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Old 02-06-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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ARB or Rock Hard?

Howdy!
I am getting ready to purchase rocker guards for my '97 TJ.
I am debating between the ARB Custom Rocker Guards and the Rock Hard Rock Sliders w/tubing. I have some rust on my driver side rocker that I will have to address and it looks like the ARB guards go up higher on the body than the Rock Hard ones do. I would like to cover up as much of the bad rust area as I can without having to match paint.
Does anyone know just how tall these two rocker guards are?
It looks like my body repair will extend about 4 inches up from the bottom.
Thanks!!

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Old 02-06-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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If your going to spend that much, get something with a backing plate on the inside and is WW2WW. I run Savvy step sliders and they are the toughest rocker guards you can get based on the way they mount.

If you want something with a tube step like the others you mentioned, then I would recommend Rokmen. I would add the internal backing plate as well. The Rokmens are heavier and IIRC they require drilling a pretty big hole in the side of the tub vs using nutserts like Savvy.

If your going to spend $450 on the ARB ones, spend the little extra and go with one of these two. Plus, both the Savvy and Rokmen will cover up that non matching paint better.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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If your going to spend that much, get something with a backing plate on the inside and is WW2WW. I run Savvy step sliders and they are the toughest rocker guards you can get based on the way they mount.

If you want something with a tube step like the others you mentioned, then I would recommend Rokmen. I would add the internal backing plate as well. The Rokmens are heavier and IIRC they require drilling a pretty big hole in the side of the tub vs using nutserts like Savvy.

If your going to spend $450 on the ARB ones, spend the little extra and go with one of these two. Plus, both the Savvy and Rokmen will cover up that non matching paint better.
X2. Go with rokmen or savvy
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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Did some looking around last night and saw the Rokmen.
I really like them! Lots of protection and I'll be able to cover up my bodywork.
Thanks for the help!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
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Rock hard ones are junk. I have them and they rusted out within the first year. Not worth the money.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #6
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There is always nates 4x4! I have mine getting painted right now but they are solid and come with step bar and grade hardware for less then 300.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:06 AM   #7
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Rock hard ones are junk. I have them and they rusted out within the first year. Not worth the money.
I have Rock Hard rocker guards on my current TJ; they've been on it for two years now.



I have not been kind to these sliders. They have been bashed mercilessly on a variety of Utah rocks; I have crash landed on them countless times, pivoted around them, scraped my way along rocks, etc. So far, they have taken every bit of my abuse without complaint. The finish is even flawless, well, other than where I have ground it off from heavy rock contact.

Based on my experience, these sliders are an excellent value. I would recommend them to anyone.

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