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Bushwacker corner armor

OK all- before you give me any "mall crawler" BS, hear me out. My rig is a DD, and I wheel the piss out of it when I can, BUT, I'm trying to keep it lightweight. So far (knocking on wood! ), I've not even had anything TOUCH my rear corners, BUT, I know it could happen.

To avoid the expense and weight of steel, I was thinking of adding the Bushwacker corner guards (~$200 less, or 1/3 the price, of anything I've found in steel) to my rig.

I ran a search, and found damn little on these. They haven't been out for THAT long, but one damn thread? Or am I search-failing, as usual? Would love some feedback from folks- thanks! Mark W.

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Those kind of corner covers are great at covering damage but not at preventing damage.

One summer during a week long jeep event, I bashed in both of my rear corners on my 04 TJ--on 2 different trails. When, I got back from the trip, I pounded back out the corners, sanded and primed them with some anti-rust paint, and covered them with Bushwacker TJ corners. A few years later, I busted off the Bushwacker corners. So, I replaced them with steel corners.

Wait until you scratch or dent your corners. Then, you can cover the damage with them.


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Wait until you scratch or dent your corners. Then, you can cover the damage with them.
I agree with the Planman on this. Then, instead of the Bushwackers, why not check out the AEV corners. Yes, they're steel, but still aren't too big, and will give much better protection than the plastic.

https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=10303012AA


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Don't do the plastic. It won't protect you. Get the metal later. If you never need it then your golden and that is zero weight.
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^ That's kind of what I was thinking- I wanted to find out if they'd do anything more than guard from scratches. Sounds like not really- thanks, guys! Mark W.

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I have them to cover body damage, but thats about it. I got em off a guy for $50 so how could I pass it up. I plan to do full corners when i get more cashflow, but for the time being it looks better with these on than with the rear drivers side corner all torn up. And my passenger side had a huge dent from some damn tree.

But yeah, they won't protect anything, they just cover up my corners to make it look pretty. I have an 07 and I want it to look like an 07, not some beat to shit old jeep where a baseball sized dent and huge scrape looks normal.



See? No damage, right?

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I think the weight excuse is over rated for this particular mod. I have the AEV corners and I don’t think they weight more than a case of beer. I know ounces add up to pounds but I wouldn’t sweat the extra weight from steel AEV corners. The AEV corner guards are super nice and very strong and can be taken on and off for touch up purposes. I would wait it out and getting something more purposeful than the BWs

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More importantly i would say the bushwacker things should eb referred to as corner covers rather than corner armor.

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