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Old April 17th, 2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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Anyone on here using these? Looking at genright and ucf ones who should I go with.....

http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....0#.UW6wTMjD-Sw

http://www.undercoverfab.com/misc-ar...r-jeep-tj.html
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Old April 17th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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Old April 17th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #3
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I would love to but don't have a bender
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Old April 17th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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I'd go with the steel genrights.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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Is the added strength worth the extra $60? I'm mainly using these to cover up damage but also to protect my frame. Probably will do something like Jim's later down the road as I don't feel 1/8" steel will be too strong
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Old April 18th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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I guess that's a decision you need to make. If you're just worried about branches and soft stuff then aluminum would be fine. I lay mine over on its side and drag it over rocks so the aluminum would be of little help. Plus I don't like how the alum ones are made in two pieces and welded together, that tells me the fit won't be as good since they bent each half with a different die radius I would think.
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Would 1/8 steel ones provide protection when its layed on its side or dragged through rocks?
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Yes, in a way. If you are in that scenario then you will have other issues to worry about. The frame would still flex, the glass could break, cowl buckle, ect.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:08 AM   #9
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Ya either way I don't think these will protect it against a major hit so probably gonna get the aluminum ones
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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:42 AM   #10
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Ya either way the steel ones are more expensive so I'm probably gonna get the aluminum ones
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Old April 19th, 2013, 06:50 AM   #11
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Its not that just don't see spending the extra money when either way the guards won't protect my windshield frame from a hard hit
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1/8" steel is 3 times as strong as 1/8" aluminum. The steel ones aren't two halves welded together. The steel ones can be welded to your steel windshield frame if needed. You should be worried about not having a cage when laying on it's side or taking a hard hit, not how your windshield fares.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 07:08 AM   #13
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Sounds like you already know your going to get the aluminum ones, so why bother arguing Cam

I personally would get the steel ones. They're stronger, and that's all I need to know. To me, $60 is worth the extra strength if I didn't have the proper tools to fab my own.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 09:10 AM   #14
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Ok you guys changed my mind. Hopefully these things can take some abuse
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