Its not been on long, but i love it! I had a local off road shop install mine for me and the total out the door with installation was $1250. so lets start off with the good
-I saw no front end droop after install
-it is extremely solid and contours well with the truck
-allows for tow hooks to stay on the truck
-in my opinion, it looks fantastic.
-it lined up perfectly to still see my front grille lights!
Now for the bad, well not so much bad, as critiques.
-No fog light cut outs
-The hitch receiver is high up, so if you don,t have a drop hitch, you may need one if you plan on using the front receiver
-it is tough to keep clean, with all the bugs and what not in arkansas, i noticed a lot more build up of bug bodies as opposed to the stock bumper. No big deal really, just the facts
-there are no light tabs anywhere. i am eventually looking at installing a rigid light bar in between the main base and the first bar up on the bumper.
-lastly, it exposes a lot of the frame pieces under the truck, and in my case they were brown and nasty so i took some black spray paint to all of that under there (dont have a pic of that yet, i will snap one when i get the time)
The main reason i wrote this up is because there really isnt a lot of information on these for our model year trucks. I could barely find any pictures of any installed on a 97-03 f150, let alone a screw with my color combo. Below are some pictures of it all! Hope you enjoyed my first review.
Thanks again! and have a happy memorial day weekend and day!