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iamagolfspaz 08-10-2007 06:20 PM

Rocker Guards
 
I friend gave me his stock rocker guards off his 2006 Rubicon. Will they fit my 2006 X ?

1BLKJP 08-10-2007 06:22 PM

Yup, sure will. TJ body never changed in the 9 years they built them.

activelydying 08-10-2007 06:22 PM

The Rubicon comes with stock rocker guards? I never knew that.

jjseel 08-10-2007 06:32 PM

How about a write-upon the install? I havn't put mine on yet. probably won't have time till Sep.

AzTJ 08-10-2007 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by activelydying (Post 117397)
The Rubicon comes with stock rocker guards? I never knew that.

:doh: :doh: :doh:

You just have to trill holes in the tub :(

jjseel 08-10-2007 07:04 PM

In two areas, you can't get to the back side. I am going to go to the dealership and see about ordering stock fasteners.

jjseel 09-09-2007 09:26 PM

:eek: Nutserts 5.60 each! Dang!

Spaz, did you put yours on yet?

ct-tj 09-09-2007 09:28 PM

5.60! Damn! Just go down to the hardware store and make somthing work. Thats just crazy.

jjseel 09-11-2007 07:08 AM

I put mine on tonight after work. I got tired of waiting on someone else to try and write about it!:flipoff: The two in the middle and the one in front, you can put washers and nuts on, but two of them, I just put the screws into the sheet metal. Heck, they tightened up real nice. The factory nutserts couldn't be that much stronger. On the bottom, I ran the screws in and they tightened up fine, too. (Except that the SOB that sold them to me said "all hardware included" forgot the nutserts and 2 screws). All in all, I am confident that my TJ has quite a bit more protection on it's rockers than before. Gonna test it this weekend!:D

Steelman 09-11-2007 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jjseel (Post 134523)
I put mine on tonight after work. I got tired of waiting on someone else to try and write about it!:flipoff: The two in the middle and the one in front, you can put washers and nuts on, but two of them, I just put the screws into the sheet metal. Heck, they tightened up real nice. The factory nutserts couldn't be that much stronger. On the bottom, I ran the screws in and they tightened up fine, too. (Except that the SOB that sold them to me said "all hardware included" forgot the nutserts and 2 screws). All in all, I am confident that my TJ has a LITTLE bit more protection on it's rockers than before. Gonna test it this weekend!:D

fixed it for ya! ;)

iamagolfspaz 09-11-2007 05:31 PM

What size bolts were on the bottom? I just have the side bolts.

orange05tj 09-11-2007 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by iamagolfspaz (Post 117395)
I friend gave me his stock rocker guards off his 2006 Rubicon. Will they fit my 2006 X ?

I am so jealous. Great find! :punk:

jjseel 09-11-2007 06:30 PM

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The Bolts on the bottom are exactly the same size, but they are hex heads. (same thread and diameter)

iamagolfspaz 09-11-2007 07:27 PM

My side bolts are pretty small and theres 5 or so larger holes on the bottom. The side ones wont fit the bottom.

jjseel 09-11-2007 08:35 PM

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Are they the same as these?

iamagolfspaz 09-11-2007 09:00 PM

The bottom looks like that. Are the holes already pre drilled in the jeep bottom or do i have to drill holes?

jjseel 09-11-2007 09:06 PM

I had to drill the holes (sorry, I don't remember the size, I took a nut that fit, and found a bit that the shank would just go through the nut) It took 5 torx screws/bolts for each top side and 6 hex screws w/attached washers on the bottom.

iamagolfspaz 09-11-2007 09:33 PM

So the bottom screws are not as wide as the 6 holes that are in the Rocker Guard?

jjseel 09-20-2007 05:45 PM

No, they aren't, but the larger washers cover the hole. Sorry so long to answer, I was on a Trip!

iamagolfspaz 09-20-2007 08:01 PM

Im going to have to hit the dealer for the bottom bolts.

erickpl 09-21-2007 07:37 AM

IF you go to www.stu-offroad.com and look at his writeup on the Toys by Troy side sliders, you can see how he got a nut into those areas where it is hard to get or has multiple layers of sheet metal.

KA5IVR 09-22-2007 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jjseel (Post 134812)
The Bolts on the bottom are exactly the same size, but they are hex heads. (same thread and diameter)

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Originally Posted by iamagolfspaz (Post 134891)
The bottom looks like that. Are the holes already pre drilled in the jeep bottom or do i have to drill holes?

Hey JJ, the new guards look good!

I finally got around to switching out my rubi rocker guards to the Shrockworks sliders yesterday. When I removed the OEM diamond plate guards, I noticed that they used Nutserts in the bottom too. Those were through the bottom sheet metal only. I guess we should have taken one off to look the day you came by. The OEM guards come off and on pretty easy.

Hope that helps, but if those Nutserts are 5.60 ea, it won't be cheap going using them, but might be worth the cost in the long run.

iamagolfspaz 09-22-2007 10:58 AM

So Nutserts on the bottom and the sides huh? So what size are they?

orange05tj 09-22-2007 11:28 AM

Still working on the gaurds?

jjseel 09-22-2007 03:30 PM

I can attest to the fact that everything holds up pretty good without, as I dropped on a couple of boulders last weekend with no visible effect!


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