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post #1 of 53 Old 10-09-2017, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Body Lift with Rocker Guards Interference

Looked for this everywhere and could not find anything so I decided to post what I found.

Most rocker guards use the two rear main body mounts on each side and sandwich between the rubber and the body. When installing a body lift the style is different and you are left with a large gap between the rocker and the jeeps body.

The best way that I found is when removing the stock body mounts where the rocker attaches is to cut off the mushroom head of the stock mount and use that as the upper washer so that the rocker mounts perfectly level with the body. The mushroom head is the perfect thickness.

Then you must trim the upper rubber body lift bushing the thickness of the mushroom and the rocker so about 1/2". (use a hacksaw)
Then trim the steel sleeve the thickness of the mushroom washer plus a little extra so the rubber can compress so about 3/8". (using a grinder)

The steel sleeve will press against the stock sleeve still remaining cut flush on the mushroom washer. You will have the upper washer left over from the body lift kit because it will be replaced with the mushroom washer.

Everything lined up perfectly and it was very sturdy. I used the poly-performance 1" body lift.

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Or you get rocker guards with a better mounting style.
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Or you get rocker guards with a better mounting style.
Even the most reputable rockers use this type of mounting like the poison spyder rocker knockers so I don't know what you mean. Some of the cheap ones soley bolt to the body but that's not a good idea.

If you're talking about rock sliders those mount to the frame and they have their own pros and cons
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Poison Spyder's rocker's have a design flaw.


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Even the most reputable rockers use this type of mounting like the poison spyder rocker knockers so I don't know what you mean. Some of the cheap ones soley bolt to the body but that's not a good idea.

If you're talking about rock sliders those mount to the frame and they have their own pros and cons
Nope, I'm talking about tub mounted sliders that just work around the body mounts. You may disagree but a much better design all around if enough attention is paid to other details. And it's not necessarily the cheap ones that use that design.
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Nope, I'm talking about tub mounted sliders that just work around the body mounts. You may disagree but a much better design all around if enough attention is paid to other details. And it's not necessarily the cheap ones that use that design.
Thank you for your opinion but this thread isn't a debate on which type of rocker guard is best. There are tons of threads about it no need to repeat whats already out there. These forums always get off track.

I feel confident that this method will work good for those that have this type of rocker guard. Another method i read about is to use the rubber piece that was trimmed off of the body mount as the top washer instead of the mushroom washer.

I'll post another picture when it's all done tonight of it all mounted up too
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I just cut a notch in my BL pucks when I had similar type mounted rocker guards.
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Thank you for your opinion but this thread isn't a debate on which type of rocker guard is best. There are tons of threads about it no need to repeat whats already out there. These forums always get off track.
Pretty much they go offtrack when people start espousing the following as fact:

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Most rocker guards use the two rear main body mounts on each side and sandwich between the rubber and the body.
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Even the most reputable rockers use this type of mounting like the poison spyder rocker knockers so I don't know what you mean.
Most reputable companies dont

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Here's what it looks like underneath
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Here's what it looks like underneath
What tires are those? Look just like my GF's MT Kenda tires.

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Even the most reputable rockers use this type of mounting like the poison spyder rocker knockers so I don't know what you mean. Some of the cheap ones soley bolt to the body but that's not a good idea.

If you're talking about rock sliders those mount to the frame and they have their own pros and cons
You need to get out more. The body mounting method done correctly is vastly superior to any other method and any method that traps any part of the slider with the body mount is highly flawed and so highly flawed that you should remove them and toss them in the trash where they belong. Of course, that is all wholly dependent upon you actually using them for their intended purpose.

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My SAVVY ones fit perfect, they bolt to the tub.

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Here's what it looks like underneath
Yeah, looks very structural.

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Once upon a time I had Skid Row rockers that mounted to the body mounts.
Now someone who wouldn't listen has them.
They asked why I was getting rid of them and I explained it fully.
They didn't seem to care and ponied up the 50% of retail price that I was asking for them.


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The rig I'm working on now is like the pic above. Super weird, had never seen that before.

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