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dixau11 11-14-2012 01:31 PM

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!

TnDz TJ 11-14-2012 04:16 PM

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.

Check CL and classifieds

dezertrat84 11-14-2012 04:36 PM

What city and s tate do you live in..

ninjaturtle0 11-14-2012 04:38 PM

already made/I like the poisonspyder rockers they have the sidestep/gaurd ones.

Just bedline em and bam!

Jerry Bransford 11-14-2012 04:46 PM

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?

dezertrat84 11-14-2012 05:11 PM

3 Attachment(s)
If you lived close I can make some for ya in a snap...

Attachment 178439

With or without a step..

wwch99tj 11-14-2012 05:13 PM

Got these on ebay for $200 shipped

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...9982123348.jpg
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...3406635632.jpg

They are even cheaper now...
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=05009397833

4cylToy 11-14-2012 05:15 PM

Im looking too. I like the guard/slider combo.

Jerry Bransford 11-14-2012 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dezertrat84 (Post 2996239)
If you lived close I can make some for ya in a snap...

Attachment 178439

With or without a step..

Nice looking work, they'd look even nicer with a pair of strengthening supports in the middle of that step. :)

dezertrat84 11-14-2012 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford
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

Jerry Bransford 11-14-2012 05:41 PM

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. :D

TnDz TJ 11-14-2012 05:50 PM

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...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...sliders001.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...sliders002.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...liders003a.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...sliders004.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...sliders005.jpg

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...sliders006.jpg

DevilDogDoc 11-14-2012 05:53 PM

I like mine......http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...819AF8581F.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...6BE850781A.jpg

4cylToy 11-14-2012 06:08 PM

I want sliders EXACTLY like those. Too bad their fabbed and not branded..

jameslee97206 11-14-2012 06:29 PM

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.

4cylToy 11-14-2012 10:19 PM

Just as strong too?

Moabrubi 11-14-2012 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4cylToy (Post 2997664)
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.

dezertrat84 11-14-2012 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moabrubi

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....

DevilDogDoc 11-14-2012 11:32 PM

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.

dezertrat84 11-14-2012 11:42 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Attachment 178549

Lol.....I had to...

dixau11 11-21-2012 05:59 PM

Look at this on eBay:

1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Rocker Guards

Confused about how they attach
http://bit.ly/10wejvD

Airtight 11-21-2012 07:39 PM

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.

dixau11 11-21-2012 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airtight (Post 3019884)
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?

wwch99tj 11-21-2012 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airtight
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


Quote:

Originally Posted by dixau11

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.

Here's how they look underneath
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...8035249669.jpg

dixau11 11-21-2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwch99tj
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

wwch99tj 11-21-2012 09:51 PM

You'll be fine the body lift block just sits on top of the stock body mount.

Airtight 11-21-2012 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwch99tj (Post 3020185)
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
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/...8035249669.jpg

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.

dixau11 11-21-2012 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airtight
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

wwch99tj 11-21-2012 10:01 PM

There are lock nuts on the inside

Airtight 11-25-2012 08:34 PM

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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