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Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

Here's the back story, so i was talking to my buddy who's a jeep salesman. He found me a new trailhawk with luxury package and nav like I wanted. He called the other dealership and they said they still had it and wanted him to swap for a HA they had the next day. The next day comes, and the other dealership calls and says they accidentally sold my trailhawk the night before!

So my salesman went back to searching and found me one just like it, but with the rock sliders, and they'd match the price of the other one I wanted. So my new trailhawk has the rock sliders, which I don't mind but don't really care about either. I take it offroad but nowhere with large rocks that really makes them necessary. I know they're pretty sought after so I thought I could put them up for sale. Are factory plastic sides able to mount where the sliders are and cover all the mounting areas in the door frame? If not, I'll just keep them but I figured I'd see if anyone knows...

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Old 03-21-2017, 09:23 AM
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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

Even if the plastic bits cover all the holes, buying new plastic sills and all the trim bits wouldn't net much even after selling the rails used, no?
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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

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Even if the plastic bits cover all the holes, buying new plastic sills and all the trim bits wouldn't net much even after selling the rails used, no?
The rails cost $800 from mopar, so I was thinking of swapping someone for their plastics plus them giving me cash .
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Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

I think there are two types of rails now so for someone this may be a real bonus
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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

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Here's the back story, so i was talking to my buddy who's a jeep salesman. He found me a new trailhawk with luxury package and nav like I wanted. He called the other dealership and they said they still had it and wanted him to swap for a HA they had the next day. The next day comes, and the other dealership calls and says they accidentally sold my trailhawk the night before!

So my salesman went back to searching and found me one just like it, but with the rock sliders, and they'd match the price of the other one I wanted. So my new trailhawk has the rock sliders, which I don't mind but don't really care about either. I take it offroad but nowhere with large rocks that really makes them necessary. I know they're pretty sought after so I thought I could put them up for sale. Are factory plastic sides able to mount where the sliders are and cover all the mounting areas in the door frame? If not, I'll just keep them but I figured I'd see if anyone knows...
The system would not let me answer your PM about the sliders. I am not interested in the factory ones, looking at supers sliders from rocky road. So, thanks for the offer. Also, saw a YouTube on installing slides and the factory plastic did not make it off in one piece.
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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

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The system would not let me answer your PM about the sliders. I am not interested in the factory ones, looking at supers sliders from rocky road. So, thanks for the offer. Also, saw a YouTube on installing slides and the factory plastic did not make it off in one piece.
You must be on probation or something being a newer user. No worries on the sliders, do you have a link to the YouTube video by chance? I'd be curious to see how they mount.
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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

I replaced the factory sill covers with the MOPAR rock rails and while a pro body man may be able to remove them w/o damage, I was not. You need to pull the sill covers far enough from the body to expose a center tab that is pulled up on to bring the split tab together to remove them. Most of the time I was not able to pull it out far enough to expose the center part of the tab you pull up on before the tab broke or got damaged. Only one or two came out undamaged. My opinion is, they're intended to be used once. Here's a pic of one of the damaged tabs. If you really want to replace them, buy and install the factory plastic sills and then sell the rock rails. Given the weight and size shipping them would probably be prohibitively expensive.

I would keep them. You say that you don't plan on using them, but you only need to use them once to make them worth it!

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I replaced the factory sill covers with the MOPAR rock rails and while a pro body man may be able to remove them w/o damage, I was not. You need to pull the sill covers far enough from the body to expose a center tab that is pulled up on to bring the split tab together to remove them. Most of the time I was not able to pull it out far enough to expose the center part of the tab you pull up on before the tab broke or got damaged. Only one or two came out undamaged. My opinion is, they're intended to be used once. Here's a pic of one of the damaged tabs. If you really want to replace them, buy and install the factory plastic sills and then sell the rock rails. Given the weight and size shipping them would probably be prohibitively expensive.

I would keep them. You say that you don't plan on using them, but you only need to use them once to make them worth it!

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That's a good point, which is kind of why I started this thread. If it was something easy and would turn s good profit I would do it. If it's a hassle or I have to buy new, I'd just keep them most likely.
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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

OP, if you decide you want to try and market the sliders here at Jeep Garage, we have a Classifieds section specifically for that kind of thing.

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Re: Swapping mopar rock sliders for plastic side skirts

Another thing to think about is the attraction to a future buyer that may want all the Trailhawk parts when you get ready to sell the Jeep later on. Rock rails are a big part of the package.
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OP, if you decide you want to try and market the sliders here at Jeep Garage, we have a Classifieds section specifically for that kind of thing.

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Oh yes, I have a few items on there already. I'm not sure I want to do it, just wanted to see if it was a feasible thing to pull off.
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