Originally Posted by DaveInDenver
For reference the standard issue ARB for my '91 IFS was about 80 lbs before putting a winch in it, the 140 lbs is I believe a fully loaded ARB with the winch. That's at least about what mine weights with an XD9000 and synthetic rope. Since you've eliminated the top hoops you've got the equivalent steel in the bracing, so it should be uber substantial.
Thanks. Though the last 3 ARB bumpers that came through my shop all were between 150-165 lbs shipping weight, which didn't include any accessories like lights or winch. And that weight is also what ARB and TransAmerican lists most of their fronts at for shipping. I haven't brought one in for a 1st gen so they might be lighter, though yours isn't a first generation either so who knows? And I would honestly have to check if they make one for the first gens.
We were shooting for around 80 lbs before any accessories. Came in a tad high (13 lbs over) but we are still happy. There may still be a hoop added to the top of the bumper but that depends on the owners tastes. We actually played with a couple different styles (if you follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BruckerBrothersLtd
, you would have seen a couple different attempts at fitting some hoops to it) and we couldn't find one that the owner was happy with yet. He for now has taken that off the build sheet, but that honestly seems to be changing everyday.