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Old 03-30-2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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Is This Guy's Shop Too Good To Be True?

I was checking out this guys shop and his stuff looks great. The prices are pretty fantastic too. I could get a front bumper, rear bumper w/ swing out tire carrier and jerry can/hi-jack lift holder, and nerf bars for about $800. What do you guys think?

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:46 AM   #2
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Doesnt sound to bad. Im currently having someone make a rear bumper w/ tire carrier, rocksliders, flat fenders all the way around, and a reverse shackle lift, and doing a little modification to my current from bumper all for around $1000. thats with everyting being installed too. His prices beat the hell outa what it would have costed me if i ordered just half of that from a magazine.

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If you can find someone local like this. I would say go for it. Myself I would be a little nervous ordering from a couple states away-nothing against this builder/welder just not a big company or well known nationally. (May create issues if disagreements)

From the pics if he was local I could see myself using him. Good Luck!!
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I would check out what thickness steel and stock he is using, if the tubing is heavy duty or lightweight, and on the sliders, does the steel plate go all the way underneath and attach at the body mounts? There are too many ways to cut corners to keep cost down that you wouldn't know about until things start to bend!
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I would check out what thickness steel and stock he is using, if the tubing is heavy duty or lightweight, and on the sliders, does the steel plate go all the way underneath and attach at the body mounts? There are too many ways to cut corners to keep cost down that you wouldn't know about until things start to bend!
The sliders he posted a picture of are PROBABLY frame mounted...
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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The front bumper looks good. I'd pass on the sliders and get some real rockers . . . those look pretty much like the Body Armor ones I had . . . a couple of down sides . . . they hang down under the rocker so you end up hitting them on stuff the body mounted ones won't hit and they attach to the frame (body mounted is better for a rocker). The rear bumper/carrier . . . jury's out on that one . . . couple concerns I would have . . . first of all, does it tie into the frame or just the cross member? That would be a lot of weight to have just attached to the cross member. How beefy and well designed is the hinge . . . lots of carriers end up rattling like crazy depending on the set up. Also, I'd want to check the quality of materials, welds, etc due to the wieght as I've seen more than one carrier snap sending the spare tire rolling down the trail. Does sound like a good price so if the quality/design is good, go for the bumpers, I'd keep looking for rockers if those are the only ones they make.
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Hey lots of great advice here. I really want the rear bumper setup with the swing out tire carrier w/ jc/hi-lift mounts. The one i like is $750 on 4wd.com. When I saw this guys prices I was blown away. Lot's to consider though. Thanks guys.
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The tubing for the bumpers looks to be on the thin side from what I can see on the pictures... I also don't like how the rocker guard/steps bolt onto the body vs directly to the frame. Just my .02
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The tubing for the bumpers looks to be on the thin side from what I can see on the pictures... I also don't like how the rocker guard/steps bolt onto the body vs directly to the frame. Just my .02
Those sliders don't bolt to the body . . . they tie into the frame thru the body mounts . . . that's the problem . . . they hang down under the body and mount to the frame . . . mounting to the body is preferred by most.

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