Rocker Guards w/step, Steering upgrade, or Dana 30 Aussie Locker? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 25 Old 04-11-2014, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rocker Guards w/step, Steering upgrade, or Dana 30 Aussie Locker?

I need all 3. I don't want any body damage, I don't want to bend my tie-rod, and I also want the increased traction haha. I can only buy one at a time due to my tight budget. Which order?

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Depends on your where and how you wheel
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id say rocker protection, locker, steering....that's the way I did it and I didn't regret my decision.

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My first major mod was rocker guards. So glad I did it. Not only did my rocker guards give me a nice functional step, I can now lean the whole weight of my Jeep on the sliders and pivot around or slide across obstacles without worry.

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I think lockers, armor, steering. It's totally dependent on whether you drive on rocks or dirt trails, etc.
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Do you wheel in rocks, where your rocker panels are constantly exposed to danger? If yes then get those taken care of, if not, go with a locker.

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I did mine: locker, armor, steering. Fortunately I never hit the side of my tub until after I got the rocker guards. My Aussie has been great but I'm swapping in a full case locker and upgrading to the Currie Ult steering at the same time. An Aussie in the front does wonders.

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Is there a significant other in this equation?

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Is there a significant other in this equation?
Does Pamela Handerson count? We've been married for quite some time.
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I did mine: locker, armor, steering. Fortunately I never hit the side of my tub until after I got the rocker guards. My Aussie has been great but I'm swapping in a full case locker and upgrading to the Currie Ult steering at the same time. An Aussie in the front does wonders.

Ite, so that's two people for lockers, armor, then steering. Unfortunately, I've already landed on the driver side of my tub...
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Does Pamela Handerson count? We've been married for quite some time.
You said rockers and lockers not knockers...

Steps were the first mod that HAD to happen to OUR Jeep before any other. She is much shorter than I...

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You said rockers and lockers not knockers...

Steps were the first mod that HAD to happen to OUR Jeep before any other. She is much shorter than I...
They must be low steps, because i always find my wife and I both stepping over the step to get into or jumping out and over the step to get out. They seem like a great idea, but in practice they have to be so low, to be functional, you loose a lot of clearance.

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Ite, so that's two people for lockers, armor, then steering. Unfortunately, I've already landed on the driver side of my tub...
Then you need rocker protection first thing. At least cut some 4x2" angle iron up and bolt it on there.

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They must be low steps, because i always find my wife and I both stepping over the step to get into or jumping out and over the step to get out. They seem like a great idea, but in practice they have to be so low, to be functional, you loose a lot of clearance.
I put on stock steps. I did not say they were practical. She likes them. Call it preventative maintenance.

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steering then locker or side protection

at least get it up to a ZJ tie rod. 35's and the oem tie rod is a bad idea and will bend when you get to the point where lockers or sliders are needed
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