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Unread 05-30-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Rocky Road Rockrails/Supersliders

I love the look of these rockrails, and the protection they provide (even in an urban environment - see door dings). I have the problem with the rear door road damage, and these look like they will help minimize the problem by deflecting road debris away from the rear doors.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...-road-1171164/

http://www.rocky-road.com/grandrockrail.html

I just want to know more about them. Does anybody have more info besides the OP in the first link?

Are they simple to install? Do they come with all the hardware?

Anyone have past experience (good or bad) with Rocky Road?

Oh ya, what is the difference between the rock rails and super sliders? It appears that the super sliders have the extra piece that extends at a 45 degree angle up and away from the door? plz confirm.

Any info would help.

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 05-31-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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I can't speak to the product that Rocky Road puts out as I own the Mopar Rock Rails.

Comparing though, it looks like you'd get more protection with the Mopar than with the Rocky Road sliders.



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Unread 05-31-2011, 08:12 AM   #3
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You will love the rock rails but I don't suggest buying from Rocky - Road. They have an awful reputation.

http://www.jeepreviews.com/where-to-...ad-outfitters/

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...d.php?t=492282

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/rock...nion-2044.html

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...=921549&page=3

There is a 30+ page hate thread on RRO here on JF but I can't seem to find it right now.
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Unread 05-31-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the info... I'm very hesitant about doing business with RRO after reading the reviews. Do the mopar rock rails extend far enough to protect the doors from door dings? Do they block road debris from hitting the back door? This is what I mean.....

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/...doors-1170079/


Other than RRO and Mopar, are there any other rock rails or sliders available yet for our WK2's?
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Unread 05-31-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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Take a look at the install thread I posted. The tube on the rock rail appears to protrude out far enough to offer the sort of protection you're looking for. But then there is a gap between the tube and the main body of the rock rail that mounts to the body.

Mopar Rock Rail Install Thread

In your quest for rock rails are you looking at it from perspective of protecting the body from debris being shot up or from big a$$ rock and trees when you're traveling off the beaten path?

For me, it was the latter as I'll be hitting some trails out in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorad in August and didn't want to run the risk of bashing a big a$$ rock into a rocker panel or door.
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Unread 05-31-2011, 02:40 PM   #6
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I can't speak to the product that Rocky Road puts out as I own the Mopar Rock Rails.

Comparing though, it looks like you'd get more protection with the Mopar than with the Rocky Road sliders.

Hey,

those look good. Do you have the part number for the MOPAR rock rails and what was the price? Thanks
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Unread 05-31-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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those look good. Do you have the part number for the MOPAR rock rails and what was the price? Thanks
Part # is 82212157 and list is $824. I managed to get them for $670 from the dealer I bought my heep from. The sales guy was REALLY good to me with the accessories so I couldn't say no.
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Part # is 82212157 and list is $824. I managed to get them for $670 from the dealer I bought my heep from. The sales guy was REALLY good to me with the accessories so I couldn't say no.
Great, thanks for the info.
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Unread 06-07-2011, 07:12 AM   #9
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So what's the verdict? RRO or mopar? Rro claims to be stronger? And conceptually I like the design better (2" hitch plug steel). But I'm scared of their customer service. On the other hand mopar is more expensive and not as strong but if something goes wrong I'm covered. I need rails pronto! Also I like the safari basket rro makes ( low profile compared to Thule). Does anyone have first hand experience with the quality of rro's welds and construction? Other than pics? I need help?
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So what's the verdict? RRO or mopar? Rro claims to be stronger? And conceptually I like the design better (2" hitch plug steel). But I'm scared of their customer service. On the other hand mopar is more expensive and not as strong but if something goes wrong I'm covered. I need rails pronto! Also I like the safari basket rro makes ( low profile compared to Thule). Does anyone have first hand experience with the quality of rro's welds and construction? Other than pics? I need help?
I highly doubt anyone needs the extra thickness on the RRO rails that couldn't make them themselves. I hae 3/16" rails and beat the ever loving snot out of them and they are just fine. I have literally had the entire weight of one side of my Jeep on rails without issue, while sliding over boulders.

That being said, I have rear lift shackles from RRO. The welds are fine but the holes for grease zerks were the wrong size. They did send me another set but I would need to drill out the hole which ment taking the shackles off, separting the bushings, drilling, installing the zerk and re-assembling. I ordered some other parts from them that they did not tell me were on backorder until I called a few weeks later asking for a status - at that point it was 8-10 weeks, so I cancelled my order.

Are there any other manufactures?
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Unread 06-07-2011, 09:52 AM   #11
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So what's the verdict? RRO or mopar? Rro claims to be stronger? And conceptually I like the design better (2" hitch plug steel). But I'm scared of their customer service. On the other hand mopar is more expensive and not as strong but if something goes wrong I'm covered. I need rails pronto! Also I like the safari basket rro makes ( low profile compared to Thule). Does anyone have first hand experience with the quality of rro's welds and construction? Other than pics? I need help?

Not that I'm putting a hard sell on the Mopar rock rails and dissing the RRO product, but I guess I don't see why anyone with a WK2 would need super heavy duty rock rails.

Yeah you can take thise off road, but with 4WIS these puppies aren't made for hardcore rock crawling. IMO, if you're playing with these things around rocks, you best be aiming away from them. Again that's just my opinion.

Something else to keep in the back of your mind, the heavier weight stuff you bolt on, the more strain it's going to put on your suspension resulting on it sagging and losing ground clearance (more so for the folks who didn't spring for QL). I learned that hard lesson on my JK. I lost over an inch of ground clearance just by bolting on bumpers, rock rails and a gas tank skid.
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