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Old 04-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #1

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Nerf Bars

Hey everyone. When i bought my jeep last December it came with Nerf bars on it already. Over the winter they are rusting up pretty badly. My question is, should i sand them down and paint them, or should i just remove them? I'm not really sure if i like them or not. What do you all think?

I do have some bushwacker rocker panels, and bushwacker trail armor front corner guards to put on. I also have some black powder coat rear end gate hinges to put on. I think it would look pretty good with all my goodies put on.
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Ditch the nurf bars and get rocker guards of some type..that wrap under the body. Not sure if the bushies do that or not. Shrockworks make some nice ones as a referance for ya.

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I bought a pair of rocker guards from Jeepparts-R-us this year and I am pretty happy with them; I paid $225 for them shipped. The only problem so far is that the self-tapping bolts that came with them were crap; the heads snapped off like bullets within 24 hours and I was lucky not to have one of the bars fall off. I purchased some new bolts from a local supplier and I have had no problems with them. The guards have an abrasive finish which is non-slip; they are heavy 2” tubular steel and the welds look ok. The importers are Rampage Products based in California. They also make good-looking front and rear bumpers that match and are a really low price.
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The trails are littered with those round nerf bars, I kind of considered them 'chrome tree roots'...
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RRC side armor....

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Mine had chrome ones on when I bought it - took them off the next day. (Cuz it was snowing pretty hard the day I bought it.) I've been trying to sell them to no avail, I finally put them out in the front yard with a "free" sign and my neighbor took them. He is going to try to make them fit his Ram.

Hope he's got some fabrication skills.
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I started to sand them down this morning. As i was sanding, everyplace i went on the nerf bars there was rust, even under the paint. So i decided to take them off. What a pain in the behind to get off. I spent about 4 hours getting them off. I'm glad i did it though. I think the jeep looks alot better with out them.

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