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Old 10-31-2012, 11:43 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

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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?
Do you have a post install picture of the rock rails on your white wk2?

I am thinking about these rails and am looking for comparison pics.

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Here's my wife's Overland with Mopar rock rails, Boss 335B rims, 275/55/20 GY Silent Armor tires.image.jpg
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Got my rock rails in too. Not as hard as I thought but there was lot of judicious jacking required to get the threads to catch. I snapped one bolt but since there are 23 bolts per side, I think I can live without it.

The rear jacking point is still exposed but the front one is covered. Are the square holes in the rock rails supposed to be the new jacking points? There is a stiffening web welded across them that seems to be intended to fit the slot in the jack. However, the web is welded transverse meaning the jack has to be placed longitudinally which makes it damn hard to wind up. It has got to be a design error.
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Got my rock rails in too. Not as hard as I thought but there was lot of judicious jacking required to get the threads to catch. I snapped one bolt but since there are 23 bolts per side, I think I can live without it.

The rear jacking point is still exposed but the front one is covered. Are the square holes in the rock rails supposed to be the new jacking points? There is a stiffening web welded across them that seems to be intended to fit the slot in the jack. However, the web is welded transverse meaning the jack has to be placed longitudinally which makes it damn hard to wind up. It has got to be a design error.
Hi Bob, welcome to the world of the 'we've installed our own rock rails club'. It could seem one is less of a man (or Jeep Owner) until you've performed this task:-)
No hurry to do it again..........

I had occasion to jack my rear driver's side up the other week (puncture in the high quality Khumo tyre). Using the jack supplied, I used the rock rail jack point in front of the rear tyre. I mounted the jack at right angle to the rock rail and while the two surfaces didn't exactly mesh, the WK2 lifted up high enough to remove the tyre, repair with one of the new tyre plug kits, reinflate, install the tyre, lower the car and drive on my way. At no time did I feel the jack to rock rail interaction was unsafe, but this was in a level carpark on a bitumen surface. I've no doubt on a good ol' Aussie bush track, it might be a little more scarey.

I am currently looking for a high lift jack. I can see how much easier this would be as I would mount it on the roof basket and lift down as needed. Therefore no need to empy out the cargo area, lift the floor, remove the jack etc etc etc.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:51 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

I'm just waiting for these to be on sale again, missed the 1210 delivered price...
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Has anyone seen a decrease in mpg after the rock rails are installed?
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Why would you suspect something like that?
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I'm just waiting for these to be on sale again, missed the 1210 delivered price...
The Mopar Aust. "delivered" price is actually delivered to your nominated dealer for you to pick up. I got mine from JustForJeeps in the States for $1,042 AUD including shipping and duty delivered to my door in 3 weeks.
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Why would you suspect something like that?
Because they are bloody heavy!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Unfortunately justforjeeps is out of stock atm

BobT did you use a ship forwarder? or did you ship to Australia?
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Unfortunately justforjeeps is out of stock atm

BobT did you use a ship forwarder? or did you ship to Australia?
I didn't do the shipping. JustForJeeps refer their OS orders to Bongo for shipping. It arrived at my door by FedEx. The poor driver could hardly lift it.

Do a google search on the part number and you will find other USA suppliers. Some will ship such large items, some wont.
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