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AcidCold 07-06-2009 08:32 PM

Best armor for offroad..
 
Hey guys,

I learned first hand that the best modification for offroading is armor!
Best in quality and looks is 4xGuard.com. They hold up to extreme crawling and have a great powdercoat that holds up very well, i will post pictures of my armor once i get a chance.
Feel free to ask any questions :thumbsup:

Here is the side HC guard rails.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/DSC01189.jpg

Front HC guard.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/DSC01191.jpg

This is Russ' WK owner of 4xGuard, rear HC guard.
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z...earguardhc.jpg

blackpepper 07-06-2009 08:51 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
I've seen the armor that 4xguard offers for the rear.. I don't really like the look of that but the rest of their products look/perform great imo.. is there anything else out there for rear protection?

AcidCold 07-06-2009 08:53 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
So far he is the only builder for the WK community, i which others would build cool stuff for us. The rear HC skid is the only thing available, not for long i hope.

Marlin 07-06-2009 09:13 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Timely thread mate thanks!

You seem to be a man in the know. I'm considering keeping my Ltd when the lease is up and making a fairly big transforamtion as it would no longer be my daily. I wonder what lift you'd suggest? I know there are several issues when lifting due to stability control.

Now, please bear with me ok :)
My thoughts are to lift it as much as possible (4"?), and to keep my 22 x 9.5" wheels and put the largest aggresive tire on that will fit. I'd then fit it out with armour etc.... what are your thoughts and suggestions..... don't hold back if I'm being silly mate :)

AcidCold 07-06-2009 09:34 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
No such thing as silliness benno, i would love to see a lifted rig on nice 22's with some Nitto's.
I would recommend a Supelift 4'' with the EGR module to keep the stability control tamed. The lift keeps jeeps stock geometry which will feel like stock. The lift can handle a 34.5'' tall tire with minor trimming on the infamous uni-frame pinch weld. 33'' are better in my opinion.
For tires, i would look into Nitto's dune grappler in 305/45/22 since it's the closest to 33'' on a 22'' rim.
BDS is also another well built system, it looks like the SL but the only difference it's out back. The BDS has adjustable upper and lower control arms which eliminate the need for relocation brackets like the once offered on SL's system (with brackets, you will have more metal sticking out which means rocks will love you)
The down fall of the BDS is that they don't offer a EGR module to correct the stability control like SL has. you can always purchase the SL with the BDS upper and lower control arms for a great setup.

blackpepper 07-06-2009 09:43 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Nitto Terra Grapplers, Ben!!!!!!

Marlin 07-06-2009 10:32 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AcidCold (Post 28946)
No such thing as silliness benno, i would love to see a lifted rig on nice 22's with some Nitto's.
I would recommend a Supelift 4'' with the EGR module to keep the stability control tamed. The lift keeps jeeps stock geometry which will feel like stock. The lift can handle a 34.5'' tall tire with minor trimming on the infamous uni-frame pinch weld. 33'' are better in my opinion.
For tires, i would look into Nitto's dune grappler in 305/45/22 since it's the closest to 33'' on a 22'' rim.
BDS is also another well built system, it looks like the SL but the only difference it's out back. The BDS has adjustable upper and lower control arms which eliminate the need for relocation brackets like the once offered on SL's system (with brackets, you will have more metal sticking out which means rocks will love you)
The down fall of the BDS is that they don't offer a EGR module to correct the stability control like SL has. you can always purchase the SL with the BDS upper and lower control arms for a great setup.

+ Rep for you mate! Thanks!

So, a BDS system with the an EGR mod from Superlift would be the go?
Whats the general experience with reliabilty off-raod? I've read there's been a few front CV's broken, is this a common fault when running big tires?
I'll admit to being a bit of a rapist off-road, nothing's too tough to have a crack at if you know what I mean :D

Edit: just re-read it, so Superlift kit, with BDS arms, and Superlift EGR is that right?

AcidCold 07-06-2009 11:01 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Honestly, our IFS is pretty strong compared to any other system so it's not that easy to break it unless you are trying to break.
It's all common sense when wheeling and it's very important to have a spotter for your safety and your vehicles safety. if you try to do some extreme rock crawling, then you are asking for trouble. take it slow and stay away from small puddles that might seem a few inches deep and end up being feet deep! LOL yes, i am talking from experience! LOL What i do on some unfamiliar trails, i will walk it before i wheel it, make sure you have over passes in case if the trail has sections built for vehicles that require winches.
One rule that should be followed even by pros is, never wheel alone! it can be very dangerous.
Quote,
Edit: just re-read it, so Superlift kit, with BDS arms, and Superlift EGR is that right?
That is correct.

Marlin 07-06-2009 11:06 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Yeah I've wheeled plenty before, in a variety of machinery. Drowned many, broken countless axles, even rolled one quite impressively :) So the driveleine is pretty strong? I ask because these elec locking diffs make some wicked noises and groans when giving it a hard time on the beach.

NHWK05 07-07-2009 09:24 AM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Acid, You need to stop this redic threads.

You are making me want to lift my wk and that will NEVER happen. Ugh. Sigh.

blackpepper 07-07-2009 12:50 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Yeah I wouldn't mind an extra two inches.. :D

Do you recommend a BB should I just get the Rocky Road setup.... hypothetically speaking.

NHWK05 07-07-2009 12:52 PM

Re: Best armor for offroad..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackPepper (Post 29349)
Yeah I wouldn't mind an extra two inches.. :D

Do you recommend a BB should I just get the Rocky Road setup.... hypothetically speaking.

Keep it stock. Once you lift it its never enough, and then you want bigger tires and bigger lift and more HD parts and it never ends and next thing you know your divorced, living in your jeep eating spam trying to figure out where money for more lift and bigger tires uis going to come from. Just say no. :D


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