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Re: Winch Bumper
A winch and a good bumper is a great purchase, but an investment at the same time.
To answer your question that IS a lot of weight on the front end. IMO too much!!
More on the front bumper. ARB bulls are a great bumper, solid, big and heavy. If that's what you're looking for you found a good one. But, because of those characteristics, it limits your approach angle, gives the Jeep another place to hang up, and adds the weight.
Depending on the winch of choice, look for something simple. IE a winch plate and exisiting bumper. Hell, bumpers are a great place to experiment with some FAB work. 4" C channel, is cheap, and you can add your own custom touches. It makes that winch and plate just that much more a possibitly in terms of cost.
Check out the mags, and catalogs and see what look you like, and then think about it's funtionality.
Just my thoughts...Cheers