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post #1 of 7 Old 04-07-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Bumper Protection

Hey All,

I just picked up my Laredo X and I'm looking for rear bumper protection against scratches / dents. This looked promising:

http://www.bumperguard.org/

But after speaking with them it seems like it will obstruct the handle on the rear door.

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-07-2011, 12:39 PM
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Personally, I'd save your money.

It doesn't appear that it will offer any REAL protection, with the exception of the neighbor kid running his bike into the rear of your Jeep.

What specifcially are you trying to protect against?

Looking at how that works for other vehicles, it appears it would potentially cause more damage to the vehicle in a rear end collision.

Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-07-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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I live in Brooklyn and my old 2008 Liberty's rear bumper was scratched up quite a bit from cars parked behind mine. I'd like to avoid this on the new Jeep.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-07-2011, 02:40 PM
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Yeah, the pains of street parking in an Urban area. Both of my brothers have dealt with that on occasion here in Chicago.

That thing that you posted won't give you any protection whatsoever from a love tap on the street. Shopping carts maybe, but not love taps.

If you have a tow package, maybe pick up a ball mount & ball for your receiver.


Sure my rig has seen the trail, but I wheel it like a soccer mom looking for a parking spot at Nordstroms.
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-07-2011, 02:44 PM
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That thing is FUGLY! It looks worse than a scratch on your bumper. Its like cutting off your nose to spite your face

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-07-2011, 02:52 PM
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That thing is FUGLY! It looks worse than a scratch on your bumper. Its like cutting off your nose to spite your face
Is a NYC thing (no offense), I see them all the time in NJ and I agree, it looks hideous. I'd rather drive around with a scratched bumper. If you don't have the tow package you can pick an aftermarket one off eBay, those that sit under the bumper and then install the ball mount.
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-08-2011, 05:57 AM
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I was thinking more something like this. http://www.carid.com/2011-jeep-grand...ds-147175.html. Anyone actually seen one of these, or these? http://www.carid.com/2011-jeep-grand...rd-159210.html
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