Not all bumpers are created equal. Sure they can protect your vehicle's front end, but many who take their vehicle off-road prefer a front stubby bumper as it can help augment performance.
Front stubby bumpers are exactly like they sound - a bumper that will protect the grille and hood area of your vehicle, but leave the tires exposed. This allows your tires to contact trail obstacles first which often makes for the best approach angle. These bumpers are offered in a variety of colors as well, like black, polished, aluminum and steel. Plus, many had added functionality like winch mounts, hoops, stingers, light mounting points and D-rings.