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Unread 08-14-2005, 05:04 PM   #1
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Need Opinion on these Rocker Guards

I am thinking of getting a set of sliders. What do you think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rockc...spagenameZWDVW

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Unread 08-14-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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Check out the post on the group buy on the Rock-it man ones. Im not sure if its too late to get in on the action though. Maybe someone else can chime in.
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Unread 08-14-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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Check out the post on the group buy on the Rock-it man ones. Im not sure if its too late to get in on the action though. Maybe someone else can chime in.
I think they may be taking orders through the end of the weekend.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 09:36 AM   #4
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those don't seem terrible. there are others "name brand" ones that have more under body coverage though. those are $270 w/shipping.....for about $50 more from any other manufacturer, you could get more coverage.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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yeah they look good from the side, but doesnt seem to offer
much protection underneath. i think if your lookin in that price
range for rocker guards, you should consider the well known
name brands. personally im gonna go with AtoZ when i have the
funds for it.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 11:14 AM   #6
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They don't offer much protection on the bottom at all. The thing that really bothers me is the way they're attached to the body mount and have a rock rail. If you drop that rail on a rock, there could be a lot of sheer force on that bolt. Rocker guards with rails also need to have a good number of attachments to the bottom of the tub to prevent bending in the side of the tub when you land on the rail. The mounting system that they are using would probably be fine if there was no rail, but the rail acts as a lever which trys to pull the bottom of the rocker guard down and away from the tub, and push the vertical section into the tub when you land on it. A lot more thought has to be given to the mounting system when a rail is put on a rocker guard.

Check out Shrockworks, AtoZ Fab, and Rock-It Man.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 11:33 AM   #7
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^^^^ i see what you're saying, bout the body mount mounting part, but poison spyder has done ok with theirs under the same design.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 11:41 AM   #8
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That's because PSC doesn't have a rail on theirs that I know of. The OEM Rubicon rocker guards mount the same way. There again, no rail.
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Unread 08-15-2005, 12:55 PM   #9
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Check out the post on the group buy on the Rock-it man ones. Im not sure if its too late to get in on the action though. Maybe someone else can chime in.
You wont find any better rockers that rock-itman, Ive seen them in action and when the rocker came down on the rock it broke part of the rock ( The jeep was lifted and had to be pulled off, it wasnt a small one) and all there was done to the rocker was a scratch, 2nd to none coverage and also customer service
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Unread 08-15-2005, 01:00 PM   #10
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Unread 08-15-2005, 01:32 PM   #11
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I am thinking of getting a set of sliders. What do you think?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Rockc...spagenameZWDVW
I think it's a stupid design. I also see no provision to make up for the 3/8's difference in body lift between where the rails mount and the rest of the body mounts.

If I sent you pucks for a body lift and the ones under the door were 3/8's of an inch thicker, you'd think I was an idiot engineer. Why would you intentionally do something that common sense tells you is wrong?

That exposed area is real susceptible to damage and collapses easily. It's a highly structural portion of the tub and in fact carries the body mounts and needs to be protected fiercely. Those don't.

Take a pass on those and get some that will better serve your needs.
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TXST8tj... how nice of you to post your pink jeep, i always figured
you for being a lil on the side




j/k dude
and PSC rockers are nice!
for the record, i have no proof thats his jeep
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Unread 08-15-2005, 01:52 PM   #13
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Well, I guess that's why PSC was never on my short list of rocker guard choices. IMHO, it's a bad design as are the e-bay ones in question.

Personally, I'd steer clear of anything that mounts to both the tub and the body mount or frame. I also steer clear of anything that has a rail and doesn't have obvious methods employed to counteract those forces (internal bracing, backing plates, extra bottom side attachments, etc).

That's just my own preference from a combination of gut feel, and a few semesters of college physics/statics classes. Other people have other preferences such as looks and price, which is why you have lots of different options for a rocker guard.
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