But how often are people actually involved in accidents at much more than "fender bender" speeds? I've been hit 8 or 10 times in parking lots, never at more than about 10 MPH. Whenever it's my truck, it's no biggie. My other car is a '66 VW Bug and everytime it gets tapped it's an $800 insurance claim. For the offroad and low speed protection "real" bumpers provide, I'm all for it.
I don't do Jeeps, but i'm here to help.
Remember, anywhere a car can go a 4x can go, only slower and more deliberately. The ONLY advantage of a 4x is to be able to go where the car can't.