I want to replace the stock bumpers on my Sporty with steel-types. And I'd like to be able to mount a winch on the front. So I took off the plastic bumpers to get an idea of how to mount the front so it could handle the pull of a winch. But I don't see any solid-access to the frame, just the body mounts, and then the crumple-zone in the frame right behind them. And the body lift on my Sporty (3") seems to only add to the design-confusion. I know others Sporty-owners have custom bumpers with winches. Are the body-mounts solid enough to handle the pull? Can anyone explain how they did it???
Here's a photo of a stripped front-end that I found on 4crawler's website (part of the install-instructions for a body lift kit)... for reference.