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Old February 6th, 2008, 18:25
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Frame Stiffeners

Anyone ever run rocdog fabs stiffeners they look pretty nice if anyone have can I get some pros and cons about them

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Old February 6th, 2008, 18:44
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Re: Frame Stiffeners

how thick are they, any protection on the bottom of the "rail"

the welding surface looks good, especially with all the rossets. (sp?)

but to save some coin, you could probably make them urself in a weekend
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Old February 6th, 2008, 18:44
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Re: Frame Stiffeners

they look pretty good. never heard of them, tried to google and nothing. got an web address?
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Old February 6th, 2008, 18:47
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Re: Frame Stiffeners

This is the info about them they are $250.00
Heres the site.
http://www.rocdogfab.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.f lypage&product_id=3&category_id=4&manufacturer_id= 0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26

ROC DOG Fabrication has designed and developed these unibody stabilizers for use on Jeep Cherokee XJs after careful design development for their own Jeep Speed vehicle. The entire kit includes stiffeners for the front and rear of Jeep XJs as well as a special plate designed reinforce the unibody behind the steering box. The entire set is CNC plasma cut from 3/16ths steel. There is some custom bending required to obtain an accurate fit for your Cherokee XJ. These parts provide their best support when they are completely welded to the unibody rails.

The front rail stiffeners fit behind the wheel along unibody rails. Circular openings provide weight reduction as well as welding points for secure mounting. Providing a 2 piece front stiffener allows for custom applications and adjustments.

The rear rail stiffeners mount directly behind the rear wheels and like the front rail stiffeners, circular openings provide weight reduction as well as welding anchor points.
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Old February 6th, 2008, 20:35
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Re: Frame Stiffeners

3/16ths? you could make a set of those out of 1/4" steel plate for under $100. make a pattern out of cardboard. transfer it to plywood. use plywood as a stencil for plasma cutter. you could skip the plywood and just trace the cardboard onto the plate and freehand it if you have a steady hand.

looks like a good product anyhow.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 13:00
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Re: Frame Stiffeners

That actually looks like a good deal. Alot of metal for the price. 3/16th is more than enough for that purpose. 1/4 gets alot harder to work with and costs more.
I think you would want to plate the bottom of the frame rail as well.

I used 3/16th on the outside and 1/8th on the bottom of mine. Tied the rear into the forward spring perch, and the cage to the plating at all 8 places, plus the front bumper to the cage via some fenderwell tubing. Result, no unibody flex.

This would be a good start point to really stiffen up an XJ.

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