Stock rocker panels dont take much of a hit....I vote for making your own. I have less than 210 in these and they will take one hell of a hit!
This is the reason why the Jeep got the new rock sliders thanks to a stump at all wheels:
This is during the dent repair:
A skim of fiberglass to smooth things out:
Dont make fun of the body work, just did a rough sand of the fiberglass to get the shape somewhat right and a quick blast of paint. If I wasnt covering it I would have done a lot nicer job:
Two sections of 3/16 steel bent to fit the angles of the rockers, $150 dollars at Lane Supply:
Cut outs for door openings marked, gotta love plasma cutters!
The most time consuming and difficult part, making the attachment hardware. DOM Tubing with an outside diameter of 1/2 inch and inside slightly smaller than 5/16 had to be drilled out to 5/16. Once drilled out each end had to be tapped with over an inch of 3/8 16 threads. This process was repeated 18 times (actually 20 if you count the 2 broken taps that resulted in scrapped parts) by the time I paid for taps and a couple drill bits, the bolts and the DOM steel I spent about 60 dollars:
Bolted on, marked for final grinding before paint:
All painted and ready for install:
Installed and ready for abuse: