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post #1 of 25 Old 10-17-2009, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Rocker Guard Comparison Chart...

Here is a comparison chart I made for many of the popular rocker guard/sliders available for TJ/LJ model Jeeps. If you wish to see more added let me know the products and the company that makes them.

WtoW = Wheel well to wheel well meaning they go under the flares. By default, most stop at the flares.

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Excel 1997-2004: http://www.experimentalinsanity.com/...erGuards04.xls
Excel 2007-2008: http://www.experimentalinsanity.com/...kerGuards.xlsx




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post #2 of 25 Old 10-17-2009, 08:11 PM
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Great job!!!

I find these charts useful, I myself am torn between a tub mounted rock slider or a fame mounted slider. I really dig the Poison Spyder customs.

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Yea, one of the best on the market Gen-Right.And there wheel well to wheel well! Rocker Guards
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That would be a great thing to add to the chart, tub mounted or frame mounted.

Thanks for the hard work.

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Yea, one of the best on the market Gen-Right.And there wheel well to wheel well! Rocker Guards
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That would be a great thing to add to the chart, tub mounted or frame mounted.

Thanks for the hard work.
I added GenRight and OR-Fab.

I added a column for mounting, but it has no data yet. All that I can tell mount to the body.

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what about Body Armor. Im considering those and would like to see how they compare. Any thoughts on those? There is a Bog sale on Body Armor though the end of the year.
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Rough Country has some that mount to the frame. They're 1.5" powder coated steel tube with .25" mounting plates. I don't know what the actual thickness of the tube walls are... They're $199.95 on the website now.

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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what about Body Armor. Im considering those and would like to see how they compare. Any thoughts on those? There is a Bog sale on Body Armor though the end of the year.
Bog sale? Body Armor, is that a brand? What web site? It is an unfortunately fairly generic name to search for in Google.

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Rough Country has some that mount to the frame. They're 1.5" powder coated steel tube with .25" mounting plates. I don't know what the actual thickness of the tube walls are... They're $199.95 on the website now.
I believe I may make a separate chart for slider only products that mount to the frame. All the products listed in this spread sheet are body hugging rocker guards with or with out tubes.

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A buddy of mine has Shrockworks sliders. They dont go wheel well to wheel well.
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Bog sale? Body Armor, is that a brand? What web site? It is an unfortunately fairly generic name to search for in Google.
Here ya go...
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id say go for tub mounted, if you go frame mounted, theres always that small space between the tub and frame which could cause leverage to either rip off the sliders or screw up your paint or dent your tub.
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I just have a quick question about TUB vs FRAME mounting. It seems like if it is tub mounted it has the potential of bending ur entire tub if u really drop it hard. I have Big Daddy Offroad aluminum rockers and they r tub mounted. If they r mounted to the frame they should be a lot more sturdy. Thicker metal there than the tub.

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I just have a quick question about TUB vs FRAME mounting. It seems like if it is tub mounted it has the potential of bending ur entire tub if u really drop it hard. I have Big Daddy Offroad aluminum rockers and they r tub mounted. If they r mounted to the frame they should be a lot more sturdy. Thicker metal there than the tub.
If you drop down on the bare tub it will bend any way. The tub mounted rocker guards reduce that from happening on small drops.

Having a frame mounted slider underneath the rocker has to deal with a central failure point at the frame. All the force is being put across usually four bolts along with leverage from how far out the slider sticks from the frame.

Both are not perfect, but they all help.

Added Shrockworks to the spread sheet.

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What about TnT Customs. They are great quality.

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