I'm about to bite on the front bumper kit, but I don't like the mounts they have. I think I will cut the top off the mount and weld a winch plate on much like my buddies Jeeperman bumper.
I do like the pre-cut kit...easy!
I wondered if I would see you in this thread...
The only issue I see with that kit are the front mounts - as Dogman mentioned he's going to basically copy and paste the top plate of my Jeeperman bumper to replace/subsidize the front mount and add an integral winch mount as well.
Yeah, I was thinking of adding a 3/8" plate to the top of the front bumper for my winch mount. So maybe I could trim the top off the mounts like you guys suggested and use the plate as the attechment point between the bumper and frame rails. Does the round crossmember interfere with winch mounting holes? Figured I could mount winch before I install bumper if the crossmember only restrects access to the bolt heads with a wrench.
Something else you could do with the Rokmen is instead of cutting off the top of the mount just add a "filler" plate to the top of the bumper between the mounts then mount your winch plate to the top of that; this would prevent the gap that would be caused by the mounts.
As far as shipping goes that's not bad, now I'm really interested to know how much the parts would cost - maybe if I have time I'll make a phone call...