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03-17-2013 04:19 PM
umake
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post
See, this is why I LOVE this place. That looks sweet! And it's tough as nails. Nice rig! I'm going bare steel too.
Thank you

I'd recommend buying the body gasket as well with your rockers.

Also, if that rust spot is only surface deep I'd probably just sand it down, primer it, and slap the guards over it. Should be good to go. Good luck!
03-17-2013 03:50 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by umake
Just installed my A to Z Rockers this past Friday. Probably the easiest thing I've ever installed tbh. Got them baresteel from Zach, and the came REALLY fast. Ordered on a Sunday and they were at my door 2-3 days later. Getting them powdercoated from A to Z will add another 7-10 days for delivery. Two rattle cans of primer, and two rattle can bedliner and they're done. Love em'
See, this is why I LOVE this place. That looks sweet! And it's tough as nails. Nice rig! I'm going bare steel too.
03-17-2013 03:45 PM
umake Just installed my A to Z Rockers this past Friday. Probably the easiest thing I've ever installed, and I did it alone. Got them baresteel from Zach, and they came REALLY fast. Ordered on a Sunday and they were at my door Wednesday. Two rattle cans of primer, and two rattle can bedliner and they're done. Instructions were good, easy to follow, and I absolutely love em'

03-17-2013 03:43 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Philmycrackin

the AtoZs are nice i saw them when looking at their swing out spare tire kit. i will post some pics. good luck with the rust fix i had the same on my 97.
Thanks bro! Philmycrackin..... Love it!
03-17-2013 03:40 PM
Philmycrackin
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post
I do like the look. Keep me posted, and don't be jealous of the kick ass A to Z's that I'm going to get. Just busting! Throw some pics on when you get em'. I'd love to see them on your rig. Happy wheelin'!

the AtoZs are nice i saw them when looking at their swing out spare tire kit. i will post some pics. good luck with the rust fix i had the same on my 97.
03-17-2013 03:34 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Philmycrackin

i dont have them yet, just ordered them last night. i got them mainly for the way they look, i dont like the round tube look(personal preferance)and price is not bad. i have other ruggud ridge products with no complaints. these are steel folded to a 90. not much that can go wrong.
I do like the look. Keep me posted, and don't be jealous of the kick ass A to Z's that I'm going to get. Just busting! Throw some pics on when you get em'. I'd love to see them on your rig. Happy wheelin'!
03-17-2013 03:24 PM
Philmycrackin
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post
How long have you had those? They have the clean look I want. Quality seem good?

i dont have them yet, just ordered them last night. i got them mainly for the way they look, i dont like the round tube look(personal preferance)and price is not bad. i have other ruggud ridge products with no complaints. these are steel folded to a 90. not much that can go wrong.
03-17-2013 03:14 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Steelman
Jeep TJ Rock Sliders Rocker Guards Rocker Protection Rock Rails, Jeep Rock Sliders Rocker Protecion, ShrockWorks

I have the Shrockworks ones. Not wheel well to wheel well, but great coverage underneath!
Thanks for the link! Look nice, but I'm 99% sure on the A to Z's. How they holding up for you?
03-17-2013 02:48 PM
Steelman Jeep TJ Rock Sliders Rocker Guards Rocker Protection Rock Rails, Jeep Rock Sliders Rocker Protecion, ShrockWorks

I have the Shrockworks ones. Not wheel well to wheel well, but great coverage underneath!
03-17-2013 01:45 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Go with AtoZ then. Zach, the owner of AtoZ, is a good guy you can count on. He built me a front bumper exactly like I wanted and its quality & design was superb.
That cinched it. American made quality, with actual people you can talk to. Thanks Jerry.
03-17-2013 01:34 PM
Jerry Bransford Go with AtoZ then. Zach, the owner of AtoZ, is a good guy you can count on. He built me a front bumper exactly like I wanted and its quality & design was superb.
03-17-2013 01:28 PM
cchartrand Alright, I've got it narrowed down to the Rokmen Mercenary's and the A to Z fab's. I feel like I have to throw a dart to choose! Both seem like well built, solid products. Leaning towards the A to Z's. Any thoughts before I toss hundreds of dollars at my Jeep??
03-17-2013 12:50 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
Having already bent/caved in one set of what I felt were well made rocker guards (from 4XDoctor, 3/16"), I can only say don't cheap out on them.

There are certainly a lot of good ones out there but the two I would choose between would be either AtoZ or Savvy Offroad's. AtoZ is a great product, especially if you're watching your budget real closely. If budget is not a concern, the best & strongest (by far) rocker guard I know of is from Savvy Offroad. I switched to Savvy's on my previous (stolen) TJ & am running them on my replacement TJ. Savvy's differs from the rest by being a two-piece design. The inner part is aluminum with an inner aluminum brace to sandwich the tub. THen the steel outer rub-rail (which is replaceable) is bolted to that.

So either would be a great choice but if you can possibly afford the Savvy's, man they are a great rocker that will hold up to anything.
Thanks Jerry! I appreciate the info. I've looked at those savvy's and they look awesome! Might be a little rich for my blood, but those AtoZ's might be right in my wheelhouse. Solid looking product, and you're not the first person to recommend them.
03-17-2013 12:41 PM
Jerry Bransford Having already bent/caved in one set of what I felt were well made rocker guards (from 4XDoctor, 3/16"), I can only say don't cheap out on them.

There are certainly a lot of good ones out there but the two I would choose between would be either AtoZ or Savvy Offroad's. AtoZ is a great product, especially if you're watching your budget real closely. If budget is not a concern, the best & strongest (by far) rocker guard I know of is from Savvy Offroad. I switched to Savvy's on my previous (stolen) TJ & am running them on my replacement TJ. Savvy's differs from the rest by being a two-piece design. The inner part is aluminum with an inner aluminum brace to sandwich the tub. THen the steel outer rub-rail (which is replaceable) is bolted to that.

So either would be a great choice but if you can possibly afford the Savvy's, man they are a great rocker that will hold up to anything.
03-17-2013 12:28 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by NC Bear
My wife bought me Smittybilt's I can't bitch about the CHina thing cause she bought them because she wanted the Jeep to have them. They fit, and gave no issues on install. Very solid product for the money.
Nice NC..... Not the guards, but a wife that buys you Jeep parts!!!! I'd take em' too!!
03-17-2013 12:15 PM
NC Bear My wife bought me Smittybilt's I can't bitch about the CHina thing cause she bought them because she wanted the Jeep to have them. They fit, and gave no issues on install. Very solid product for the money.
03-17-2013 12:00 PM
cchartrand Big thanks to you guys out there! I love the feedback. I work too hard, and love my Jeep too much to spend my money on junk. I research like crazy before I put my cash on the table, and you guys have been a big help.
03-17-2013 11:51 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sills

Good to hear. That won't be too bad of a fix then. By the way my "frame mount" term, the bottom actually mounts between the body mount and tub. That way they stay rigid with the body. Not actual frame mount. They sandwich in with the body mounts. Good luck on your project.
Thanks! I'm of the same mindset that you have, but have heard negative things. Not quite sure why people are against sandwiching the guard between the frame and tub. Seems really solid. Anyone want to chime in?
03-17-2013 11:44 AM
Mr.Sills
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

Thanks for the info! Luckily the " cancer" had not spread to my floor pan either. Kind of Leary of frame mount. I'm also big on local/ American made stuff. I'm willing to pay the extra$$$. Thanks for the input!
Good to hear. That won't be too bad of a fix then. By the way my "frame mount" term, the bottom actually mounts between the body mount and tub. That way they stay rigid with the body. Not actual frame mount. They sandwich in with the body mounts. Good luck on your project.
03-17-2013 11:44 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04

i spent my money on a used set of wheelwell-to-wheelwell full coverage rock sliders, procured from craigslist. I got them for basically half the advertised new price, just had to repaint.
Well played. Custom , or after market? At this point, I'm almost ready to fab my own! I do a lot of electrical work @ a machine shop, and I'm pretty handy w/ a welder. Some careful planning, and a few weekends at their shop, and I could have some sweet customs........or a hot mess!!!
03-17-2013 11:32 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sills
I had the same rust problem below my door too. It was worse than it looked from the outside. Feel the thickness of that spot compared to the adjacent area. Mine was swollen with rust about 6 inches wide. There's several pieces of metal that are sandwiched together and spot welded there. Thankfully it hadn't reached my floor pan yet so I used a cut off wheel and notched out the damaged piece and covered it with a good primer. I purchased the Smittybilt XRC step/sliders and love them. They're well built, frame and tub mount, stainless hardware, and have a nice textured powder coat. They'll also save you versus some of the overpriced ones out there. I know they're made in China and there's a solid group of Smittybilt haters on here but I and a lot of other cost minded people like them and would purchase again.
Thanks for the info! Luckily the " cancer" had not spread to my floor pan either. Kind of Leary of frame mount. I'm also big on local/ American made stuff. I'm willing to pay the extra$$$. Thanks for the input!
03-17-2013 11:24 AM
Mr.Sills I had the same rust problem below my door too. It was worse than it looked from the outside. Feel the thickness of that spot compared to the adjacent area. Mine was swollen with rust about 6 inches wide. There's several pieces of metal that are sandwiched together and spot welded there. Thankfully it hadn't reached my floor pan yet so I used a cut off wheel and notched out the damaged piece and covered it with a good primer. I purchased the Smittybilt XRC step/sliders and love them. They're well built, frame and tub mount, stainless hardware, and have a nice textured powder coat. They'll also save you versus some of the overpriced ones out there. I know they're made in China and there's a solid group of Smittybilt haters on here but I and a lot of other cost minded people like them and would purchase again.
03-17-2013 11:22 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Water Dog
Those are nice! A little more pricy, but they look rock solid. I'd rather spend a little more up front...... You know, measure twice, cut once!
03-17-2013 11:14 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post
What would you spend your money on??
i spent my money on a used set of wheelwell-to-wheelwell full coverage rock sliders, procured from craigslist. I got them for basically half the advertised new price, just had to repaint.
03-17-2013 11:12 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by BigDeaner
A to Z fabrication makes a quality product... How do you plan on addressing the rust? NE winters are the WORST.
Just went on their web site. Look really nice! How they holding up for you?
03-17-2013 11:09 AM
Water Dog Love my Rokmen Rokmen Mercenary Rock Sliders (SWB)
03-17-2013 10:59 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Michigunman
I went with Sinister Fabworks, a local company when I was in Michigan. Strong tub mounted.
Nice!! Always support local guys! They did a nice job. Looks great.
03-17-2013 10:57 AM
cchartrand You don't get off that easy! I've been trolling around here for months, and you have a ton of knowledge/ experience. What would you spend your money on??
03-17-2013 10:53 AM
Michigunman I went with Sinister Fabworks, a local company when I was in Michigan. Strong tub mounted.

03-17-2013 10:52 AM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by Philmycrackin
i just bought these ruggid ridge $269.99 from quadratec.i like the look and didnt break the bank.
How long have you had those? They have the clean look I want. Quality seem good?
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