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JeepinDave 03-24-2011 06:11 PM

Got my rear corners on! (pics)

Just received my fabtech rear corners today. The install was extremely simple. Would have took me only an hour and a half or so but I ran into some problems finding a torx bit so I had to go out and purchase one. Ended up taking me about 2 hours. I really am happy with the looks of it. It covers up a rust hole I had in my rear corner to begin with. I couldnt believe how heavy duty these things are.

Red Neckerson 03-24-2011 06:26 PM

Looks good. Did they come powder coated/painted?

Tripp 03-24-2011 06:29 PM

Looks Nice! Kind of a departure from the old standby diamond plate.

JeepinDave 03-24-2011 07:27 PM

They came powdercoated. Definitely a must if you have nasty looking corners to begin with.

Sblanck 03-24-2011 07:30 PM

I got a pair after someone smacked my jeep

Jerry Bransford 03-24-2011 07:31 PM

Awesome, looks great Dave! :punk:

P.S. What kind of hardware holds your new corners to the tub?

adawg38 03-24-2011 07:36 PM

Looks good bro! I got a set of Bushwackers myself. I know they are the plastic ones but they still protect. The main reason I put them on was a hole was stupidly drilled in the side for a CB Ball....I won't say who :whistling: but I needed to cover it and that was the only way without buying a whole new panel plus I got them for a steal.:punk:

Phil05LJ 03-24-2011 08:03 PM

That looks real good, I'd say you could back the corner into a tree and drive away unscathed!

GoldenSahara00 03-24-2011 08:08 PM

Hot! those are the actually metal, more expensive ones, correct? i want some to cover some rust.

JeepinDave 03-24-2011 08:26 PM

Thanks for all the compliments. Yeah they are the more expensive ones. I ate up a lot of gift certificates though and didnt pay much out of my own pocket. It used countersink torx self-tapping bolts. All exposed bolts on the interior get a washer and one of those nylon nuts. I'm still astonished how easy these were to put on. I was a bit worried knowing that I had to drill into the body, but once you have these clamped down with c-clamps and vice grips, its pretty hard to mess it up.

The cool thing is that they come with adapters to put the stock taillights on. Later on if I want to, I can pull off these adapters and mount the round taillights. In the directions it talked about these taillights from fabtech, however I've yet to find them online.... odd.

GoldenSahara00 03-26-2011 09:23 AM

Yea that is strange. and Id hate to drill into my tub as well :O open metal = the possibility for rust. 10 years down the road if you pull those off. They might be perfect, or a nightmare :P but hey no worries. They look like the metal seals/fits pretty tight so I bet they will be fine. I already have rust starting on my rear corner from PO bumping something I guess :(

danieldlg_13 04-19-2011 11:59 AM

Are those 12 guage steel?

trbogrl08 04-19-2011 12:00 PM

Looks great!

danieldlg_13 04-19-2011 12:05 PM

I'm assuming its thicker since 3/16 is about 4.75 guage?

danieldlg_13 04-19-2011 12:10 PM

The only thing I saw comparable to what you have is the Warrior corners with cut-outs for both brakelights and reverse lights
Warrior Products 917A - Warrior Products Rear LED Corners for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec

Jerry Bransford 04-19-2011 12:18 PM

IIRC Warrior corners are made from 18 gauge steel.

danieldlg_13 04-19-2011 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 1187584)
IIRC Warrior corners are made from 18 gauge steel.

They are advertised in Quadratec as 12 guage. Either way the Fabtech is thicker.

Jerry Bransford 04-19-2011 01:03 PM

You're probably right, I installed my Warrior corner guards back in 2002 or 2003 and they've been gone a long time now. Mine were the thinner steel without the diamond plate finish, it felt like about 1/8" now that I think back.

Ibuildembig 04-19-2011 01:07 PM

1/8" is 11 gauge :)

Cons_Table 04-19-2011 01:12 PM

Rokmen sells some short corners for 119 a set, unpainted though. They are 3/16" and a little longer than most short corners. I looked into these to cover up the owie :nonono: I got on the corner of my jeep. The only reason I didnt get them is because I decided to wait until I can afford full corners.

Rokmen Trail Corner Armor

danieldlg_13 04-19-2011 01:13 PM


You're probably right, I installed my Warrior corner guards back in 2002 or 2003 and they've been gone a long time now. Mine were the thinner steel without the diamond plate finish, it felt like about 1/8" now that I think back.
Did you like them? Pros and cons.

Jerry Bransford 04-19-2011 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 (Post 1187701)
Did you like them? Pros and cons.

They were fine and more than strong enough to protect against most usual offroad-related sources of rear corner damage. Back then, they were attached with aluminum pop-rivets which aren't all that strong. After a run-in with a rock on a trail, half of the aluminum pop-rivets sheared. I replaced them all with stainless steel pop-rivets which were much stronger and held up fine without further problem. You just need a bit heavier-duty pop-rivet setting tool with longer handles to set the stronger stainless steel pop-rivets.

danieldlg_13 04-19-2011 01:28 PM

Good to know, thanks. I like the idea of having the holes for taillights and reverse lights.

IndyJeepMan 04-19-2011 01:43 PM

Looks good! Anyone that is interested in putting on corners it is a breeze like said before, just clamp em and drill. The person I bought my full corners off of has no problem with rust.

Mine came powdercoated from a guy here in town, the one good thing about my aluminum ones are they don't rust when they get scratched up! The Rokmens are real nice, and the short corners are a hell of a deal. I LOVE my full corners :)

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