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Old 10-10-2015, 01:11 PM
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

2 things:

- you should have used $100 bills in the pictures, everybody knows that that is the universally accepted measurement standard
- you need you some skid plates, none of that plastic stuffs under there!

Thanks for the updates, they look great, hope they are easier to install than the mopar ones.

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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

@leonbmx - LOL! If I would have used $100 bills, I am sure I would have been flamed on this board! LOL!

Regarding the skid plates, I am trying to figure out which ones to buy right now. I ordered and received some recovery points from Chief Products also in Australia and while I was on their site I noticed their Skid plate. I would like to purchase a set from one vendor BUT it looks like I will have to purchase different Skid plates from different vendors to get really good Skid plate protection coverage underneath the jeep...
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

*Important Recommendation*

So the installation instructions say to drill a 13mm for the Nutserts underneath the jeep. Because we are in the US 13mm drill bits are VERY hard to come by so "close" equivalent to that is a 1/2 drill bit. So I decided to drill a test hole in a scrape piece of metal... And as you can see from the photos, the 10mm Nutserts are little too big for the 1/2" hole...Needless to say... I will be special ordering a 13mm drill bit from Amazon or ebay... a 23/64" drill bit will work for the 6mm nutserts BUT I am going to order a 9mm drill bit also since I am already ordering a 13mm.

I went everywhere I could think of in Houston looking for a 13mm drill bit and I ran into the exact same issue this guy did when looking for a metric drill bit:

Link: Yes! We have no metric drill bits. | The Metric Maven

Long story short... When you order the Uneek slider, ALSO ORDER 9mm and 13mm drill bits. Luckily I decided to do a test drill...

So I am on hold until I get my metric drill bits delivered hopefully they will arrive sometime next week... So far I am still pleased with the purchase!
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

On a side note, I did receive my recovery points from Chief

WK2 Recovery Point (front) | Chief Products

So I may install those while I wait for my drill bits...Probably another post...
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

Thanks, much appreciated.

Looks like it is a Granite Summit you have as well.

I'm loving mine.
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

@MarkinVan - Yep I am very please with the Summit BUT because the Trim level is different that the other models, I see Summit owners will face some challenges that the other trim versions will not have to deal with... BUT I will get more into that later towards the conclusion of this installation post... With the pros and cons...
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

The Summit trim at the wheel wells was why I was interested in how the ends looked. The colour seems to go really well with the Granite paint. Really appreciate that you are sharing all this info. I only have 1700 km's on my Summit. Front tow hooks is my first planned mod.
I did get the skid plate option but will follow that with you as you add yours as well. The Australians seem to be very good at off road accessories for JGC and shipping to Canada shouldn't be much different other than we are the land of the wimpy dollar. Cheers Eh.
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

I just added the mopar skid plates after the fact, they fit like a glove and for the $500 they cost (or less if you shop around a bit), they add a lot of protection. The only other plate I am planning on getting is the transmission plate from Chief. That should protect pretty much the whole bottom.

I actually just did the OEM tow hook myself and I found that taking off the whole bumper is the way to go, as I could not, for the life of me, figure out how to get the lower fascia back on afterwards... Just my 2 cents.
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

@MarkinVan - I would definitely agree with you regarding the quality of the Jeep aftermarket products I have received from Australia. So far the quality has been REALLY GOOD and construction has been Beefy as well! Also everyone that I have emailed back and forth with has been very helpful!

@leonbmx - I was looking at a similar combination in regards to Skid plates in order figure out the best combination of skid plates to protect the undercarriage. I wonder if there is a thread dedicated to this...If not maybe there should be...
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

Finally! The 9mm and 13mm drill bits have arrived! So hopefully I will get time this weekend to start and finish the install... I believe I have all parts/tools I need! Hopefully I will have some updated news next week!
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Old 10-16-2015, 05:46 AM
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

Get lots of pics
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Re: Uneek Rock Rails install on a WK2

Ok so I was able to install one side today before having to attend to an event. The Uneek install was a little easier than installing the Mopar sliders based on some of the Mopar videos I saw.

Looking at the photo, you will notice that the Uneek rock rail does quite not fit flush with the fender trim on my Jeep. I emailed Uneek about this and it turns out that the Summit Jeep's fender trim is WIDER than Non-Summit Jeeps. So if you don't have a Summit version then the rock rail should fit closer to the end of your fender trim... Based on some of the photos on Uneek's website this appears to be true...

I did take photos, which really slowed down the install process. The thing that took the longest was drilling the mounting holes... I took my time and it went great...

Once I completely finish, I will sit down and try and organize the photos in order to better document the install as well as make note of the tips and tricks I used...

Again so far I am VERY pleased with the rock rails...
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