I am looking into an aftermarket front bumper. I want something beefy, not the pre-runner style.
Any suggestions and photos? Also, if you have one, were you able to use the skid plate with it?
Yes, I have done two on both my Titans. My current T doesn't wear the bumper anymore, for many reasons. I had a Blue Lake Offroad (BLO), custom bumper done for my 2008.5, it was awesome, stout, not too big and not too heavy, winch ready and best of all custom for my taste. Found a wife and kids and the kc had to go. Bought the '14, BLO out of business, TAG out of business so I bought a Fab Fours. Its heavy, stout, sticks out a mile and doesnt look that great on the truck imo. Its too big for the rig and you can really feel the weight with it sticking in front of the truck as far as it does. I sold the bumper and back to stock.
Could I have beefed up the suspension to better suit the bumper install? Probably, but how much coin are you willing to drop for armour? For me, it was better to ditch the bumper, didn't really like it anyway. There are other brands, ARB makes a badazz one, but its gonna cost an arm and a nut.
There is a dude, THEKB or something like that that has the fab fours he will likely chime in shortly.