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Old 03-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Rockslider installation trouble

I have the smittybilt xrc rocksliders with steps and I'm frustrated with the installation process (mabe because I'm working on it alone). Can anyone who has these give me information on how they installed them?

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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I just installed mine a couple weeks ago. Whatcha need help with?

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:32 PM   #3
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You do have to cut two body mount isolators down so the bottom can slide in... That requires you loosening enough body mounts to slide the two out and cut them down properly.
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I had to have a friend of mine step on the rear bumper to get more space between the frame and body. And the same to get them in even after cutting the 3/16 off. I didn't go with their suggestion of using a hack saw or grinding wheel either. Instead I had a buddy throw them on his lathe to get them all cut down and level.
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You do have to cut two body mount isolators down so the bottom can slide in... That requires you loosening enough body mounts to slide the two out and cut them down properly.
I had to cut down 4 of mine.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:06 PM   #6
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I had to cut down 4 of mine.
I'm sorry, 2 on each side.
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I just installed mine a couple weeks ago. Whatcha need help with?
honestly beginning with the body mount removal not really sure what I should cut, do you have any pictures of what it looks like down there?
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You cut the metal part of the body mount so it stays at the same height as the other after the sliders are installed. Hack saw works just fine
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You cut the metal part of the body mount so it stays at the same height as the other after the sliders are installed. Hack saw works just fine
okay this about what I should cut right?

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okay this about what I should cut right?
Yes, just that lip. Not the metal.
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Yes, just that lip. Not the metal.
You sure? I had to on my JCR sliders and they are similar
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You sure? I had to on my JCR sliders and they are similar
Yup, I still have the install papers. What he circled is correct, I have the same rocker guards and just did it myself.
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Yep you are right. I just downloaded the instructions and looked. The Smitty ones install by sandwiching the slider between the body mount and metal sleeve while the JCR sliders go on top of the sleeves and body mounts completely hence the need to trim.
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Taking the body mounts off has been hell considering that I don't want the jack to move and have my hand cut off lol
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Taking the body mounts off has been hell considering that I don't want the jack to move and have my hand cut off lol
Can you slip some boards in between the frame and body as you jack it up to give the body something to fall on other than your hands?
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Taking the body mounts off has been hell considering that I don't want the jack to move and have my hand cut off lol
It scared the CRAP out of me.
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a nice block of wood goes a long way for piece of mind.
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a nice block of wood goes a long way for piece of mind.
Wish I had thought of that when installing mine.
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So I didn't do any cutting, hopefully this doesn't cause problems but they look great. I'll be posting pictures soon
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I didn't cut anything when I installed mine, because they didn't come with any instructions and I didn't know. Ended up with an ever so slight body lift because of that. Enough that my fan was hitting the shroud when I finished, so I had to slot the holes and lower it a bit.
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I didn't cut anything when I installed mine, because they didn't come with any instructions and I didn't know. Ended up with an ever so slight body lift because of that. Enough that my fan was hitting the shroud when I finished, so I had to slot the holes and lower it a bit.
what size lift did you have?
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So I didn't do any cutting, hopefully this doesn't cause problems but they look great. I'll be posting pictures soon
just curious as to why you didn't cut the bushings down per the instructions? Could you not get them out?
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what size lift did you have?
I don't have a lift at all. I was saying that the sliders lifted my body by the thickness that they are, and it was somehow enough to make my fan hit the shroud. I didn't know to cut the pucks down.
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I wouldn't think the 3/16" thickness would cause that much lift up front, are you sure everything seated back down properly? Mine did not come with instructions, so I did not cut mine either, but I had already relocated my shroud with the mml. I'm not real fond of the way my sliders mounted, there's no pocket for the puck to nest into. I've contemplated pulling them and sliding them under the upper puck.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:10 PM   #26
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These are the way they are supposed to be mounted.
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I wouldn't think the 3/16" thickness would cause that much lift up front, are you sure everything seated back down properly? Mine did not come with instructions, so I did not cut mine either, but I had already relocated my shroud with the mml. I'm not real fond of the way my sliders mounted, there's no pocket for the puck to nest into. I've contemplated pulling them and sliding them under the upper puck.
I guess my fan was very close to hitting the shroud already for some reason.
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just curious as to why you didn't cut the bushings down per the instructions? Could you not get them out?
I didn't want to get my hand caught in there so just for safety I guess. I haven't noticed anything different so far hopefully it stays that way lol
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I love the ways those look! I know they're not the best out there but it's what I liked and could afford. What all is done to your Jeep?

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