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Old February 14th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'm looking to build some and was wondering the pro's to the two different kinds I see.

First I see the ones that use 1/4" or so thick plate and it bolts to the tub, than you have some of that on the underside of the tub to protect when coming down on rocks. Are they able to handle the abuse with just mounting to the body?

The next one I see are bars that are welded to the frame and are fastened just below the tub. I could see this being a issue for ground clearance , but it seems far stronger.

I personally like the looks of the ones that bolt to the tub.
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You definitely want to tie into the body mounts underneath or back to the frame. I did not and they lasted about 2 hrs before the body/guards were all bent to shit. I now have to redo them and try to straighten the body back out. Basically, if they just bolt to the body, they aren't worth buying.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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I'll be building out of 3" angle or weld two flats at a 90.
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Either way, tie it into the body mounts minimum, or all the way to the frame. You'll end up with boatsides if you don't
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I'm a ReTaRd... I do not know why I thought 3" would be wide enough ha ha. Looks like I need 6" wide and the edge will be just under the JEEP.

I am actually in the process of tieing my cage to the frame as well. So looks like I could just tie the sliders into the cage supports.

Guess I'll just weld the two 3" sections together. I can get the steel at a good price through work so its worth the hassle.

How thick do people go? 1/4?
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