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nicolas-eric 11-14-2007 08:57 PM

Which Rocker Guards?
 
Hello,

I want to get rid of my tube sidesteps and I thought about ordering some rocker quards next time I order parts at 4wd.com.
I want some rocker guards with a tube on them. With that ones my +60 y.o. parents can enter the jeep better.

But which rocker guards are the best for me? If it´s possible I don´t want to drill. My jeep is from 2006 an nearly new.

Thanks in advance.
nicolas-eric :wavey:

tazmann910 11-14-2007 09:26 PM

Pretty much every rocker guard you will have to drill into the body. Those are the better ones in my opinion.

upinar 11-14-2007 09:39 PM

smitty built has some out that bolts to the frame, so its not as bad as drilling into your body . very stong. I have them and there nice, you can flip them so you can have the step for your folks. Let me see if i have a pic. I bought mine off ebay for 160, and 40 bucks shipping.

61scout80 11-14-2007 10:00 PM

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we have the mountain scape ones from skid row on our jeep. they bolt under the body mounts and you need to drill, but its the only way to go if you ever need them. i would rather drill a few holes for a permanent accessory than unexpectedly hit something and not have the protection you need. they don't have the step rail like you want, but they certainly get attention, and i still have yet to see another jeep around phoenix with them. :D

took my girlfriend and i about 2 hours to install in the garage at our apartment. you have to lift the body off the frame, but its not nearly as bad as it sounds.

upinar 11-14-2007 11:27 PM

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...1-11-07047.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...1-11-07012.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...scamera147.jpg

I have a 3 inch body lift so it should look like this for you
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ckerguards.jpg

ive banged these on a ton of stuff and it holds strong, the only thing i dont like about them is that they come unpainted, so you have to paint them yourself and over time, from steping on it so much, the paint wears and you have to repaint everyonce and a while. Im gonna put some kind of grip tape on the step part for mine soon to eliminate this problem. Very easy to get in the car. Hope this helps. Got it shipped for about 200, but i dont know how much shipping for you would cost

tiny terror 11-14-2007 11:31 PM

I just got a beautiful pair of Shrockworks Rockers. I haven't put them on yet as I opted to paint them and need some time, but they are solid as a rock. I was amazed at the quality. You have to drill though, but with the rocks I like to play in, I need them attached as best I can.

cavediverjc 11-15-2007 08:00 AM

Tiny, post some pics as soon as you get them installed....I want to see how they look. Then you can hit up BB and tell us how they worked. ;)

mrbigjeep 11-15-2007 09:29 AM

i like the ones that mount on the rocker....they don't serve as much of a step though...

Unlimited 11-15-2007 09:54 AM

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x2 on the Shrockworks. I've been running them for almost two years and love them. Bounced off more than a few rocks in that time. I got mine unfinished directly from the manufacturer. Painted them with "professional" primer and then Krylon hammered black. I like the hammered finish because when they get scratched up, you can easily touch them up without it looking too bad.

nicolas-eric 11-15-2007 11:20 AM

i don´t want rocker guards that are bolted to the frame. the gap from my 2" BL doesn´t look good in my opinion.

what´s about these ones:
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...0&partID=14317

Unlimited 11-15-2007 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 158711)

It depends on what you want them for. If you are just going for looks, then they look fine. If you are looking for real protection, I'd get something a little beefier. Notice on those how the bottom of the guard only goes in a few inches. On the Shrockworks (and some others) the bottom goes almost to the frame.

nicolas-eric 11-15-2007 11:41 AM

then i have to ask 4wd.com if they sell some other rocker guards.

which rocker guards go to the frame and offer better protection on that way?

mrbigjeep 11-15-2007 12:03 PM

PSC rocker guards go a bit further back...and 4wd sells them. you will have to cut an access hole on the inside of your jeep to reach the last side bolt.

nicolas-eric 11-15-2007 12:06 PM

i can´t find them in their online store and catalogue.

i have to cut an acces hole? oh man, i think that´s too much for my new jeep...

mrbigjeep 11-15-2007 12:09 PM

yes...but, what is the difference in cutting into it when its a little bit older? it really makes no difference to wait...its still the same jeep when its older :D

im gonna get some tub mounted ones also...no biggie to drill or make an acess hole :D

link to PSC

http://www.4wd.com/subcategories.asp...2&jeep-sid=138

Unlimited 11-15-2007 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 158717)
then i have to ask 4wd.com if they sell some other rocker guards.

which rocker guards go to the frame and offer better protection on that way?

Is 4wd the only company that will ship to Germany? They also sell the PSCs (as Mr. Big said) and the Fab Fours ( link ). PSC's knockers and ricochets are both nice, but I've heard install can be a pain. I have a friend that has the Fab Fours and is happy with them (but he likes the Shrockworks better).

I think I'd call Jim Shrake directly at Shrockworks and see what he can do for you.

Contact info:

Phone: 281-440-0063
Toll-Free Sales Line: 877-4-SHROCK (877-474-7625)
HOURS: M-F 9:00AM - 5PM CST.

Mailing Address
ShrockWorks
14015 Barrington Fairway
Houston, TX 77069

Fax: 501-423-6862

Good Luck!

nicolas-eric 11-15-2007 12:31 PM

only qudratec and 4wd.com ship to germany. i always order my parts at 4wd.com together with some friends. the parts need only 3-5 days until they are here.

thanks for the link. the fab fours look like the guards i thought of. they´re a bit more expensive but thats ok for me.

are they easy to install? i don´t want to loosen all the body mount bolts like it´s necessary for the PSC guards.

Unlimited 11-15-2007 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 158745)
....are they easy to install? i don´t want to loosen all the body mount bolts like it´s necessary for the PSC guards.

I don't know how easy they are to install, I'll give my friend a call this weekend and ask. Fab Fours site doesn't give any clues and there are no write-up out there either. Shouldn't be too hard though....

nicolas-eric 11-15-2007 01:04 PM

thanks...!!!

mrbigjeep 11-16-2007 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric (Post 158745)
are they easy to install? i don´t want to loosen all the body mount bolts like it´s necessary for the PSC guards.

if you don't do that, then most of the guards require drilling up through the floor to tie them in from the bottom. i figure the drilling should be pretty easy though.

whiteyj 11-16-2007 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep (Post 158725)
PSC rocker guards go a bit further back...and 4wd sells them. you will have to cut an access hole on the inside of your jeep to reach the last side bolt.

Unless something has changed be prepared to wait 18 weeks for the PSC's!:flipoff:


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