What cladding should I get? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > Grand Cherokee General Discussion > What cladding should I get?

Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel Now for both 3.8L and 3.6RIGID LED Light Blowout Sale - All Sizes, All Series, all Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

View Poll Results: Which Cladding?
Stock Deep Slate Cladding 25 62.50%
KOR Steel Cladding 15 37.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
Unread 08-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
Jones
Consider the following...
 
Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,779
What cladding should I get?

I have the chance to get some stock deep slate 5.9 cladding from Dillonzj or I can get the steel KOR cladding that's coming out soon. I was planning on getting the KOR cladding but now I'm undecided.


My Jeep with stock cladding. There's a couple pictures of it in my gallery space.
Picture0211 - JeepForum.com Gallery

This is the WJ KOR cladding. The ZJ cladding will be flat steel not diamond plate.
Diamond plate cladding for WJ - MallCrawlin.com Forums

__________________
Put your bacon where your mouth is!
Jones is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,447
I have always thought about making some metal cladding pieces. I would go that route if you have the equipment to pull it off and don't mind drilling into your doors.

You should a poll for this.
__________________
Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 06:36 PM   #3
AEagle326
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 1,164
i dont really like the diamond cladding. i hate to be "artsy" about it, but a blacked out jeep with that much shiny will kill the look and the focal point on the jeep.
__________________
Andrew
1995 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
My Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by squashman702 View Post
You can never go wrong with an Orvis.
AEagle326 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 06:45 PM   #4
Jones
Consider the following...
 
Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,779
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraKee99 View Post
I have always thought about making some metal cladding pieces. I would go that route if you have the equipment to pull it off and don't mind drilling into your doors.

You should a poll for this.
I wouldn't be making it, Kevin's Offroad is designing some right now.

Poll added.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AEagle326 View Post
i dont really like the diamond cladding. i hate to be "artsy" about it, but a blacked out jeep with that much shiny will kill the look and the focal point on the jeep.
I don't like diamond plate either. I'd get the flat steel option for it.
__________________
Put your bacon where your mouth is!
Jones is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 06:47 PM   #5
AEagle326
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 1,164
that might look better than. i still think color matched stock cladding is the best way to go.
__________________
Andrew
1995 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
My Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by squashman702 View Post
You can never go wrong with an Orvis.
AEagle326 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #6
Dillonzj
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,169
im not allowed to have an opinion but I think you know what you need to do Brian!! hahahaha
__________________
98' JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 5.9
149k 5.9L v8 White

Crane Cam shaft and Crane, Roller Rockers, bored .030 over, edelbrock performer heads, M1 Intake manifold, Fasstman throttle body, magnacore wires, platinum plugs, K&N FIPK, dough thorley headers,3" high flow cat, 3" magnaflow mandrel bent exhaust, SCT tuned

***future mods -5.5 IRO LA - KOR sliders -KOR roof rack -

SOLD-
95' JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED
188k 5.2L v8 White 98 ZJ rims

Quote:
Originally Posted by nashmd454 View Post
...we all know they empty our pockets...yet they fill our hearts...


MY BUILD THREAD
Dillonzj is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #7
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,447
Ya could add some unique colors like Greg did to his wj with the lime green. Maybe orange or something. Just an idea.
__________________
Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 07:49 PM   #8
AEagle326
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 1,164
pink!

10char
__________________
Andrew
1995 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
My Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by squashman702 View Post
You can never go wrong with an Orvis.
AEagle326 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #9
SnowLeopard
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,458
I like the KOR cladding. Very fitting for a beast as your ZJ is turning out to be. I know you want it to look sleek and refined as well as tough and rugged, however, steel plating is just too cool not to have if you can afford it. You're living the dream of what I wish I could make my ZJ. So I'll live vicariously through ya!
__________________
Yes, it snows in Texas.

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads"
SnowLeopard is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 10:00 PM   #10
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,447
Sorry to jack ZJones but is he making these for the WJ as well?
__________________
Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 10:03 PM   #11
gatorayde
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Crystal Lake, IL
Posts: 3,334
The 5.9 cladding looks better.
gatorayde is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-27-2009, 10:09 PM   #12
spife7980
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 3,144
^ i completely agree. i think flat plate will look just like not having it for the most part. just plain metal.
__________________
-James
Got to love an ORVIS guy...
IRO 5.5", Front LA & Double Sheer TB, Rear Adj SA and TB, JKS Quick Discos, Bilstein 5125, 265/75/16 Nitto Terra's, Cragar 16x& Soft 8s 4" bs
JCR Stage 2 Sliders, IRO Trans Skid, Carolina Drive shaft, IRO exhaust
spife7980 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-28-2009, 02:36 AM   #13
Jones
Consider the following...
 
Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 10,779
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraKee99 View Post
Sorry to jack ZJones but is he making these for the WJ as well?
I'm pretty sure they are. It will probably look like the one on Mallcrawlin. I think you have the option of diamond plate or flat steel.
__________________
Put your bacon where your mouth is!
Jones is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-28-2009, 02:42 AM   #14
indredsnake99
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: wakefield, massachusetts
Posts: 1,447
get the stock cladding especially if you can get it.
__________________
Wayne
1997 formerly GREEN now rustoleum bed lined zj 4.0 np242 bought 9/25/2008 MY 97 4.0 BUILD THREAD gone
1998 5.9l platnium zj np249 k&n sct bought 4/6/2010 MY NINER BUILD
2007 sahara 2 door wrangler stock bought 02/08/2011



Western Mass 4x4 KEVIN'S OFF ROAD IRON ROCK OFFROAD

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZJones View Post
You'll learn a lot. I didn't know anything when I first joined this site either. (not sure if that's changed at all :laugh:)
indredsnake99 is offline   Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-28-2009, 09:47 AM   #15
Tiggerrrrr
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fall River, Ma
Posts: 579
I have to agree on the 5.9 cladding.
__________________
'95 ZJ Limited 4.0
2.25" BB , 31 10.5 15 Treadwright MTG's on Black Rock steelies
Everything "pimpin' Gold" REMOVED!


Looking for a REAR tow hook and bracket!
Tiggerrrrr is offline   Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.