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Ugg, the rock rails. I think either mine got damaged in shipping or the guy that built mine was drunk. They did not fit that good at all. There was no way in hell the exterior side bolts and the underbody pinch weld bolts were ever going to line up as designed.

Let's just say, I had to Dremel entirely new bolt holes on all the pinch welds underneath. Also, if they made those damn exterior side bolts just 2mm longer the process would have been SO much easier. These rock rails and associated hardware don't seem to be designed/tested well. If there was more attention to detail and install process thought with the kit it would cut the install time in half. With all the custom work I had to do, took about 15 hours total. I made sure I did it to last though, all cuts/mods and hardware was thoroughly coated with anti-rust enamel.

I also sealed up the seam between the car body and the rock rails as I don't like that small gap and water etc running down in there. My favorite part of the rails is they make an easy jack point now for the truck. They are on there like no-ones business. Plus the added benefit of keeping most doors from being able to dent yours.

I will post some pics hopefully when I do the following mods tomorrow:

RRO winch bumper installed
Winch install
Front-pre-runner skid plate install (cut-out adaptive eye hole)
Air horn install
LED fog light install
Laser jammer and radar detector (front) install
Grill / plasti-dip black / cutout winch remote access in grill
Front tow hooks

Actually I don't know how much of the above I am going to get done tomorrow as I like to do things right the first time. I promise I will post pics, I know threads are boring without pics LOL.
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Ugg, the rock rails. I think either mine got damaged in shipping or the guy that built mine was drunk. They did not fit that good at all. There was no way in hell the exterior side bolts and the underbody pinch weld bolts were ever going to line up as designed.

Let's just say, I had to Dremel entirely new bolt holes on all the pinch welds underneath. Also, if they made those damn exterior side bolts just 2mm longer the process would have been SO much easier. These rock rails and associated hardware don't seem to be designed/tested well. If there was more attention to detail and install process thought with the kit it would cut the install time in half. With all the custom work I had to do, took about 15 hours total. I made sure I did it to last though, all cuts/mods and hardware was thoroughly coated with anti-rust enamel.

I also sealed up the seam between the car body and the rock rails as I don't like that small gap and water etc running down in there. My favorite part of the rails is they make an easy jack point now for the truck. They are on there like no-ones business. Plus the added benefit of keeping most doors from being able to dent yours.
It took the dealer a couple of days to install the rails on my Summit. They said it was a pain in the A.
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It took the dealer a couple of days to install the rails on my Summit. They said it was a pain in the A.
Hah, ya they sure are. No matter how they get on their they are worth it though, they look great and have the strength/functionality to actually do their job.
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Looking good brother. As a side note, don't ya just love diy projects?
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the end result. I like DIY projects but that looks a little scary for me to attempt. Like the wheels and rock rails; looking good.
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Nice pics and explanation.

I wouldn’t leave those parts lying around or your police work dog may chew on them.
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I wonder if you could have had rock rails made custom for your rig that would have been a faster/easier install.
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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

It was more work than I thought. There is drilling new holes in the front caps of the frames rails, and you have to get everything lines up just right. Very high quality piece though by Rocky Road off-Road, would highly recommend. Some quirks with the instructions, but was able to figure it out.

I still have a L-bracket that has a 90 degree twist in it which I assume is for the adaptive cruise eye, but it doesn't make much sense how you would fit it. It's not in the instructions.

I also got the new horn on, sounds awesome like a mini-Big-Rig truck and plugged right into factory plugs and in the factory mount with some tweaking.

Will post some more pics tomorrow. BTW there were a few areas around the stock bumper holes etc that had the paint chipped off and was already corroding. I highly recommend people set the vehicle up on off-road 2, get on a creeper and do a good check underneath with a can of anti-rust / protection (one that can spray up-side-down). A little bit of prevention goes a LONG way.
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Figuring out that just about everything I do has to be custom and a lot of time and effort. Pro-tip: RRO winch bumper is not made for a Summit bumper cover lol. Also had to completely fabricate a mount for the adaptive cruise radar. Broke my 15 year old Dremel custom cutting that 3/8ths inch skid-plate hole for the radar. Had to buy a new one. Switched to stainless steel hardware for a few key pieces.

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RRO bumper installed
Custom mount for adaptive radar installed
Pre-Runner skid plate installed
Warn 9.5XP-s Winch mounted, remote solenoid stealth mounted with hand access from under hood, all wires connected, winch tested working great and synthetic line spooled on drum.
Front LED fog lights installed
Chrome grill mesh and surrounds removed for painting
Horn installed

Still to do:
Paint grill mesh and surrounds / install
Cut hole in bumper cover for fairlead
Cut wanted trim from unwanted lower bumper fascia and mount to upper bumper fascia
Trim wheel well liners
Installed bumper cover and fairlead

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Installed bumper cover and fairlead

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Re: Zybane's "Arctic" Diesel Build

Oh no say it isn't so!!!!! I just looked at the video on youtube and saw the dog and the tire then all of a sudden a vehicle came into view and it was in a serious state of needed assembly. When I saw that all I could do was scream and laugh all at the same time and keep saying oh no, oh no please say it isn't so. I have to say you have more "way wahs" then I'll ever have when it comes to taking one of my 4 wheel baby's apart. I hope you can figure out where all of those parts will go; or should I say are suppose to fit. I hope you took step by step pictures or step by step video. LOL I cannot wait to see the finished product. When you get this all together you will definitely be " THE MAN". Good luck and I and I'm sure others, will be watching. It looks like you're doing a tare down inspection after the vehicle comes off of the line from final assembly. You go guy!!!
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