|05-05-2012 04:18 PM|
MY 05 rubi has 25,000 miles on it, probably at least a quarter of those on all types of piss poor gravel roads, some at high speeds. I can count on both hands the number of rock dings and chips on it. They do fine without a bra.
|05-05-2012 12:34 AM|
|05-04-2012 10:28 PM|
|Rwill8751||Don't get one, I just bought a jeep that sat for two years with one on and it just destroyed the paint and fenders, I buffed most of it out but the previous owner just let it go.|
|05-04-2012 04:22 PM|
Thanks this is exactly the info i was looking for ! And a little bit of comedic relief is always welcomed with me ! But i was def torn between a bra and deflector i like the V bra style but wasnt to blown away. I was really worried about rubbing on the paint and water underneath. Ill probably do a deflector I have a white jeep so i like how the black deflectors look too. Thanks alot guys !
|05-03-2012 01:27 PM|
|TJspeed||Bras are good for if your going on a long trip but before and after that they need to be off. If your wanting a bra to have on all the time as I said before get a 3M clear bra. It will protect it better and it wont scratch and it will let the paint fade evenly and your Jeep wont look like a mall Crawler with it's bra on....|
|05-03-2012 12:49 PM|
|Dextreme||Had one once on another vehicle. After about 3 years it looked like I had a 100 grid sand paper bra (I kept it clean too). The air stream makes them constantly grind on your clearcloat/paint....no matter how soft and fluffy they are.|
|05-03-2012 12:33 PM|
|bhaz413||Bra's are straight out of the 80's.....unless you are growing you mullet still, dont get em.|
|05-03-2012 11:26 AM|
|05-02-2012 09:58 PM|
|05-02-2012 08:28 PM|
|techflork||it'll ruin your paint job and won't protect anything but if you like the look go for it buddy! remember everything stated was opinion do what makes you happy. I'll make your jeep "yours"!|
|05-02-2012 03:44 PM|
|metal41mulisha||I got one because I like the look and my hood previously went through some hail so it's covered with dings I also got the jeep logo one and it's fits great love the look and as long as u clean under it your fine... It is your jeep so who cares what anybody else thinks as long as you like it. If we all went off what everybody else liked we'd be driving around in civics... I'm going to hide under my own chair now|
|05-02-2012 03:39 PM|
Never been a fan of them myself.
Luckily for me neither is my wife!
|05-02-2012 03:30 PM|
|Jerry Bransford||Putting a bra on a jeep is like putting a jock strap on your girlfriend. Neither needs it and it is embarrassing for both.|
|05-02-2012 01:58 PM|
Go with the bra, and don't be religious about keeping it and the jeep clean, we body guys will love you long time.
I can't tell you how many Chrysler hoods we replaced because of bras on them.
All it takes is some dirt/debris and you end up with something like the shot above.
Even better is at the bottom, where it wraps around the hood, moisture and those debris work like sandpaper on the paint, and once through the paint that sheet metal rusts in no time.
p.s. a bra on a jeep? is your name Barbie?
|05-02-2012 12:10 PM|
|TJspeed||Bad idea. They look ugly and are pointless. Get a 3M clear car bra.|
|05-02-2012 11:59 AM|
|79thump||Pay a little extra for the push-up variety. You'll save hundreds on a "lift" down the road.|
|05-02-2012 07:48 AM|
|05-01-2012 10:06 PM|
Dumbest/ugliest thing you can put on ANY vehicle!!
Moisture collects under them also and rots the body away faster than the salt you'll be in!!
Welcome to the forum!!
|05-01-2012 09:27 PM|
Unfortunately a V-bra doesn't offer much protection against anything but dead bugs as the hood is too flat to worry too much about dings and dents. If you like the look, go for it as they do look nice on a white Jeep and paint fade will be negligible versus a darker colored vehicle (though there may be a rub issue on the clear coat that can be buffed out). But don't do it for protection sake. You'd be better off Plasti-Dipping your grille (removable) as that will protect against rocks and chips the best. And that looks bad ass on a white Jeep.
Oh yeah, and welcome to the forum. You can learn a lot of good things from these guys. I know I have!
|05-01-2012 08:05 PM|
Welcome! Hey, what you do with your Jeep is your business! If you do do a bra, make sure you clean under it on a regular basis.
I like my Jeep braless, but the ol' lady rarely complies with my "rules"!
|05-01-2012 08:04 PM|
|teknoid||I always thought they looked goofy, unless your "headlights" need some extra support.|
|05-01-2012 08:00 PM|
|Patrick H||They look OK I guess, but they're really hard on the paint.|
|05-01-2012 07:58 PM|
|prairedogg||I'm not a fan of them on any kind of car, seen a few nice cars that the paint was rubbed off from the bras.|
|05-01-2012 07:54 PM|
|mjbuck||I purchased a black triangle shaped bra for my '04 Rubicon. It has "Jeep" stitched into it in silver lettering (bra is black) and the silver matches the body color. I like it one day and don't the next. My wife loves it, me not so much, but it looks okay.|
|05-01-2012 06:50 PM|
Unless you're rock climbing, they really don't hold anything in place....
Welcome to the forum!!!!
|05-01-2012 06:39 PM|
personally, not a big hood bra fan on any model jeep. If you feel compelled to put something on your hood, think about a hood deflector. Bushwacker makes an ABS plastic diamond plate that looks good and beefy.
|05-01-2012 06:36 PM|
|s14sh3r||I don't like them because after you've had it on a while and you take it off, the front end will sag.|
|05-01-2012 06:32 PM|
|HD Wrangler||I like them. Dont be lazy and clean underneath regularly and you should not have any problems.|
|05-01-2012 06:28 PM|
|05-01-2012 06:21 PM|
|50Johnbob||Welcome to the forum! Wow, your first post and we're already talking about bras & you're already hiding under a chair Anyway, I have to agree with Nick when it comes to bras. But hey, it's your Jeep, you do whatever you want|
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