So I have been researching bumpers for the WK2. So far the only one I have found is made by Uneek 4x4 in Australia.
Now the overall design is pretty decent. I am not much of a fan of the top bars. The price is also quite steep at $1999 (I believe this is pre-retail which they told me it will be another couple hundred once it goes on the market) then another $150 to ship from Australia. So I pretty much wrote them off since it would be near $2500 for a bumper.
For the past couple weeks I have been in communication with a local shop (in Houston) that does custom work for offroad vehicles. Today I went over for the first time for the guy, Dave, to see if it was something they could do and if he would be interested in making one for me but also possible production. I told him my price range is $1200-$1800. I am going to shoot for $1300-$1500. Now that is just the ballpark price range for mine, not a production model. He would be more inclined to make a "better" bumper if more people were interested. Not to say that it will be junk but obviously the more interest there is in one the more resources they can put into making an even better product. I walked around their shop and they have some great custom rigs and products. They are BRAVE Motorsports http://www.bravemotorsports.com/
My goals for this bumper are to allow for complete protection, mount for a winch, fog and aftermarket light cutouts/mounting tabs. And possibly a small, center stinger to further protect the radiator like on the Armada below. Dave does not want to do aluminum because he hasn't worked with it enough in his 15+ years in doing this stuff. 3/16" steel is what would mostly be used although he said 1/4" could be used in the areas that could use more strength.
Exactly what I want design wise. I do not want it to stick out more than 3-4 inches from the grille. There is really no reason for it to since a winch can fit behind the stock bumper.
CAD drawings of the Uneek one.
The point of this thread is to see if anyone else was interested in having a bumper made which could possibly make it more affordable. I am shooting for no more than $1300 for a production model and $1500 for myself.