I'm wondering which rocker guards you all would recommend for my tj. Looking to get a set with some slider bars on them. I'm leaning towards poison rocker knockers. Also would it be hard to make a set myself? I was thinking that I could just buy the metal and get it bent at a local metal shop then weld them up my self. If anyone has a article/write-up on that I would appreciate it.
Put the rocker knockers to test this weekend, they are well worth the money. That is the Poison Spyder ones, of course. I guess if you had the skills, and time, you could fab your own. Entirely up to you. Good luck, with either choice.
We've made a set of nearly like Rocker Knockers (Not exactly in case Clifton is reading this. )
Once we got the template lay'd out it wasn't too tough. Of course we had to score the 3/16th's plate pretty well and then re-weld it because the brake we were using wasn't quite up to the complete bend.
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I really like my shrockworks rockers, unlike the PSC, that have a cutout towards the front of the slider, these are flat and solid all the way from front to back, and are very well built, there is a two week lead time, because they are made fresh for every order. Check em out www.shrockworks.com
If there's a will, usually there's a way, but then you get to that bolt that you still can't get to with two extensions, two universal sockets, and a contorsionist midget trying to help you.
1999 XJ Four door, mostly stock for now, but I am in the process of building a custom plate bumper.
a friend of mine just ordered up the rocker knockers from poison spider. when he got them he bent some tubing to his spec's and made his own steps. they are a bit wider to match his tire offset and keep those rocks farther away from his doors.
the PSC rockers are nice, as are a lot of them, but they don't offer as much coverage underneath the tub. jeeperman is updating their rocker guards (non-frame mounted kind), but the kind they had before (they bought out some other brand) went wheelwell to wheelwell, all the way to the door ledge, and all the way to the frame underneath, and had a tub tie-in bracket (pretty much the same as the rock-it-man units). that's the rocket guard i would be looking to get.
wow that's a clean rock slide was that right after install or is that more resent because if its more recent there should be some scratches on it
Is this better? Slid off a rock in a very tight canyon on Friday night. I was going up a short waterfall and didn't make it on the first try. Slider landed on top of a boulder and then slid a few feet. I wonder what the door would look like if I didn't have them. Three Jeeps came back that night with body damage.
I looked at the pscs and shockworks, too. I also looked at these. I decided I was comfortable with the idea of aluminum, but didn't want to be touching up the paint on them all the time.
Since I am not a big rock crawling guy, I was looking for dual purpose... protection from high centering on stuff, and having a step/mud guard to protect the body from being covered with mud from my driveway.
In the end I chose the Rocky Road product because it would be easily touched up and because I figured I could easily bolt some 2" angle iron to them to extend them out a little further to use as a better shield from mud.