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Old 09-05-2012, 10:56 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

hey,
what is that chrome part at the lower part of the front bumper called ,
your jeep looks sick nice job love it ...keep it up ....
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:34 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Hi ricgan,

It's known as a front chrome bumper molding.

I got it from just for jeeps:
http://www.justforjeeps.com/chbumo1.html

As my bumper didn't have the cut-out slots for this part, I used a Dremel to grind off the tabs off the new molding, then used 3M double side tape and three stainless M6x10 bolts.

Very easy install.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:02 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

There is a better side picture of the rock rails in my other thread here:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/attachment...9&d=1346238767

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Son and I started last weekend and managed to fit all the underbody skid plates and the passenger side rock rail before patience wore thin, and called it quits for the day. Back on the job today for side2.
Agree it's not hard, just fiddly and time consuming.
Only issue so far was we didn't read properly/see the different size in the 3 pillar post bolts and now have a long one sticking down below the rail.
Will install side 2 today then decide whether to pull side one back off and relocate the bolt, or just get a hacksaw blade and cut it off.
We're also having difficulty tightening the bolts to the tension specs. Several wouldn't tighten any more and 2 we stripped the speed nuts. Anyone else have this challenge?
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:47 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

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We're also having difficulty tightening the bolts to the tension specs. Several wouldn't tighten any more and 2 we stripped the speed nuts. Anyone else have this challenge?
Had I seen this thread earlier I would have got rock rails in lieu of side-steps. The brackets under the side-steps give a little protection over rock, as I found out, but are more likely to get one hung up. Regarding bolts, I have just added the Mopar tow-bar. I didn't bother torquing. I didn't want to outlay for the right sized sockets but I had the spanners so I just pulled for all it was worth. With the huge spring washer supplied and some loctite, they aren't coming loose. Regarding the trim, Jeep seems to delight in using every fastening combination possible although I suspect it was the dealer mechanics who installed the parking sensors that simply grabbed the first fastener they could reach. There are 3 screws holding the rear mudguard trim. All have different heads hex, phillips, torx, screws, self tappers and even a couple of plastic rivets. I'm going to replace them plastic rivets, the pull type, as soon as my plastic rivet gun arrives.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

My side steps are now in a bin somewhere west of the Blue Mountains, a casualty of the Aussie 2012 Jeep Jamboree. So I'm going the rock rail route. Before I commit, can someone post a PDF of the Mopar fitting instructions?
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My side steps are now in a bin somewhere west of the Blue Mountains, a casualty of the Aussie 2012 Jeep Jamboree. So I'm going the rock rail route. Before I commit, can someone post a PDF of the Mopar fitting instructions?
Morning Bob, will have a look later today if I kept my copy and post them, unless someone else does it before I get back.

Not surprised re the side steps, and the rock rails are actually really well built. My only comment is, whilst not impossible to install, I'm not in any hurry to do rock rails again.
If you're going to do it on your own, allow 1 to 2 days depending on how patient you are, and don't drink until you're finished:-)
If there's anyone near you that's done them already, offer them a slab or a tank of fuel to come over and help. Definitely better if you have 2 people, and even better if one of you have already done the task. And don't open the slab until you've finished:-)


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http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-....ashx?id=15648
Heres a link to install.
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Morning Bob, will have a look later today if I kept my copy and post them, unless someone else does it before I get back.

Not surprised re the side steps, and the rock rails are actually really well built. My only comment is, whilst not impossible to install, I'm not in any hurry to do rock rails again.
If you're going to do it on your own, allow 1 to 2 days depending on how patient you are, and don't drink until you're finished:-)
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If it takes 1 to 2 days, it will take me 2 to 4 days with my fart arse'n around and with summer approaching, I will definitely have to keep my fluid levels up.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

would these work to make it easier for my little (short legs) wife to get in as well as rock protection? I mean do they stick out far enough?
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would these work to make it easier for my little (short legs) wife to get in as well as rock protection? I mean do they stick out far enough?
My wife is also height challenged and she had trouble getting in before I installed, and just as much trouble getting in now after installation. The rails didn't help with the orientation of the bum to the seat. What's really missing is an overhead grab handle which is not possible due to side air bags...
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

The rock rails look awesome!
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