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Unread 12-03-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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body armour for 02 TJ

Hey everyone, I am a new member to jeep forum but have been looking around gaining ideas for my build. I have a black 02 TJ (sorry no pictures right now, will post later). I bought this jeep about 6 months ago and it has the double tube fenders with 2 log lights and 2 KC daylighters. Its sitting on 33'' bfgoodrich all-terrains with a 2" body lift and i dont know what suspension it has as i am new to this. it also has 6" bushwacker "pocket" flares. I am interested in buying some body armor. I cant decide between the black diamond plate or just the diamond plate and I wondering what you guys think.. sorry for no pictures they will come later.. thanks in advance

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Unread 12-03-2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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The diamond plate typically is more for looks than function. I'm sure its better than nothing but not much better. Check our some stuff from companies like Gen-Right, Kilby and Currie to name a few but there are a ton of others if you want function. If you are going more for the "look" the diamond plate will be just fine.
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Unread 12-03-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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Gen-Right and Rokmen!
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Unread 12-03-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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I would suggest Gen-Right, Rokmen and AtoZ
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Unread 12-03-2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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thanks for the tips everyone! i forgot to mention that i would like a set for a reasonable price but still have some function to them. Looking at the prices of the Gen wright ones i could only afford to do one set (rear corners). What do you guys think now?
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Unread 12-03-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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Do you have an oil pan skid? I would focus on under body skids before I would look at corners.
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Unread 12-03-2008, 10:01 PM   #7
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if your doing it just for looks then go with the diamond, but if you really want some function then go with the rokmen, gen-right or one of the others listed. if your talking about the diamond plate "armor" i think you are then they are just plastic, the others listed are steel and offer some real protection. if it was me i would just buy it one set at a time.
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Unread 12-03-2008, 10:12 PM   #8
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Do you have an oil pan skid? I would focus on under body skids before I would look at corners.
yes i do have an oil pan skid.

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if your doing it just for looks then go with the diamond, but if you really want some function then go with the rokmen, gen-right or one of the others listed. if your talking about the diamond plate "armor" i think you are then they are just plastic, the others listed are steel and offer some real protection. if it was me i would just buy it one set at a time.
yeah that probably what i will end up doing. thanks guys!
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Unread 12-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #9
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I went with a set of diamond plate steel from OYR. I ordered them in bare steel and was able to finish them how i wanted. I can put up pics if you want...
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Unread 12-04-2008, 08:59 AM   #10
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yeah some pics would be great
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Unread 12-05-2008, 02:26 AM   #11
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Here is a link to the page i have them posted on... hope this helps...
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Unread 12-05-2008, 08:38 AM   #12
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you forgot to post the link... lol..
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Unread 12-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #13
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Yeah... I'm an idiot... I forgot to paste it... But here it is now...
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/06-sport-buildup-593269/
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Unread 12-06-2008, 12:26 PM   #14
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wow nice job on the build. the corners look awesome!
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