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What is the large metal bar that sits behind the bumper?

That is your actual bumper The bumper you have off is just a cover for your real bumper which is what you are describing. That bumper, the real one, is tied to your frame and is actually absorbing ...
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What is the large metal bar that sits behind the bumper?

This part is generally called the impact bar, or sometimes reinforcement bar or bumper reinforcer, and, along with the (often styrofoam, sometimes plastic, missing or hidden in your picture) absorber ...
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Why do trucks have a plastic flap under the front bumper?

As @MooseLucifer said in the comment, these deflector strips are generally there for air deflection. They do two things - one, they change the air pressure under the car helping stability at speed, ...
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What is the term for describing the maximum ramp inclination that a vehicle can clear?

The terms commonly used are arrival and departure angle - mostly with 4*4... But to deal with your situation then change the arrival angle by adding blocks to lift the car early. Of course, you could ...
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BMW 1 Series (2016) Bumper Repair

It will most certainly be more expensive if you get a professional to repair this bumper for you. However, it will be a safe investment on your trade-in if it is restored professionally. We cannot ...
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How to remove the clips of the Honda Emblem. Safely

With a flat thin small screwdriver, you should be able to wiggle under it and pry up a little bit, then move to the opposite side of the same fastener and do the same thing. Working back and forth ...
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What is the term for describing the maximum ramp inclination that a vehicle can clear?

As Solar Mike said, it's called the arrival angle. However, an alternate solution to your problem might be to approach the ramp at an angle instead of straight on. This lets one wheel start raising up ...
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Why do trucks have a plastic flap under the front bumper?

The more air allowed under a vehicle the greater affect this air will have on fuel economy. The lowered front air deflector will reduce the amount of air and thereby improve fuel economy. The large ...
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What type of crimping pliers do I need for these connectors

I believe crimping pliers for weather pack, metri-pack, or molex connectors will work. IWISS makes a tool just for those types of connectors. Alternatively, Paladin makes a crimping tool with die ...
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How to repair a cracked plastic bumper

Sounds like you have the right idea, at least for a temporary repair. You'll have to remove the entire bumber assembly to do this right, and you'll need to go slow as to not break the platic clips ...
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Straighten Metal & Fiberglass Bumper

I think it is very unlikely that you can straighten the steel. I would carefully cut the steel out from the back, get some new steel, weld the brackets back on if necessary, then fibreglass it back in ...
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Nissan Micra 2015 (K13) - Missing front bumper vent

I suspect the only two places you'll be able to get one of those is either the Nissan Main Dealer or a local breakers yard. I'd suggest giving your local main dealer a call as you may be surprised by ...
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Kia Rio - is lip under front bumper actually needed for anything?

While I completely agree with what @JPhi1618 says as the reasons for the lip being there, I disagree with his assessment as to if you should replace this. While it's not very large, these do help with ...
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What is the term for describing the maximum ramp inclination that a vehicle can clear?

Not really a solution for a daily arrival at a steep driveway, but one that works for 'ugly' speedbumps - though it takes a few tries to get it right. It's worth the effort if you have a low-clearance ...
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Rear Bumper, Reinforcement?

There's 2 things you need to know: the damaged item in your picture is a bumper cover, it's plastic, it's only job is to make the back of your car look pretty. If you take it off, you can bend it and ...
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How to repair a cracked plastic bumper

There are companies that specialize in doing this sort of repair. Many are mobile and can repair it in your driveway. A Google search of "plastic bumper repair" of the Bay area showed a listing for a ...
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What's the best way to re-paint only a corner section of a bumper?

In some cases, it may be acceptable to do only half of the bumper. Color changes in the middle of the bumper are usually less visible than at the sides of the bumper. When I had bumper damage, my ...
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Minor scratching on plastic fender/skirt

If it's a scratch just in the clear coat, then you can wet sand it with 2500 or 3000 grit paper and then use a buffer with a fine polish like in this video. If it's more serious, like down to the ...
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Straighten Metal & Fiberglass Bumper

You shouldn't attempt to repair a bumper. You will not be able to restore the original performance correctly - remember that its job is to absorb impact in order to protect the vehicle (including ...
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What would you estimate needs to be repaired in a bent fender/bumper?

The metal fender needs re-shaping; a good body shop can repair the existing fender piece. The fender will then need to be painted to match the other panels on the car. The bumper cover (the plastic ...
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is it a good idea to have crash/bumper guard on rear of hatch back

No, it's generally not a good idea. The manufacturer spends vast amounts of money and development time in building in proper type-approved crash protection. Randomly adding girders will transmit the ...
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Minor scratching on plastic fender/skirt

I recommend a good buffing and using a soft rubbing compound. "Mother's" brand is what I usually use. Good luck
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What's the best way to re-paint only a corner section of a bumper?

If the final paint coat is only paint then it should be possible, but if it has a colour coat finished with a lacquer coat IMO you will need to do the whole bumper. For the best finish, I would do ...
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What is the name of the parts that cover up the wires in front of the front wheel?

Its called the.. Inner wheel arch.
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Are love tap bad for the car's structure?

Not for the structure. Industry regulations require that: a car's safety systems must still function normally after a straight-on pendulum or moving-barrier impact of 4 km/h (2.5 mph) to the front ...
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What damage can you cause by a parking lot collision without visible dents?

Based on your description of the accident, I don't think it was severe enough to create non-visible damage or affect the safety of your car or the other car involved. Modern vehicles have crash ...
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What is best way to fix this loose bumper?

Plastic Cable Ties/Zip-Ties are cheap and durable. If the bumper cover is damaged so proper mounting can't be accomplished, I'd use Zip-Ties for a cheap but semi-permenant fix. Use any manner of ...
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Attach small winch to truck bed or rear bumper

Your truck has stake pockets in the top of the side rails. You'll find a pair close to the tailgate and another pair close to the cab. (There may be others in an intermediate location.) The stake ...
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How to repair my fiberglass front bumper?

Start by drilling small holes through the fiberglass at the ends of the cracks. That'll stop the cracks from spreading. Then take a Dremel or similar tool and grind out a "V" along the length of the ...
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Are love tap bad for the car's structure?

Structure wise you shouldn't worry about it. Bumpers are made to take a 5mph hit with zero damage (supposed to be here in the States, anyway). You'll see superficial damage to the paint and outer ...
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