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post #31 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 01:41 PM
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Anyone willing to host upload these pics to JF? I cannot see photobucket where I'm at and I'd like to take a look at these pictures.


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post #32 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 01:53 PM
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Imgur work (don't have time for JF, have to go back to work)?

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post #33 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 01:57 PM
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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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Let's be very clear and get a few things out of the way first. You don't like us so there's not much you will ever say that is going to be in our favor.

Second, a weld cracked, one that should never have been left like it is. That does not constitute what you or anyone else should consider a failure.

Do I need to go get pics of my steel armor and destroyed steel bumpers to show that both can and do dent and since when is a dent a failure?

I'm actually kind of impressed with how well it held up given the level of difficulty he put it through.

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post #34 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 02:02 PM
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Let's be very clear and get a few things out of the way first. You don't like us so there's not much you will ever say that is going to be in our favor.

Second, a weld cracked, one that should never have been left like it is. That does not constitute what you or anyone else should consider a failure.

Do I need to go get pics of my steel armor and destroyed steel bumpers to show that both can and do dent and since when is a dent a failure?

I'm actually kind of impressed with how well it held up given the level of difficulty he put it through.
I'm confused as to why all of the negativity coming from him then? A recent competitor? Did he purchase something Savvy that didn't hold up to his standards? I am not trying to pick a fight here, but in the short time that I have been associated with this forum and others this is the only place that I see Savvy's name thrown around so much...no that that's a bad thing. I have worked with Gerald on a couple of outstanding purchases, always with fast shipping and great quality. I just don't understand what would cause him to troll like this.
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post #35 of 64 Old 10-24-2011, 02:03 PM
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...Second, a weld cracked, one that should never have been left like it is. That does not constitute what you or anyone else should consider a failure...
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Can you explain that comment? I am trying to save up the dough to get the UA by spring time and want to know if there are any prep steps or whatever that I will need to complete before I can install it. I'd rather do the work before I get it under the Jeep. Thanks.

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Blaine,
Can you explain that comment? I am trying to save up the dough to get the UA by spring time and want to know if there are any prep steps or whatever that I will need to complete before I can install it. I'd rather do the work before I get it under the Jeep. Thanks.
Checkout what I linked to on the previous page; mrblaine said he's been trying to get the guys down at the shop to bolt a plate there instead of a weld but they haven't yet. Hopefully soon these cracks at that weld will convince them to start doing it the way he wants.

Either way, you can see that if you ask, Blaine is kind enough to modify it for you before it ships.
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Seems like it did what it was supposed to do to me..It looks like the ua had the whole weight of the vehicle on it setting on a rock at some point.

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Let's be very clear and get a few things out of the way first. You don't like us so there's not much you will ever say that is going to be in our favor.

Second, a weld cracked, one that should never have been left like it is. That does not constitute what you or anyone else should consider a failure.

Do I need to go get pics of my steel armor and destroyed steel bumpers to show that both can and do dent and since when is a dent a failure?

I'm actually kind of impressed with how well it held up given the level of difficulty he put it through.
Please don't put words in my mouth that were never there.
To say that I don't like you (you being Savvy) is a complete lie.

I also never said that your product 'failed'.
Fact: The weld cracked. as you say yourself, it should never have been left like it is.

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Checkout what I linked to on the previous page; mrblaine said he's been trying to get the guys down at the shop to bolt a plate there instead of a weld but they haven't yet. Hopefully soon these cracks at that weld will convince them to start doing it the way he wants.

Either way, you can see that if you ask, Blaine is kind enough to modify it for you before it ships.
Thanks, I thought that might be what he was referring to but don't like to assume.

For what it's worth it looks like it held up really well to me. That tub damage would have happened with a steel plate there too, it hit before the armor and flexed the forward edge a little but with all that weight behind it you'd need a 1/2 steel plate to prevent any flex... and at that point they call it an Abrams, not a Jeep.

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If you want aluminum armor, bumpers, etc., then I believe Savvy is as good as you can get. I am just stuck on the fence about if the weight savings is worth the other drawbacks. Steel in general is stronger but heavier. Steel when damaged is far easier to repair. Steal can fairly easily be heated, hammered, welded, ground, and patched into like new condition by someone with only basic fab skills in their garage.
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If you want aluminum armor, bumpers, etc., then I believe Savvy is as good as you can get. I am just stuck on the fence about if the weight savings is worth the other drawbacks. Steel in general is stronger but heavier. Steel when damaged is far easier to repair. Steal can fairly easily be heated, hammered, welded, ground, and patched into like new condition by someone with only basic fab skills in their garage.
You can take that fender off and beat hell out of it with a hammer also to flatten it back out.
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Would love to run mine hard like that, but it is my DD too and I can't afford it. Nice pics, tks.
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Do you ever hit your front driveshaft on the rocks? If so, how does it hold up?

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Do you ever hit your front driveshaft on the rocks? If so, how does it hold up?
I tore the boots of both the front and rear driveshafts. I think both shafts are fine, but will inspect them better when I get a closer look.

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