if it's important that you retain some MPGs and most of the lift you paid so dearly for, a pre-runner or tube-style bumper may be the way to go.

Unfortunately, it's much harder to find tube bumper that can accommodate a winch. MetalTech makes this one, and everyone I know who has it loves it. The engineering is thoughtful and sound, it's pre-runner stylings are appealing to those who like that look, and it won't hit your wallet as hard as some other options.

I'm not affiliated with MetalTech, nor do I own any of their products (yet), but this would be my top choice for a winch bumper.

óMIKE

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has caused all the damage to my FJ.
~ Robert Frost





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