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RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

Looking to add one of the above but not sure which. The RRO is a few hundred cheaper but I like the way the Mopar kit replaced the stock trim. Im not going to be off roading so it really just a visual add on.

Would love to hear about both. Thanks

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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

I have the Mopar and think they look great. I had them installed at a shop and even the techs there thought they were a huge pain in the [butt] to put on so expect some challenges. Otherwise, once they're on, they seamlessly blend into the Jeep and were exactly what I was looking for.

I think the only knock on the RRO supersliders is they don't go all the way from fender to fender like the Mopar ones. I'm not sure if RRO has changed the design at all, or if I'm getting them confused with another RRO model, but previous ones only cover about 90% of the length. I, personally, don't care for that look as much but RRO seems to make high quality products so they should definitely hold up.

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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

ive got the super sliders on my 15 overland and really like them. while they dont cover the entire area i will never need them too. the install was pretty straightforward took my mechanic about 2 hours and they are solid as the day is long.
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

Found a set of used Mopar sliders for $300 but no hardware is included. Seems like a good deal unless the hardware is is like the tow hooks hardware, unable to get.

Any feedback on this? I've looked at the instructions on installing those and there looks to be a lot of hardware
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

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Found a set of used Mopar sliders for $300 but no hardware is included. Seems like a good deal unless the hardware is is like the tow hooks hardware, unable to get.

Any feedback on this? I've looked at the instructions on installing those and there looks to be a lot of hardware
As far as I know, you can't buy just a hardware kit for the rock rails (same issue as with the tow hooks).

I would print out the part list from the instructions and go to a hardware store or online and make sure you can get the parts before you commit to buying the rails. I've never checked how common the bolt sizes are so I don't know how easy they'll be to find. That's a great price but it's not going to be worth it if you can't put them on.
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

Ive got it printed out and while it gives you some sizes like M8 with 25MM washer there is no mention of length. There are also a few special type fasteners (Flag Bolts) and a L & R "stiffner" that I cant find any info on. Im sure I could make them work but I don't want to half ass the install.
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It's tough to see length in the picture and I didn't take any others before install. Sorry. Best I have.
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

That helps, looks like the M6 hex are 20mm and the M8 with washers are a little shorter. That would be easy enough. How critical do you think the Flag Bolts and stiffners are to the install or do you recall if something else could work in that step of the install? These will be purely for looks.


Ive build a couple muscle cars from the ground up so I know I can make it work, but I also know the pain of making something work, if you know what I mean. LOL
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

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That helps, looks like the M6 hex are 20mm and the M8 with washers are a little shorter. That would be easy enough. How critical do you think the Flag Bolts and stiffners are to the install or do you recall if something else could work in that step of the install? These will be purely for looks.


Ive build a couple muscle cars from the ground up so I know I can make it work, but I also know the pain of making something work, if you know what I mean. LOL
I did NOT do the install myself and do NOT do automotive work so my opinion should probably be taken with a grain of salt...

However, I would think, if you're using these for looks only, the flag bolts and stiffners aren't critical but the flag bolts are the only screws that attach the bottom of the rails to the Jeep. All the other bolts are on the side. However, there's probably a dozen bolts spaced every 4" or so on the sides of these things so that's going to provide the majority of support for the rails. I guess my only concern would be that not installing the flag bolts could somehow impact the structural integrity of the vehicle since these rails replace the part that's there.

If you're relatively good with cars and feel confident on getting the M8 and M6 bolts, I'm sure you could figure out something to replace the flag bolts if you felt it was necessary after install. However, all this is up to you. Maybe check out the install video that one of the members did here if you haven't already. He provides a lot of good detail and you might be able to assess the structural risks of not having all the parts.
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

If that's the case I'll want those flag bolts
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Re: RRO Super Sliders vs Mopar Rock Rails

I just pulled up the install instructions again and you should probably give them a good read and see what you think. Between the M6 & M8 bolts, you might be okay. I forgot that, in addition to the dozen on the outside, there's another 8 that go along the inside edge since the rails wrap around the sill. However, totally your call. I doubt they'd be included if they didn't do anything so there's some loss to not having them.

Good luck. Let me know how it turns out if you go this route. They're great once you get them on.
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