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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2012, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Rusty rockers

I was just looking at 98 cherokee and being from new england theres always the rust factor. How much of a hassle is it to replace rockers and how much i should drop on a truck with 91000 miles that has a rust problem on the lower passenger side door and rocker panel? Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-10-2012, 07:48 AM
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I have a similar problem, not rust, but messed up rockers, from what I gather the mob mentality is build it stronger, that's why I am going cut out my rockers and replace them with 2x6 Box steel, taking little pieces from what I have seen other people have done. From what I gather its not all that much of a hassle, once you get the materials and a plan of action, it should only take a weekend or so. And 91K miles? Shes got a lot of life left in her, unless the unibody is shot.
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That was my big concern whether or not rusted out/rotted out rockers are a sign there is damage structure-wise. Is it worth dropping $2500-3000?
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-10-2012, 10:23 AM
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Your best bet is to look at it, and crawl under and check it out for yourself. As for worth, it all depends on the condition, i'm not a very good judge of price because i lucked out when i got mine, the guy wanted it gone and didnt want to mess with few cosmetic and electrical issues it had, so i got my 2000 with 120k for $600 with very little rust.
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post #5 of 5 Old 02-11-2012, 07:50 PM
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looks like this

Moisture gets up in there behind the sheet metal and slowly rots it away, from the inside out. So look out.

The replacement isn't that big of a deal but time and material consuming.

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