Irony is funny, that's what
^^^^What he said. It's funny that you knock bumpers made in China but have no problem buying wheels made in China.
Why is that funny? They aren't mutually exclusive.
My wheels from China have been great. My two different bumpers from China were not. Just because the bumpers sucked doesn't mean everything else does, too. I'm pretty sure my Warn lights came out of China, too, and they've been great.
I'm not necessarily bashing China so much as I am Rugged Ridge. They make some cool products. They just tend to make them poorly.
My old Rugged Ridge stubby front bumper started flaking off powdercoating and the threading for the bolts that held the hoop on withered away in less than a year. I had their rear bumper and tire carrier for a week before returning it because the ends of the bumper were warped, the latch was pathetic, some of the bolts couldn't reach the frame, and the bearings on the pivot were rusted right out of the box. Rugged Ridge was nice enough to send some replacement parts, but unfortunately none of them addressed the issue.
I tried Rancho's JK rear bumper and it was a joke, too. The holes for the carrier pivot weren't drilled correctly, nor was the bumper designed in a way that let you completely open it without hitting the tub. After spending a couple of hours doing Rancho's quality control job for them by redrilling holes and bending things back into place, the bumper was adequate for a while.
My wheels? I bolted them on and that was it. No issues.
So yeah, I have a problem with Chinese-made JK bumpers, but have no problem with Chinese-made wheels.