It sounds ridiculous at first, but as a longtime owner of vehicles with higher-than-average ground clearance, one of my biggest concerns on the highway is “ride under” (where the nose of one car “submarines” under or climbs over the bumper of another in a rear end collision).

The Super Bumper claims to help decrease that risk as well as reduce injury and insurance claims by protecting against minor rear end collisions. Designed to fit vehicles with a two-inch receiver hitch, the Super Bumper comes unpainted or in chrome or black powder coat, 3.25-inch or 4-inch diameter tubing, and is rated Class III/IV for pulling trailers up to 6,000 pounds with a tongue weight of 600 pounds.

The Super Bumper also comes with a lifetime warranty: If it bends or breaks from a rear-end collision, it will be replaced absolutely free. Can you say that about your existing bumper? Pricing ranges from $99.95 to $219.95.

anti-skid step pad for use as a convenient step into the bed of your truck.

I don’t think you can beat the rear bumper/tailgate protection for the price, keep in mind the Spare Bumper costs about the same as a good bug shield! More info and many more product pictures at