As far as I know I am running the prototype with the receiver hitch. All I can say is this bumper is all I could ask for and more! Dan made me a stout bumper that I can “tow” with. I needed a better alternative to the previous piece of tinfoil that I was running. Hauled my pop up trailer out to Florence Junction, 75 miles one way, 14 miles into Box Canyon, and out Ajax Mine trail (2.5-3 rated trail) without a hiccup!
Since then I have barely scraped the tightly formed edges, performed a handful of extractions and it hasn’t skipped a beat!
Highly recommended, fit like a glove and the welds were so nice it made me cringe to paint the thing!
I used to have a rear bumper and receiver hitch on the rear bumper along with two shackle lugs but I hit the rear bumper MANY TIMES coming down large steps on the Rubicon trail 3 years in a row. I just got back and the Jeep TJ hit once or twice only!!!!! Not only that but we had to use the bumper shackle lugs with an 8000 pound winch to pull my jeep that was pulling a 7000 pound Bronco up the last of Cadillac Hill. Thank God the bumper was bolted to the frame on both sides of the shackle lugs. A lesser attachment system would have bent an ordinary bumper. I also purchased a pair of the custom side brackets which fit perfectly. No drilling or reaming of any holes!!!the only difficulty somewhat was getting nuts and washers waaaaaay back up into position since my hand would not fit. But I used electrical tape to tape the nut to the end of my finger and all turned out well. This was a well-made steel bumper. I would highly advise picking up one for your TJ. Also I have a small lift and 33” tires on my rig so I needed the high clearance.
Very impressed with this bumper. Fit first time and when paired with the frame tie in kit was exactly what i was looking for. Also can not say enough about the service I received, including a response to an email on a weekend when they where away from the shop and a personal call to ask if i needed any faster shipping.
Fit like a glove, drilled 4 holes in my cross member and bolted right in. Nice low profile.
Extremely impressed with the bumper! Fits very well and gave me a ton of clearance on the back of Jeep. Plus it's made in the USA! Couldn't be happier