Thanks for reaching out. I REALLY wanted the AEV. If you get a chance take a look at the Road Armor bumper. I responded to you and a couple of others on the thread and I left a link. I pulled the trigger on it a few nights ago because it was on sale and had free shipping. However its on back order. Its not the AEV but it looks pretty beefy and may have a little more protection for the intercooler.