No More Whiplash, Rear End Collisions – Super Bumper

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We have all been there. Sitting at a stoplight, hoping the vehicle behind us stops and spending far too much time staring at the rear-view window instead of the road ahead. We found this  seemingly, simple invention that just might changes things. They call it a Super Bumper.

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It is essentially a small, shock absorber that withstands the impact of the collision before it hits your vehicle. This device could save a ton of hassle and thousands of dollars in repair costs for your insurance company.

No More Whiplash, Rear End Collisons - Super Bumper

The Super Bumper includes a hitch which they say will tow 6,000 lbs.

What also makes it cool is that you can buy the Super Bumper version that has a ball attached according to Superbumper.com. This means you don’t need to remove it to use your hitch. The claim is that you can still all the things with your hitch that you could with just having a ball on the bumper.  Seems likely to us.

Or you could decide to just buy the basic Spare Bumper version which looks the same, just without the ball.

Plus, it is still a hitch step that allows for easy access into the bed. It really does seem to be a superior product over the basic hitch steps on the market.

Depending on how big you want it, the Super Bumper runs from $139.95-$229.95. The Spare Bumper runs from $119.95-$199.95.

Do you own one of these? What has been your experience?

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  1. BriBri says:

    “This device could save a ton of hassle and thousands of dollars in repair costs for your insurance company.”

    For these kinds of ‘devices’, you should get a discount on your insurance policy.

  2. Jeff Mohr says:

    Tim:

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. If people have doubts just read the testimonials. There are over 50 on the Home Page http://www.sparebumper.com alone.

    If Tundra owners order one, put “free locking pin per Jeff for my Tundra” in the “comments” section of the online order form and I’ll make sure they get one.

    These are the extra long locking pins to fit the Tundra.

    Sincerely,
    Jeff Mohr
    CEO
    Mohr Mfg
    Home of the Superbumper

  3. Mickey says:

    As long as they hit you square on. I was rearended towards the driverside costing $3,500. I was doing 25mph when I was hit from behind. Depending on cost it does look like a great item.

    • Dez says:

      Agreed Mic.

      Since this product is attached to the receiver which is mounted to the frame, an angle impact may cause frame damage. Bumpers themselves will absorb impact before causing frame damage.

      • Jeff Mohr says:

        Guys – no worries about frame damage. OEM’s don’t want any “global buckling of the frame” at speeds lower then 35 mph. At speeds above 35 mph in a rear end collision the least of your worries is the frame. 65% – 70% of the vehicles on the highway today are passenger cars and they don’t hit your bumper in a rear end collision. Pickup trucks and SUVs sit too high. They end up hitting your receiver hitch which will increase your risk of whiplash by 22% because a receiver hitch creates a stiffer “crash pulse”. Furthermore pickup trucks, SUVs and mini vans do not have the 2.5 mph energy absorbing bumpers. The Federal Bumper Standard only applies to passenger cars. It used to be 5 mph but was changed to 2.5 mph in 1982.

  4. mk says:

    neat idea and worth the price, nice xmas present to myself.

  5. mk says:

    question: A guy at work said certain states do not allow these type of extensions onto the hitch all the time and is unlawful such as in IL. Is there any truth to this? I live in WI and never have heard of extensions being illegal to use have you?

    • MK,

      I’ll send an email to the manufacture and see what they say. I’m not sure myself.

      -Tim

      • Jeff Mohr says:

        Tim:

        We have not had any issues here as far as legality since the Superbumper and Sparebumper are considered safety devices and the rear end collision is 99.9% of the time the fault of the driver of the “bullet” vehicle.

        Here in Minnesota it is supposedly illegal to drive around with your “ball mount” in your receiver hitch if you are not towing a trailer but I have yet to find any documentation on it or any police that enforce it. I believe the ball mount issue may be true in other states as well.

        But if there were laws against all extensions, then all hitch steps, bike racks, cargo carriers, winch holders, pintle hitches, etc would be illegal so I really doubt if any state has passed laws concerning this.

        If laws specifically named a ball mount for instance then I could see that but if they were passing a law against all extensions then I would think they would have to name all types of extensions in the document – and I have not found that anywhere.

        I can’t imagine someone hitting the back of your SUV with a bike rack and complaining. The driver of the “bullet” vehicle didn’t have control of his or her vehicle so they’re at fault whether they hit your vehicle, a pole or a brick wall.

        I could see it being an issue if you back into someone with an extension but backing accidents can be avoided and are rarely “reported”.

        But as far as the two most frequent vehicle accidents – getting hit while parked and the rear end collision – it’s a non-issue because you are not at fault.

        Jeff

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