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Rear corner guards, and lights

Anyone using them, and which ones?

Obviously AEV are the premium offering, they look (and I'm sure are) very high-quality. Warrior makes them too, don't know about the quality of those. Looks like Warrior will make you a set with cutouts for 4" LED lights and 2" backup lights. Don't think you can do that with AEV at the moment. Rugged Ridge makes a set too, but I'm not going near those guys.

For those running them, what do you do about lights? As I'm sure more than a few of us have found out the stockers are prone to getting ripped off and/or broken. Love to have some replacement flush-mounted ones.

I've already drilled myriad holes in my Jeep's body for the sliders, so I don't care about that. You could probably mount any of them with 3M industrial double-sided tape anyway with no worries although getting them off would suck.
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If you want flush mounted light there is a lot of cutting involved, at least with the current crop of offerings that I have seen. But with the amount of damage I have seen done to the tin on a JK from a brush with a tree, you might as well cut the whole dang corner out and replace it with some real metal anyway...

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I have the AEV and like them. At the time I got them Warrior was still 3 months out on bringing theirs to market. I actually like their design and the LED's much better. AEV is high quality, they are shaped beautifully and actually follow the rolled lip at the very top. I think it comes down to what lights you want to run... If you like the OEM and arent afraid to replace one or two of them you can do AEV. If you like the LED, you have to go with the Warrior. .02
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I love my setup, would do it again in a heartbeat.

River Raider - does require some cutting
ORO LED's - stop, turn, run, reverse


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they work well too


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I love my setup, would do it again in a heartbeat.

River Raider - does require some cutting
ORO LED's - stop, turn, run, reverse
Oops, my bad... The River Raiders are the ones I was talking about. I really dig those corners and ORO lights...
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Dang, those RRs are sweet! But the $$....between the guards, lights, and coating....almost an $800 proposition. That's a bit painful for corner protection!
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These are inexpensive enough to both frighten and intrigue me. Both corners plus the LED lights barely break $200.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12525_601X_PG.htm
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it's a deal compared to offroad evos.


my corners go all the way to the rear door
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I love my setup, would do it again in a heartbeat.

River Raider - does require some cutting
ORO LED's - stop, turn, run, reverse

bunker your jeep is comming along nice. havent seen it sence mr09.

i like all rr products.is there anything between the corner and the paint.
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x whatever on RR when I do my corners most likely ill be doing theirs or the evos

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These are inexpensive enough to both frighten and intrigue me. Both corners plus the LED lights barely break $200.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/12525_601X_PG.htm
And they'll fold like a cheap tent if you hit anything with them. And RR's look better!


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And folding like a cheap tent would obviously make them a waste of money. Having said that, the Warrior guards are 12 gauge HRPO steel supposedly (a hair slimmer than 1/8"), and the AEVs are also 1/8" steel. I would imagine if one was weak, both of them would be so.

The RR protectors...how much surgery do they require? They do look just incredible and I have no doubt about the quality. Got an email into them right now.
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i like all rr products.is there anything between the corner and the paint.
a big hole

you have to cut a HUGE hole in the corner to fit it all. The mounts use rubber grommet nuts (you drill a hole and put the rubber grommet nut in, when you tighten the bolt it expands the rubber grommet nut so metal doesn't touch metal. I ran a bead of black silicone around the top to seal it. works great

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the AEV's are stamped and formed steel with angles

not saying they are super strong, but they are much stronger then a piece of steel with one bend (like the warriors are)
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So I guess I also have to decide whether I want to cut a big 'ol hole into my corners. Drilling doesn't bother me, done plenty of that already, but a big hole....
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