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Old 05-28-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Best rear bumper to get rear-ended with?

Title says it all... can anyone recommend the best rear bumper to have in the event of getting rear ended such as to minimize the damage to my Jeep and maximize the damage to their front end?

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Old 05-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Anything that is made of 3/16th or 1/4 steel plate and is reinforced correctly will do the job.

The thing about thin bumpers are for them to fold under stress thus making all the impact power go into the steel and into nothing else especially you. With a super strong bumper it will transfer to you and most likely your frame if it is a really good hit.

But why plan a bumper around a fender bender, unless they happen to you often? lol. I ripped the stock bumper off of my Jeep in a recovery situation, but haven't added one back. It's good for departure angles, it looks just like the rear bumper from Rokmen. Yes it wouldn't be good for a fender bender but if it happens it happens. I deal with my departure angle more then I do fender benders But it is always good to be safe!

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Well if for some reason you really want to punish the car that hits you, nothing beats a frame/bumper mounted trailer hitch, with a tow ball or hook in it.

Your jeep sits high enough an econo box is going to go under the bumper, that big old hitch thou will open up the grille/hood like a can opener on that poor car.
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Well if for some reason you really want to punish the car that hits you, nothing beats a frame/bumper mounted trailer hitch, with a tow ball or hook in it.

Your jeep sits high enough an econo box is going to go under the bumper, that big old hitch thou will open up the grille/hood like a can opener on that poor car.
Never thought of that, sounds good though
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Twisted Metal? Death Race? Duel? I'd throw in the oil slick feature for good measure.
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