Atthehelm, bravo for fabricating cool and functional KK stuff!
Your bumpers rock, and I may have my eye on one of those eventually. Right now the lift and the tires would take precedence over a bumper in my KK build.
In terms of the recovery points/front hitch idea, I think there would be some interest from folks who might not want to go as far as a dedicated winch bumper or a Detours Backbone. Personally I would pass on the mod, but that's only because I already spent the time to remove my bumper and install stud plates to reinforce my tow hooks, replacing the weak M bolts. (M-bolts were such a bad design!) I'm also ultimately thinking of getting a winch bumper, which would make your proposed mod obsolete for me. I think the typical LOST member likes the idea of a winch bumper, but may not have the
, so you may have something here.
Winch bumpers seem to be at least ~$750-850 these days, and the Detours Backbone is ~$350. I think you'd have to position your system to be in the $150-200 range and make it pretty easy to install (as much bolt-on as possible using existing holes, and a minimum of cutting of the bumper), but also not sacrifice strength, to give it a significant advantage over the Detours Backbone and have your own distinct product niche.
I wish you the best of luck if you decide to build it! It would be a fun challenge to create it, in any event.
2008 Liberty Sport 4x4 AutomaticJeepin By Al 4" Lift Kit
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs 245/75/R16
Full MOPAR skid plates
Rock Lizard Skink Super Sliders
AtTheHelm Front Recovery SystemTrailer build thread: viewtopic.php?f=72&t=77997