You askin' me? A fella in the club has a exo cage with a bow sprit like that and I've pondered it's purpose and decided the only thing it might be usefull for are to help one slide up on a rock or other vertical obstacle that's higher the front bumper (But that wouldn't work with those rigs 'cause of them shackles, you'd need a shackle reversal). The other thing it might do is, if you started to go end over end head first, it would cause the jeep to flip sideways and roll instead. I guess the short answer is I don't know. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" /> I'm sure some hardcore rockhound can straighten us out tho...