People do not often realize how much of an impact a bumper can have on a vehicle. Also, bumpers are usually not taken into account during the car's design process. They are utilitarian, they are only meant to serve their purpose. What is a bumper? How does it work? Mercury Cougar front bumpers are typically your vehicle's showpiece. They are usually the first thing that people notice about your car and it generally defines your ride's personality.
Bumpers are mounted in the front and rear end of a vehicle. Front bumpers are available in fiberglass, polyurethane, ABS plastic, and carbon fiber. They are bent and formed into specific shapes in order to absorb and deliver momentum during a collision and to complement with the lines of the car's fascia as well. In the event of a collision, bumpers absorb some of the blow, decreasing the possible damage to the vehicle and its occupants. All bumpers are designed to absorb the energy of the impact.
But aside from that purpose, front bumpers have another function. It is to protect the front of the automobile by diverting the entire car's momentum to the object with which it has collided. They are installed to your vehicle's chassis with special impact absorbers. These shock absorbers are often spring loaded. During slow speed collisions, this allows the front bumper to compress, and then extend back to its original position.
Many front bumpers feature open areas for ducts or grilles which should be covered with mesh. Some applications may require modification or removal of certain safety equipment. Most front bumpers offered on the market these days are extremely heavy, which can greatly decrease a car's ability to accelerate quickly and to reach top speeds. A complete Mercury Cougar body kit includes a Mercury Cougar front bumper.