First off I just purchased a warn winch and need a way to install her. Looking at either making a winch plate (had some spare 1/4 laying around) or buying one. Looked on CL and saw the Tuff Stuff front bumper for 200 out the door with some D links included.
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I went down to Newport (their store area) and looked at it before I bought the bumper
(if you are wanting for pics let me know)
The bumper is nice, not too heavy, but enough.
Powder coating is very thin, but really, I couldn't care less, I am thinking about just rolling on some enamel paint so easy paint repairs.
The D link inserts (where the D links attach to) are welded on the outside and inside of the bumper, so I don't think they will be moving too easily
since this is a cheap bumper, I felt that since I have a welder I would reinforce the welds on both sides. I think you would be just fine without doing this but I had the time and space to do it
It mounts on the 2 holes on the top where the hooks are and one on the bottom. I don't think they give you grade 8 hardware so that is one thing I am going to replace
I haven't mounted the winch yet but it doesn't seem like there will be a problem
This hasn't been trail tested just out of the box, so keep that in mind
You get what you pay for, and I don't have the money for a real nice bumper and this will do until it breaks.
Oh and I bet the Smittybilt is made in the same factory as this one, just renamed, but just guessing.