Tubular winch bumpers have become very popular with both recreational and competitive off roaders. The A bar is often seen as an important structural part of tubular bumper design however the all in one construction of the Terrafirma tubular bumper ensures a considerable strength advantage over others, with the integral perforated front plate not only provides the style but also allows cooling air to the radiators. Tubular winch bumpers are available with or without the A bar to suit your personal preference and incorporated into the bumper design are jacking and recovery points.
The tubular winch bumper specifically for Defenders without air conditioning is designed primarily for serious off road use. To provide the extreme approach angle required the bumper is set well back and the grill and lower front panel will need to be cut to facilitate a winch fitment. These items are not structural and do not affect the vehicle’s integrity and the improvement in off road ability is always considered to be the priority. The bumper suitable for air conditioned Defenders which has reduced approach angle in order to accommodate the extended front panel simply requires the louvered plastic grill to be modified slightly.