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Old 02-03-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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raptor automotive rock guards

anybody have these? good bad ugly I'd like to hear it and see pics. eBay has them for $148. the price seems too good to be true.

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any help anybody?
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We don't have access to your private 'Watching' area within eBay, you'll need to provide a link to the actual product.
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That's a frame mounted rocker guard & I wouldn't touch one. Body mounted rocker guards are nearly infinitely stronger & more able to withstand trail damage than those with an extended point of leverage against their frame mounts.
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thank you, any suggestions under $250 I don't do really any crawling with it so its mostly for a step for my short wife. i wont spend more than that cuz I could probably make um for $50 a side
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For under $250? I dunno, maybe something like this... Jeep Wrangler TJ Rocker Guards Rock The Real Deal | eBay
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thanks. I do appreciate this. I know how much you hate the frame mounted ones. I haven't ever had either, and haven't got the knowledge and experience to know. so these body mounted ones you just drill the mounting holes in the tub?
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Yep, it's an easy bolt-on installation. Drill some holes, pass the bolts through and install the nuts on the inside & you're done. That's not the case for a JK but it is for a TJ. A floor jack to hold the rocker guards up in place against the rockers while you drill & mount them is real handy to have & use.
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For under $250? I dunno, maybe something like this... Jeep Wrangler TJ Rocker Guards Rock The Real Deal | eBay
I like those. AND...they're even made by A to Z Fabrication? Good right Jerry?
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Yep, it's an easy bolt-on installation. Drill some holes, pass the bolts through and install the nuts on the inside & you're done. That's not the case for a JK but it is for a TJ. A floor jack to hold the rocker guards up in place against the rockers while you drill & mount them is real handy to have & use.
thanks, I will get be getting body mount style ones. if I wanted to make some, what thickness plate should I use for the mounting plate? 5/16"? 1/4"? what thickness do most come with is really what I'm asking.
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I like those. AND...they're even made by A to Z Fabrication? Good right Jerry?
I'll be darned, those ARE made by Zach at AtoZ and yes indeed he makes OUTSTANDING stuff. He made a front bumper with an integrated winch mount for me years ago & its quality & design was outstanding.

Thanks for pointing out they are made by AtoZ, I would have never noticed.
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I'll be darned, those ARE made by Zach at AtoZ and yes indeed he makes OUTSTANDING stuff. He made a front bumper with an integrated winch mount for me years ago & its quality & design was outstanding.

Thanks for pointing out they are made by AtoZ, I would have never noticed.
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after reading a few specs, it seems like 3/16-14" plate is good, and standard 1 1/2" pipe would do it, I think ill build a set. will post pics here when done, it will have to wait until the spring thaw, but I will give it a shot then.
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1/4" is thicker and heavier than needed, I would go with 3/16" if you build your own.
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1/4" is thicker and heavier than needed, I would go with 3/16" if you build your own.
thanks for the tip ill do that. 3/16" diamond plate should be good.

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