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Unread 04-14-2010, 06:41 PM   #46
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ox locker... could of saved some money with a detroit
Ox didn't work well for you?

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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:00 PM   #47
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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:09 PM   #48
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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:29 PM   #49
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I think a stainless steel kit is a perfectly good investment if half your s*** is broken and rusted already. I didn't put the kit I have on though... came with the deal.
agreed - any new part that won't rust in the future is... if possibly a low cost/benefit ratio, never "worthless"
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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:34 PM   #50
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20" Rock Stars..
LMAO Sometimes When I'm looking at my Yj (which I do a lot because I love it so) I randomly think "man, I'm glad it doesn't look like that mexi-jeep on JF with the dubs and the ridiculous huge flares. Nothing personal against that guy but everytime he post a new pic of his jeep doing something "AWESOME" I throw up in my mouth a little.
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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:36 PM   #51
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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #52
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If your jeep came with tube bumpers I can see no reason to replace them. Changing from a round tube to a rectangular tube just because one "looks cool" might be the biggest poser mod ever.
You have obviously never tried to step up into a lifted vehicle with those garbage chrome tube steps when its raining. lol You will more than likely be walking with crutches for the following week
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Unread 04-14-2010, 07:54 PM   #53
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You have obviously never tried to step up into a lifted vehicle with those garbage chrome tube steps when its raining. lol You will more than likely be walking with crutches for the following week

I came close to ending up on my butt, grabbed the the oh crap handle on the way down and saved myself...
My foot twisted all up between the tube step and the body of the truck sprained my ankle that time around.
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Unread 04-15-2010, 05:29 AM   #54
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I disagree with this. I dont mind scratches and minor body damage but i dont want my jeep to look ghetto. Sorry, i have more pride than that. And when it comes to things like armor and bumpers, there is nothing wrong with paying for a well engineered product built by people with a hell of alot more experience than me. I paid big bucks for my PS rocker guards but they have been worth every penny and the little things like metal in the right place for tieing in future mods like a cage and body mounts and other thinks are perfect. We wont even get into my bumpers. Theyve prevented so much carnage and a lot is due to their design. Im just not a great fab man or engineer. Im a geologist. I also like a decent looking vehicle.
HI MLJeeper,
I come down on your side of this discussion. I'm not a fabricator either. I don't know how to weld. Otherwise I do all my own work. Not only do I want my Jeep to look good, I take a great deal of pride in my work. I want it to look good, I want it to be highly functional, and I want it to be totally reliable. I am not afraid to spend real money when I think it will make my Jeep better. My Jeep has never stranded me. Yet, it always gets me to where I want to go.

For example, I'm ARB locked front and rear. Why? Because ARB lockers are the best out there. Expensive-yes. The body armor I have have saved my Jeep numerous times. Why? Because they are well designed and use great materials. Expensive-yes. My Howell fuel injection is the best upgrade I have installed. Expensive, well....yes. My Vanco hydraulic brake boost system makes my Jeep safe. I'm not going to run over any kids! None of these things, and many others, are cheap. But they work and are well worth the money. That's what counts.

I have seen work that I would not trust at all. And guess what? Those shabby jobs seem to always be the first to fail on the trail. For the most part the folks who design and market performance products are very good. Furthermore, they have worked out the kinks because of extensive user input. This is a huge advantage.

Don't get me wrong. I have also seen truly beautiful work done by non-professionals. But their attitude is the same as yours and mine-pride.

So, if some of you guys want to build junk, go for it. I just don't want to be on the trail with you. Experience tells me that the time you cost me with your breakdowns is not worth your company.

Generally, making money saving a top priority on a Jeep build is a fools game.

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Unread 04-15-2010, 06:47 AM   #55
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Well dont get me wrong here guys, there is NOTHING wrong with fabbing your own stuff. Thats one of the things i love about jeeps is seeing the different ways people go about solving the same problems. I too have seen some amazing home fabbed stuff but these guys have usually been doing this stuff for awhile and they will be the first to tell you it isnt their first version LOL. I do all my work myself except for the armor. I bought all that and i dont regret it. Its worked flawlessly. All the stupid stuff ive done including being on my side a couple times and standing it up on its back end once (yes i **** myself) and all i have to show for it are scratches in the paint and a banged up (in more than one place) windshield frame.
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Unread 04-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #56
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Ox didn't work well for you?
no it works great just to much money, i could of saved $500 and had a full roll cage by now if i didnt go with a ox locker

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Unread 04-15-2010, 11:30 AM   #57
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Unread 04-15-2010, 12:42 PM   #58
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Unread 04-15-2010, 01:52 PM   #59
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I plan to add rocker guards on my YJ and I was thinking of something simple like an angle iron cut into the right length. There is no welding needed and I will spray it black. It will be functional and it will look good. I do not think it is worth purchasing $300 rocker guards when it could cost me about $50.

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Unread 04-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #60
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I plan to add rocker guards on my YJ and I was thinking of something simple like an angle iron cut into the right length. There is no welding needed and I will spray it black. It will be functional and it will look good. I do not think it is worth purchasing $300 rocker guards when it could cost me about $50.

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