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Old 12-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #1
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A Pillar Armor?

Just tweaked my A pillar on a tree while wheeling yesterday and got me thinking if there's any kind of armor for this area, found this from genright

Windsheild Guard, un-painted

I've read a few threads where the fit is horrible, anyone have an personal experience with these?

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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I have heard of the fit being terrible on those as well, But I don't think they would do much protection anyways. You might be better off just fixing the windshield or leaving it depending on how bad it is.

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Old 12-16-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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We call these 'Gen-wrong' A-pillar armor.

The finish on these straight out of the box is horrible but I had mine bead blasted and powder coated and they turned out OK.

Fitting is another issue.
I've had 2 sets on my TJ and they were both the same.

The guards don't follow the contour of the A-pillar on the drivers side very well - there's quite a gap at the top.
The screws provided to secure the guard end up pulling the A-pillar sheetmetal OUT instead of pulling the guards IN.
When the screws provided stopped doing their job, I drilled slightly bigger holes and installed nutcerts in the A-pillars.
Had mixed success with this - it was very hard to 'set' the nutcerts. Possibly because of the curvature of the A-pillar.


Is it that big a deal?
For the money, it's a shame Gen-right couldn't get them right.
If they fitted nice, they would be well worth it.
As it stands, they don't fit as well as they should, but I still have them on my TJ.

I've only seen 3 sets fitted to TJs but they were all the same - with the gap at the top on the drivers side.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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That's a shame, I'll just keep tweaking mine till its time for an entirely new windshield frame haha
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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A little update, I emailed gen-right asking about the fit and the complaints I've read about the gap towards the top of the armor, here is the reply I received within minutes

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Dear Michael,

Thank you for your email.

I appreciate the candor. Yes we have had some not so favorable reviews of them in the years past. The windshield guards do fit better now.

Sincerely,

Dave Watts
I'm going to see if they'll take them back if I don't like the fit, might be purchasing soon
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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Here's the set I have on the TJ now, showing the gap at the top - doesn't look too bad in the pics . I bought this set in September 2011 and don't know if this one of the old ones or the 'new improved' version.
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And another set I used to have - I had tabs welded on to mount windshield lights, then bead blasted and powder coated.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, anyone ever bash these against a tree once installed?

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