Price: $759.00 Pros: Very sturdy Cons: Very Heavy. Recommended? Yes
Comments: I recently bent my Hansen Front bumper jerking a YJ out of a very deep mudhole. I got him out, but my front bumper is now a few degrees lower towards the ground. It was my fault, i let the guy tie off without seeing where he put the strap. Long story short, dont tie off on the high point of the winch gaurd. too much leverage. I bent the two top brackets, and will be straightening them this weekend. The bumper is very sturdy and gets looks on the road. I love it and am considering welding a plate onto the back side to make room for some tool compartments. When i finally buy a winch, it will fit perfectly onto the bumper.
Pros: Uber-strong. "Not another welded rectangular tube bumper" appearance. Well thought out design. Cons: Uber-heavy. U-Paint. Recommended? Yes
Comments: Hanson has bumped-up the business aspects of his great products a notch. I got mine 3 years ago just before that -- so the kit showed-up packed not-so-great. Then (I don't know now) the parts showed-up bare steel, and you had to handle painting them yourself. I had a powder coater in Houston do all the parts (front, rear w/spare tire carrier & rack) for $500. I had to sand out some scratches due to shipping before I could paint the parts, so there was measureable effort on my part. So I give 9/10 with my only whine being the extra work & $$ required to get the parts ready to mount. Other than that, his products are unique, very attractive, and bulletproof.