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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

It must be lighter...the TH Version is exactly the same with exception of the tubular part.


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Both of the rock rails, standard and TH, are about 50 pounds?

And they protect what exactly, getting hi-centered?
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Are we reading the same instructions? The instructions I used are below. Perhaps you were tightening as you went. It's always best to leave all nuts finger tight until everything is aligned.
Does anyone have the install instructions for the gc trailhawk rails (without the tube bar)?

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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

Same exact process


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Same exact process
Figured that, need to prove to the dealer that they are the same.. Ordered the trail hawks for a 2014 limited from the dealer, turns out they ordered the tubular style, and dealer is insisting the th rails won't fit the 2014. Hoping the install instructions will prove the point, so I get the rails I ordered..
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Figured that, need to prove to the dealer that they are the same.. Ordered the trail hawks for a 2014 limited from the dealer, turns out they ordered the tubular style, and dealer is insisting the th rails won't fit the 2014. Hoping the install instructions will prove the point, so I get the rails I ordered..

I have the TH rails on my 2014 limited. Want me to post a picture to help you prove them wrong?


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Old 10-24-2014, 06:37 AM
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Figured that, need to prove to the dealer that they are the same.. Ordered the trail hawks for a 2014 limited from the dealer, turns out they ordered the tubular style, and dealer is insisting the th rails won't fit the 2014. Hoping the install instructions will prove the point, so I get the rails I ordered..

Yup, they are just trying to pass the buck because they screwed up! I can't stand that about car dealers! They never admit when they don't know something and they think that consumers are stupid! If I was a dealer I would constantly be on forums just like this figuring out what people are talking about.

This is precisely why I give just about all my business to justforjeeps. I can't stand Fred Beans (local dealer). They sell everything at straight list price and treat you like an annoyance when when you want to buy something!


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I have the TH rails on my 2014 limited. Want me to post a picture to help you prove them wrong?


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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

Reading through all this I seem to have got a good deal from Walnut Creek Jeep, $1200 installed. $750 for the rails and $450 installation. I bought the JGC there so I got the customer deal. They were a pig to install, they originally said I could wait but then realized they weren't going to go on easily so they got me a car and sent me on my way. It ended up taking two days to complete the job. On the driver's side, about the third bolt back, they had trouble getting the bolt to reach because the side wasn't straight, and the paint got cracked. But they are fixing that without any quibbling.

I feel slightly apologetic because I knew it could be a pig of a job when I ordered them. I looked at the installation instructions and figured that while it sounded simple enough it had a lot of room to go wrong. So the quoted labor was not hard to swallow. Jeep/Mopar need to look at how these things are fitted. Surely they could have used nutserts as some others do for fitting rock rails? Perhaps they could also have provided some sort of seal/spacer to make the straightness of the side of the vehicle less of an issue. That would eliminate all the digging out foam and interfere with the weather sealing less. They could also have made a proper end cap instead of requiring the original panels to be cut. I am glad I don't live in the rust belt.
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Reading through all this I seem to have got a good deal from Walnut Creek Jeep, $1200 installed. $750 for the rails and $450 installation. I bought the JGC there so I got the customer deal. They were a pig to install, they originally said I could wait but then realized they weren't going to go on easily so they got me a car and sent me on my way. It ended up taking two days to complete the job. On the driver's side, about the third bolt back, they had trouble getting the bolt to reach because the side wasn't straight, and the paint got cracked. But they are fixing that without any quibbling.

I feel slightly apologetic because I knew it could be a pig of a job when I ordered them. I looked at the installation instructions and figured that while it sounded simple enough it had a lot of room to go wrong. So the quoted labor was not hard to swallow. Jeep/Mopar need to look at how these things are fitted. Surely they could have used nutserts as some others do for fitting rock rails? Perhaps they could also have provided some sort of seal/spacer to make the straightness of the side of the vehicle less of an issue. That would eliminate all the digging out foam and interfere with the weather sealing less. They could also have made a proper end cap instead of requiring the original panels to be cut. I am glad I don't live in the rust belt.
You've made some good points.
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Reading through all this I seem to have got a good deal from Walnut Creek Jeep, $1200 installed. $750 for the rails and $450 installation. I bought the JGC there so I got the customer deal. They were a pig to install, they originally said I could wait but then realized they weren't going to go on easily so they got me a car and sent me on my way. It ended up taking two days to complete the job. On the driver's side, about the third bolt back, they had trouble getting the bolt to reach because the side wasn't straight, and the paint got cracked. But they are fixing that without any quibbling.

I feel slightly apologetic because I knew it could be a pig of a job when I ordered them. I looked at the installation instructions and figured that while it sounded simple enough it had a lot of room to go wrong. So the quoted labor was not hard to swallow. Jeep/Mopar need to look at how these things are fitted. Surely they could have used nutserts as some others do for fitting rock rails? Perhaps they could also have provided some sort of seal/spacer to make the straightness of the side of the vehicle less of an issue. That would eliminate all the digging out foam and interfere with the weather sealing less. They could also have made a proper end cap instead of requiring the original panels to be cut. I am glad I don't live in the rust belt.

I agree with you. I paid around the same installed, they Quoted me 2hrs Labor and they had it for 2 days and finally sent it to a body shop to complete the install but they had to Reorder the rails because the passenger side was not fitting right !!! so the total days they had it was 3 1/2 I felt bad for the gut that got stuck doing it because they only get paid the Book price but I thought if I did it and their was a defect in the rail trying to get a replacement would have been a Pain.... Glad I went with them doing the install
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

JPM, who did your RRO winch and brush bar job install? Trying to get some tips from someone who has done it before taking on the project. RRO instructions are notoriously horrible...


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