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Old November 26th, 2019, 08:57
Black1990jeep Black1990jeep is offline
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Differences in Center Frame Stiffeners

I see many makers of center frame stiffeners. what are the pros and cons of each? most are 3 /16 inch thick.

Does anyone make a set that is zinc plated for corrosion protection?

I see some that are U shaped, Like Hooligans, that have a short leg of the U to be on the inside of the frame. Others have a tab that meets the floor boards, or course welding to the floor means I will need to pull the carpet and padding inside.

Pros and cons of each?

https://www.ironrockoffroad.com/prod...r-section.html

https://aresfabrication.com/shop/xj-...nter-xj-84-01/

https://www.jcroffroad.com/product/XJUNS-M.html

https://www.hooliganoffroad.com/coll...mid-stiffeners

https://dbmetalworx.com/4x4-products...NERS-p97338626

https://dirtboundoffroad.com/collect...ep-cherokee-xj

https://www.nextventuremotorsports.c...iffeners-main/

https://www.tntcustoms.com/jeep_part...toms? sku=XCS

https://affordableoffroad.com/shop/e...kee-1984-2001/

http://www.dndoffroad.com/XJ-Center-...rs_p_4807.html

https://www.jeepinoutfitters.com/pro...ame-stiffeners

https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com...=reinforplates


The above links are sources For the center section I found on the interweb.

I have 33 tires, and do a bunch of offroad, some rock crawling too. I have had the XJ for almost 2 years. Prior owner got a dent on one frame already, not too bad, and last week I scraped one a little bit, so now I am convinced i need them, I will be adding rock rails at the rockers once the frame is stiffened.

One of my hesitations is wont the stiffeners leave a water trap area between them and the frame, ie rust problem, specially if it gets salted? how has the stiffeners worked in salty areas rust wise. mind you I dont intend to travel where the road is salted, but it is a concern anyway.
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