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marlboroman 04-28-2012 10:03 PM

indecision on sides
 
idk why but i seem to be strugling with what to put on the rockers as far as protection goes. Seen some that go a few inches down, seen some that go a few inches up, and seen some that go a few inches out. I just dont know what to get but getting something is a must.

maybe one of yall out there can help me decide on what way to lean, pics of the rockers would be nice but most the time a name will work.

and yes my spelling is horrible and i said yall, but hey i have a blk wrangler (with no name) :hide:

DevilDogDoc 04-28-2012 10:11 PM

Are you pounding on the tub while wheeling, or just going cruising for smoothies? What you get depends on what you need them for....

marlboroman 04-29-2012 12:09 PM

I dont plan on going mudding in this rig mostly trails n rocks so i guess looking for impact resistance. Most of what ive seen so far seems to bolt onto the body panels under the door just doesnt seem like that would be a sturdy anchor point.

Michigunman 04-29-2012 12:20 PM

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I went with a local company Sinsister Fabworks. They bolt to the side and bottom of tub. I just got them so haven't "leaned" on them yet but they are sturdy and well attached. There are a lot of similar designs. The ones that are frame mounted and not pressed against the tub can bend and actually do more or as much damage as not having them. That's my thought anyway. Others with more actual experience with them should be along.
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Jerry Bransford 04-29-2012 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by marlboroman (Post 2315191)
I dont plan on going mudding in this rig mostly trails n rocks so i guess looking for impact resistance. Most of what ive seen so far seems to bolt onto the body panels under the door just doesnt seem like that would be a sturdy anchor point.

Based on that, I'd go for rocker guards that are reinforced inside like my Savvy rocker guards are.

My first rocker guards from 4XDoctor seemed beefy but the more rock crawling I did, the more they bent and the more my rockers underneath them bent and creased.

You can see the inside brace on my previous TJ that Savvy's rocker guards use to stiffen/strengthen them. Savvy's use both T6 6061 aluminum next to the body and a steel outer rocker that bolts to the inner aluminum part. They are pretty much BOMBPROOF and far stronger than my previous steel rocker guards. The pics show my previous TJ stolen two years ago, I'm running the same setup on my replacement TJ.

I kept the natural color on my previous TJ but they are black on my current TJ. Those are Savvy Offroad aluminum corner guards by the way.

Click on Savvy Offroad

marlboroman 04-29-2012 03:33 PM

Great stuff and excellent pics gona be a week or two before i click on a checkout button its bill season but will follow up with pics of what i went with and the installation. Now off to install the last of the fenders, prep the front end for tub seals ball joints and a mew bumper and maybe bedline the dash parts. Thanks guys wish i had joined the forum 10 years ago when i bought this baby.


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