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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

Thanks. It was just a thought, trying to make this job a little easier.

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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

OK, took me 5 and a half hours including putting all the tools away. Probably spent an hour and a half of that scratching my head and verbally abusing the designer of these rails. It's a rough job, but not impossible. By the way, I did it solo, nobody around to help. A strong helper would have been great. I skipped the end caps for now, I'm beat.


Edit to add: The tips in the video are invaluable! The order of the bolts and the drilling out the holes are absolute musts! I forgot to drill out the holes on the second side and had a hell of a time getting it all aligned.









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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

Congrats...they look awesome don't they...too the jeep off-roading this past weekend and I had peace of mind knowing they were there. Bashed them a couple times too!


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Thanks, they do look great. After all the back breaking work and cursing, I have to admit that the design makes for an incredibly strong mount. They feel like part of the Jeep as opposed to an accessory.
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

How would these work as a step bar? I'm looking for a sleeker alternative to appease the wife. Having functional sliders would be a plus.
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They are functional as a step, although they don't sit as low as the running boards or tubular steps. On mine, with the leveling kit and 32s, it's still a pretty good step just to get to the rail. But, they definitely look better and actually serve as rock rails and a pretty good door guard.
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

Did mine last weekend. Your video was quite helpful! The rear flag bolts that came with the kit I got DID have the notches, though, so maybe Mopar has tweaked the kits here and there. Also I opted NOT to drill out the holes for the pinch weld stiffener bolts. One side was still only a moderate pain in the ass because of that. The other side was a MAJOR pain for it. If I ever help anyone else out with these, I'll enlarge the pinch weld holes.

I also zipped off the rear brackets with a dremel instead of just bending them out of the way. I painted the resulting bare metal with some of my wife's unused nail polish (works very well as a corrosion preventative paint in unseen places). Finally, I re-purposed the bolts and body nuts from those brackets to hold the front wheel well trim in place (the piece you cut off the original rocker panels), and used some of those christmas tree plastic fasteners instead of the supplied plastic rivets for the other holes. I couldn't find my pop rivet gun.
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

Question... with these installed, do you still have access to lift the GC via the pinch welds (front) and also lift the rear?
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

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Question... with these installed, do you still have access to lift the GC via the pinch welds (front) and also lift the rear?

No...the rock rails butt right up to the weld and hang lower than them...effectively protecting the entire pinch weld from damage. You can jack the vehicle anywhere along the rock rail. Once installed, they effectively become part of the vehicle. Plenty strong for jacking, I do it all the time.


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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

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They are functional as a step, although they don't sit as low as the running boards or tubular steps. On mine, with the leveling kit and 32s, it's still a pretty good step just to get to the rail. But, they definitely look better and actually serve as rock rails and a pretty good door guard.
Do these stick out enough to actually protect the door from door dings?
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installation Video (2014 Limited)

In some cases...yes. Unless it's an SUV as high or higher than the jeep. Most sedan door swingers will be in for a rude awakening. These things are SOLID. It would probably dent their door.


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In some cases...yes. Unless it's an SUV as high or higher than the jeep. Most sedan door swingers will be in for a rude awakening. These things are SOLID. It would probably dent their door.
I had this happen with my old XJ. Parked at a mall and while I was walking away, some dude flew into the spot next to me and got out really fast. *Ding* slammed his door right into my rock rail. It was such a satisfying sound.
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