You will get charged pass or fail but if you fail you will not have to pay for the $2 sticker. I am an official inspection station for motorcycles and soon to be cars and light trucks I hope. I am going through a few issues with penndot. OK here is the bumper rules--- a vehicle shall be equiped with bumpers of a type used as original equipment or a replacement which is equal to or greater in strength than that provided by the vehicle manufacturer, securly attached to the chassis or frame.
1 A bumper shall be of atleast equizalent strength and mounting as original equipment.
2 No portion of a bumper may be broken, torn or protruding to create a hazard.
3 A bumper may not extend beyond the body line or be longer than original equipment, which ever is greater.
4 A wood plank bumper is permitted on a road service truck or wrecker, if it is firmly attached to a regular bumper or equivelant steel backing.
5 Some part of the horizontal bumper bar on pass. vehicles shall fall within 16-20 inches from ground level.
Multipurpose pass vehicles and light trucks 16-30 inches above ground level.
The inspection garage will probably fail it. Call someone at pendot and ask them. On penndots website you can find your local quality assurance officers phone # call them and ask.