I initially saw one on display at a 4X shop and liked the look thinking it would go well with my Bestop tire carrier. It just so happened to be inexpensive as well, so I bought one for the YJ from 4WheelParts.
Anyhow, in order to tow ANYTHING with this I had to seriously reinforce the receiver and "box" the center section with some 1/4" steel bought at Lowe's. I also welded on safety chain brackets by using steel gussets from BTF. I put a good deal of additional steel into this bumper in order to strengthen it sufficiently for any moderate towing. I sanded the weld-flaked powder coating and then sprayed it with Rustoleum Hammered black. It turned out good and the receiver works very well now.
As far as the untouched bumper goes, well it bolted right onto the YJ, and looks nice bolted up. The finish is thick enough, but on the hidden back side it started to rust a little where the hard to reach welds are located. If the bumper was "boxed" the full length it would seal out all the elements. Anyway, this bumper is plenty strong, they just should have made the effort to strengthen it up for towing from the get-go. Fine you don't want to rate it for towing, but at least make it strong enough to do so if people so choose. Not everyone has a welder or the know-how to reinforce one, sheesh. I tell ya, too many slip-n-fall democrat lawyers screwing it up for the honest herd.