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Old 05-03-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Bushwacker Trail Armor

Anyone use the side rocker panel? Months of searching for used rubicon rails has turned up nothing in my area. I really just want something to cover the area up and I am not concerned about the actual protection since I have sliders already. These look pretty clean compared to just painting the pinch seam.

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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I looked at these at EJS this year and they looked good on the jeep. The ones they had doubled as door sill plate protectors also. They actually wrapped up into that area.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #3
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I've got them on mine. I don't have any close up pics but you can see them in this one.

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:36 AM   #4
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Do they extend all the way down and cover your pinch seam? They look good on your Jeep!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
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They do cover the pinch seam. I got them mainly because I was getting chips in the paint in that area from rocks. They also wrap around and cover the door sills.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Does install require drilling holes?

I see on the JKU they have 6 screws across the bottom, do you need to drill holes in the body to mount these?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:26 PM   #7
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I see on the JKU they have 6 screws across the bottom, do you need to drill holes in the body to mount these?
No you don't have to drill. There are already 6 holes from the factory in the rockers for these. If you look up the part on Qtec, it has the install PDF that you can download.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #8
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Bushwacker 14012 flares install with factory running boards

I see a picture of a black JKU with the bushwackers and OE running boards installed. I was under the impression that the bushwackers used the same holes and you couldn't run both together, did you need to mod the bushwackers to get them to fit/work with your OE Runningboards?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:56 AM   #9
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Subscribed. I really like the added door sill protection.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:30 AM   #10
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I have these on my 2 door, they cover up the pinch seam and look really good...at first. I'm actually going to take these off. After awhile they look really bad and its just more plastic that you have to treat once it starts fading. Also, I can see dirt that is trapped in mine so I'm sure it holds debris. Plus i can't believe i paid $150 for something that is plastic when you can get metal rocker guards that look much better for twice that, or rubicon rails if you find a good deal.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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They're plastic?

Ugh, count me out then.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #12
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yes they are.
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yes they are.
In admit I'd only want them to clean up the pinch seem but the maintenance on plastic is often worse than for metal products.
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update: tried to clean mine today with back 2 black like my fenders. They didn't look near as good as my fenders so I took them off. Sure enough, perfect lines of scratched paint where the adhesive tape bonds to the body. I was just going to replace them with rubi rails once i found them, but will now probably have to get nicer rocker guards like poison spyder or something.

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