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Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

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Can anyone confirm if the paintable rocker moldings & low rear bumper cover from a 2014 will fit a 2012 limited.

I'm wanting to get mine painted but was wondering if i could get the smooth paintable ones from a 2014 instead.

They look like the would fit just fine. Maybe somebody knows for sure.

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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

They will indeed fit. I bought the smooth rear bumper lower valance for my 2011. The rocker panels were from an SRT model since I put the SRT fender flares on my Jeep. I had no choice because the flares did not line up with the regular rocker panels.
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They will indeed fit. I bought the smooth rear bumper lower valance for my 2011. The rocker panels were from an SRT model since I put the SRT fender flares on my Jeep. I had no choice because the flares did not line up with the regular rocker panels.
Thanks. Did you do the install yourself?
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

Yea, did all of it. The rear lower valance was a pain because I did not take the main bumper cover off. Probably much easier with it off. It is hard to get to the retaining clips that hold the lower valance to the main cover.
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

Does anyone know if the Summit 14-15 rocker panels will fit on a 11-13 wk2? I realize that having the oem textured fender flares would cause things to esthetically not align properly.*

Are the total lengths similar? Can someone with a summit measure their side skirts exactly for me?. I guess I can always create new mounting holes if they don't align. Please and thank you.
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

Alignment holes will be the same. The SRT and summit rocker skirts are indeed longer so they line up with the fender flares. Just guessing here but I would say they are about 2 inches longer than regular skirts. One inch on the front and one inch on the back.
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

I just can't see how they would be longer, which is why I'm asking. Others have posted the same thing about them being a couple inches longer in other posts.

Are the wheel wells smaller on a summit or SRT?
Where on the body of the jeep are they picking up the extra inches that require longer rocker panels?
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

When you install the SRT or Summit fender flares on the jeep they make the wheel well appear smaller, therefore the rocker skirt needs to be longer. All rocker skirts will bolt into the same holes on the jeep. I found this out when I installed SRT fender flares on my 2011 GC. I thought I would be fine with everything lining up but was wrong. I needed to purchase the SRT skirts to make it look right.
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

Ok thanks. I thought that the SRT flares went up onto the fenders higher than the other trims. I didn't realize the flares actually went down/over hang into the wheel wells.
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

I was hoping to find a thread about this very thing. I just purchased a 2011 overland and wanted to paint the rocker moldings white to match the body. I was hoping this could be done with the existing panels and not have to replace them with newer ones. I know it's textured, but if it were sanded, could it conceivably be painted?
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I was hoping to find a thread about this very thing. I just purchased a 2011 overland and wanted to paint the rocker moldings white to match the body. I was hoping this could be done with the existing panels and not have to replace them with newer ones. I know it's textured, but if it were sanded, could it conceivably be painted?
You can use the existing ones. Thats what I'm going to end up doing instead of buying new parts.

You can sand them down smooth but it's a PIA if you do it yourself unless you do that kind of work and then its still a pia lol. I bought the rear bumper step pad textured and sanded it down and it sucked but it worked, that was a small piece too.

You need to find a shop that knows what they are doing. Most will tell you that they are not meant for paint (which they aren't) but they are still paintable if done correctly. I had my textured roof rail moldings painted and they have held up fine.
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Re: Side rocker molding and low rear bumper cover

No sanding needed. Just a really good cleaning with Dawn dish soap, apply adhesion promoter, apply several coats of filler primer, wet sand with 400 or 600 grit, paint and then clear. You don't want to sand the bare plastic.
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