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Old 11-18-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
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gasket under your rockers?

Anyone stick a gasket between their rockers and the tub? I swore I saw one for the Shrockworks rockers I bought but I'll be damned if I can find it now.

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Old 11-18-2007, 09:03 PM   #2
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iĀ“ll put some 2 millimeters plastic mat between the rocker guards ans teh body.
it looks and feels like the soft under side of a mouse pad.

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Old 11-18-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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I saw some on Rokmen's site, but you could probably find something similar at Home Depot.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:45 PM   #4
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jsut get a roll fo corck/gasket paper at advance auto and cut you one to fit, then throw the rest of the roll in the toold bag in your jeep. never know when you may need to make a gasket for a trail repair
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:52 PM   #5
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There is a rubber gasket under mine. Keeps the paint underneath safe. If your rockers didn't come with one, you can get some at 4 wheel parts...
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There is a rubber gasket under mine. Keeps the paint underneath safe. If your rockers didn't come with one, you can get some at 4 wheel parts...
4WP has a pair of "Tuff Stuff" rubberized rocker gaurd gaskets that are 6" x 62" long with adhesive already on them for $25. I looked into making my own from home depot but would have cost me just as much and I think would have been kinda halfassed.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:20 PM   #7
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I didn't do that for mine. I did run a bead of silicone around the edges to keep some of the water from getting behind them.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:21 PM   #8
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you can use a "caulking gun" along the top...you don't have to have the gasket paper...


here is the link to the gasket junk

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=3255
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:30 PM   #9
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I didn't do it to mine becuase we don't have much water here in AZ and I thought about it and said "I'm putting these things on here because my jeep will not be getting any prettier than it is right now"
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:47 PM   #10
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water isnt the only problem though. sand/dirt/or grit getting between the rocker and the tub could possibly do a number to the paint and what not after vibrating for a while, i doubt it would chaffe all the way through, but you never know
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Old 11-20-2007, 07:20 AM   #11
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x2 on the Tough Stuff guard. I used it on my Toys by Troy guards and not a squeak from dirt and stuff in there. You CAN put a bead across the top, but dirt will still get in there from the underside no matter the design. The TS guard keeps the metal to metal contact from happening.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:48 AM   #12
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Tiny,

Here is my .02 worth. I pulled mine off this past summer after they've been installed for 3 years. Had some rust around the screw holes (forgot to clear nail polish the holes after drilling) and a spot about the size of a dime on one side and two spots (dime and quarter) on the other side. Not much rain but the sand and some moisture (probably from washing) got under it. Cleaned up the rust with sandpaper, taped off the rocker area, hit with rustoleum primer, then remounted the rockers.

I would recommend not a gasket but as someone said, a sheet of cork or gasket material. Trim to cover the whole side of the rocker that is in contact with the tub. Suggest using some adhesive and gluing the sheet to the rocker before mounting. This will allow you to trim up the gasket stuff to the exact size and then mount the rocker.

Like I said, just had to throw my input in.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:02 PM   #13
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water isnt the only problem though. sand/dirt/or grit getting between the rocker and the tub could possibly do a number to the paint and what not after vibrating for a while, i doubt it would chaffe all the way through, but you never know
I always like this gasket conversation. So I don't know about you all, but on my rockers I have probably 8 new holes drilled in the tub on each side. If I were to ever sell my jeep would you think it would be advantageous to take off the rockers and hope that people find misc. holes appealing? This is a mode that is going to be on a rig for the rest of it's life. Why would you waste even a few bucks on something to go behind them? It's better spent elsewhere.

Just my simple opinion though.
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Old 11-20-2007, 04:01 PM   #14
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I used the Tuff Stuff ones on mine. Haven't taken em off yet to know if they make a difference or not. But it seems like a good idea.
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I am with you, drilling the holes did more damage than any water, sand or dirt will do. Plus I have the Sun Perfomance Rockers that have the rounded corner so the tub does not sit in water. I did not put a gasket on, but I will be pulling mine off to treat the holes that I drilled.

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I always like this gasket conversation. So I don't know about you all, but on my rockers I have probably 8 new holes drilled in the tub on each side. If I were to ever sell my jeep would you think it would be advantageous to take off the rockers and hope that people find misc. holes appealing? This is a mode that is going to be on a rig for the rest of it's life. Why would you waste even a few bucks on something to go behind them? It's better spent elsewhere.

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Old 11-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #17
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I wasn't sure if the gasket was there other than to protect the paint... which I can't imagine I'll be taking them off anyways... but I don't want cancer developing under there while I'm not looking. Guess I'll choose right before I stick 'em on.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:56 PM   #18
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Hey Tiny, I didn't put a gasket under my Poison Spyder Rockers, I just ran a bead of black caulking along the top edge.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #19
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remeber silicone is not paintable, and latex/acrylic will shrink when it dries and crack out over time
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:03 PM   #20
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I used pond liner from my local hardware store. That stuff is great for all sorts of projects. Used spray adhesive to keep it on the sliders. Worked well, but when I removed them, it was partly coming off, so I just removed it. When I put them back on, I only put the liner on where the manufacturer's name was cutout. I have a white jeep and the sliders are black, and the maker isn't paying me for advertising so I don't want their name to show.

I also siliconed the top portion. That was a mistake as all it does is produce a brown line above the sliders.

After my experience, I believe it's a waste of money, and also a waste of effort to do anything but paint and install the sliders.
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:50 PM   #21
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I didn't use a gasket on mine. I figured that I was drilling holes and would probably never take them off anyway. What I did do was fill the holes I drilled with silicone around the bolts to keep the holes from rusting.

Another thing to think about.... You are not going to keep dirt and water out from between the rocker and the guard. Anything you do to try to keep out the dirt and water will be just as effective at keeping it in.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:11 PM   #22
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Yeah Unlimited, I won't ever take them off so I think I'm just going to stick them on without a gasket. Probably going to paint them up tomorrow. They are dang heavy, wow. Nicely made. I'm glad I waited.

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