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Unread 01-09-2014, 11:30 AM   #1
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What size metal for armor?

Looking to fab up some armor for my XJ, but curios as to what thickness of metal y'all are using. 1/8", 3/16", 1/4"?

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Unread 01-09-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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Depends on what you are going to armor, and how/where you 4x4.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #3
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Currently looking to armor my lower rear quarters. I live on the east coast. No rocks for hundreds on miles. However, I suppose the worst that would happen is rubbing against trees
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Are you building these yourself? 3/16 is most commonly used for that type of stuff. It might be a lot easier for you to buy premade ones.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 05:44 PM   #5
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3/16" for rock rails. I have some 1/4 inch thick rear lower quarter panel guards for behind the rear tires, and that is really over-kill.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 07:20 PM   #6
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I intend to build them myself. I just don't have any hands on with previous armor. I was just trying to get a feel for industry standard.
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Unread 01-09-2014, 09:46 PM   #7
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I'm using 3/16".
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There's a couple of 1/4" pieces here and there but mainly I used 3/16" for most of my stuff.

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Unread 01-18-2014, 07:10 AM   #9
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If it doesn't need to bear the weight of your Jeep then 3/16" is plenty. For lower quarter armor 1/8" should be fine. I use 1/4" for anything that needs to take the weight of the Jeep like sliders, bumpers, ect but that's it to keep weight down. If you're not touching rocks you shouldn't need anything 1/4" other than structure on recovery bumpers or tow points.
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