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Old 11-18-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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help me justify rocker panel protection

So poison spyder offers some wicked looking armor and rocker panel protection and i like the way it looks... but i don't want to buy it and put it on my jeep if it only is serving aesthetics I don't want to be a poser... I do go offroading but haven't done much rock crawling, so will someone help me justify or help offer me reasons to buy such accessories even if I am not a hardcore offroader?

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So poison spyder offers some wicked looking armor and rocker panel protection and i like the way it looks... but i don't want to buy it and put it on my jeep if it only is serving aesthetics I don't want to be a poser... I do go offroading but haven't done much rock crawling, so will someone help me justify or help offer me reasons to buy such accessories even if I am not a hardcore offroader?

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Because one day you will and its alot cheaper to prevent a problem by buying them than it would be to get your jeep fixed.
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that's what i like to hear...
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that's what i like to hear...
awsome!! now get it and show us pics so we get so jelious we want it too!!
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I have these on my wife's TJ and they are BUILT. A little fun to put on (I cheated...I have some buddies that have a garage with a 2 post lift to do the job rather than use a floor jack), but they are NOT just for looks. They wrap under the tub and you have to remove the tub body mounts and trim a few of the rubber isolators to get them to fit. They are HEAVY. You can smack 'em with a sledge hammer and all it does is scratch 'em. Totally happy with 'em. Price was decent for what they are too. Fabtech FTT94002BK - Fabtech Rocker Panel Guards for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Here is a pic of my wife's TJ with 'em.

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awsome!! now get it and show us pics so we get so jelious we want it too!!
sounds like a plan!
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we live one time if you want it get it!!! make that jeep look like you want it to, thats whats so fun about having a jeep

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So I brought my stock '05 LJ out to CA and went rock crawling once. Made it around gunslinger getting hung up once on the bottom skid plate. Went on to the next short trail and the spotter was working me around an up hill turn to the left when I slide onto a boulder and pushed those factory install side steps up into the rocker. Great little half moon dent right at the front of the step and a few broken bolts letting the step flap around a little. Found the Smittybuilt XRC rock sliders with the tube and removed that step asap, bonus, can't even see the dent. Lift comes next... of course I don't worry about that boulder anymore
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Ok guys, check this out.

http://www.aceengineeringandfab.com/
He sells them for the JK now but is in the process of designing them for the TJ. These things are STOUT! Come finished and ready to bolt on. 225+75 S&H anywhere in 48 US.
Fazed has some now, ill try and get him to post some pictures soon
Call and talk to Adam, he is a really nice guy. And they do great work and really take care of the customer.
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Rocker protection is great to have on your jeep, you will find that it helps out in more places than the rocks (chicks dig them). I rub mine on trees as much as rocks. The added protection also makes a great point to lift your jeep with a high lift jack. Rockers are not only for the “hardcore”, I think hardcore is all about seat time in your jeep and has nothing to do with tire size. Good luck
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Rocker protection is great to have on your jeep, you will find that it helps out in more places than the rocks (chicks dig them). I rub mine on trees as much as rocks. The added protection also makes a great point to lift your jeep with a high lift jack. Rockers are not only for the “hardcore”, I think hardcore is all about seat time in your jeep and has nothing to do with tire size. Good luck
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very cool reply man... now how do you like those bada** poison spyder rocker panels for the jk? pretty sweet huh?
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:33 PM   #15
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I've got a poison spider rocker panels. I'm not a serious off-roader, but I've already hit a couple of stumps up in the woods (on hunting trips) that definitely would have caused damage. Glad I've got them. Plus it's kinda cool when people comment on how good they look, which I get alot.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:25 AM   #16
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I've got a poison spider rocker panels. I'm not a serious off-roader, but I've already hit a couple of stumps up in the woods (on hunting trips) that definitely would have caused damage. Glad I've got them. Plus it's kinda cool when people comment on how good they look, which I get alot.
yeah which rocker panels did you get from them?
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:10 PM   #17
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So poison spyder offers some wicked looking armor and rocker panel protection and i like the way it looks... but i don't want to buy it and put it on my jeep if it only is serving aesthetics I don't want to be a poser... I do go offroading but haven't done much rock crawling, so will someone help me justify or help offer me reasons to buy such accessories even if I am not a hardcore offroader?

Thanks for any advice.

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'Cause when the A@#ho$# that haaaaad to squeeze into the parking spot next to you opens his/her door with no regard for your vehicle....they'll be painting not you!
Plus, as others have stated you can add protection before you go off road and hit something (you know you will eventually) or after you repair the damage!
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He sells them for the JK now but is in the process of designing them for the TJ. These things are STOUT! Come finished and ready to bolt on. 225+75 S&H anywhere in 48 US.
Fazed has some now, ill try and get him to post some pictures soon
Call and talk to Adam, he is a really nice guy. And they do great work and really take care of the customer.
Sweet! Might as well buy em, you'll need em eventually! I would look for a pair that goes fenderwell to fenderwell though, with stock flares you might have to adjust a little, but if you ever do any more armor they will cover everything.
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its like owning a hand gun. better to have them and not need it, then to need it and not have it.
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Rocker protection is the first mod I do on a Jeep. Even before a lift.
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i've got big daddy offroad aluminum rocker guards(1/4 " thick). let me just say that these things have nailed some boulders and barely managed a scratch, plus they only weigh 50 lbs. for the pair! 2005 LJ
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Body damage is cool.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:25 PM   #23
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I put some PC rock sliders on my TJ right after I put the lift on. They have saved my a** plenty of times. Cheaper than buyin a new body tub
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Well, ordered my ACE Engineering Rock Rails on July 30th and they got here on Aug 5th, not too bad I think for ordering on a saturday night.
Got off work this morning and got home to 2 huge boxes waiting by the door.
Man these things are heavy (50lbs each) and very sturdy. Got my tools out and took all 6 body bolts out to grind them at the same time. Once that was in I just had to line everything up and reverse the take off procedure. I did it all by myself so it took me total time I would say 1 1/2 hours (break for breakfast included). Everything wnet together so smooth and I had none of the issues others have had as far as having to pull out or pressure in bolts. Everything went together as if it was made to be there. Sorry but got into the install and was alone so no pics of install.
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