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post #1 of 4 Old 06-18-2021, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Trail Forged frame stiffeners? Anyone using them?

I've got IRO WJ frame stiffeners(center section) and Trail Forged rear primary frame stiffeners on order. I'll be making my own section to connect the 2 sets, where the rocker to rear LCA mount web usually is, as that rotted out badly. I'll be recreating the web from 14ga, and replacing the
rockers with Spadano enterprises ROCKer sliders.


The IRO parts weight 44lbs. The Trail forged parts have a shipping weight of 9lbs, which has me concerned. I would have expected a lot more weight to the later. They're 1/8" thick, while the IRO parts are 3/16". The light weight has me concerned as to the strength of the parts.


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post #2 of 4 Old 06-21-2021, 09:07 AM
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Looks like nice rocker panel enhancements assuming it adds on to the stock thickness.

By itself it may indeed be questionable. Thanks for sharing I may consider these in the future myself.

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Pictures would be good for this thread. If you show the stock chassis, the failure mode you are trying to prevent and the reinforcement, I could tell you if the structure looks strong.

I used to make a chassis reinforcement kit for a certain German sports car. It was 16 gauge steel and a lot lighter than 9 lbs for the full kit but quite effective from what I heard.

But Jeeps are kind of weird, you can tell where they need structure to be stiff and strong but you also have to protect areas that might get bashed.
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That’s the nice thing about our WJs, the aftermarket support does NOT suck. Not as good as the newer Wrangler style but not shabby.

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