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Old 02-05-2011, 01:09 AM
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WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Heres a couple of pics of my install of the factory Mopar rock rails for the WK2. Thought I would start tonight while I had a couple of free hours. First all the hardware is accounted for! Second the instructions said to dry run each nut on its bolt. I found this is for good reason due to the coating. Very tight! You'll run in to trouble later if you don't! Next removing the rockers are a bit tricky as I found. They recommend a hook style tool. I had none and ended up ripping a couple clips apart.[ IMG]http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr308/dvdsjk/IMG_20110204_222830.jpg[/IMG] Now you have to bend and manipulate the rear bracket up and out of the way to use later. First pic I hit a little too hard . Second pic is the way its supposed to be. I reccommend havig some touch up paint handy due to paint coming off during this process. not to mention an accidental scratch or two! Last for tonight start inserting bolts in existing holes on the body . Some must be cleared of foam insulation. Then with the supplied hex head tool they give you, A bolt is installed in the rubber plug holes on the bottom of the rocker to the rocker side holes. this is done by bending tool 90 degrees and locking in place with a speed nut. Tommorrow I will dry fit and mount the drivers side.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Awesome, can't wait
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

nice! ive been thinking of finding some freedom edition ones for my jeep!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

This looks like it may be a pita, but worth in it. Can't wait for the photo.'s.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Thanks for the great effort....I'll be watching.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Can't wait for mine
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Ok,day 2 starts out bad, closet full of cancer causing chemicals but my Locktite is nowhere to be found. Run to NAPA. Now have all the bolts in place and time to lift. Careful, the directions say put a rag on your jack so you don't scratch it! Ha! Start bolting up from front to back. And of couse problems. The bolt system I feel needs to be looked at. Bolts are short and not an exact fit. Ended up causing a major F up. Will address this later but for now on to pass side.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Looks good
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Thanks guys for the positive comments! Pass side now on. No problems on this side! I really under estimated this one though! I should have arranged for my buddy to give me a hand. Would have gone a lot smoother and quicker. Looks good though, and all I have is some finish work tommorrow such as cutting up the old plastic rockers to use as ends for the rails. No they don't include ends! Also fixing the nut on the drivers side that I screwed up. Tommorrow I'll get some outside picks hopefully posted.Heres a couple of pass side.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Nice work, thanks for the write up. Looks like a PITA with some knuckle busting and choice expletives. + rep.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rail Install Pics.

Nice write-up! + rep!
So how long do you think this job will take the average owner?
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Nice work, thanks for the write up. Looks like a PITA with some knuckle busting and choice expletives. + rep.
Thanks! not the best pics, there with my phone though!And a lot of knuckle busting!
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