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Old 06-02-2014, 03:03 AM
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Rocker guard+body mount info

Hey guys/gals
I got one for you, got some rocker guards the other day. I've got the body mount bolts loose and the driver side 2 are out completely. How do I reinstall them with the rocker guard? The metal flange looking piece that is curved that used to rest against the body is now resting against the rocker guard. Should I take it off the mount, put on it on top of the rocker guard then assemble the mount? They are rampage rocker guards by the way.

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Old 06-02-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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Not familiar with what yours look like but some of the rocker guards/sliders that mount to the body mounts along with drilling into the tub will require you to remove the body mounts on the side being installed in order for you to jack up that side high enough to slide the rocker/slider in place. You will have to remove 5 body mounts. The front radiator mount, 3 side mounts, and the rear one under the bumper. I recommend using a 2x4 or 4x4 on with the jack to evenly distribute the weight of the Jeep. Insert the rocker guards and slowly lower the Jeep enough to hand install the body mount and bolts. Before lowering the side, I would make sure the guard is snug to the body and mark/drill the tub if required before lowering. The rocker guard should be between the tub and body mounts. Depending on thickness of the guards, you may have to trim the pucks since the guards will give the Jeep a very slight body lift, which may or may not affect the fan shroud. Do one side at a time and leave the front radiator mount off until both sides are completed.

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Old 06-02-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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Exactly what Wattapunk said. I didn't trim my pucks, and ended up with a tiny body lift, had to lower my fan shroud.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:26 PM   #4
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DO NOT let the body mounts take any part in mounting your sliders. That's the cheap way out of mounting the underside of rocker guards. It will especially cause issues if you plan on using rocker guards to protect the tub from rocks and trees. I would recommend trimming the guards so that they slide around the body mounts and don't interfere with their function at all. Pick up some nutserts and 1/2" hardware so that you can properly mount the underside of the guards to the tub.
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