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Uneek 4 X 4 Rocksliders Installation

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The Wife and I spent 5 1/2 hrs installing a set of Uneek Rocksliders with step plates.
It was quite physical. I'm 55 and my Wife is 44 and we had no trolley jack. Used the Jeep jack and two large blocks of wood. Got the Wife to chock the sliders as and when required, ie: marking and drilling holes, installing a few nutserts, checking alignment of installed nutserts, ect. Of course with each exercise the slider must be lifted into position and again removed for for works to be carried out.
Doing this install requires drilling your new Jeep Grand Cherokee with 9mm and 13mm holes to accomodate Nutserts or Nutplates.

I did buy a nutsert gun and 100 x 6mm alloy nutserts off Ebay before the sliders arrived and practiced with 6mm alloy nutserts on some alum plate I had and in a project with the Campertrailer.

Product comes well packaged both in plastic and cardboard buffer sheets within a large box.

The instructions were for me not complete, as in the written word did not align with the image I was asked to look at. Also the exploded view of the system assembly could be much larger as it is difficult to read as given.
A call to Angus will clear things up and if not Dave will ring you back.

Essentially you place the slider in position, mark six holes on the face and six underneath. The holes on the face are drilled to 9mm to take the M6 Nutserts. The holes underneath are drilled to 13mm and take the 10M nutsert plate assy.

I have included pictures of me holding a bent M10 ROOT NUT PLATE ASSY and how it is placed thru the oval holes underneath the Jeep and poked back thru the 13mm holes you have drilled. You reach up and turn a M10 BOLT with flat washer and Spring washer into the M10 ROOT NUT PLATE ASSY, torque to the required value.
Then using a pair of pliers I pulled and bent the rod down and scored it with a cut, then tore the flat rod off. Using the pliers I then pushed the shortened rod of the NUT PLATE ASSY up into the oval hole and rechecked the torque on the bolt.

The other little thing that occurred was having the Wife install the Tread Plates whilst I was underneath step drilling holes on the other side. Upon inspection it was immediately apparent that the pop rivets on the outer underside of the Uneek 4 X 4 Logo interfere with the step treads sitting flush. Its an easy fix to grind off just enough meat on the back of the rivet for the tread plate to sit flush and for the pop rivets to still do their job.
The big issue here would be if someone were to stand on the tread with the slight buckle caused by the raised pop rivets....likely would put an nasty permanent crease and misalignment in your new treads. So watch out for this.

Sliders are connected to the jeep by 6 x M6 nutserts and bolts plus 6 x M10 nutplates and M10 bolts, each side.

Nice looking product, heavy, look like their built to do the job.

They look awesome and they are wide enough to use as a decent step.

We have one of Uneeks flat alloy roof racks on a truck head this way, install late next week. Had their first 3 hoop bar installed a while back. I really like the Uneek Brand and I get a lot of enquiries in Tassie about the Uneek Bull Bar and I'm sure the sliders will create just as much interest.

Grand Cherokee Off Road 2, ELSD, Air Suspension, Jeep Bash Plates Uneek front Bash Plate. Fridge slide, Fridge Freezer, Ark Pac X 2, LED Lighting 12Volt/240, 120Watt Solar Panels. Solagard Tint, Mud Flaps, Superior Neoprene Seat Covers.
When the roof rack arrives I'll get the 144watt double row Light Bar fitted to the Bull Bar and two little LED's fitted to the rear of the roof rack for backing up and setting up camp lighting.
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Some more self titled pics to help.

One other thing I forgot, the front side 9mm holes are a bugger to drill. In tight behind the door, lots of interference. I managed to mangel both holes but both still took a nutsert after some mods.

We really like the new sliders.

Cheers to Angus and Dave, appreciate you guys.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:25 AM
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Uneek 4 X 4 Rocksliders and 3 Hoop Bull Bar

Just back from an early first service...Getting ready for a road trip.

R2D2 has had a wash and tyres blacked out,....sliders look 'trick'!

Roof Rack has been shipped. Big thumbs up to the new Sales Mgr Angus.
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Those rails look great on your JGC, Rocksfly! Congrats to you and your wife on a beautiful job.
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Very nice. Anyone know if these are available in the US? The Aussies sure do make the nicest parts for their vehicles.
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Uneek 4 X 4 Slim Line Roof Rack Installed. - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR

Thats kinda funny as one of the managing directors of Uneek 4 x 4 is from the US and he is the motivating force behind these endeavours.

The link shows the Uneek Slim Line Roof Rack I just installed and the James Baroud Tent Pod installed on top of it.

The Rock Sliders are 'trick'.

Uneek do make a great product, we have their 3 hop Bull Bar, Front Underbody Bash Plate, Rock Sliders and Roof Rack.

Ready to Roll.

All the best to everyone for the festive season and drive safe.

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For those who are confused about what nutserts are, they are also referred to as rivet nuts. "Rivet nuts can also be called Rivnuts, Nutserts or Sheet Nuts.".
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Those look fantastic! I need to try and get an assignment to Australia to finish out my military career so I can fit out my new JGC with some of the goodies available on your market!
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Uneek 4 X 4 Rocksliders Installation - AUSJEEPOFFROAD.COM - AJOR

The Wife and I spent 5 1/2 hrs installing a set of Uneek Rocksliders with step plates.
It was quite physical. I'm 55 and my Wife is 44 and we had no trolley jack. Used the Jeep jack and two large blocks of wood. Got the Wife to chock the sliders as and when required, ie: marking and drilling holes, installing a few nutserts, checking alignment of installed nutserts, ect. Of course with each exercise the slider must be lifted into position and again removed for for works to be carried out.
Doing this install requires drilling your new Jeep Grand Cherokee with 9mm and 13mm holes to accomodate Nutserts or Nutplates.

I did buy a nutsert gun and 100 x 6mm alloy nutserts off Ebay before the sliders arrived and practiced with 6mm alloy nutserts on some alum plate I had and in a project with the Campertrailer.

Product comes well packaged both in plastic and cardboard buffer sheets within a large box.

The instructions were for me not complete, as in the written word did not align with the image I was asked to look at. Also the exploded view of the system assembly could be much larger as it is difficult to read as given.
A call to Angus will clear things up and if not Dave will ring you back.

Essentially you place the slider in position, mark six holes on the face and six underneath. The holes on the face are drilled to 9mm to take the M6 Nutserts. The holes underneath are drilled to 13mm and take the 10M nutsert plate assy.

I have included pictures of me holding a bent M10 ROOT NUT PLATE ASSY and how it is placed thru the oval holes underneath the Jeep and poked back thru the 13mm holes you have drilled. You reach up and turn a M10 BOLT with flat washer and Spring washer into the M10 ROOT NUT PLATE ASSY, torque to the required value.
Then using a pair of pliers I pulled and bent the rod down and scored it with a cut, then tore the flat rod off. Using the pliers I then pushed the shortened rod of the NUT PLATE ASSY up into the oval hole and rechecked the torque on the bolt.

The other little thing that occurred was having the Wife install the Tread Plates whilst I was underneath step drilling holes on the other side. Upon inspection it was immediately apparent that the pop rivets on the outer underside of the Uneek 4 X 4 Logo interfere with the step treads sitting flush. Its an easy fix to grind off just enough meat on the back of the rivet for the tread plate to sit flush and for the pop rivets to still do their job.
The big issue here would be if someone were to stand on the tread with the slight buckle caused by the raised pop rivets....likely would put an nasty permanent crease and misalignment in your new treads. So watch out for this.

Sliders are connected to the jeep by 6 x M6 nutserts and bolts plus 6 x M10 nutplates and M10 bolts, each side.

Nice looking product, heavy, look like their built to do the job.

They look awesome and they are wide enough to use as a decent step.

We have one of Uneeks flat alloy roof racks on a truck head this way, install late next week. Had their first 3 hoop bar installed a while back. I really like the Uneek Brand and I get a lot of enquiries in Tassie about the Uneek Bull Bar and I'm sure the sliders will create just as much interest.

Grand Cherokee Off Road 2, ELSD, Air Suspension, Jeep Bash Plates Uneek front Bash Plate. Fridge slide, Fridge Freezer, Ark Pac X 2, LED Lighting 12Volt/240, 120Watt Solar Panels. Solagard Tint, Mud Flaps, Superior Neoprene Seat Covers.
When the roof rack arrives I'll get the 144watt double row Light Bar fitted to the Bull Bar and two little LED's fitted to the rear of the roof rack for backing up and setting up camp lighting.
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Some more self titled pics to help.

One other thing I forgot, the front side 9mm holes are a bugger to drill. In tight behind the door, lots of interference. I managed to mangel both holes but both still took a nutsert after some mods.

We really like the new sliders.

Cheers to Angus and Dave, appreciate you guys.
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Just checking the colour of your Jeep. I plan to add these to my vehicle which is maximum steel. Can't quite tell if yours is the same. It looks great and not sure if I'd bother colour matching.


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Just checking the colour of your Jeep. I plan to add these to my vehicle which is maximum steel. Can't quite tell if yours is the same. It looks great and not sure if I'd bother colour matching.


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Colour is Granite
Had the Bull bar colour matched, left the rocksliders and roof rack matt black.

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Does anyone know if Uneek Rocksliders are avliable in the US. Or anything similar, I understand the Mopar are thinner walled?
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