I built my front bumper after a rock tumbled off a hillside in a construction zone and took out my bumper, intercooler, radiator, A/C condenser, fan, and fan clutch. That left me dead in the water for 2 days laying in the rain and snow fixing my truck 500 miles from home. My bumper includes tow points, front end protection, a 12k Warn winch (that saved my butt last weekend when both my driveline yokes broke) and a place to mount a fog and driving lights. Plus I think it looks pretty cool. There is a lot of wild life where I live and I feel naked and vulnerable driving a vehicle with a stock bumper.
It is the same truck, just got some love and a paint job.
1997 Dodge Cummins 4x4, NV4500, Leaf Springs on 1979 HP Dana 60, 4:10's, guages, airbags, exhaust brake, basic engine mods, 37 inch MTR's