As it sits right now only the 6 factory bolts but is getting more attachment plating to the steering box. I know your gonna say its not strong enough and dangerous but Im pretty sure iv torture tested it to the max ie hooking a tow strap to a totally stuck TJ and yanked on it it so hard it would have ripped my bumper off if at that point it was ever going to rip off. Iv looked underneath and thoughly inspected to mounting holes and no stress cracks or bends. Iv side loaded, front loaded and lifted the front of my XJ off the bumper and its strong
just because it "worked" didn't mean it was right.
thats not what I was going to say at all.
you sure do get offended easily don't you?
the reality is, is that steering box supports are only needed once bugger tires show up...now with that said, would I pull anything with that bumper, or use it as a recovery point???...hell no.
Its difficult to see exactly how much clearance you have from the tire to the bumper, but it seems to ME that once bigger tires get involved, they will eat that bumper.
just my .02, no need to get your panties in a bunch.
If you don't mind taking some pictures of one of the front tires tucked as far in the wheel well as you can get it, then take measurements from the tire to the inside corner of that bumper, that would solve this issue, and possibly prove me wrong.