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  • 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.

    JJS
    2015 JKU Sport-S - Anvil
    2.5 coil lift, other stuff

  • #2
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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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    • #3
      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
      Attached Files
      2014 jk250

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      • #4
        Thanks

        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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        • #5
          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
          2014 jk250

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          • #6
            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.
            Here are some random photos of them.
            Attached Files

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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.
                2014 Granite JKUR w/expo stuff

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by klausvanwinkle View Post
                  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.
                  Chris Holt
                  Marketing Associate, AEV
                  248-926-0256 x272
                  cholt@aev-conversions.com

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                  • #10
                    anyone painted their AEV corner guards and how did it work out?

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Chris! Sliding backward or to the side makes sense. I was wondering how likely it is to hit the corner but not the hard top. I scraped this the other weekend and was worried the corner would hit too. That's what started this inquiry.
                      2014 Granite JKUR w/expo stuff

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by klausvanwinkle View Post
                        Thanks Chris! Sliding backward or to the side makes sense. I was wondering how likely it is to hit the corner but not the hard top. I scraped this the other weekend and was worried the corner would hit too. That's what started this inquiry.
                        It is a lot more likely to damage the rear panel than the hard top. You would have to be pretty off-camber or in a tight and low ditch to damage the hard top like that in most situations. The corner guards give you peace of mind on the trail. I have seen my fair share of them all busted up.
                        Chris Holt
                        Marketing Associate, AEV
                        248-926-0256 x272
                        cholt@aev-conversions.com

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                        • #13
                          well thanks for the reminder...now I am going to do them.

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                          • #14
                            Same. But I'm not stoked about adding more satin black to my truck. Might color match them.
                            2014 Granite JKUR w/expo stuff

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