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Old 11-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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Best looking rocker guards/price

Looking to get a set of rocker guards. Show us what you have got! And how much it set you back! Thanks!

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
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Lots of rubicon owners swap out their rockers for aftermarket. I got a free set and converted them to sliders with 1.75" DOM tubing.

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Old 11-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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What city and s tate do you live in..
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #4
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already made/I like the poisonspyder rockers they have the sidestep/gaurd ones.

Just bedline em and bam!
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Best looking in terms of prettiness or best looking in terms of strength and ability to protect the tub from everything shy of a nuclear blast? Budget?
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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If you lived close I can make some for ya in a snap...

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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Got these on ebay for $200 shipped




They are even cheaper now...
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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Im looking too. I like the guard/slider combo.
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Nice looking work, they'd look even nicer with a pair of strengthening supports in the middle of that step.
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Nice looking work, they'd look even nicer with a pair of strengthening supports in the middle of that step.
I would agree but its also more weight.the main plate is 3/16, tubing is 1 3/4 .120 wall.the top step plate is 1/8th.I can make them how ever though.
It would give an excuse to do some dimple die action...lol
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I only suggest it because a big rock would make short work of that long unsupported span. That tube would work great as is as a step, not so well as protection. The weight of two short pieces of 1.25" as center reinforcement would be insignificant. My way of thinking is if I have more to weld, the happier I am.
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I couldn't post the pics from my iPhone of my free Rubi slider conversion. I have used them quite a bit to kick the rear over off a rock and slide over some pretty nice obstacles on the Rubicon. I am more than happy with what I got for free, then modded...











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I like mine......

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I want sliders EXACTLY like those. Too bad their fabbed and not branded..
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I made my own out of 3/16 steel with 7 inches of under tub coverage. If I was looking to buy a set I would go with aluminum from Savvy, much lighter than steel.
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Just as strong too?
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Just as strong too?
Stronger. The design is way better. The Savvys are what I plan on upgrading to when I can trash my Mopar rock rails.
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Stronger. The design is way better. The Savvys are what I plan on upgrading to when I can trash my Mopar rock rails.
I wonder if beer cans were made out of steel if they would crush easier....
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Ill put the beer cans that protect my tank and the nose of my rig against whatever you run, anytime, and at 1/4 the weight to boot.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #21
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Look at this on eBay:

1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Rocker Guards

Confused about how they attach
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Got these on ebay for $200 shipped




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Mine came today. I was kind of surprised at how solid they are. Funny thing is, when I was thinking about getting them I googled some images of them, and a pic of your jeep is what convinced me to pull the trigger. Did you put them on yourself? Any tips for me? Mine were $169 shipped.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:50 PM   #23
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Mine came today. I was kind of surprised at how solid they are. Funny thing is, when I was thinking about getting them I googled some images of them, and a pic of your jeep is what convinced me to pull the trigger. Did you put them on yourself? Any tips for me? Mine were $169 shipped.

What if i have a body lift? would they still work?
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Mine came today. I was kind of surprised at how solid they are. Funny thing is, when I was thinking about getting them I googled some images of them, and a pic of your jeep is what convinced me to pull the trigger. Did you put them on yourself? Any tips for me? Mine were $169 shipped.
Yes I installed them myself

I removed the 5 body mount bolts on one side at a time.
Jacked the body up enough to slide the guard in and position them, then used a second jack to jack the guards tight to the tub.
Marked all the holes to drill, removed the guard and drilled the holes.
Then reinstalled and bolted up to the tub and then put the body mount bolts back in.
Same for other side


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What if i have a body lift? would they still work?
Yes there is someone on here with a white Jeep with a body lift that has them.

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Yes I installed them myself

I removed the 5 body mount bolts on one side at a time.
Jacked the body up enough to slide the guard in and position them, then used a second jack to jack the guards tight to the tub.
Marked all the holes to drill, removed the guard and drilled the holes.
Then reinstalled and bolted up to the tub and then put the body mount bolts back in.
Same for other side

Yes there is someone on here with a white Jeep with a body lift that has them.

Here's how they look underneath
Problem is I have a 2 inch
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You'll be fine the body lift block just sits on top of the stock body mount.
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Yes I installed them myself

I removed the 5 body mount bolts on one side at a time.
Jacked the body up enough to slide the guard in and position them, then used a second jack to jack the guards tight to the tub.
Marked all the holes to drill, removed the guard and drilled the holes.
Then reinstalled and bolted up to the tub and then put the body mount bolts back in.
Same for other side




Yes there is someone on here with a white Jeep with a body lift that has them.

Here's how they look underneath
One more question if you don't mind. The bolts that go into the tub, do they have nuts on the back side, or do they just screw into the tub? I haven't even looked at the hardware that came with mine. Thanks for the info.
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One more question if you don't mind. The bolts that go into the tub, do they have nuts on the back side, or do they just screw into the tub? I haven't even looked at the hardware that came with mine. Thanks for the info.
They bolt into the tub I believe
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There are lock nuts on the inside
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Ok, got mine on today, same ones as wwch99tj. I have a few post-install questions though. It was said here that I needed to remove 5 bolts that hold the body to the tub, but I only saw 4; 1 by the back bumper and 3 under the door area. The front looked like it was just sitting on a snubber. Anyway, removing those allowed me to jack the tub up enough to get the rocker guards in. Just wondering if I missed a body mount somewhere. The other thing that happened was that after I finished, I drove it around my neighborhood a bit, putting it in and out of 4 wheel drive to make sure everything still worked properly, and I flexed it up onto a high curb and heard a f'd up noise. Turns out my fan was hitting the shroud a little. I backed it down and drove it around some more, flexed it up on other curbs on each corner, and the problem seems to have gone away. Do y'all think my body needed to "settle" back in or something? I can't make it do it again, it seems to not be a problem anymore. Just though that was kind of strange.

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