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Old 11-15-2012, 03:35 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Thanks BobT should have thought of that before.

In fact using the site below, I just ordered

82212157 - rock rails
82211995 - Front axle skid plate
82211994AB - Transfer Case Skid Plate bundle

all for $965.51 delivered to Australia.

fantastic price.

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Old 11-16-2012, 02:26 AM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

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Thanks BobT should have thought of that before.

In fact using the site below, I just ordered

82212157 - rock rails
82211995 - Front axle skid plate
82211994AB - Transfer Case Skid Plate bundle

all for $965.51 delivered to Australia.

fantastic price.

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Have they accepted your order?

A while ago I enquired about the skid plates from there and they wouldn't ship "large" parts to Australia. They state the website shipping costs are an estimate only, and they will contact you to cancel the order.

Hope it goes through ok for you.

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Old 11-16-2012, 04:26 PM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Oh - just checked and too good to be true..:

"Your order has been updated as follows:
We are sorry for the inconvience but the parts that you have ordered is either discontinued or no longer availiable. We are refunding the order and canceling this order. The refund will take 3-7 days to post your account
again sorry for the inconvience
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spelling and all..
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:09 PM
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Anybody go the specs on the rock rails so I can get a shipping estimate?

Box size and weight if possible
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Was wondering if someone could take a pic of the front end of their rock rails. Had the dealer install them and it looks like they have not cut and installed the end of the 'old ' sills which has left some of the bodywork exposed in the wheel arch.

Also wondering if anyone has fitted front mud guards. I have the old one that were removed to fit the rails and am wondering if I can modify them to fit back on?
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

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Was wondering if someone could take a pic of the front end of their rock rails. Had the dealer install them and it looks like they have not cut and installed the end of the 'old ' sills which has left some of the bodywork exposed in the wheel arch.

Also wondering if anyone has fitted front mud guards. I have the old one that were removed to fit the rails and am wondering if I can modify them to fit back on?
You just got me at the right moment. When sliding over rocks, the first thing that happens is one looses the mud flaps. My front ones had already been bent backwards and look a little worse for wear. So it makes perfect sense to remove them when adding rock rails. This I did when I fitted my rock rails. I finished the front off exactly as per the instruction sheet using the end of the now redundant plastic rocker trim (see the first photo, excuse the dirt). Not brilliant! They could have come up with something better like a stylish stubby mud flap. Anyway I've since found that in the wet, a lot of dirt gets splashed up the side of the car even on sealed roads. That didn't happen before. I hate washing cars. I think it rusts them prematurely, anyway that's my rational to justify my laziness. So I'm in the process of putting the mud flaps back on. The catch is that the back of the OEM mud flaps now have to be carved out to fit over the front of the rock rails (see the second photo). The front of the mud flaps are unchanged (third photo). When they eventually rip out, I will probably replace them with the generic mud flaps I saw at TJM. Although, the way they charge, I may be better off getting OEMs from JustForJeeps. I note that Hickers destroyed his front mud flaps on his epic trip and replaced them with home-made ones. Talk about a bush mechanics!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Thanks Bob for the photos - they are exactly what I am after. The dealer hasn't bothered to cut and fit the front of the old rocker trim. Will be discussing it further with them on Monday (rock rails were only done on Friday). Will probably refit the mud flaps as you have but the dealer tossed the screws and bolts etc and used the plastic rivets to fix the liner back. Guess I will have take a trip to Bunnings to find some screws etc. I assume, looking at how you fitted the flaps, you just reused the existing mud flap fasteners - is that right? If not what size screws etc did you use?
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Thanks Bob for the photos - they are exactly what I am after. The dealer hasn't bothered to cut and fit the front of the old rocker trim. Will be discussing it further with them on Monday (rock rails were only done on Friday). Will probably refit the mud flaps as you have but the dealer tossed the screws and bolts etc and used the plastic rivets to fix the liner back. Guess I will have take a trip to Bunnings to find some screws etc. I assume, looking at how you fitted the flaps, you just reused the existing mud flap fasteners - is that right? If not what size screws etc did you use?
Yep, I used the existing fasteners. Two of the screws are M6-1.0x30 Hex Head Sems bolts. They screw into M6-1.0 U-speed nuts. The third is a large sheet metal screw that I've measured at about M8-2.0x30. I had a misalignment problem between the screw hole in the front of the rock rails and the body. This meant I had trouble getting the speed nuts to line up. I thought I could do it using sheet metal screws but there was no way I could find any more that big. I tried the auto shops, Bunnings and an engineering supplier. There is no way I was going to the stealers and waiting 4 months for a couple overpriced screws. I finally got the speed nut on one side to catch however I need a longer one for the other side so I ordered a packet of these, Extruded U Nut M6-1.0 Screw Size Phosphate . I buy heaps of stuff from Clipsandfasteners. It beats driving all over the place just to have some dumb arse over the counter give you a blank stare. Since you don't have the OEM fasteners you might be better off with plastic rivets. If you can't get anything else, the M6-1.0x30 bolts are M6-1.0 X 30mm Hex Head Sems Body Bolts . Good luck!
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Just wanted to say "hey" to all the manly men who followed in my threads footsteps and installed their own!!! HEY!! I gota tell you, the wife got use to them and actually love them. They are holding up awsome and saved the rockers a couple of times. Even slid into a curb during an ice storm and barely scratched them . When clean they still look awsome also. All in all a good addition to the Grand!!
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Thanks for the initial write up! It helped a lot.
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Just wanted to say "hey" to all the manly men who followed in my threads footsteps and installed their own!!! HEY!! I gota tell you, the wife got use to them and actually love them. They are holding up awsome and saved the rockers a couple of times. Even slid into a curb during an ice storm and barely scratched them . When clean they still look awsome also. All in all a good addition to the Grand!!
My wife is the same, loves the rock rails, hated the side steps. For your scratches, try this
Textured Black Touch Up Paint - Body / Exterior - Shop By Category . The Grand is pretty stiff as it is but with the rock rails it feels like a rock. Maybe it's psychological but it stands to reason they would stiffen the vehicle considering how stiff they are themselves and how they are bolted to the vehicle like a boiler plate.
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Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!

Do the rock rails help prevent scratching the unibody at all? I have not seen any pictures showing how low they sit. It may be good to not lower ground clearance, but I'm also interested in not hitting the unibody when the break over angle isn't quite enough. Especially under the passenger side.
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