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No problem! Welcome to the forum, by the way.

I am not completely sure, so hopefully someone else can chime in. However, the original 2014 JGC Accessories catalog listed the Trailhawk rails as fitting the 2014, and there isn't anything that has changed in 2014 that would affect installation of the rock rails (to my knowledge). I will look further into it and report back in a day or so.

Awesome! It's a great combo, and I'm sure the diesel is great as well. Assuming the rails do fit (I'm 95% sure they do) and you install them, make sure to post some pictures here. I'm thinking that I maybe should have gone with the Trailhawk rails instead of the regular Mopar ones.
Finally got them and finally installed them this past weekend. It took flippin' forever and a day, but it's done. I'm glad I went this route. I'm most likely never going to wheel this thing hard enough to need the added protection of the other rails. These flow good with the lines of the jeep and you wouldn't notice them if you didn't know what they were. Warning for DIY, they might be a MOPAR bolt-up part, but their jig must be off. Driver side went on no problem except for the last two bolts up front. The passenger side was another story. After getting the back side bolted up, there was close to an inch gap between the rail and tip of the bolts. Lots of force was used to close the gap. It's on there and I doubt anything would ever take it off. Once on, I noticed the gap between the doors and the rails gets slightly larger from front to rear, but you have to be on the ground to notice it.
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Finally got them and finally installed them this past weekend. It took flippin' forever and a day, but it's done. I'm glad I went this route. I'm most likely never going to wheel this thing hard enough to need the added protection of the other rails. These flow good with the lines of the jeep and you wouldn't notice them if you didn't know what they were. Warning for DIY, they might be a MOPAR bolt-up part, but their jig must be off. Driver side went on no problem except for the last two bolts up front. The passenger side was another story. After getting the back side bolted up, there was close to an inch gap between the rail and tip of the bolts. Lots of force was used to close the gap. It's on there and I doubt anything would ever take it off. Once on, I noticed the gap between the doors and the rails gets slightly larger from front to rear, but you have to be on the ground to notice it.
Those look amazing! Want to trade?
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Those look amazing! Want to trade?
Thanks... yeah, I'm happy with the way they turned out. Not trading these after the weekend I spent with them.
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Thanks... yeah, I'm happy with the way they turned out. Not trading these after the weekend I spent with them.
Great job! Looks shmick! I don't know that the fitting problems are so much in the variation of the rails or the car, probably both but everyone has the same issue. I think it could also be the way the car stands. All cars have some flex. I had to do some fancy jacking to various parts of the car to get it to twist to fit the rails. I can tell you, there is not much flex now
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

After doing this myself and reading lots of install threads there's one thing that is absolutely clear - the install instructions provided by jeep are incorrect. From the pdf posted earlier in the thread, steps 13 and 14 (inside and outside bolts) need to be reversed. If you had to sweat to 'close the gap' on the outside bolts this would have made it MUCH easier.
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Great job! Looks shmick! I don't know that the fitting problems are so much in the variation of the rails or the car, probably both but everyone has the same issue. I think it could also be the way the car stands. All cars have some flex. I had to do some fancy jacking to various parts of the car to get it to twist to fit the rails. I can tell you, there is not much flex now
Thanks! I agree, there is probably a lot less flex now. These things are a pretty solid piece of gear.
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After doing this myself and reading lots of install threads there's one thing that is absolutely clear - the install instructions provided by jeep are incorrect. From the pdf posted earlier in the thread, steps 13 and 14 (inside and outside bolts) need to be reversed. If you had to sweat to 'close the gap' on the outside bolts this would have made it MUCH easier.
I tried reversing the steps, as that just made more sense when looking at things. However, that didn't work either. When I did that, I couldn't get the rail inside the pinch weld. Ultimately ended up doing both at the same time by jacking it up into place and forcing it in. The driver side went in just as the instructions said, so I don't think there is a one way works for all with these things. Oh well, it was a beautiful weekend and I didn't have to work. There are worse things to worry about in the world.
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

If you don't mind me asking how much did all of it cost? I went for the $400 Mopar side rails on my 14 , but I'm wondering if I should try and sell those for the rock rails you have (they do look amazing)


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Mine was approx 800 shipped from FL.
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Mine was approx 800 shipped from FL.
+1 Did a Google search of the part number under the shopping section. OEM Factory Parts out of FL. $808 shipped for TH rails.
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Re: MOPAR Rock Rails Installed - Picture Laden

[QUOTE=Wxchaser;800719]So far, no scratching - very well built and durable. No clearance changes - although they stick out from the body so anyone opening a door into your Jeep will get an unpleasant surprise!

Really they protect the doors from those inconsiderate a$$holes that will bang your vehicle cause they're driving a POS... I'll get them just for that feature, I did see on the Mopar site that the step type and the tubular don't fit the Summit, I haven't seen (yours) "Rock Rails" on the site do you know if they will fit the Summit and also saw where the mud flaps don't fit the Summit I can't figure out why though. Yours look great by the way
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