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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:52 am 
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Are there any metal rear tail light guards? The mopar ones are plastic and dont seem very sturdy. Would it be possible to make a mold of the plastic ones and have a metal one cast? (right terminology?) I've broken one already at camp jeep 05, so guards would be nice. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:10 am 
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Hey Sam,

Metal ones do exist. You can order them from autozone. I'll get you a part number tomorrow, but I'll bet someone here knows where to get them online.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:58 pm 
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Sweet, thanks Rick.

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Hey these are made by manik. they go for about $185.00 a pair
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here's the link Manik tail light guards

These guys are selling them Nord-Leth Auto
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DON'T buy the cheapa$$ Mopar plastic ones!!! Over $60 for cheapa$$ plastic!! Held on with double stick tape. USELESS!!

As you can guess, I ended up with 'em! :x

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Cacher123 wrote:
DON'T buy the cheapa$$ Mopar plastic ones!!! Over $60 for cheapa$$ plastic!! Held on with double stick tape. USELESS!!

As you can guess, I ended up with 'em! :x


did they break or fall off? i got em too and they seem pretty good to me, just wondering if i should pay more attention to them


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I have them as well ..


They look fine, but just by the way they feel I'm guessing thats about all they're capable of doing :lol:

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They look fine, but just by the way they feel I'm guessing thats about all they're capable of doing

You got it! $60 for about $2 worth of plastic and some double stick tape!
And by the way, they shouldn't be called brush guards. They should be called "Brush trappers"!

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I wanted some of the metal ones. Shopped around a lot and could only find the Manik ones for around $180. Those are the ONLY metal ones that I can find. And I just can't bring myself to pay $180 for taillight guards when I can lift my CRD 2" for $170.

I gave up shopping (shrug). If you have the money, I would suggest getting the Manik ones.

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Ity dosen't matter if they are metal or plastic all they do is add "bling" not protection.

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If they are made correctly they can deflect rocks that would otherwise crack a light. This has happened to me before.

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Gringo Loco wrote:
Hey these are made by manik. they go for about $185.00 a pair
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here's the link Manik tail light guards

These guys are selling them Nord-Leth Auto
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Do they fit ok, I saw what I think were these on one and the mounting tab was digging into the paint when the back was swung open. I was going to get them so it you could let me know that would be cool. Thanks

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If they are made correctly they can deflect rocks that would otherwise crack a light. This has happened to me before.


for 180 dollars a pair, I would invest my money in buying replacement tail lights for about 60 dollars a pair on ebay. That is about 3 pairs of tail lights that you can buy or 2 pairs of the cool looking alteza ones. It's just my 2 cents

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f they are made correctly they can deflect rocks that would otherwise crack a light.


If you are having that problem with your tail lights you need to get some new friends. Besides, ABS plastic will deflect a rock just as easy as low gauge steel or aluminum. I still say it is all for looks as far as tail lights are concerned.

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I wouldnt want to spend that much for the light guards. I have already replaced one that I cracked. Chem, i know what you're saying and yea, I do like the look but they are also functional. Unlike some things people stick on their vehicles. And i dont think the light got cracked by a friend just one of those things that can happen off road kicking up rocks.

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http://www.partsformyjeep.com/

they have graphite metallic molded plastic for $22.40.

the other's are $70 - $100


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