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Old 11-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Rear Corner/Side Armor?

I'm looking into the "rock crawling" style side armor for the rear of my Wrangler. I'm wondering if anybody has used the type that are drilled into the body of the jeep. If so, was it an easy install? Do you like it?

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Old 11-20-2013, 12:41 AM   #2
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I have them on my tj and it was very easy and looks awesome!!!

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Old 11-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #3
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I have them on my tj and it was very easy and looks awesome!!!
Nice jeep! That's actually exactly what I had in mind, with the tube fenders in the front as well as the side armor in the back.
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I'm looking into the "rock crawling" style side armor for the rear of my Wrangler. I'm wondering if anybody has used the type that are drilled into the body of the jeep. If so, was it an easy install? Do you like it?
Check out the Smittybilt Corner Armor. If you click that link and look at the install instructions you'll be able to see what's involved and decide if it's something you want to tackle.

The kit I liked you to has everything you need for the install, including stainless hardware which is something not all companies include.

Let me know if you have any other questions at all!

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Old 11-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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I, too, have that Smittybilt corner armor. Super-easy to install; I did it by myself using clamps to hold it in place. The powder-coat has held up very well to rocks/trails. They do come notched to fit their sliders; I had to remove the notch since I had custom sliders, which left a small gap, but no big deal to me:

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Old 11-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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I, too, have that Smittybilt corner armor. Super-easy to install; I did it by myself using clamps to hold it in place. The powder-coat has held up very well to rocks/trails. They do come notched to fit their sliders; I had to remove the notch since I had custom sliders, which left a small gap, but no big deal to me:
Nice jeep to you too! Thanks for the input, these might be going on to my wish list.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #7
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Never buy the plastic cheap stuff that goes on with 3M. PO did it glue was hard to get off and trapped dirt
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:33 PM   #8
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Never buy the plastic cheap stuff that goes on with 3M. PO did it glue was hard to get off and trapped dirt
That's what the PO of mine did. He just had cheap corner armor that did nothing but cause a huge rust hole under the passenger side taillight. I'm planning on grinding it down and smoothing with bondo and then installing this metal armor.
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #9
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If you guys don't mind me asking, what did you do for front turn signals with those tube fenders? I would like to get a pair, but I don't want to be driving around without front signals. I have a tubular front bumper which covers up the grill, so I can't really put the signals into the grill like most people do.
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Here is a close up of mine. Just used some truck stop light.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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Here is a close up of mine. Just used some truck stop light.
That's what I was hoping somebody did. Where did you find those lights?
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Truck stop. You can get them at northern tool as well.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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Truck stop. You can get them at northern tool as well.
Ohh gotcha. Didn't realize truck stop was a store. Thanks!
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Savvy aluminum corner armor that started out as blanks before I cut out the wheel well to accommodate my lengthened wheelbase:





Those are LJ length Savvy sliders that I cut down to length to match the rear wheel well arch and the front fender location and angle. The end result is very clean with no gaps, unused holes, or weirdness. The tub rails, combined with the inner 3/8" aluminum backing plate stiffen and strengthen the tub without adding much weight....total weight of corner armor, tub rail, backing plate and hardware is about 20 lb per side. The sliders are also very light and are the strongest option on the market thanks to smart mounting, preload, and the inner backing plate.
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I have a tubular front bumper which covers up the grill.
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Savvy aluminum corner armor that started out as blanks before I cut out the wheel well to accommodate my lengthened wheelbase:





Those are LJ length Savvy sliders that I cut down to length to match the rear wheel well arch and the front fender location and angle. The end result is very clean with no gaps, unused holes, or weirdness. The tub rails, combined with the inner 3/8" aluminum backing plate stiffen and strengthen the tub without adding much weight....total weight of corner armor, tub rail, backing plate and hardware is about 20 lb per side. The sliders are also very light and are the strongest option on the market thanks to smart mounting, preload, and the inner backing plate.
You sir, have one mean looking ride.

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