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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Couple questions for my TJ?

Hey ya'll, I have a couple questions pertaining to mods for a TJ:

1. I am going to re-bedline my Flares. They have some flaky spots and some small scratches. I just don't know if I need to re-bedline every inch of the flares? Or if I can just spray (With Rustoleum Aerosol bedliner) the small spots that are flaking? Does anyone have any experience with this?

2. I need an Oil Pan Skid plate for my TJ, and was wondering what ya'll's experience with them were? What brands ya'll liked? Etc.? I was looking at Warn's Oil Pan skid plate, but was wondering if there was one that ya'll could recommend over Warn's maybe?

(Or, does anyone have a TJ oil pan skid plate that they'd like to sell?)

3. For me, who only does light trails and doesn't too serious off roading (I have a stock TJ X with 31" A/T's), would a steering box skid plate or a differential skid plate be necessary? In ya'll's experience?

4. Does anyone have a big grill guard to recommend? I like ARB's grill guard: ARB 3450150 - ARB Quadratec Edition Front Stubby Bull Bar Bumper for 87-06 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec . But I was curious if there was a slightly cheaper, good quality USA made one that ya'll could recommend?

Thank you guys!

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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Just on the flare question. I would prep and spray the whole thing. Doing spots is just asking for trouble as in peeling, not matching etc.. Easy enough to do.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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I wouldn't be too worried about the differential unless you drive by brail. In that case, look into a more robust differential cover, like a Riddler or Poison Spyder. As for the Oil pan, check out Rokmen. They make one that covers the oil pan to the transmission.

The ARB bull bar is good for full front protection, including your fenders, but the words "cheeper and made in USA" don't ever go together. You can find other options out there, but you are going to pay for them.

As for the paint work, it's all about prep... strip them down, clean them and do it over.
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Just on the flare question. I would prep and spray the whole thing. Doing spots is just asking for trouble as in peeling, not matching etc.. Easy enough to do.
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I wouldn't be too worried about the differential unless you drive by brail. In that case, look into a more robust differential cover, like a Riddler or Poison Spyder. As for the Oil pan, check out Rokmen. They make one that covers the oil pan to the transmission.

The ARB bull bar is good for full front protection, including your fenders, but the words "cheeper and made in USA" don't ever go together. You can find other options out there, but you are going to pay for them.

As for the paint work, it's all about prep... strip them down, clean them and do it over.
Ok, i'll strip them and then sand them some. Then re-bedline them with a couple coats.

Only think is i'm not sure how to strip them? Just try and peel the bedliner off? Or do I just dip them in a solvent or something?

I know that cheap and US made don't go together, sadly. Just I meant one that used less material or was simpler, bringing the price down, but were still US made. I'll just keep looking and try and find one that I like!

And well, what oil pan skid plates do you/ya'll use? I did look at the Rokmen one by the way, but I think I would like just 1 skid plate for the oil pan. (1 for the oil pan and 1 for the transmission, not just 1 big one)
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