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Unread 06-01-2013, 11:03 PM   #16
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ok, listen up. Senior members who kick my a** up and down this forum have all commented. Your question has been answered and we've given better options trying to help you with your jeep. Take it or leave it. But yes, you're being a punk a** and showing no respect to the rest of us when we're trying to help.

Most of us having driven on everything from moab to northeastern wood trails to the everglades. There's nothing someone else hasn't seen or been on. Take the gracious knowledge they give both you and I (which I try and relay what they've given me and I've learned) or don't, honestly, hope you flip your jeep and dent your jeep to he*l and back after all the advise you've given and have ignored.

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Unread 06-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #17
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Tucson is right, they tried to help, you sound like a *******, sorry but every one takes forum posts and anything written in text differently(if you have a wife or girlfriend you should know this).
Also from lurking for a few months many people here don't take kindly to looking "pimpin" and anything that is a waste of time

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Unread 06-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #18
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To me the lifted cool looking most rugged jeeps are the ones with all the dents and scrapes, badges of honor. I saw one I swear didn't have a panel on it that wasn't dented and it looked really tough as if all dented panels somehow strengthened it.
I can't imagine conduit being anything more than trail debri as it gets torn from the vehicle, what would you affix it to anyhow? the galvanized stuff doesn't weld very good, steel pipe would be a better, I hate conduit. Are you a commercial electrician?
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Unread 06-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #19
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The advice I got was 'use steel plates" & "get rock sliders" or "what you gonna do where the is no 1" tubing?" .. come on. This is advice I can get from almost anybody off the street with zero wheeling experiance.

You guys are trying to act like an exoskeleton is never used to protect sheet metal and it is all the time.

The "conduit" I ended up getting was, DOM 1.25 od, .120 wall. Its sweeter than I than the ridged conduit thats only a .060 wall.

I think this is a case of people with less clue than me giving advice. If you don't know the difference between DOM and ridged conduit of both the same size and thickness you should surrendered to this being a subject out of your league.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:14 AM   #20
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If you have the answers, why ask the questions??

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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:38 AM   #21
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The advice I got was 'use steel plates" & "get rock sliders" or "what you gonna do where the is no 1" tubing?" .. come on. This is advice I can get from almost anybody off the street with zero wheeling experiance.

You guys are trying to act like an exoskeleton is never used to protect sheet metal and it is all the time.

The "conduit" I ended up getting was, DOM 1.25 od, .120 wall. Its sweeter than I than the ridged conduit thats only a .060 wall.

I think this is a case of people with less clue than me giving advice. If you don't know the difference between DOM and ridged conduit of both the same size and thickness you should surrendered to this being a subject out of your league.
I'm not a steel expert, but go read my previous statement again.

Reason why we suggest these things is they've been done and proven to work. Like steel plating rolled to match a body panel.

If you claim to be a "real offroader" take the advice, put in a rollcage on your "real wheeler/crawler" and don't worry about how she looks. Offroading can and will give you dents and bumps. If it's not a street queen and you're trying to look "pimp", well there's a whole different set of issues.

People with MORE wheeling experience from you and probably more technical experience on these jeeps gave you advice. If it's used all the time, then follow their lead, we don't care what you do to your jeep. But if you come in asking a question and get answers on how to BETTER your build, and choose not to listen and throw a hissy fit, you should surrender.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 03:59 PM   #22
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No hissy fit just exchanging ideas. We can agree to disagree.

Theres benefits to exoskeleton or sheet metal. I think the exoskeleton benefits far exceed this sheet metal protection. Ease of install and the amount of protection offered puts an exoskeleton a better option.

Now there is quite an argument as why not to make this a roll cage. It could be a bad decision not to fully roll it, but.. I like being light weight and as of now its just fender protection.

Anyways I was just asking if 1.25 was big enought and I think with a .080 wall and better it is.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 05:03 PM   #23
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You should just wrap the jeep in ac (flexable steel conduit) and spare lengths of romex then shrink wrap it thus providing all the soft armor a man of your caliber could ever need
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Unread 06-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #24
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If you're going to be using it for just fender protection, then it should be good. But don't be under any illusions about it saving sheet metal from getting scraped and dented.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #25
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Is it friday again or what
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Unread 06-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #26
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And where might this "conduit" be anchored to?


I'm under the impression you're trying to make some sort of halo...
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R we using this to run wires
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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:13 PM   #28
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And where might this "conduit" be anchored to?


I'm under the impression you're trying to make some sort of halo...
Says right in the first post, from the bumper to the rock slides. Let me guess someone is going to ask how I plan to mount it to the front bumper?

You guys do realize I wheel this thing every 2 weeks and we go pretty hard. Is there even anyone posting in this thread that wheels even once a month yr round? Even the hard core wheelers around here only average 6-8 trips a yr.

This is basically what I'm doing, except a lot less yellow and preferably not so ugly. Mines gonna be tied into the sliders way smoother, no gaps. You guys act like I invented this idea. ..
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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #29
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With that kind of setup you're still going to run the possibility of dents and it won't keep tree limbs and branches off the body.
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Unread 06-02-2013, 11:28 PM   #30
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R we using this to run wires
This is the type of guy who thinks you need race car spec dom on a wheeler. Also I'm sure doesn't realize steel tubing and conduit are exactly the same except ones sold by OD and the other by ID, other than that its exactly the same. :/

I think for most you guys the last obstacle you wheeled over was a parking block at the mall.
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