So the bumper is on now, but of course i ran into some hiccups. Apparently Dirtbound offroad hired a new welder last week (when my bumper was built) and i got the short end of that stick.
I will give credit to max (owner of dirtbound offroad) for being very helpful, fast responding, and willing to do whatever it took to make it right. However
Here was the issue. This gusset was suppose to be welded flush with the bottom surface seen in the picture So since it was welded about 3/8" to high. The bracket wouldn't fit inbetween. i thought maybe it was the line-x fault. But When i sent him pictures via email he confirmed that it was infact an issue with the weld.
So he suggested that i take an angle grinder and cut off a small bit from the top and bottom. which bummed me out, because it was all freshly covered in line-x. But it wasn't anywhere it could be seen anyway. so whatever. i did, and it fit.
I was on my last cutting disc though lol, and i refused to make a trip 8 miles for a 45 cent part.
I Took lots of pictures before it was line-x'd so everyone could see details on the dirtbound offroad extreme winch bumper.
Detail of the Cut out
The cross member was white, and when i mocked up the bumper it looks atrocious behind it.
So i taped that ish off and painted it. I LOVE KRYLON FUSION!!!!!
So far the front end feels much tighter. IMO
Alot of people pull the splash guard completely out. But i like them for keeping crap out of my fenders/flares. So i just used a razor and followed the lines on the new bumper took me all of 9 seconds to do both sides and it looks much better. also no more rubbing!!!! which is fantastic!
Now i need a winch and Fog's X3
Any suggestions are welcome.