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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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2014 wk2 and rock rails?

I have now called two separate jeep dealerships. Both part and service departments told me they cannot verify that the rock rails for 2011 2013 models will fit a 2014.

looking at the 2 vehicles I don't really see why they would not fit, on the other hand, the MOPAR rock rails with built in step sound like they are overall rather difficult to install, neither department had any experience doing so and I could see them getting halfway through the project and aborting with the excuse "they dont fit" and then I am stuck?

I have not yet contacted them, but is anyone know off hand if the rocky road out fitters rock rails fit a 2014? the only problem I have with those is they seem quite short?

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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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First, I can NOT guarantee that the stock rails will fit a 2014.

That said, it's the same body with, as far as I know, no changes. In fact, the rocker panels would be a very expensive change to a vehicle design during a run.

The install is a bit of a pain but it really isn't bad once you know what you're getting into. There's a few threads on the forum (including mine) that go over the install. And feel free to PM me for more detailed info.

The only 'bad' side to the install is what you implied - once you start it may be difficult or impossible to 'back up' and return to stock. In for a dime, in for a dollar.

Good luck!
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Can you post the link to your thread for installing them. I'm ordering some myself and could use all the help I can get to install them. Thanks. Does anyone know of any videos showing how to install them?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #4
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Can you post the link to your thread for installing them.
Welcome!

Have you tried searching for it? You can either search or go to the users profile and see the threads they have posted in, too.

Being your first post you need to familiarize yourself with the Rules and Guidelines on the first page along with the other stickies. There is a ton of information already posted in here.
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Unread 09-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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mopar rock rails went on the 2014 ltd today, the ends were solid steel capped, not open like some of the prior posts. dealer installed, took them all day
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Unread 09-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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Couple of observation re: MOPAR rock rails (opposed to RRO or Trailhawk rails)

Pros:
- extension tube/bar that protrudes will be great for preventing door dings, standing to get stuff off roof, kids getting in/out, more importantly for side slipping into rocks and trees on the trail--they do stick out farther than the widest part of the doors
- they are solid, they go far under the jeep too. they do not reduce ground clearance

Cons:
- as noted by someone else when you get in/out they tend to rub your shin, not painful, just awkward and will get nice clothes dirty, would nt be an issue in a taller ride as you would step on them to get in, the wk2 is low enough they just get in the way. I dont really care
- pricey, part about 850, install about 300-350

I thought long and hard about trailhawk rails, RRO, or these. Trailhawk rails do not give any side protection. RRO are way too short. These are everything you would want for good off road armor. Now I wish there were steel bumper options other than RRO
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Unread 09-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #7
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Can you post a pic of the finished product?
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Unread 09-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #8
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will do, I'll work on pics
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So they do fit, but not perfectly? Why did it take them all day?
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #10
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So they do fit, but not perfectly? Why did it take them all day?
They fit great in the end, it is my understanding they are a tough install regardless of WK2 year. They are not "bolt on", parts of the wheel well need to be cut, holes need to be drilled, etc. The finished product looks great but it is clear looking at them the install could be tricky. I'm sure installing running boards would be much easier but these are armor
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #11
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Yes, they can be a difficult install, but if you read the threads on here by those who have done it, it is not impossible. "All day" is not really a relevant measure unless you sat in a lawn chair and watched what the mechanics did.

And to clarify, nothing in the wheel well needs to be cut, but the instructions do include trimming a bit of the removed plastic to act as a cap on the front of the rail.

IMHO, you're overthinking this. You have direct testimony that the rails fit on your 2014. If you want them, then go for it. If you doubt your ability to install them then have your dealer or a trusted mechanic do the installation.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 05:35 AM   #12
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I have now called two separate jeep dealerships. Both part and service departments told me they cannot verify that the rock rails for 2011 2013 models will fit a 2014.

looking at the 2 vehicles I don't really see why they would not fit, on the other hand, the MOPAR rock rails with built in step sound like they are overall rather difficult to install, neither department had any experience doing so and I could see them getting halfway through the project and aborting with the excuse "they dont fit" and then I am stuck?

I have not yet contacted them, but is anyone know off hand if the rocky road out fitters rock rails fit a 2014? the only problem I have with those is they seem quite short?
I purchased some from online and they shipped right away and I installed them last weekend. Here's a writeup I did for them. They do look great, and if you are handyman or good with cars, you can easily install them yourself and save a bunch of money.

2014 WK2 Grand Cherokee Mopar Rock Rail Installation
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Unread 09-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #13
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Go to the Write Up sticky.
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...e-ups-1325215/

Here's a sticky thread with my post there.
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