So I made a stupid mistake this morning. I was parked at a restaurant and there was another car parked perpendicualr to me. They were sticking out of their spot behind me, so when I backed straight out, bang, I hit the back corner of their car. I caved in the left side of my rear bumper and broke my license plate bracket. Of course it crumpled the bumper of the other car and broke their tail light.
SO...now that I made that dumb mistake, do I just replace the bumper with another Mopar bumper, or is this an opportunity to upgrade the rear bumper. Any suggestions out there? I can replace the license plate bracket for about $55 from Morris. I filed a claim with insurance to cover the damage to the other vehicle.
I did something similar... rear ended a guy the first time I took the Jeep out without doors (only had like 3k miles on it). I was saving up for wheels and tires so I opted to get a stock bumper off Craigslist for $40. Otherwise I would have gone with AEV and dropped over a thousand. Guess it depends on your priorities. Good news is if you decide to return to stock for now, you have an endless supply of stock JK parts you can get on the cheap
Normal people believe that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.
- Scott Adams
Backup beepers and sensors help - but only to someone wise enough to pay attention. We have been on the receiving end of almost being hit a few times - lucky for us someone walking by watching this guy almost hit our car went over and smacked the trunk of the car backing up scaring the driver to stop (he tried yelling at him first, but the guy ignored him).
2013 JKU Sport, billet, auto, 3.73, LSD, 315/75/16 Duratracs on MB 72, 10A springs, Bushwacker flatties