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Old 10-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Do you think I can install some Ace Rock Rails?

Morning. I watched the video on the rock rails and it looks simple but I'm not sure if I'm going to be strong enough to do it, or if it really is more complicated than I'm thinking it is. I'm going to need to remove the side steps already there then I think it's just the 2 bolts for the rails. You think it's possible for a girl (a semi handy one) to do it with just a standard socket set, no power tools?

I'd like to be able to do a little work on my Jeep, I'm just scared I'll get into something and not be able to get out! I installed my Tuffy Security Deck myself, I relocated my mirrors and removed the doors myself, but that's about it. Next is to learn to do my oil.

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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Yes,its a cake job. But you will need someone or something to grind the washers down with. Other than that, its cake!

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Old 10-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #3
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Couple things stand out from my install:
- grinding the washers sucks (they get hot, there are 6 of them and it's just tedious).
- the body mount bolts will come out and then sit there and spin. I had to use a screwdriver to pull them out and turn them with a ratchet in order to get them to come through the rubber mount.

They're heavy. Have a friend help to get them started.
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Awesome. Thanks guys.
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:57 AM   #5
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It's not so much the weight as it is being able to line up the holes (if you do it like I did it). I made straight on grinds to the washers and it still didn't clear (for whatever reason I never thought to simply spin the washer as i ground it to take off some material all the way around). So since it just barely didnt drop in, I got a rubber mallet and knocked em into the holes. worked fine, but it meant i had to line up all 3 bolts at once. Simply had my brother hold it up while I tightened the bolts. If you have to do it by yourself, just make sure you have a grinder of some sort, and a jack stand to hold it up. will make it much easier.
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It's not so much the weight as it is being able to line up the holes (if you do it like I did it). I made straight on grinds to the washers and it still didn't clear (for whatever reason I never thought to simply spin the washer as i ground it to take off some material all the way around). So since it just barely didnt drop in, I got a rubber mallet and knocked em into the holes. worked fine, but it meant i had to line up all 3 bolts at once. Simply had my brother hold it up while I tightened the bolts. If you have to do it by yourself, just make sure you have a grinder of some sort, and a jack stand to hold it up. will make it much easier.
I made flat grinds with rounded edges....worked like a charm....I'm just curious why they don't make the mounting boxes an 1/8" bigger. There seems to be room under there for it., and it would make the installation easier.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:13 PM   #7
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Yes, you can do it! Another tip is you can us the box they come shiped in to help support one end of the rail while you bolt up the other end. Well, that is if you JK is not lifted.

Let us know if we can help you get setup with a set! You will love them!!

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