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I've called or researched a few of these, so I figured I'd include what I've found or heard from folks on these. The main thing I wanted to find out was:
  • Lead/wait times as of 10/5
  • Compatibility with parking and ACC sensors, front facing camera
  • Compatibility with factory skid
  • Lighting options
I regret I didn't ask about weight on any of them.

4 Wheel Parts - https://www.4wheelparts.com/p/4-wheel-parts-factory-bronco-front-bumper-61268w/_/R-4WPBR-61268W
$1200 + $400 for the winch plate
  • Lead time is 6-8 weeks
  • Blocks front facing camera (mostly)
  • ACC bracket included that mounts the ACC sensor slightly forward, but in the same location in front of the intercooler
  • Works with factory skid
  • Cutouts for 6in foglights
  • Works with parking sensors
Lifestyle Offroad - https://lifestyleoffroad.com/shop/ols/products/2021-ford-bronco-winch-bumper
$1,965
  • Doesn't block camera
  • No support for ACC or parking sensors (as of now, they are working to address both of these things and determined to do so)
  • Includes replacement skid plate
  • No foglights or other lighting options
MaxliderBros - https://shop.maxliderbros.com/colle.../2021-ford-bronco-custom-front-modular-bumper
$3200 + $1229 (for optional brushguard)
  • Does not block front facing camera
  • Supports factory parking sensors
  • Two ACC bracket options: Can be mounted in the bumper or behind the grill with a provided bracket. Some winches won't work with the in bumper mount and require grill mounting, some will allow it to fit in front of the winch.
  • Supports ditch lighting
  • Includes new skid plate
  • Covers crash bars
  • 12-14 week lead time
  • Made by ADD
ADD - https://www.addictivedesertdesigns.com/ford-bronco-winch-front-bumper
$2400
  • May partially block camera
  • ACC relocation bracket available to move ACC sensor behind bumper
  • More lighting options than other bumpers
  • Works with factory skid
  • 3-4 month wait
  • If you don't want the center light, there is no cover, just a hole
Rough Country - https://www.roughcountry.com/hidden-winch-mount-51054c.html
$309
  • Will not fit mod bumper or 2.7l (trans cooler in the way)
  • Winch types seem restricted to RC or HF winches only (could be mistaken)
  • Places winch behind intercooler
  • Replaces factory skid
  • No impact on ACC or camera
Ford - https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/ford-accessory-winch-kit-now-available-for-2021-bronco.23033/
$3500 MSRP (looks like you can get it for ~$3k or slightly less)
  • Works with mod bumper
  • Blocks ACC, camera, and parking sensors
  • Winch included
  • Factory option, so all wiring/etc is included
Bodyguard - https://www.bodyguardbumpers.com/bronco-base-front-bumper-winch-mount
$1745 (no guard/light), $2020 (guard/light), + other options
  • Works with ACC relocation, moves it behind mesh on the bumper
  • Lead time is 3-4 weeks as of 10/6
  • Camera on the base bumper is not blocked, Baja relocates it
  • Works with parking sensors
  • Replaces factory skid, 10-ga skid and bumper
  • Can use black fasteners instead of silver
Warn Elite - https://www.warn.com/elite-front-bumper-for-2021-ford-bronco-with-grille-guard-tube-107856-2 or https://www.warn.com/elite-front-bumper-for-2021-ford-bronco-no-grille-guard-tube-107870
$1699 w/o guard, $1799 with guard MSRP (cheaper links below via Northridge 4x4)
ARB Summit (No manufacturer page up yet that I could find, see link below from Northridge)
$1695
  • Lead/wait times: Waiting on an ETA from ARB, they should have one soon.
  • Compatibility with parking sensors: Yes
  • ACC sensors: Yes
  • Front facing camera: Yes, but it does block a little (no more info on how much yet)
  • Compatibility with factory skid: Yes
  • Lighting options: Drilled for aftermarket fog lights
  • Bumper to Flare width: ARB split the difference so it will look good on either stock or Sasq.
  • Thanks to @Tech Tim for the info, purchasing links through him here -> (https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/3480010-arb-summit-winch-front-bumper)
Bay Area Metal Fabrications - https://www.bayareametalfab.com/2021-FORD-Bronco-Front-Winch-Bumper_p_169.html
$1700 (various options exist)
  • No lead time info currently, preorder starts 11/1/21
  • Optional bracket ($159 addon) for relocating parking and ACC sensors
  • Front facing camera: No confirmed information yet, but location is similar to those that claim the camera isn't blocked
  • Lighting options: Integrated fog light mounts
Current in development (limited details):
Icon - https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...-icon-intro-from-icon-vehicle-dynamics.24784/
https://dv8offroad.com/pages/ford-bronco

I spoke to ADD, Maxlider, and 4WP on the phone, all were responsive and helpful with questions. I similarly emailed with Lifestyle back and forth, who was real helpful with his experiences wheeling the Bronco near me and his plans.

None of the ACC brackets require recalibration according to folks I spoke with, but may require some fiddling with it to get it to work properly. It sounds like you have to "aim" it. I read some forum posts on the F-150 and Ranger that moved it behind the grill, some worked flawlessly while others had on again/off again issues with it. Bodyguard indicated you might have to go to the dealer to have it recalibrated or reflashed, but I doubt that's unique to them.

Most winch mounts that do not block the camera seem to reduce approach angle somewhat.

If I got anything wrong or missed any, let me know, I'll update the post.

EDIT:
Oct 25 - Added info for Bay Area Metal Fabrications
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It’s funny that the ADD bumper was reamed for being too expensive…and then Maxlider came out nearly double (with brush guard) the ADD.
I might wait for the ARB winch bumper to come out, and decide between that and the BAMF bumper that’s also coming out.
https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/bay-area-metal-fab-front-bumper-for-2021-bronco.23580/
The Maxlider looks a bit better thought out and covers a little more, but yea, it is expensive. I'm less stoked on the way the ADD bumper looks, esp since there is no cover for that massive light in the center if you don't want a light. I also spent a good while with Maxlider on the phone, they were super helpful and really seemed into making something awesome, Lifestyle the same, the others answered my questions, but weren't as detailed as the other two were.

I'll call Bay Area Fab tomorrow and see what the deal is with theirs, although they said a week or so ago they were sorting out production and pricing details still. I didn't see it on their website yet either.
 

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I love the look of my 4wp front bumper with harbor frieght badlands winch. 2 problems. 4wp skid plate makes a gap between it and the bumper. I guess it's a design flaws now, so it can fit multiple bumpers. Then i had to purchase to 4 stainless Allen button head bolts for winch mount because the supplied hex bolts with a socket on will rub against front grill
 

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The Maxlider looks a bit better thought out and covers a little more, but yea, it is expensive. I'm less stoked on the way the ADD bumper looks, esp since there is no cover for that massive light in the center if you don't want a light. I also spent a good while with Maxlider on the phone, they were super helpful and really seemed into making something awesome, Lifestyle the same, the others answered my questions, but weren't as detailed as the other two were.

I'll call Bay Area Fab tomorrow and see what the deal is with theirs, although they said a week or so ago they were sorting out production and pricing details still. I didn't see it on their website yet either.
I do really like the way the Maxlider bumper looks, especially with the grill guard…I just don’t like it for $2,000+ extra. It’s really interesting that ADD made it for them. I also do kinda like the option to put 5x Baja Squadrons in that front slot!

I actually like is one in the base configuration, without the Baja mount. I just don’t like the ss fasteners all over…would just want black fasteners if I got that one. I’m curious why they went with the small 1” pod lights on the sides.

I love all the competition here. As more mfrs jump in, we should get some great options at all different price range.
 
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Spoke to Bodyguard, real nice folks and real helpful. Updated with their info.
 
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I actually like is one in the base configuration, without the Baja mount. I just don’t like the ss fasteners all over…would just want black fasteners if I got that one.
Spoke to them on this subject and they offer black fasteners.
 

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Warn Elite w/o grill guard: https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/107870-warn-elite-front-bumper

Warn Elite with grill guard: https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/107856-warn-elite-front-bumper-w-grille-guard

  • Lead/wait times: Sold out the first run, waiting on more to show.
  • Compatibility with parking sensors: Yes
  • ACC sensors: No
  • Front facing camera: Yes w/o guard and relocate control pack.
  • Compatibility with factory skid: Yes, you do need to trim in one spot.
  • Lighting options: Has pockets for aftermarket fog lights.
  • Bumper to flare Width: Designed for the stock/non-Squatch flares.
  • No current plans for a shorty/stubby version.

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Warn Elite w/o grill guard: https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/107870-warn-elite-front-bumper

Warn Elite with grill guard: https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/107856-warn-elite-front-bumper-w-grille-guard

  • Lead/wait times: Sold out the first run, waiting on more to show.
  • Compatibility with parking sensors: Yes
  • ACC sensors: No
  • Front facing camera: Yes w/o guard and relocate control pack.
  • Compatibility with factory skid: Yes, you do need to trim in one spot.
  • Lighting options: Has pockets for aftermarket fog lights
Hey Tim,
Do you know about which flares the Warn bumper matches the width of?
Also, Do you have any info on this one from ARB on your site? Looking for the same points that you mentioned for the Warn bumper.
https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/3480010-arb-summit-winch-front-bumper
 

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ARB Summit Winch Bumper: https://www.northridge4x4.com/part/front-bumpers/3480010-arb-summit-winch-front-bumper
  • Lead/wait times: Waiting on an ETA from ARB, they should have one soon.
  • Compatibility with parking sensors: Yes
  • ACC sensors: Yes
  • Front facing camera: Yes, but it does block a little (no more info on how much yet)
  • Compatibility with factory skid: Yes
  • Lighting options: Drilled for aftermarket fog lights
  • Bumper to Flare width: ARB split the difference so it will look good on either stock or Sasq.

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Leaning heavily towards the Maxlider bumper. Seems to be well thought out and addresses all the issues with camera and sensors. Yes, it's pricey, but fit and finish and everything that comes with it is nice. Addictive Desert Design is running a close second, by the time you add the skid plates and ACC relocation bracket and some lights, you're at the price of Maxlider.
 
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