How do you guys with the custom bumpers pass inspection?
Mine is due this month and everything but my bumper checks out fine.
I don't really want to take it off, too many bolts and having to put the old one back on is a big pain since I just finished my bumper.
I don't see how a custom bumper should affect anything because that is only cosmetic and a 'cover'. If you still have your re-bar behind the bumper and everything else is intact, then I don't see why there would be a problem.
I agree with crazymikey. On my Evo I have the JDM rear bumper and I had to take off the crash beam and make a custom crash beam because the JDM version has a much smaller rear bumper. No problems for me.
In Ontario they tell you that you need a rear bumper on a pick up truck for a safety...but the descrepancy comes in on base model trucks that had optional bumpers. SOme shops will fail you for having a roll pan. The argument also becomes that the back of the truck is flat and the bed/tailgate becomes the bumper, but then they argue back that because there is no bumper, if you get rear ended, your frame rails can impale the vehicle that hits you. Well so what? That's their own fault they hit you.
But as for front bumpers, the external bumper you see is just a cover to mask all the ugly bits behind it. You could have a cardboard bumper cover and pass as long as you have the steel re-bar.
Or you can always look up your state laws and highway traffic act.