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Old 02-06-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

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So how long do you think this job will take the average owner?
I dabbled with it because I knew I was in no hurry and I was in my own garage. But I think it took me about 8hrs by myself. But thats with time spent on that 1 bad bolt that stripped on me. I struggled at first tryng to take the plastic rockers of carefully, but you have to cut them up to use for end caps anyway. The pass side I just yanked off. Then the rocker stiffeners took a few mins because its all underneath the Jeep on the damn cold floor!
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:52 AM
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Couple more pics! Love the look and they are solid!
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:15 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

They look great! You have much more patience than I ever could. Good job and thanks for sharing the pics along the way.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:17 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

No patience Jake! I think at one point or another there were a couple of things thrown. Wrenches etc!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Thanks for the nice writeup.

Question for you:
My wife is pretty short & has trouble getting into the WK2 sometimes.
I can't STAND the soccer mom look of the Mopar step bars.
Is there enough surface on these to serve as a step bar for everyday use, or is the diameter of the rail too narrow?
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Great Job! They really look good and solid!!!


Is it possible to re-use your front mud-flaps? Will they work in conjunction with the Rock Rails? I'm assuming that you had them on the front as you currently have them on the rear. I understand they may not work well off road or may not even look good with the Rock Rails but I like the protection they give on gravel roads. I have a set of Rock Rails on the way and I currently have front molded mud flaps on the front is why I ask.

Also, the plastic rocker panels are they reinstalled? Or is it just the ends that you cut off and reinstall?


If I have trouble installing mine in a few weeks….I will probably PM you...OK?
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

The rails look great but are these bolts left uncovered?

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The rails look great but are these bolts left uncovered?
Thanks for the thumbs up guys! And yes the bolts are uncovered. not much you can do with hiding them and still have the strength to support the weight of the jeep! Its bolted both inner. outer and bottom!
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Great Job! They really look good and solid!!!


Is it possible to re-use your front mud-flaps? Will they work in conjunction with the Rock Rails? I'm assuming that you had them on the front as you currently have them on the rear. I understand they may not work well off road or may not even look good with the Rock Rails but I like the protection they give on gravel roads. I have a set of Rock Rails on the way and I currently have front molded mud flaps on the front is why I ask.

Also, the plastic rocker panels are they reinstalled? Or is it just the ends that you cut off and reinstall?


If I have trouble installing mine in a few weeks….I will probably PM you...OK?
Mud flaps cannot be used on these, and I bought the flaps for the same reason. stone chips galore. But these rails keep more stuff then the flaps from hitting .We had ice last night and this morning the aggregate was all over the road. there honestly was no face cringing pinging of the stones. they sit out farther than the original rockers, which by the way you never use again! Just the ends are used. And when your doing the install, ask away! I'll try to give you any answers I can. I will also post some tips once I get them together.
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Thanks for the nice writeup.

Question for you:
My wife is pretty short & has trouble getting into the WK2 sometimes.
I can't STAND the soccer mom look of the Mopar step bars.
Is there enough surface on these to serve as a step bar for everyday use, or is the diameter of the rail too narrow?
No my wife uses them. And actuall a couple of companies make bolt on surface steps that can be used on these. They are a decent diameter!
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:35 PM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

If I may ask, what diameter is the tube? I see Carr Industries makes a step but it is for 3" diameter tube:

http://www.carr.com/store/carrtreadplates.asp
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Mud flaps cannot be used on these, and I bought the flaps for the same reason. stone chips galore. But these rails keep more stuff then the flaps from hitting .We had ice last night and this morning the aggregate was all over the road. there honestly was no face cringing pinging of the stones. they sit out farther than the original rockers, which by the way you never use again! Just the ends are used. And when your doing the install, ask away! I'll try to give you any answers I can. I will also post some tips once I get them together.
Thanks for the information. I was wondering if they did stick out far enough to protect the side of the jeep. Also I have some SRT Reps 20"x9" which stick out more than the stock wheels and tires so hopefully these will give me more protection than the Flaps do.

I downloaded the directions for the Rock Rails and the main thing that I was worried about is removing the plastic rocker panels and damaging them. I guess no worries except for the ends as they are reused.

Thanks again I really appreciate the information and tips...hopefully I can cut the time down on the install...I always say “learn by experience preferably someone else’s"...LOL....but hey I do really appreciate the information your write up and pics are first class!
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