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Unread 04-29-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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Rocky Road Super Sliders installed

Finally got around to taking some pix and video of the new rock sliders. The install was pretty strait forward. These do require you to drill into the uni body which wasn't to difficult. Except, I didn't pay attention on the passenger side when drilling one of the wholes and the alignment was off. I was able to save it though.

Once you drill the wholes you then have to use self tapping bolts which took some muscling to get them to catch. I recommend pulling off the slider after drilling the wholes and use the drill and whiggle it around a bit to make the whole slightly bigger. Then once you get the bolt to catch on all the wholes pull it out then put the sliders back on and bolt everything down.

I did this all by myself but could have used another set of hands. It does take pressing really hard on the self tapping bolts to get them to catch. I'm 6'4" 260 and it took me pressing as hard as possible.

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Unread 04-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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I like them. Nicely done. I know they do not go the full length but that still would be great if they did. I think I would still buy them. I like how much they stick out. Looking good, man.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
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Big50,

They look good, Did you put some non-slip grip tape on the tubes yourself? I installed a pair of these a few weeks ago, but the tubes were just powder coated.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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They look great. I was waiting for someone to take the plunge and buy/install these. Any trimming of the plastic rockers required for fitment? Is all of the hardware included for install?
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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:46 AM   #5
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Like Big50 said, the installation is pretty straight forward. I did drill and tap for the "self tapping" bolts to make it easier to install the bolts. I have the factory skid plates and had to remove & reinstall the T-case plate (the rock rail mounting plate goes underneath). The mounting bracket on the drivers side rear had to be trimmed a little in order to clear the fuel tank skid plate.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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Here's the installation instructions.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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Looks great. Very nice!
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #8
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...but seriously, awesome Jeep! I really like the looks of your new sliders- they compliment the lines of the vehicle much better than the Mopars IMO.

Do you have a thread on blacking out your chrome pieces?
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I like them. Nicely done. I know they do not go the full length but that still would be great if they did. I think I would still buy them. I like how much they stick out. Looking good, man.
Thanks. Ya, I would like a little more coverage but reality it's not needed. I don't see myself doing any rock crawling. Where I wanted the protection for is when bottoming out or getting high centered on a hill. Plus they are nearly $400 cheaper.
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They look good, Did you put some non-slip grip tape on the tubes yourself? I installed a pair of these a few weeks ago, but the tubes were just powder coated.

Thanks,

Joe
Yes I did. The drivers side was scratched up by UPS during shipping so I figured this was the perfect way to cover it up.

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They look great. I was waiting for someone to take the plunge and buy/install these. Any trimming of the plastic rockers required for fitment? Is all of the hardware included for install?
No trimming required. I don't have any skid plates so no issue.
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Wholes?

...but seriously, awesome Jeep! I really like the looks of your new sliders- they compliment the lines of the vehicle much better than the Mopars IMO.

Do you have a thread on blacking out your chrome pieces?

And thank you! I don't have a thread up. I just bought some satin black spray paint and applied about 7 coats and 3 clear. The chrome peaces pull off (both the grill and the rear peace). The rear you just start in the bottom right, work your fingers under neath, you'll hear a clip pop loose and then continue to work your fingers across the whole piece.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #10
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Great writeup, this is helpful info. to have. Aside from the functionality, they add a nice look to your Jeep. It looks like they stick out enough to protect you from idiots flinging their doors into you Jeep too - is that accurate? If so, it's almost worth getting some just for that given the dents I have in my doors from the parking garage!

Your Jeep is looking great.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #11
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #12
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Great writeup, this is helpful info. to have. Aside from the functionality, they add a nice look to your Jeep. It looks like they stick out enough to protect you from idiots flinging their doors into you Jeep too - is that accurate? If so, it's almost worth getting some just for that given the dents I have in my doors from the parking garage!

Your Jeep is looking great.
Thanks buddy. I'm actually disappointed by how far they stick out. If a lower car opened it's door it may protect it. The mid part of the door bows out further then the side step. This was half the reason I bought these to.

Funny story not on my Jeep but my old F150. I was telling my wife about how much my side steps had protected my truck from door dings. 5 minutes later we stopped at home depot. It was windy so she stayed in the truck. I come back and she tells me you weren't kidding about the side steps. Some old lady opened her door and the wind took it. Her door hit the side step so hard my wife said it shook the truck. People just aren't careful and don't care.
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That freaking GC looks AMAZING!! Wow........wish I was a rich man Id go get one and figure out what mods you did and rock it haha....looks fantastic....

Now where can I park a 3rd vehicle in a beach town!?!?
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Still see RRO using very weak mounting system on sliders,they just never learn.One good hit and they will bend,not the main rail but the support bars will.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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Thanks buddy. I'm actually disappointed by how far they stick out. If a lower car opened it's door it may protect it. The mid part of the door bows out further then the side step. This was half the reason I bought these to.

Funny story not on my Jeep but my old F150. I was telling my wife about how much my side steps had protected my truck from door dings. 5 minutes later we stopped at home depot. It was windy so she stayed in the truck. I come back and she tells me you weren't kidding about the side steps. Some old lady opened her door and the wind took it. Her door hit the side step so hard my wife said it shook the truck. People just aren't careful and don't care.
Oh, so you're saying they don't stick out far enough? I guess I couldn't tell from the video because I was thinking it would protect whole door. That sucks about the old lady's door. I agree - I think 90% of the population would just swing their door into someone else's vehicle and not give two s***'s. But, for primary use of protecting the bottom of the doors when bottoming out off road, they definitely look like they'll do the trick.

By the way, stop doing cool stuff to your Jeep and posting it because now I want to get some of those!
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