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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

I looked back at the pics again to check the difference between trailhawk and regular rails. It looks like the difference is just the tubular parts sticking out?

I'm on the fence between the th or regular, the local dealer has the th rails in stock though. Hmmm
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I looked back at the pics again to check the difference between trailhawk and regular rails. It looks like the difference is just the tubular parts sticking out?

I'm on the fence between the th or regular, the local dealer has the th rails in stock though. Hmmm
IMHO since the costs are nearly the same, I believe the MOPAR rock rails offer more protection than the Trailhawk ones. I first looked into this at the end of 2012 - and went with my first pair of rails.

Recently installed a 2nd pair on my 2014 GC Overland, the same as what I used nearly 2 years ago. Either way it's a bear installing them!
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IMHO since the costs are nearly the same, I believe the MOPAR rock rails offer more protection than the Trailhawk ones. I first looked into this at the end of 2012 - and went with my first pair of rails.

Recently installed a 2nd pair on my 2014 GC Overland, the same as what I used nearly 2 years ago. Either way it's a bear installing them!
Yeah, I looked at the pics of your GC The TH one looks stealthy and of course there's the added protection for the regular ones.

The install tips and tricks on this forum and the other one makes me feel confident enough to tackle it on a weekend. That's how I did the skid plates, the rails are a little bit more challenging though.

Edit: Wow, $1030 TH and $1003 GC installed at a couple dealers in the area. Makes me think twice about killing a weekend doing it myself.
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Yeah, I looked at the pics of your GC The TH one looks stealthy and of course there's the added protection for the regular ones.

The install tips and tricks on this forum and the other one makes me feel confident enough to tackle it on a weekend. That's how I did the skid plates, the rails are a little bit more challenging though.

Edit: Wow, $1030 TH and $1003 GC installed at a couple dealers in the area. Makes me think twice about killing a weekend doing it myself.
That's a bargain! I paid about $1500 installed.
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Yeah, I looked at the pics of your GC The TH one looks stealthy and of course there's the added protection for the regular ones.

The install tips and tricks on this forum and the other one makes me feel confident enough to tackle it on a weekend. That's how I did the skid plates, the rails are a little bit more challenging though.

Edit: Wow, $1030 TH and $1003 GC installed at a couple dealers in the area. Makes me think twice about killing a weekend doing it myself.
Do it yourself if you can. It's a fiddly job. There is no way a dealer can afford the time to do it properly. You may have to have a couple of goes at it but at least you will know it's done right. It's much easier with two people. Good luck!
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Do it yourself if you can. It's a fiddly job. There is no way a dealer can afford the time to do it properly. You may have to have a couple of goes at it but at least you will know it's done right. It's much easier with two people. Good luck!
I've been in this very debate with myself as to whether I should do it myself or pay the dealer the 1.5 hours that the parts catalog claims it takes. How could the dealer possibly do it improperly though? Curious as to what the sticking points are that they'd be messing up.
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I've been in this very debate with myself as to whether I should do it myself or pay the dealer the 1.5 hours that the parts catalog claims it takes. How could the dealer possibly do it improperly though? Curious as to what the sticking points are that they'd be messing up.
Misalignment and gaps - not getting the rock rails to mount flush to the sides, with the M8 flange nuts not barely catching threads on one nut and overtightened on another.

It is a difficult installation whether or not you do it yourself - or have a shop do it. I've been through the process twice and I think the rock rails aren't always assembled to true tolerances, thus making the assembly even more difficult.

People have ground down the flange bolts to just be able to grab the threads, or used grinders and other tools to make the holes bigger to get purchase.

You should see the tool used to fish the nuts behind the frame! Insanely hard to use and get on.

There is no way in hell anyone I know could ever install these in an hour and a half! That would be pure fantasy, even if everything went according to plan and there were no issues halting your progress.

If you do have a shop install them, make sure they know what they are doing, and that they have actual experience in putting them on.
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I've been in this very debate with myself as to whether I should do it myself or pay the dealer the 1.5 hours that the parts catalog claims it takes. How could the dealer possibly do it improperly though? Curious as to what the sticking points are that they'd be messing up.
I think you should do it yourself...if you have someone to help you thats even better. I installed them on my 2011 Overland Hemi and it took me 8 hours by myself. Its not a reall hard job just very time consuming and tidious. Go to the following thread and read about it there and it will give you some tips that will help make it easier for you. Good luck

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That link is what gave me the confidence to try and install myself. I will order the rails by the middle of the month and hopefully get started soon. Perfect time in AZ to do install stuff like this one.
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