You have to cut a slot the bumper and in the skid plate. There are a few walk throughs out there online. Message me and I’ll send you a link when on my computer. I had Off-road Elements do my install, they said the worst part was cutting the skid plate. I guess because of its curve. I think its the best mount for a Jeep that’s going to be flat towed. Plus a set of shackles mount right up into the holes.How hard were those Maximus mounts to install, I thought I read you need to cut the bumper to get them to fit?