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Old 08-12-2012, 08:35 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

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Hey Kev, these might be of interest to you. $800 plus freight ex Cairns.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/JEEP-WK-G...item2320d9f064
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How did you go with fitting yours this weekend?

Also - where did you source your skid plates, and how much $$?

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Hi Scarps,

How did you go with fitting yours this weekend?

Also - where did you source your skid plates, and how much $$?

Thanks,

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Too wet and cold in Melbourne, hate cracking my knuckles between a socket wrench and car body on a normal day, let alone when it's <5degrees, so parked it to a warmer day.
I bought a package of rock rails and skid plates, same local dealer, all up $2,400.
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Old 08-21-2012, 06:49 AM
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Too wet and cold in Melbourne, hate cracking my knuckles between a socket wrench and car body on a normal day, let alone when it's <5degrees, so parked it to a warmer day.
I bought a package of rock rails and skid plates, same local dealer, all up $2,400.
Scarps, have you started yet?

I managed to get the eBay ones for $750 delivered and hopefully they'll arrive this week - thanks for the heads up, I may have missed them due to the wording of the auction.

I'm aiming to do the install this weekend as long as they arrive (and work dependant due to 24hr standby) if not they'll have to wait because we're heading over to North Stradbroke island the weekend after, then port Macquarie weekend after that.

I managed to install my front recovery hook today - took about any hour max. It's very tight in there though!

Hopefully you've started yours and you have some tips to make mine easier!!

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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Question would these be realistic as a side step use as well? Dad is old (87), and was wondering if they are wide enough to use as a side step for him to get in.
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Question would these be realistic as a side step use as well? Dad is old (87), and was wondering if they are wide enough to use as a side step for him to get in.
I installed mine at the weekend - in my opinion yes they are wide enough to be used as steps.

I'll post photos once I get home.

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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

I'm definitely doing this when my flimsy side-steps pack it in.
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Question would these be realistic as a side step use as well? Dad is old (87), and was wondering if they are wide enough to use as a side step for him to get in.
See here:
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Gotta tell you , ours are holding up awesome! Don't forget to snug the bolts now and then! The finish always comes back with a little wax!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Installation was a little tricky on the first side - then easy on the second.

Definately recommend people have a go themselves!

Photos as promised (note: the plastic covers haven't yet been cut and installed on the front end):
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Take your time with the plastic covers and they'll look good. Once you hack them you can't go back.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

I'm looking into getting these. What tools are required to install them?

I have plenty of wrenches, sockets, drivers, etc., but I see people talking about grinders.
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I'm looking into getting these. What tools are required to install them?

I have plenty of wrenches, sockets, drivers, etc., but I see people talking about grinders.
I used the following tools:

- trolley jack (for raising the rail to the car)
- 10mm short socket
- 13mm short & deep socket (deep is for the 3 bolts under the car and to assist installing the push on lock nut on the 12 bolts at the front of the sill)
- 10mm ratchet spanner (makes easy work of the 8 bolts for the back of the sill)
- 13 mm ratchet spanner (make sure it's relatively 'thin' - I used this on the 12 nuts for the front of the sill where the nut didn't take to the bolt the right way at first)
- medium flat head screwdriver (to assist installing the push on lock nut on the 12 bolts at the front of the sill and to remove the foam from the sill ends)
- hammer (to remove the existing rivets holding the plastic sill cover over, and then bend a bracket slightly out of the way)
- chisel (to remove the existing rivets holding the plastic sill cover over)
- torque wrench
- battery drill / rattle gun (one all the nuts/bolts are on loose I used this to make life easier and quicker prior to using the torque wrench)
- vacuum cleaner (hold the hose adjacent to the hole in the sill where you remove the foam using a screwdriver - its much quicker!)
- loctite (used on all nuts and bolts to prevent them from becoming loose)
- Allen key (comes with the kit)
- scissors / tin snips (used to trim the wheel liner)

I had no need to use a grinder?

Looking at this it may seem like a big job - it really isn't too difficult, just time consuming.

I installed the first one in five hours after work last Friday on my own. I then did the second side on the Saturday morning in just over two hours, again on my own. I took my time being careful not to damage anything, and had the instructions open on my bench along with the iPad of photos from this forum!

If you have any questions just ask!

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