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    I feel so superior without even trying.

    I just put 35's (315/70/17) KO2's on and have been pondering my next move.

    Unlike many I am not going to hard core this thing. I'm not going to seek out crazy trails just to conquer them, but I do want to be set up well enough that if I come a crossed some nastys I'll be able to do it. My goal is to keep this jeep as fun to drive on the road as it is stock. I think it's a blast now so it's important to me especially since my objective is a trip to Alaska with my son.

    I dont want to bog down the motor with super heavy trail armor so lightweight but effective is key.

    I think my next move is Rocker Panel protection. It has the stock rock rails and they are pretty good for what they are but I want a step, protection from crap coming off the tires and yes big errant rocks, door dings in parking lots along with a possible hit in the garage from my wife's car. I know it's a jeep but I'll take trail damage all day long rather then someone not thinking. lol

    I like LOD hard core rockers but, well they're hard core and HEAVY vs their other model which isnt as good but reasonably stout. The video below is for a JK but they do have it for the JL. According to what I read it's 100lbs vs 60 pounds. So big difference.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woSitNtzJ3U

    Let me know what you think.

    After that, I'm not sure of the order but pretty much the normal stuff. Bumpers, skid, moderate lift of some sort. All with weight in mind. I've been looking at some alum bumpers and skids. I know they are expensive but I really dont care if it can achieve my objective.

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    Kinda confused about what you’re seeking here. You want lightweight and stock feel, then you talk about all the heavy mods you want.


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    I’m also confused. Rock guards aren’t going to protect the doors from some asshole in the Walmart parking lot or your kid’s bike striping the side of it in the garage.

    If you’re not going to do hardcore off road, then why add all the skid plate armor?




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    Use cardboard. It’s lightweight.


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    I agree with the others, if you aren’t going to do hard core why skid plate everything? You could probably add the Poison Spyder DIY Rico steps that Exodus Jeeps sells and save the weight of heavy armor but get a step out of what you already have. Or consider aluminum parts.


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    A member here got tboned at 45mph and his quality HEAVY slider took the hit. No damage at all to the frame. The impact snapped his front axle housing from the force. The slider may saved his life as well. Don't go cheap on this shit. If you're going to do it, do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Kinda confused about what you’re seeking here. You want lightweight and stock feel, then you talk about all the heavy mods you want.


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    Looking for mods that arent all that heavy or as heavy, such as the LOD rocker guard in the video. I've seen rear bumpers with a carrier range from 100lb to 160.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmkrinne View Post
    I’m also confused. Rock guards aren’t going to protect the doors from some asshole in the Walmart parking lot or your kid’s bike striping the side of it in the garage.

    If you’re not going to do hardcore off road, then why add all the skid plate armor?




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    Sure they will protect from a-holes. lol Door hits the rocker not the body. Unless of course it's somebody who is lifted high enough.

    Stock JL skids are pretty crappy. And like I said I will be coming up on some hard core stuff no doubt, I'm just not seeking it out. I'm talking the crazy stuff. Golden Spike, Rubicon and many other trails will be done just not hard core stuff.
    Last edited by Twist; 02-17-2019 at 01:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    A member here got tboned at 45mph and his quality HEAVY slider took the hit. No damage at all to the frame. The impact snapped his front axle housing from the force. The slider may saved his life as well. Don't go cheap on this shit. If you're going to do it, do it right.

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    I take it you didnt look at the video?? Or the price of the rocker. It's actually quite a bit more then the signature series rocker.

    I'm not all that worried about price. The alum skid from Artec is 2k and I'm likely going that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twist View Post
    Sure they will protect from a-holes. lol Door hits the rocker not the body. Unless of course it's somebody who is lifted high enough.

    Stock JL skids are pretty crappy. And like I said I will be coming up some hard core stuff no doubt, I'm just not seeking it out. I'm talking the crazy stuff.
    I think you either want to protect the Jeep when dropping the weight of it on/against a rock..... or you don’t. You can also avoid protection by picking perfect lines.. every time.

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