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Old 09-14-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Is it illegal to drive without a rear bumper?

Hey I was wondering if it is illegal to drive without a rear bumper? I will be driving my car to a body shop without a rear bumper for about 5-10 miles. The license plate will be tape to the frame though to be visible at all times.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:42 AM   #2
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sure it's okay, you are going to the bodyshop anyways

if busted up cars can drive around, why not a bumpa less G
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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sure it's okay, you are going to the bodyshop anyways

if busted up cars can drive around, why not a bumpa less G
Well I google it and it depends on the car I believe. They say some car its legal as long the taillight is on and sometime its illegal. I don't know so I figure I ask the forum
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it's okay man, just drive bumperless like you never driven before..... you'll feel free of all bumpa issues..... fly away JQ... go......
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:52 AM   #5
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it shouldnt matter as long as you have a working tailight.
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:54 AM   #6
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It's fine; if they pull u over explain the situation, give em a rub and tug and you'll be good to go!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:57 AM   #7
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rub and tug get you no where. Ask aliiin about that. He had to get buttseckz to get off a smoke tail light fixit ticket HAHAH jk jk
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Since the plastic piece technically isnt the bumper its ok. That is called the bumper cover. The bumper is that big peice of iron frame with the foam sitting on it. You do need the foam attatched though. That foam is what really protects the car. It absorbs the impact.
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are you planning on driving without a bumper or bumper cover. i believe it is not illegal in any state to drive without a bumper cover. i know that it is illegal to drive without a bumper (metal frame under the bumper cover) in every state. the cover is a cosmetic piece that has nothing to do with the safety of the vehicle as long as the rear plate is affixed to the back of the car.
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if you get pulled over, just say this:

I hav no bumpa, bumpa off
i'z go boday chop naw
bumpa fell aff
I no spak anglish goo
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ALright thanks for all the info! Yeah I will be driving with no bumper cover. The bumper frame is welded so there is no way for me to drive without that. I will also have the foam intact.
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Since the plastic piece technically isnt the bumper its ok. That is called the bumper cover. The bumper is that big peice of iron frame with the foam sitting on it. You do need the foam attatched though. That foam is what really protects the car. It absorbs the impact.
dang, you beat me to the post. however, the foam is not required for safety. the foam is there to support the bumper cover by keeping it from being pushed and dented by minor bumps. the bumper core (metal piece) is required to be there by law.
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Good luck Jqueen, don't get your ish pushed in!
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You should be fine I guess as long as your number plate shows
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