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Old 01-01-2013, 01:00 PM   #31
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He's not a pro by any stretch. He fabs up bumpers, sliders, and skid plates for the members of our club in his spare time out of his garage. He doesn't have the equipment to work aluminum. So if I bought an aluminum skid for 1k, and it cracked, I'd be out 1k. If I bought a steel skid and it bent or cracked, I could rebend or repair with welding for free from my club members. Well free other than a 6-pack and I'll get to help out and learn something.
I think if you look closer at your motives, you've adopted a position and are coming up with justifications for being there.

Realistically you wouldn't be out 1K because there are plenty of folks around that perhaps you just haven't run into that can repair, weld, bolt, drill, and fabricate aluminum. At worst, you'd be out a few bucks and some inconvenience while you had it fixed.

I simply do not base any of my Jeep accessories, mods, fixes, or builds around what I can get repaired for free or repair myself. Now where did I put that hammer forge?

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:04 PM   #32
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I think if you look closer at your motives, you've adopted a position and are coming up with justifications for being there.

Realistically you wouldn't be out 1K because there are plenty of folks around that perhaps you just haven't run into that can repair, weld, bolt, drill, and fabricate aluminum. At worst, you'd be out a few bucks and some inconvenience while you had it fixed.

I simply do not base any of my Jeep accessories, mods, fixes, or builds around what I can get repaired for free or repair myself. Now where did I put that hammer forge?
I would agree but I do base what I buy on how easy to install, uninstall or afro-engineer in the field to keep myself going in case of emergency.

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I would agree but I do base what I buy on how easy to install, uninstall or afro-engineer in the field to keep myself going in case of emergency.
Do you really think an aluminum skid or armor of some kind will catastrophically fail to the point where the vehicle will be rendered inoperable?

I don't carry spare control arms, do you? I don't care spare gear sets, spare knuckles, spare unitbearings, or any other of a whole bunch of things that I depend on to get me over the trails.

I do carry some stuff, but it is not based on how easy it is to fix. I have spare front axles in the trailer, but I do not now nor will I ever look forward to swapping those bastids out on the trail. There is nothing the least bit enjoyable about that.
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maybe my words were poorly chosen, I meant more, if something could be made easier to replace without compromising performance or strength I would lean more towards them, things bolted together vs welded for example, if a piece breaks a couple bolts off and BAM, vs welded you'll need to cut.

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