I have 1000 reasons to look for lightweight solutions for my FJ Cruiser, as in 1000lbs over gross vehicle weight, as in increased tire & suspension wear and decreased fuel mileage. So when Aluminess mentioned that they were introducing an aluminum front bumper I knew that I didn't just want one, I needed one!
But that doesn't answer why Disabled Explorers should be interested in a new front bumper, well truly there are a number of important factors that a handicapped person should think about when choosing a front bumper replacement. Lightweight to minimize load on the suspension and reduce the chance of breakage, a nice bull bar to hang on to for mobility, a winch mount to aid in recover efforts and ease of access to the winch, shackle mounts that are easy to get at and even approach angle as that is one less way to get stuck or hung up. Remember for the disabled overlander not getting into trouble in the first place is the overriding concern.
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