Could not agree more about receiver mount winch. Stays well protected in plastic tub with weight between the axels where it belongs. Receiver winch is available for tractor or trailer duty, not to mention other wheelers. Also agree on backing out and bits of tin and plastic.Well, I am not going to spend $800-$1000 for lights for it. I wonder why it even has openings if the factory basic fog lamps ofvordered through parts would not fit. I have to measure but I have found purely rectangular lights for less than $50/pair. A piece of tin or black plastic to fill the gap and I may be in business.
Any front winch is apparently verboten with OBX-Lux due to blocking of sensors and cameras. Using the tow hook holes and skid Plat mounting holes I am leaning towards fabricating a front 2" receiver for occasional winch use. But since my winch usage would be to pull others out, not myself, then rear mount of winch makes more sense. Besides, if you drive into an unforgiving situation the best attack is to pull yourself out backwards
I wish they'd offer the steel rear as a standalone option too.I like it. It is heavy enough for most things and pretty functional. I would have liked to see a better option for mounting a winch, but haven’t seen anything that I really like yet……Eventually.
I do wish they had made the rear steel bumper a little more robust. At least make it the same thickness as the Mod-Bumper. Just my $0.02.
OBX doesn't have the capable bumper.That's what I thought. Might be a comment to delete then, adding nothing to the discussion about Bronco bumpers, right?
For the record, I backed off the modular bumper when I saw the '22s had the steel capable bumper for the OBX I have on order. I don't think it looks particularly great, but I need fogs and I prefer to access them via the factory switch.
Those look pretty good - looks like they have some sort of backing/covering so they're not just there with blank space around them?I just installed lights yesterday in my modular bumper. It makes installing a lining up brackets so easy. This was a struggle when I added lights to the Raptor's bumper. I had them mounted in about 10 minutes with the modular bumper.
There is no backlighting with these.I wish they'd offer the steel rear as a standalone option too.
OBX doesn't have the capable bumper.
Those look pretty good - looks like they have some sort of backing/covering so they're not just there with blank space around them?
Ooooh! I see what you are talking about now. Yeah that’s part of the Baja design bracket that the pods mount to. Then the bracket inserts nicely into the opening and held by 3 of the modular bumper bolts.Not backlighting, a panel or cover that surrounds the pods? Should I see the tire tread through that opening if there weren't a backing?
When me and the wife ordered our Base 4 door Sasquatch I really wanted to get the modular bumper...
My thoughts were, when money allowed we would find it easy to add a bolt on winch arrangement, lights, etc.
Now looking at accessories, I'm kinda bummed, Ford seems to have stopped the way overpriced winch system (no way I would spend that much anyway.) The only lights that fit well in the openings look to be in the $1000 range...
I will admit, around here, in Central Virgina, that steel on the front end will make it nice come deer season, and I love the exposed tow hooks and front skid plate addition.
I haven't taken delivery, it's not even built yet, I was just making my Christmas list and thinking too much.
I guess, coming from a Jeep family, and a Ford Truck family, I'm getting impatient waiting on available accessories... What's everyone else's thoughts? Was the buy in worth it or do you wish you had just bought an aftermarket winch capable bumper and matching rear?
This no-drill bracket looks cool- have you installed them? Did you also buy the zroadz LED lights? Would love opinion and pics if you have them. I might buy these today for my FEThe mod bumper is really good for the price. Aftermarket steel bumpers are all gonna be in the $1000+ range. The aftermarket is coming with a lot of cool add ons, once more broncos are out for the aftermarket to get their hands on more stuff will be designed for it.
If you want to do your own led pod lights on that bumper just buy this bracket.