We use 0.25 (1/4)’’ and 0.1875 (3/16)’’ steel sheet metal. Our 1/4’’ sheets are almost 2.5x thicker than some of our competitor’s 12 guages sheets. Even our 3/16’’ sheets are almost 2.5x thicker than our competitor’s 10 guage sheets!
Every piece of steel at Road Armor is precision laser cut for efficient assembly and the ultimate in fit and final finish
Weld porosity matters. It does not buff out and is not an acceptable practice. Road Armor workmanship is guaranteed for LIFE. Competitor welds may have the following characteristics: Brittle, breaking welds, inconsistency, rust issues, lots of grinding, bad for powdercoating and just plain UGLY!
Our YMM Code cut into 1/4’’ internal bracket
Tight tolerances for exact part assembly every time
Only 3 weld seams shown and keyed in light cans for exact fit
We utilize formed 3/16” plate for our light tabs which are keyed into the bumper and then welded. We also spend a significant amount of time grinding all the welds smooth and eliminating grind marks on the bumper face.
Budget brands cut corners by using thinner steel, and unskilled laborers. Look at the weld spatter and the hacked together round tubing for their light cans that are tack welded in place.