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Old 01-06-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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Best entry guard?

Buying new entry guards. Which, if any are better than others? Plastic or black powdercoat? Going on my patriot blue TJ.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Interested as well. My YJ came with cheap stick on ones.

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I am looking at the Rugged Ridge guards for my JK, they are still stick on, but are metal instead of plastic. I don't know that theres "one better than the other" for this one, more of a personal preference between stainless, flat black plastic or shine black metal. Just my .02
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I am looking at the Rugged Ridge guards for my JK, they are still stick on, but are metal instead of plastic. I don't know that theres "one better than the other" for this one, more of a personal preference between stainless, flat black plastic or shine black metal. Just my .02
I think I'm going with these.
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Essentially the same ones I have been eyeing. I say go for it.
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I've used the plastic Mopar sill guards on three Jeeps, and i was very happy with them. I just bought some for my new JK, that will go on as soon as mods are complete. I opened the box to make sure that they haven't cheapened the Mopar version since I bought them last, and they are the same heavy ABS.


Since these are attached by adhesive as well, I have to say that I like the idea of a slightly flexible softer plastic better than metal when the edges of the guards may contact the sill just a bit. Just my .02.
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I've used the plastic Mopar sill guards on three Jeeps, and i was very happy with them. I just bought some for my new JK, that will go on as soon as mods are complete. I opened the box to make sure that they haven't cheapened the Mopar version since I bought them last, and they are the same heavy ABS.


Since these are attached by adhesive as well, I have to say that I like the idea of a slightly flexible softer plastic better than metal when the edges of the guards may contact the sill just a bit. Just my .02.
Ya know, that's a very good .02. I'd hate to see the paint rubbed off the sill from rubbing a bit. Especially here in upstate NY.....rust!
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I've used the plastic Mopar sill guards on three Jeeps, and i was very happy with them. I just bought some for my new JK, that will go on as soon as mods are complete. I opened the box to make sure that they haven't cheapened the Mopar version since I bought them last, and they are the same heavy ABS.


Since these are attached by adhesive as well, I have to say that I like the idea of a slightly flexible softer plastic better than metal when the edges of the guards may contact the sill just a bit. Just my .02.
Where is the best to place to get them from?
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Where is the best to place to get them from?


I bought mine on Amazon.
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i know,that's a very good .02. I'd hate to see the paint rubbed off the sill from rubbing a bit.thanks
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:53 AM   #11
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Sill guards

I purchased mine on e-bay, and I believe they are the ones from Mopar. They are heavy duty plastic, they say Jeep on them and they have a diamond plate design to them. They also cover a good portion of the sill.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #12
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Ordered mine last night from Extreme Terrain. AND I also ordered a set of headlight guards. My other half stopped me from ordering anything else.
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I have the Bestop entry guards on my '00. They got put on with the 3M adhesive and I've never had any issues with them since. You can't see them when the door is closed, and the help with scruff marks .
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Plastic doesn't rust. It may break but won't rust. I also have the Mopar ones
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Plastic doesn't rust. It may break but won't rust. I also have the Mopar ones
Haven't had mine break yet after 12 years
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