Got this bad boy in the mail the other day from Paul over at Defiant Offroad. This morning I installed it and all I can say is WOW. This piece of art was worth every penny at $292 shipped to my door powder coated and all. Installation was very easy and took roughly 45 mins. I really couldn't believe the thickness of steel used. I'm almost positive the mounting brackets are 1/2" thick. I actually put all my weight (190lbs.) on the bar and it didn't even budge. Paul was a super awesome guy to deal with as well. His customer service skills were great and he can make anything you like. I give this product an A+. Feel free to ask any questions.