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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

So when the instructions talk about removing the old panels with the J-hook to pull up on those attachment clips, you're saying you can just break those clips as they won't be reused right?
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

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So when the instructions talk about removing the old panels with the J-hook to pull up on those attachment clips, you're saying you can just break those clips as they won't be reused right?
Right. The clips are molded to the rockers which you have to cut up and reuse the ends.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

I installed my Rock Rails today and it took me 8 hours also. I was by myself and installed one side took an hour break and then the other side. I started with the driver side and should have started with the passenger side as that is how the directions show the pics from and the front of the vehicle etc.

There are many little things that you learn along the way that make things go faster when you get to the other side. When I removed the plastic rocker panels I used a stiff putty-knife and hammer. I slid the putty-knife behind the panel and then found the clips and then hit the putty-knife with the hammer. It takes them off really fast. Another tip is when you remove the foam from the frame tube use a shop-vac to suck the foam out after losing it with a screw driver…it comes out much faster. Another is when you put the push nuts on the bolts after installing them through the frame ensure that you push them all the way on otherwise it will be a PITA later when you get the Rock Rail up with the jack as the bolts will be too short. On the driver side I must have tightened and loosened those nuts about 1,000 times...but I finally got it.

They look really good and they are solid. They are up in the air a little higher than the plastic rocker panels are because when I held my mud flaps so the holes lined up there was about 1 and half inches of clearance where the molded portion went on the bottom of the rails. They can’t be used over as they are molded differently than the original rockers.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Shop Vac!! Why didnt I think of that? Good idea!
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Shop Vac!! Why didnt I think of that? Good idea!

LOL…...yeah...it worked well...I will tell you if I were installing another set I would have my buddy give me a hand...and it would be much smoother....that’s a heck of an experience that can't be explained unless you have gone through it......
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

They looked simple enough. But man the wrestling with those things. I swear they gained weight every time i tried to adjust them. Worth it though. But I have to tell you, my jk's a lot easier to work on!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Here are some pics...
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Nice Wheels! A little update for my rails, I kind miss the front mud flaps, its getting some overspray so I might adapt a cheap flat mudflap. Mut cut the overspray down some.
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Nice Wheels! A little update for my rails, I kind miss the front mud flaps, its getting some overspray so I might adapt a cheap flat mudflap. Mut cut the overspray down some.
The mudflaps do that good of a job at keeping the water from hitting the car when installed on the front? I might have to get a pair then, with all this melting snow my car gets dirty 2 mins after washing.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Your local hardware store probably has black cap covers that will fit those bolt heads and make them much more inconspicuous. Should snap right on. Your work looks great - and functional.

Also, a bit of step grip tape (as would be applied on stairs) at the same store would prevent slipping off the rail if you or yours are going to be using as a step. Cut a small section (maybe a nice thin oblong oval instead of a rectangular shape), remove backing, and apply to clean surface.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

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Your local hardware store probably has black cap covers that will fit those bolt heads and make them much more inconspicuous. Should snap right on. Your work looks great - and functional.

Also, a bit of step grip tape (as would be applied on stairs) at the same store would prevent slipping off the rail if you or yours are going to be using as a step. Cut a small section (maybe a nice thin oblong oval instead of a rectangular shape), remove backing, and apply to clean surface.
Good idea with the cap covers for the bolts, I'll have to check. I like the idea of the grip tape too.

I think I may also go to cheap non-molded mud flap for the front.

Thanks for all of the Good ideas...thats what this forum is all about sharing your ideas.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

The Rock Rails are on the Grand 3 months now and the fit and finish is still great! Now that its nice out and I finally had a day to check it out after handing it over to my wife, (yes I have been neglecting it since I started the Wrangler build) I thought I would make sure everything was tight and only found one or two bolts to re-tighten! Threw some paint sealant on the rails and they look like new! I recommend these, even against the rugged terrain of the parking lots where the wife wheels! She saw a shopping cart against the Grand the other day and gasped! but thanks to the rails, nothing!
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