So I'm about to design and build a front bumper for my 2009 2.7L Tacoma, Access Cab, 4WD and was looking for some advice. From the rough plan I have now in solidworks it appears that if I fab with steel, the total weight will be about 130 lbs compared to 60 lbs for aluminum. Aluminum will be about $150 more expensive in the long run but half the weight might be worth it. I know that when I have a passenger in my pickup I can feel the extra weight when driving, will it be the same way with a steel bumper? Should I go with aluminum and save some weight? Are there any drawbacks to an aluminum bumper? Any thoughts??