Originally Posted by addicted2dunes
It may just be me though, I don't trust something just attached to the frame.
I understand the concern. I'll try to explain.
Mine are very similar to a friends - which is where I modeled mine from except mine have more gusseting and a much higher degree of welded area to the frame. There's ~36" of welded area just on 1 rear hanger to the frame. Stock has 14". What you don't see - is there is more gusseting added that the pics don't show.
My friends (we both do film transportation crew for KOH) has survived KOH duties which require us to drive the KOH racecourse prior to race day, and again on race day ahead of the racers. In other words - we run most of the KOH racecoarse as a team of two Jeeps prior to race day, and again on race day ahead of the racers.
What I'm trying to say is - if his withstood KOH, I'm certain mine will too. If it'll hold-up to this type testing, it should be good to go.
My Jeep sees mostly JV/Hammers trails.