I'm in Bumper Limbo
I have a 2013 Jeep Sahara, and I have been looking at getting a new bumper that has a brush guard. The more research I've done, the more lost and frustrated I've gotten. I was looking at the Rampage Recovery bumper, 1st photo, but it seems like the quality isn't that great. Some say the textured coating rubs off and signs of rust after a year of installation. I also looked at the Fab Four Lifestyle bumper, 2nd photo, and aside front the high price, it doesn't have anywhere to mount my front license plate and not sure if the price really makes it worth it? I like the look of both the Rampage and Fab Four. Has anyone installed an Aries brush guard with their stock bumper? Definitely the cheapest option, but at the end of the day you get what you pay for. So I'm really not sure what the best option is. I'd like the simplest to install and the most functional at the end of the day, and obviously the looks play a huge roll in the decision. I felt like I had narrowed my options, but it doesn't seem that way anymore.
Just curious about other people's thoughts on this, their experiences with replacing the stock bumper with a new one, how installation went, good brand recommendations, etc. Thanks for the help!