Originally Posted by CNY
I could go on....... Google images is your friend.
I think that pic of Don's mount is scary as heck. That thing weighs a bunch. In a high speed accident, the forces involved could be very dangerous.
out of all the pictures you posted only two (well at least one was the complete jack) of them were mounted on the front of the front bumper, not to be confused with mounted on the front bumper (meaning the top) so that it is at the least some what protected.
And as stated until you posted up the pictures his was actually the first one I had heard of that was mounted on the front of the front bumper.
As far as googling (I love that burner plate come back) I was not looking for a way to mount mine on the front of the front bumper as I think that is the worst place to put it, especially when running the rock infested trails that are scattered throughout Utah.
And in all of my searches on JeepForum / Pirate4x4 / RME / JU / JA, never once did I see anyone recommend mounting it on the front of the front bumper (again not to be confused with mounting it on top of the front bumper which is probably the most common.).
As for how well JD's mounts would hold up in an accident, well cant argue with that, but with out real world testing you can't really tell me that they won't hold up; so why not test it for us, or google the crap out of your PC and post up some more pictures of how deadly his mounts are.
I still think that JD's mounts are some of the cleanest yet, next to the retail ones available.