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post #1 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Bumper or NOT!

Ever had a long look at the rear bumper of the City Express?



considering its sedan like ground clearance and LACK of a rear bumper you just know any rear collision is going to cave in the rear doors and the false bumper...

compare that with the TC which is much more robust...

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They really did it better on the transit connect, now I just wonder how far back the rear bar is behind the bumper.
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They really did it better on the transit connect, now I just wonder how far back the rear bar is behind the bumper.
I'm not sure, but because you have a non existant lip the doors are going to take a pounding. Its going to be much more expensive to replace a set of doors and bumper than just a bumper...
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indeed they are, basically why having the lip that extends out is a great idea over the former. Oh and backup sensors look better in the black plastic bumper, they're more hidden
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indeed they are, basically why having the lip that extends out is a great idea over the former. Oh and backup sensors look better in the black plastic bumper, they're more hidden
agreed, but thats also a minor point considering its a little delivery van. If this was my family sedan absolutely, but its cheaper in black plastic than body color...
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Yeah but it's an added plus that comes with it either way, not something i would ask for, it's not like they will paint it the same color of the body, it will likely be black as well.
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I think it is a negative that the back has no bumper. If you run into something, or someone else runs into you, it could make for some pretty frustrating damages to the Express. Is there any aftermarket accessory that you can buy to remedy the situation?
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Just imagine what some insurance companies might think about it if it even crosses their mind.
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Rear bumper protector

The super bumper

Mind you it would not have helped when I got ran in the back of by an idiot in a ford pickup truck in the snow in March while I was stopped at a light.And he had been following me for 5 miles already.
What a moron.
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I agree on having to change an entire set of new doors plus a bumper as compared to just a new bumper alone. I wonder what the purpose of the false lip is because it does not even look appealing at all if that was their objective in the first place. I guess they were trying to make it look compact or “lightweight” without thinking it through thoroughly enough.
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