Originally Posted by skupetz
It's ugly, but it has a much better approach angle, look closely and you'll see. I toured through the ARB facility in OZ once on my way back from Antarctica and I must say they put a lot into the design. Pedestrian safety I would speculate is why this one looks so goofy. The old one was kinda grandfathered in as I recall them telling me. Now the new stuff all has to have a 5mm bend here and no protruding metal bits there. They just deal in a world wide market and have to play by many other rules than the typical aftermarket bumper guy does.
X2. approach angle is better than my ARB. it's much closer to the grill. downside is in an impact, there is much less buffer room, so I'll prefer mine. I'm focused on equipping for overland, and the goal of mine it to protect the radiator when far from civilization. Approach angle shortcomings can be overcome by bridging ladders and technique. I'll say that I don't often have approach angle issues however with my 3" lift, but I don't do much rock crawling anyhow.
I'm glad there is variety in the market.