This is the enhanced slider with the step? If so its a bad design...if the rock hits he step it pushes the flat bar up and in to the body.I just noticed on my 10A that one side rail sits up against jeep body and caused some minor dent and paint damage. It has seen some rocks...it is a rock rail...is this a function of a weak product or a faulty install? Any thoughts appreciated!
I would not do this. I mean if you got a dent in your bumper would would consider that defect?Ya know, if it was me, I'd go back to the dealership. Like Panthermark said, "...you were using the vehicle the way it was meant (and advertised) to be used"
Heck, it's called a "Rubicon Edition", not a "Rubicon-Bypass Edition".
To me, that is either a defect in materials, design or workmanship. Let the dealership & Jeep decide which one of the defects it is, fix the body and replace the Mopar Rock Rail.
Then once fixed, I'd sell those rails, and get some frame mounted rails, as you are obviously a rock hound... :thumb:
This is even more hilarious becasue I know you and your Jeep!Might as well ask them to replace your undercarriage armor as well. I mean, I am sure its bent if you are a "rock hound". Ask them if you can have them repaint any of the scratches you may have on your axles or wheels. Have them replace the carpet from your shoes touching that as well. You might as well tell them it got dirty when you drove it off the lot and you bought a clean one and you would like Jeep to keep it in the same clean state.
I think the bad design aspect is that it is attached to the body and not the frame. It's designed to take mild contact or "slide" over rocks. It's not designed to take the weight of your vehicle as it bounces on a boulder.This is the enhanced slider with the step? If so its a bad design...if the rock hits he step it pushes the flat bar up and in to the body.
The pictures I post were I ones I was considering.Great aggressive selection, thx. How about ARB-less aggressive but good strong protection?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Why would you not want to ask?I would not do this. I mean if you got a dent in your bumper would would consider that defect?
The TJM sliders are very nice and for the money you can't beat them!The pictures I post were I ones I was considering. ARB makes great strong products. This is the best picture I could find showing how they are mounted. They do mount to the frame. I ended up going with the TJM sliders for the mount of coverage they provide. I would describe them as mini boat sliders as they not only protect the rocker by also cover most of the frame.
In all of the commercials for jeeps I have not seen them drop it on a slider. Saying/advertising offroad use does not constitute dropping it on rocks.Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Why would you not want to ask?
A dent in the bumper would not damage the body, because the bumper is attached to the frame. Unless someone got in a major collision, then yeah, it might be difficult to go into the dealership with a bent frame, and ask them to fix the body and the bumper...