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post #16 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 10:33 AM
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eh, see their products are overrated.

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post #17 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 10:42 AM
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I am going to go out on a limb and say no armor would stand up to what he put that jeep through.
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I am going to go out on a limb and say no armor would stand up to what he put that jeep through.
Thats what I was thinking. I was very surprised when I saw he was actually able to dent the bumper, especially after reading all the hype and praise these products have gotten.

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post #19 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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You need to come out and wheel with us! I like your style! It is almost time for you to get a buggy if you like playing in the rocks.

I'll send you some steel brackets we have that will fix the weld crack. You are the second person that has wheeled hard enough to need the brackets. You just need to drill a few 3/8" holes and add the brackets and all is good.

Thanks for sharing the cool pix. Man you drive like me. By Braille!

John Currie and Blaine taught me ease up to the obstacle and when you hit it back up and drive around it. If you every get a chance to wheel with those guys, watch how smooth they are in the rocks. It still amazes me when we go wheeling. They drive around the rocks and I bash into them.
I was wheeling with Phillip and Chris. They talked about their trip out to JV with you and Blaine. They had many great things to say about both of you. My rig will need some more work in the axle department before it's ready for JV!

Let me know what I need to do to get the brackets. Should I send you an email?

I'll have to tell my wife that we need to visit my brother and uncle in SoCal as an excuse to bring out the Jeep your way to do some wheeling. I'm heading to Moab the last week of April/first week of May if you need an excuse to go.

You can see more pics of our trip here, although they some how got in revese order: Clayton

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eh, see their products are overrated.
While there products are great, I would also have to agree that on this forum they are hyped up to be alot more than they are.

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I am going to go out on a limb and say no armor would stand up to what he put that jeep through.
I am certain my belly armor would not develop cracks like that after 1 trip out. If it did then it would most definately be completely destroyed by now after a countless amount of trips.

I'm not at all surprised to see the aluminum bumper dented, or the aluminum skid-plate cracked, nor am I surprised to see the gouge out of the aluminum corner armor.

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post #21 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 12:51 PM
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I'm heading to Moab the last week of April/first week of May if you need an excuse to go.
If you are going all the way to Moab... its only another 1000 to JV

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While there products are great, I would also have to agree that on this forum they are hyped up to be alot more than they are.



I am certain my belly armor would not develop cracks like that after 1 trip out. If it did then it would most definately be completely destroyed by now after a countless amount of trips.

I'm not at all surprised to see the aluminum bumper dented, or the aluminum skid-plate cracked, nor am I surprised to see the gouge out of the aluminum corner armor.

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I am suprised you say this, because i had a discussion with a few wheelers this past weekend about Savvy products. The few guys that I talked to were split on whether aluminum products were as stable and durable as other types of protection out there....I understand that there is a weight difference but is that all the benefit of aluminum?
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I was able to test out all the Savvy products that I installed last month for the first time...

It provides excellent clearance underneath!

That's a fine looking Jeep you have there. Is this one completely high centered?
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From the looks of the other pictures, it looks like he drove out of that, but i could be wrong.
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From the looks of the other pictures, it looks like he drove out of that, but i could be wrong.
That's correct. I had plenty of traction on all four tires only due to the extra clearance from the Under Armor.

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Clayton is very cool. Nice picts.
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If you are going all the way to Moab... its only another 1000 to JV
Someday, someday! I don't think the Jeep is quite ready for that. I'm running 37's on D44's. I would definitely need to upgrade to larger axles or step down to 35's before that.

My uncle lives in Victorville and my brother is in Huntington Beach. I have plenty of excuses to make it out that way.

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Look like he winched out actually. If you look close you can see a line in the pictures that followed. Looks like you put the skids through a thorough beating

EDIT: thread is moving too fast for me
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That's correct. I had plenty of traction on all four tires only due to the extra clearance from the Under Armor.
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Look like he winched out actually. If you look close you can see a line in the pictures that followed. Looks like you put the skids through a thorough beating

EDIT: thread is moving too fast for me
Oops, you are right. I had this one mixed up with the next obstacle where I was on my side. I drove out on that one, but used the winch to pivot on this one

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It's amazing how long it takes just to get through one trail there.
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