got quite a bit done tonight.
removed my original mopar tube bumper and spare tyre which fouled on the new bar.
checked fitment of my mounting points. they are 50X16mm plates. obviously way too long at the moment, but i'll get the bar in position, mark it and then cut it down to length with an additional 20mm hole for recovery points.
started putting all the side pieces and everything on it, everything seems to line up well, except is currently fouling on the standard mud flap brackets which shouldn't cause too much issue. tomorrow i'll remove them and make sure i have plenty of clearance to the tyres. i've designed the carrier around 37" tyres and ill do the same with the bar, however currently only have 35" tyres and don't plan on any bigger with the 2 door.
clearance seems to be good though. should have just a few mm clearnace to the lip of the rear tailgate.
no tossing up whether to leave it just a straight angle iron or have a tyre cutout which will purely be for looks. as i think leaving it a straight 200mm tall piece will suite mounting my number plate and also a reverse camera flush mounted above.