BumpShox – Front Bumper Protection

9/27/2010:

Both car bumpers need protection in Hoboken!

One thing you can be certain about in Hoboken is that you can’t walk a single block without seeing one of those “Bumper Badger” or “Bumper Bully” style rubber mats attached to the rear of a car.

These rubber contraptions protect the rear bumper from nicks and dings. The more I think about it, the more I believe that most dings on rear bumpers are caused by the drivers of these cars themselves.

I walk around Hoboken quite a bit – and witness a lot of bumper-car style parking out there. And out of the last 100 incidents I saw – the person parking hit the car BEHIND THEM, not the front. My guess is that it’s harder to gauge distance when going in reverse.

With that being said – this NEW bumper protector called BumpShox – addresses this forever challenging problem from the other side: The Front Bumper.

But instead of an ugly, annoying flap of rubber dangling from your car (that you need to remember to remove when driving), the BumpShox ($29.95) is an actual replacement to the license plate frame.

It’s about time someone came up with this idea! See video below for full explanation.

Win a free BumpShox from Hoboken411!

I have several BumpShox that I’m giving away here on Hoboken411.

All you need to do is send a picture (to hoboken411@gmail.com) of your raggedy front bumper (or license plate, frame, etc.) along with a brief story on why one would be great for you (along with a shipping address) and the best entries receive a free BumpShox courtesy of Hoboken411. The giveaway ends once I give my inventory away.

Do you use bumper protectors in Hoboken?

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8 Comments on "BumpShox – Front Bumper Protection"

Gyro064
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Gyro064

After 6 years of living in Hoboken, my front license plate had become so mangled and deformed from people backing into it that you could not longer read the tag. The frame, completely gone, the mount, now only being held on by a screw as the rest had cracked off and the plate itself looked like a stepped on aluminum can. I wish I had a picture. But with an inspection right around the corner, I did the responsible thing, and ordered reprints of my plate. Hit up Pep Boys for a new mount and frame and installed it the day I got the car inspected. (and passed). Came back to town, parked my car, only to find it the next morning with the plate on my windshield. Less than 24 hours after its installation, someone hit it and cracked it off. Now my plate just rides shotgun with me until I can get a factory mount, or this maybe if I can get past its appearance.

07076
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07076
Gyro, Ouch, that really sucks. For whatever it is worth I did find a cool looking protector online called 4Bumpers. It isn’t that huge foamy/rubbery thing they were giving away for free (you get what you pay for) but instead a solid steel bumper protector. I read a great review from AAA and went to their website and been happy every since. Have a silver one for my rear bumper, and black for my front. Dont think they are carried in Pep Boys yet.[quote comment=”198361″]After 6 years of living in Hoboken, my front license plate had become so mangled and deformed from people backing into it that you could not longer read the tag. The frame, completely gone, the mount, now only being held on by a screw as the rest had cracked off and the plate itself looked like a stepped on aluminum can. I wish I had a picture. But with an inspection right around the corner, I did the responsible thing, and ordered reprints of my plate. Hit up Pep Boys for a new mount and frame and installed it the day I got the car inspected. (and passed). Came back to town, parked my car, only to find it the next morning with the plate on my windshield. Less than 24 hours after its installation, someone hit it and cracked it off. Now my plate just rides shotgun with me until I can get a factory mount, or this maybe if I can get past its… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

gyro read your post..know I feel for you,,Law is plate mounted 10″ from the ground on front and rear unless its changed.Also dont bump a new vehicle with plastic bumbers .Cost me 700 because i tapped some guys car…the pins are fragle…get a bumper guard in napa auto parts on obs and willow..less grief.. 😀 [quote comment=”198361″]After 6 years of living in Hoboken, my front license plate had become so mangled and deformed from people backing into it that you could not longer read the tag. The frame, completely gone, the mount, now only being held on by a screw as the rest had cracked off and the plate itself looked like a stepped on aluminum can. I wish I had a picture. But with an inspection right around the corner, I did the responsible thing, and ordered reprints of my plate. Hit up Pep Boys for a new mount and frame and installed it the day I got the car inspected. (and passed). Came back to town, parked my car, only to find it the next morning with the plate on my windshield. Less than 24 hours after its installation, someone hit it and cracked it off. Now my plate just rides shotgun with me until I can get a factory mount, or this maybe if I can get past its appearance.[/quote]

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

Congress should make these mandatory for everybody. Until then that ugly thing ain’t coming anywhere near my ride.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Pretty sure those are technically illegal, since you aren’t allowed to have any foreign matter (i.e. plate covers, frames, medallions) on your plates. Not to mention it looks about as cool as wearing your headgear to class.

homeworld
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On second though, my EZ pass might not fit on my licence plate with this. 🙁

homeworld
Member

Wow, this is a great idea. My licence plate mounted EZ Pass keeps getting broken by a-holes ramming the front of my car since they don’t know how to park.

I’m going to get one of these.

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