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Old 12-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #1
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Diamond plastiplate?

So I'm trying to get some more body armor for my Jeep and I've got a few questions. Well, one question actually.

What does everyone think of the Thermoplastic Armor? A few co. make their armor from this injection mold thermoplastic. I guess I feel like it's stupid to protect my steel tub from damage with plastic diamond plate, but maybe I'm judging without ever seeing. Any other opinions?

I already have the Rubicon Diamond plate rockers, so I would like my rear corners and my fender caps to match that.

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Old 12-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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It's got to be better than nothing, but it probably doesn't offer much real protection. Good for covering up any small trail (or mall parking lot) damage I suppose.

I guess the biggest question comes down to the difference in price. If it's anywhere close in price to the real stuff, why bother? But for a light duty rig, (I know, like mine) it is probably not an altogether bad way to go if it is half the cost of the heavy stuff.

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Old 12-15-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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Aren't the plastic ones just as expensive as steel ones? I have a set of steel ones sitting here and am waiting till I can get to a friends place to have him help me install them. But if you are thinking of doing any serious form of wheeling, you'll need steel.
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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i think the plastic ones would only protect form like rocks on the free way but not from bashing you tub on a boulder like it owed you money
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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i think the plastic ones would only protect form like rocks on the free way but not from bashing you tub on a boulder like it owed you money
Nice analogy! I was actually thinking about this stuff for my front fenders for just that reason, and since those ARE the biggest rocks we have around here, I'd probably be OK w/ it in the rear too! Highway rocks were the whole reason I went w/ the bling grill, since my last few Jeeps grilles all looked like stop signs in Compton! It still amazes me I've never busted a headlight w/ as many stone & bird strikes as I get around here!
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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If you guys couldn't tell, I was against them from the start. I just wanted to see what everyone else thinks.

I think I'm getting the mopar rear corners.

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