It's actually the bracket that bends. All of our fleet vehicles have the same problem, so we shifted to plastic in the rear to save the body. Seems to have worked. A better, slimmer bumper would be ideal and is what I'll do on my own Wrangler.The rear metal bumper can push into the body if you come down on a rock on the corners. Lots of people have had it happen including myself. The front bumper is pretty good though.