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Old 02-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #1
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Poison spyder or smitty rocksliders

Which one do you guys prefer? Poison spyder rocksliders or smittybilt rocksliders?

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Between those two choices, definitely (!) Poison Spyder. Smittybilt wouldn't even be on my long list, let alone my short list of who to buy from.

Edit: After seeing Gunner's comment below, I have to agree that my first choice would actually be Savvy Offroad's rock sliders... which I have run on two different TJs. Their design is head and shoulders above the other sliders/rocker guards I have run over the years

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Savvy first.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:52 AM   #4
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Between those two choices, definitely (!) Poison Spyder. Smittybilt wouldn't even be on my long list, let alone my short list of who to buy from.

Edit: After seeing Gunner's comment below, I have to agree that my first choice would actually be Savvy Offroad's rock sliders... which I have run on two different TJs. Their design is head and shoulders above the other sliders/rocker guards I have run over the years

What makes savvy sliders head and shoulders over the other companies like MetalCloak or GenRight? Not Trying to start anything just want to know what makes them so different. But don't have to explain the SmittyBilt portion already know that answer.
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MetalCloak and Genright make excellent products. I just happen to like Savvy's elegant 2-piece aluminum & steel design better. Savvy's design makes use of lighter aluminum where its inner/outer pieces sandwich the tub, but has a heavy carbon steel or stainless steel rub rail (your choice) that is separately replaceable should you ever be capable of doing major enough damage to it. Since it holds up so well to even Johnson Valley, that is a very remote possibility. I have severely bent a steel rocker guard so badly it caved in the tub just behind the door, but I have done significantly tougher trails with Savvy's rocker guards on two different TJs with no damage to the tub at all.
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MetalCloak and Genright make excellent products. I just happen to like Savvy's elegant 2-piece aluminum & steel design better. Savvy's design makes use of lighter aluminum where its inner/outer pieces sandwich the tub, but has a heavy carbon steel or stainless steel rub rail (your choice) that is separately replaceable should you ever be capable of doing major enough damage to it. Since it holds up so well to even Johnson Valley, that is a very remote possibility. I have severely bent a steel rocker guard so badly it caved in the tub just behind the door, but I have done significantly tougher trails with Savvy's rocker guards on two different TJs with no damage to the tub at all.
What's wrong work spyder or smitty?
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What's wrong work spyder or smitty?
PSC is another good company just like MetalCloak, GenRight and savvy. It just depends on all about who you ask and what the companies reputation is in the field. SmittyBilt recently has been going down the drain with hit and miss parts. On my YJ I had SmittyBilt corner guards and fenders and about half the holes would line up, had to do a lot modifications to make it all work. Other companies have just made a reputation for themselves and have products to back it up.

But between the two SmittyBilt and PSC, PSC would be the number 1 and only one that should be on the list.
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MetalCloak and Genright make excellent products. I just happen to like Savvy's elegant 2-piece aluminum & steel design better. Savvy's design makes use of lighter aluminum where its inner/outer pieces sandwich the tub, but has a heavy carbon steel or stainless steel rub rail (your choice) that is separately replaceable should you ever be capable of doing major enough damage to it. Since it holds up so well to even Johnson Valley, that is a very remote possibility. I have severely bent a steel rocker guard so badly it caved in the tub just behind the door, but I have done significantly tougher trails with Savvy's rocker guards on two different TJs with no damage to the tub at all.
Understandable. It's just all based off of what you have had on your jeep and what you have actually used on the trails. You have pretty everything from Savvy or Currie and I have MetalCloak or GenRight, just owner preference.
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I just didn't find anything out there that had 3 layers of protection beside the Savvy. You have a 3/16 aluminum angle plate that covers from the door well to the frame. Then on top of that you have a 3/16 steel angle which is also well to wheel well, finally a tube of steel as the rock slider. To finish it off you have another 3/16 aluminum plate which the side bolts go thru sandwiching your body like a vise. The bottom bolts are also thru bolted. It is a real stout piece for 450 bucks.
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I have Poison Spyder on 2 Jeeps, and I love them.

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