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Old 05-30-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs up skids, tire carrier, softop, etc...

i'm going to get some stuff for the jeep this week and I wanna know if what i'm choosing is good, quality stuff, if you'd recomend another company, and if you know where I can get the stuff the cheapest.
i've been decideing weather to lift it more to go with 36's or getting a bunch of "little" things and i'm deciding on that.
ok well here's the list:

-genright gas tank skid (from absolute offroad )

-nth oil pan skid

-shrockworks sliders

-kilby steering box skid


i also need a new top, it's between a RAT top and viking top, and my frame is bent so i'm thinking about going with the viking unless someone has something negative to say about it.

i also need(want) a front tire carrier, i dont know which one to choose but I know that I like how the jeeperman looks and how the or-fab works but I dont like the prices.

im also looking into getting sometime of "sport cage" so that I can ride trails safely with the windshield down

I also need to decide b/w getting tube fenders (my fenders and flares are tweaked) or fixing my fenders and getting wider fender flares. and im looking to get sometype of rear corner armor and maybe some "side sliders" like the t-by-t or rokmen.
and i remember reading somewhere that these bolt on tube fenders can do more damge than good as in you could buckle your tub with them.

if I have money left over after all of this, im looking to do something with my axles, eventually I would like to be able to run 35 or 36" tsl's "reliably" but within a reasonable price range

i know that im probably forgetting some stuff and excuse me for some of this not sounding clear ( im very tired and feel like crap )

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Oh my...I'll work on some of that, but that's one helluva list.

PS - What were those winning numbers anyway?

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Oh my...I'll work on some of that, but that's one helluva list.

PS - What were those winning numbers anyway?
I wish I had the winning numbers. ive actually been working my arse off and saving most of it, giving myself time to think of what to get
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so does anyone have any experience with the or-fab tire carrier?
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so does anyone have any experience with the or-fab tire carrier?
I'm not real big on the fact that it hangs off the body instead of the frame.
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personally for the money your gonna spend on all of that you can buy a welder and a grinder and pay for a welding course at your local agricultural school
and then you will make everything look how you want it to look, learn a valuable skill, and maybe save money depending on how expensive the course is
and if your gonna be wheeling that much you are gonna break stuff and what better way to fix it than welding it!
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Ok Matt, I told you I'd work on this so here goes:

If you're looking to go to 36's I'd wait until you beef up your axles a bit first. You'd probably be ok for mall crawling but you actually use your rig. Broken axles suck.

If you currently don't have any armor - get some. Gas tank skid, diff covers, steering box skid, beefier tie rod, belly-up, rocker protection (guards), engine skid, oil pan skid etc... It's money well spent. As little wheelin' I do everytime I've taken mine offroad the skids have always paid for themselves.

As far as the top goes - I don't know anything about the RAT. I do have a Viking which I'm growing to like, not love. Here's a good thread about the Viking Top:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/general...helm-5791.html

I posted up a thread about sport cages awhile back and after getting some good responses I decided to go with a RockHard Sport Cage. It arrived on Wednesday.

Here's the sport cage thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-chat...cage-5586.html

Tire carriers? Well that's all personal preference if you ask me. I have a Garvin Wilderness Spare Tire Carrier and I actually like it a lot. It's BIG and beefy....but that's also one of its faults, it's BIG as are a lot of tire carriers. When you get into some tight spots it's can be quite cumbersome. Have you considered relocating it to the cargo area? That's the idea I'm kicking around right now. Here's a thread on that:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-chat...area-8255.html

I'm not really that familiar with the diferent types of rear corner protection out there. It seems (from what I've read) that most people are relatively happy with the rear corners they purchased from PSC, GenRight and Rokmen. I have heard of some fitment issues with the Toys by Troy. I don't have any first hand expierence with the TxT I'm purely relaying this based on what I've read on some other forums. The main complaint seemed to be that things just didn't line up well. That being said, my PSC's are working just fine and I have no complaints at all with them.

Tube fenders - I think everyone here knows I have T&T Customs Tube Fenders and I like them very well. As far as buckling the tub or anything like that I can't really comment. I will say I had my Jeep leaned up against a rock in Llano back in March and I suffered NO damage at all to the Jeep or the fenders. I probably had 60% of the weight of the Jeep resting on them. If I had OEM fenders then they surely would have been severly damaged. I think they did their job and I'm sure they'll serve their purpose again. Not to mention they look cool as hell!

Someone else will have to comment about the TSL's. I have MT Baja Claws and I'm fairly happy with them so far.


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Tube fenders - I think everyone here knows I have T&T Customs Tube Fenders and I like them very well
It was all good until that!!!^
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I'm not real big on the fact that it hangs off the body instead of the frame.
and I was told that its made to hold up to a 35" tire, and I want to go bigger later on so that wont work.

What tire carrier options is there for around $550?

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personally for the money your gonna spend on all of that you can buy a welder and a grinder and pay for a welding course at your local agricultural school
and then you will make everything look how you want it to look, learn a valuable skill, and maybe save money depending on how expensive the course is
and if your gonna be wheeling that much you are gonna break stuff and what better way to fix it than welding it!
jmho
thats a good idea but i ordered some skids already.
I've actually been wanting to take a welding class but havent had time for it. Im waiting till either after I take a class or learn more about welding before I buy my first welder.


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Ok Matt, I told you I'd work on this so here goes:

If you're looking to go to 36's I'd wait until you beef up your axles a bit first. You'd probably be ok for mall crawling but you actually use your rig. Broken axles suck.
Thats one of the things that stopped me from ordering a bigger lift. I'm Thinking about getting a front hpd44 out of a late 70's ford, do any of you know what years and models were/are the good ones? and would this be strong enough to run the 36's reliably?

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If you currently don't have any armor - get some. Gas tank skid, diff covers, steering box skid, beefier tie rod, belly-up, rocker protection (guards), engine skid, oil pan skid etc... It's money well spent. As little wheelin' I do everytime I've taken mine offroad the skids have always paid for themselves.
I just put a order in with joe from absolute offroad for a rocker guards, steering and gastank skid. My stock gastank skid is a little beat and almost everytime I go offroading I worry about my rockers, so this is money well spent

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As far as the top goes - I don't know anything about the RAT. I do have a Viking which I'm growing to like, not love. Here's a good thread about the Viking Top:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/general...helm-5791.html
from what ive read/heard, the only thing that bothers me about the viking top is the lack of hard strip that goes into the channel and that I keep hearing that the clasps are cheap plastic, and the only thing thats keeping me from getting a rat top is that my stock frame is bent. I think my best bet is to find someone locally that has the viking to see it before I make my decision.

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I posted up a thread about sport cages awhile back and after getting some good responses I decided to go with a RockHard Sport Cage. It arrived on Wednesday.

Here's the sport cage thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-chat...cage-5586.html
Do you have any pictures of it (how it mounts), and how much did it cost?

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Tire carriers? Well that's all personal preference if you ask me. I have a Garvin Wilderness Spare Tire Carrier and I actually like it a lot. It's BIG and beefy....but that's also one of its faults, it's BIG as are a lot of tire carriers. When you get into some tight spots it's can be quite cumbersome. Have you considered relocating it to the cargo area? That's the idea I'm kicking around right now. Here's a thread on that:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/tj-chat...area-8255.html

yeah, I think I just need to see a bunch of different tire carriers personally to figure out which one I like.
when I carry a spare it's usually in the cargo area, and it's works ok like that except when I need top carry more people and/or go on long trips


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I'm not really that familiar with the diferent types of rear corner protection out there. It seems (from what I've read) that most people are relatively happy with the rear corners they purchased from PSC, GenRight and Rokmen. I have heard of some fitment issues with the Toys by Troy. I don't have any first hand expierence with the TxT I'm purely relaying this based on what I've read on some other forums. The main complaint seemed to be that things just didn't line up well. That being said, my PSC's are working just fine and I have no complaints at all with them.
Thats the first time ive heard of fitment issues with the txt, ill have to look into that more. I want to go with the rear tube fenders from tnt if I end up getting the fronts, the only thing stopping me is the price so I might just end up going with genrights corner guards.

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Tube fenders - I think everyone here knows I have T&T Customs Tube Fenders and I like them very well. As far as buckling the tub or anything like that I can't really comment. I will say I had my Jeep leaned up against a rock in Llano back in March and I suffered NO damage at all to the Jeep or the fenders. I probably had 60% of the weight of the Jeep resting on them. If I had OEM fenders then they surely would have been severly damaged. I think they did their job and I'm sure they'll serve their purpose again. Not to mention they look cool as hell!

Someone else will have to comment about the TSL's. I have MT Baja Claws and I'm fairly happy with them so far.


HTH

did the jeep slowly lean into the rock or was it a like a hard hit into the rock?

and yes, thanks, that did help


Thanks again for the replies ,
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umm one more thing, If anyone knows where I could get a deal on some rubicon fender flares, lmk. I figure this could be another option for my fender problem

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There are Rubi fenders for sale in the For Sale section. I think redrubi is selling them. Might want to hurry up before they are gone If you can convince Scout that he wants to send me up some tube fenders, you can have my rubi flares

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