The final addition this weekend was the bull bar. It took me a while to decide between the bull bar and the grille guard, and I decided that the bull bar's smaller size just fit better on the 'SUV'.
Several problems existed with the Steelcraft bull bar, even thought it is the best buy.
1. It takes one month for manufacturing and shipping combined.
2. I was missing directions upon receipt of item, had to wait for them.
3. One hole was not threaded correctly, had to tap it.
The bumper does not need to be removed for install, however, in the process of getting it installed, we chipped the paint.
The bull bar does not fit properly once all the screws are tightened down. The bull bar is pulled right into the bumper, which is a huge negative in my mind. In order to solve this problem we placed 'spacers' - metal washers, in a ratio of 1 to 4, driver side to passenger respectively, and ended up more than doubling that just for "safe keeping" so it would leave a minimum 1/4" space.
Below are pictures of the brackets and the spacers we added.
Maybe all bull bars are troublesome due to being mass produced. If so, go for it as it was the best deal on the internet getting the bull bar and hitch step for $300 delivered.