Rocker Guard Thickness- 3/16 or 1/4? - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Rocker Guard Thickness- 3/16 or 1/4?

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRubicon Express Suspensions from CCOR 706-207-4140Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955

Reply
Unread 10-16-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
MountainMan864
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 3,659
Rocker Guard Thickness- 3/16 or 1/4?

I need a set of rocker guards with a tube-step/slider and I see most companies use 3/16 versus 1/4 but a few companies do use the 1/4. What are the disadvantages and advantages of both. I wont be leaning my jeep on the side any time soon, I hope... My local 4x4shop uses 1/4 but reputable companies like Rokmen and the such use 3/16. Help me decide yall plz. Whats the weight difference like too. Open to all suggestions and opinions thanks.

MountainMan864 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
mrblaine
Wizard of Brakes
 
mrblaine's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quail Valley, California
Posts: 25,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainMan864 View Post
I need a set of rocker guards with a tube-step/slider and I see most companies use 3/16 versus 1/4 but a few companies do use the 1/4. What are the disadvantages and advantages of both. I wont be leaning my jeep on the side any time soon, I hope... My local 4x4shop uses 1/4 but reputable companies like Rokmen and the such use 3/16. Help me decide yall plz. Whats the weight difference like too. Open to all suggestions and opinions thanks.
1/4" steel is ridiculously heavy and over kill for anything but a well designed formed bumper on a TJ and maybe a fairlead mount.
__________________
I am Savvy
blackmagicbrakes.com
mrblaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-17-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
MountainMan864
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 3,659
Ok sounds good blaine. Bump bump. Off to church, any other opinions welcome.
MountainMan864 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-17-2010, 10:01 AM   #4
hulud44
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: LongIsland
Posts: 630
2x - 3/16 is all thats needed. Not reason to carry the extra weight of 1/4
__________________
Jeep, Country, Corps...

http://www.outlawedoffroad.com/showthread.php?t=635"]http://www.outlawedoffroad.com/showthread.php?t=635
hulud44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-17-2010, 10:12 AM   #5
TheMusicMan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Music Land
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
1/4" steel is ridiculously heavy and over kill for anything but a well designed formed bumper on a TJ and maybe a fairlead mount.
1,500KG and 2,250KG are not uncommon for jeeps to weigh. The latter is 50% heavier.
1/4" is LESS than 50% thicker than 3/16".

One size does not fit all...
TheMusicMan.
TheMusicMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-17-2010, 11:04 AM   #6
Dogman
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 5,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainMan864 View Post
I need a set of rocker guards with a tube-step/slider and I see most companies use 3/16 versus 1/4 but a few companies do use the 1/4. What are the disadvantages and advantages of both. I wont be leaning my jeep on the side any time soon, I hope... My local 4x4shop uses 1/4 but reputable companies like Rokmen and the such use 3/16. Help me decide yall plz. Whats the weight difference like too. Open to all suggestions and opinions thanks.
I think you would regret 1/4" once you start piling on armor. I'll probably sell my Rokmen rockers and get some Savvy so I can put my Jeep on a diet.
__________________
Dogman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-17-2010, 01:29 PM   #7
mrblaine
Wizard of Brakes
 
mrblaine's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Quail Valley, California
Posts: 25,882
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMusicMan View Post
1,500KG and 2,250KG are not uncommon for jeeps to weigh. The latter is 50% heavier.
1/4" is LESS than 50% thicker than 3/16".

One size does not fit all...
TheMusicMan.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblaine View Post
1/4" steel is ridiculously heavy and over kill for anything but a well designed formed bumper on a TJ and maybe a fairlead mount.
__________________
I am Savvy
blackmagicbrakes.com
mrblaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-17-2010, 03:09 PM   #8
Unlimited04
This post/info=my opinion
 
Unlimited04's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 23,308
1/4" is stupid overkill. 3/16" is plenty for a Jeep. some could even get by with 1/8" or 5/32".
Unlimited04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.