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There are a large variety of reasons to replace your Jeep Wrangler's old corner guards with aftermarket Jeep body armor. Damage on the trail, modifications on a new build, or the desire to protect the rear of your Jeep are all common reasons to look into corner guards. To read more about Jeep body corner guards, click on any of the sections below.
Jeep Wrangler Corner Guards
Corner Guards for Jeep Wranglers can solve a variety of problems pre-emptively or in the middle of a build. A set of Jeep body corner guards can be used to cover damage, install a new set of rear fenders, widen the wheel well to accommodate larger wheels, and protect the back of your Jeep.
Jeep body corner guards
There are many situations on the trails and in the woods where the back of your Jeep Wrangler may get damaged even with a good set of tube fenders. One of the biggest reasons that this damage occurs is that you can't see and gauge the distance to obstacles as well on the back of your Jeep as the front. Angles and distance can be misjudged, the corner can swing out farther than the rest of the Jeep during a turn, or you could just be stuck in a rut. Rear fenders add a great amount of protection if they are properly mounted, but that does not cover the back or top of the corners.
Jeep corner guards mount over the tub of your Jeep and protect the body from damage (and looking like a raisin).
Widening Your Wheel Wells
One of the problems that come up when installing a larger set of tires on your Jeep is whether they fit into the wheel well openings. This is often solved by adding a lift kit to the Jeep, and brining the wheel well up. However, depending on the height of the lift and the size of the wheels they can still rub on the wheel well while flexing or just on the road. To fix this, many Jeepers cut into the tub of their Jeep and widen the wheel wells (although they will also need widened rear fenders). There are many Jeep Wrangler corner guards that come pre-laser cut to accommodate larger tires, for a perfect edge. The corners can also be used to hide a poorly cut edge.
Covering existing damage is one of the most common reasons that corner guards are bought. The rear damage should first be evaluated to make sure it is not structural, and will not cause any further harm (you may also want to repaint the damaged area, since water and moisture can get trapped between the body and corner guard). Then the Jeep Wrangler corner guards
are mounted over the existing damage. This not only makes your Jeep look great again, but protects that area from the same damage next time you're out on the trail.
Aluminum Jeep Corner Guards
Light, Aluminum Jeep Corner Guards
For Jeepers that want to cover up existing damage, or prevent it, aluminum Jeep corner guards
provide a great option to keep your Jeep light. Weighing one third the weight of their steel counterparts, a set of aluminum corner guards won't cut into your MPG very much. Aluminum also has the added benefit of being weather resistant, so at worst the aluminum will tarnish but will not rust like steel.
Aluminum corner guards are one of the best ways to simply and easily cover existing damage while providing an economic solution for daily drivers. For Jeeps that are meant for tougher trails, where damage is a distinct possibility, steel corner guards will hold up better to sharp rocks.
Stretch Jeep Corner Guards
Jeep Wrangler Stretched Corner Guards
Jeeps with stretch wheelbases will need the entire wheel well moved backward the same length as the back stretch. Stretch corner guards
either have the wheel well moved back to match the stretch on your Jeep, or have a cut out that continues all the way back and past the bend of the corner guard (COMP or competition cut). COMP cut Jeep Wrangler rear corner guards don't restrict your Jeep's stretch, and eliminate the possibility of rub on your tires.
Plastic Jeep Corner Guards
Plastic stick on Corner Guards
The plastic stick on corner guards are a easy way to hide damage on the back of your Jeep. However, they are usually attached by double side sticky tape. Vibrations, scrapes, weather, and a variety of other factors can eat away at this tape over time. Alternatively, these plastic corner guards
could be bolted or drilled into the tub, but they will still get shredded if taken out on trails. Aluminum corner guards can be a bit more work and cost more money upfront, but will provide superior protection while keeping your Jeep light.
Full, Partial, and Blank Corner Guards
Full Corner Guards
Corner guards that extend from the tailgate, all the way around to the door are called full corner guards. These corner guards provide the largest amount of protection and give a uniform look to the whole Jeep.
Half or Shorty Corner Guards
Half, partial or shorty corner guards start at the tailgate and then wrap around the corner of the Jeep but do not make it all the way to the door. These are made to save weight and cost but still protect the corners of your Jeep.
Blank Corner GuardsBlank corner guards
or 'blanks' are full corner guards that do not have any cut outs in them. This lets you determine exactly where you want the wheel well, latches, tail lights, and mounting holes. Because of the extra raw material blank corner guards are more expensive, however they are the best choice for truly custom builds or Jeeps.
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