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Unread 01-17-2017, 09:31 AM
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Default AEV Corner supports, rear - pics? comments?

Hello Forum,
I mashed the RR corner of my JK. The damage included the sheet metal under the tail lamp, the lamp assembly, and the quarter panel was buckled. I am considering my options.

I have talked with a couple body shops - both say that they can pull-out the quarter panel damage. One would pull, fill with putty, and paint. Another (recommended by a local 4WD shop) will fix it completely, or just straighten & prime it, forming the JK's sheet metal to the contour of the AEV corner guards.

The 4WD shop recommends some plastic corners which attach with 3M tape - to allow for a change of mind & return to stock in the future. Due to their durability, I am inclined towards buying the seemingly more functional AEV metal parts, and having shop #2 use the right one as a template when forming the sheet metal.

Any opinions? Has anyone ever regretted drilling and attaching the AEV panels? What's the consensus about the benefits of these, RE: actual added protection? Would a hard strike just push more damage into other sheet metal - or is the force well distributed? Opinions upon the appearance, + or -?

Thanks for any input.

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Unread 01-24-2017, 07:41 AM
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I am a little surprised that there are no opinions offered, + or -.

Given the lack of reaction, I just delivered the Jeep to the body shop for repair, yesterday. I'll see about body armor, sometime later.
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I have them and came stock on my AEV like them as it looks clean around the filler cap and with the white and black finishes the look nice
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Unread 01-25-2017, 10:29 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I agree that the b/w contrast looks great on your rig. I was mostly wondering about functionality.

After my Jeep is repaired, I'll see about new bumpers and other armor before my "retirement" tour.

Again, thanks. js
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1/8 stamped steel guage/thickness metal they are solid , you would be hard pushed to ding them IMO

This might help
http://www.aev-conversions.com/ishee...ner_Guards.pdf
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My jk350 came with them.
I think they look decent enough and probably offer some protection.
So far no rust or corrosion on the plates or the hardware: I park my jeep outside.
I can't help to think of the old school diamond plate corners that people used to cover up rust on their FJ40s back in the day.
They blend in pretty well with the dark color of my jeep, they stand out more with lighter colored jeeps.
Black hardtop and fenders make them blend in better as well.....
Overall, I like them.
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I have them and like them. They fit the contour of the rear perfectly. I only wish they went a bit farther toward the rear door.

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I've been debating installing these to offer a little extra piece of mind when potentially running the Dusy Ershim or Rubicon trails this summer.

Has anyone used them (hit one on a rock/tree)? Did they help? I'm trying to imagine when I'd hit them.
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I've been debating installing these to offer a little extra piece of mind when potentially running the Dusy Ershim or Rubicon trails this summer.

Has anyone used them (hit one on a rock/tree)? Did they help? I'm trying to imagine when I'd hit them.
They would help a lot. They assist in distributing the blow on a wider surface. The unprotected corners are very expensive to fix/replace. I am going through that process right now and I will be adding AEV Corner Guards. In order for my rear quarter on the passenger side to be fixed, the collision shop needs to remove the bumper, fender flare, wheel/tire and hard top just to begin accessing the part so it is very labor intensive. I spoke with a close AEV friend this past week that put a crease in his by sliding back onto a rock and it didn't even chip the powder coat. They give you the peace of mind knowing your JK is extra protected in the most vulnerable spot.
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anyone painted their AEV corner guards and how did it work out?
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