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In case you were curious, here is what a quality, custom built front bumper looks like on an SJ.

The most important thing is recognizing Stellar Built, the company that designed and fabricated this piece of art.

There is a winch plate and I will eventually mount my Superwinch Terra 45S to it. I just haven't had time and a second person to help.

If you're thinking about going this route, know that it will completely destroy your fuel economy. I get about 17-18mpg at 70mph and about 20mpg if I stay under 60mph. This is not my daily driver so it doesn't bother me too much except that long trips mean more fill-ups. I was averaging around 23mpg before even with the lift, roof rack, and 30 inch tires.


Rob G.
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That's a nice design!

Are they planning to mass produce these?

You might be able to cover some of it in sheet metal to try to help with airflow if fuel economy is important.
 

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That's exactly what I want. Did you build it yourself or have it fabricated?
StellarBuilt in Sacramento, CA built it. It is a one off that is somewhat based on the bumper they build for the Crosstreks.
 

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awesome build with all the extra weight in the front end do you notice it?
The bumper doesn't add much weight, only about 20lbs total. I'm not carving corners in this vehicle but in general the handling is perfectly fine and safe.
 
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