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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Rocker guards?

Im having a tough time deciding which rocker guards to get. Ive been looking at the rokmen which I really like the looks of but they price....... My next choice is the AtoZ Fabrication which look equally nice but the price seems allot more reasonable. Im going to ask a couple of questions that may seem dumb to someone that knows what they are doing <grin> . First off, is it worth getting the powder coating vs just painting them yourselves? I guess more important how does it hold up? and are there any other suggestions that are reasonably priced? I like the way that both of these bolt to the underside as well as the sides of the tub. I like the optional inner support for both as well.

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I'd go with paint. Powder coat is tough, but not tough enough to carry the Jeep over rocks unscathed, so it will get scratched. Paint is easy to touch up, and easy to do over completely when it gets really bad.

Or make them out of stainless.

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I'd go with paint. Powder coat is tough, but not tough enough to carry the Jeep over rocks unscathed, so it will get scratched. Paint is easy to touch up, and easy to do over completely when it gets really bad.

Or make them out of stainless.
That was sorta my line of thinking. I had nerf bars in the past and they were powder coated. They had huge scrapes on them where I had drug them across rocks. The powder coating was tough but not tough enough. and for an extra $80 .... I think to prime and paint them myself could be done for about $12. I suck at painting though.

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Get the Poison Spyder customs Rocker Knockers, I got mine for my CJ with the side bars for $310 (yeah, I wonder where they get their steel!) shipped (DC4WD.com, DC is da man! Just email him.). Look and fit great. Go to a local auto paint shop and get some trim black, I tried some wrinkle or some such, came out horrible. Trim Black will stick fine without Priming, and the touch up is a snap, sand down the scar, touch up with the rattle can.
Trim Black is really, really forgiving and it is ready for the next coat in 10min! The finish is like satin.

Oh, and the Rocker Knockers took several full-weight hard hits including a side flop on the Rubicon, with only a few scrapes to show for it! See if they are in your budget, you won't be disappointed.

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I like zach's stuff from AtoZ He is a standup guy who makes a good product. He is one of the only former compeditors that I couldn't find a major flaw with his designs or material. If I were ordering something pre built I would get it from him.

That said, I don't have any affiliation with him, just observed him as a compeditor and saw alot of his parts first hand.

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My friend has the poison spyder but it didnt look like there were any attatchment holes underneath except at the body mount. Is this not right? That is a major selling point to me for the a to z and the rokmen. The a to z is very fair priced especially if you get the bare metal, and they look like good quality.

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What ever happened to 4x4" angle iron, a few washers, bolts, primer and paint?
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I am all about cheap, but I couldn't bring myself to put 3x4 angle on it.

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I've had the ones from AtoZ on my 5 for a few years now. They're tough and well built. I highly recommend them.

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Poison Spyder are made that way. That is the Frame support portion. They are stout, and well-made. I was going for AtoZ but PS was a little cheaper and I get the cool laser-cut Spyder

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