I considered that bumper. Then quickly ruled it out for this very reason. The bars that tie the bumper into the cage were at an angle that would have prevented me from opening the lid on my storage box, so sadly that was a no-go. Too bad, because I really like the look of the cage tied in with the rear bumper.UTV inc has a bolt-on rear bumper that will give you some protection. However it may not clearance the box.