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Unread 10-16-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 10-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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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.
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Unread 10-17-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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Ok sounds good blaine. Bump bump. Off to church, any other opinions welcome.
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2x - 3/16 is all thats needed. Not reason to carry the extra weight of 1/4
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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Unread 10-17-2010, 03:09 PM   #8
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1/4" is stupid overkill. 3/16" is plenty for a Jeep. some could even get by with 1/8" or 5/32".
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