Does New Bumper have to be a 5 MPH Safety Bumper

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  1. J33Pfan

    J33Pfan Full Access Member

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    Hello,

    If we buy a buy a replacement bumper, Do we have to buy a replacement bumper that is rated for 2 1/2 or 5 MPH by the Highway Safety Admin?

    I'm in NYS
     
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    If your talking about a "factory" replacement bumper cover, there is no impact absorption. The impact absorption is from the metal reinforcement behind it. The cover is just for ascetic purposes.
     
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    I was asking about an all steal replacement bar bumper or push bumper.
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Only bumpers that are rated is the ARB, its tested and approved with crush points manufactured into it
    As far as if you have to , depends on your state.
     
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    Thanks Tom! As far as I know NYS inspection doesnt check for safety rated bumpers.
     
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    Plus , that is all there is anymore as far as aftermarket STEEL bumpers
     
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    I was thinking of a custom job from a local shop