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Old 06-19-2011, 08:02 PM
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Re: First Road Trip Report - Medano Pass Road

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They were kind of expensive, but I do like the look and functionality. My prior vehicle was a Ford Sport Trac which I wish I had rails on. I was on another trail in Southern Colorado, pretty mild one too, called Yankee Boy Basin near Ouray. There's more to that one that Medano though. One little tight spot between two large boulders with deep ruts and I put a small crunch in a side step. Prior to going on the trip, I debated taking them off, but figured I'd rather crunch those than the lower door panel. Went up Imogene later that day with no issues. Took the crunch on the easy trail...go figure.

That lower plastic fascia along the bottom door panel seems pretty flimsy, so some additional protection is needed since I'll take the Cherokee down mild trails. Plus the kids like to use them as steps, so hey, dual functionality. Oh, they also seem to do a good job of deflecting rocks flying off the front tire from hitting the lower rear door. I always hear rocks plinking off them and I've heard of some other owners having problems with rocks hitting the lower rear side of their WK2 near the rear wheel wells.
Do you notice if they help prevent door dings in parking lots?
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:10 PM
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Re: First Road Trip Report - Medano Pass Road

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Do you notice if they help prevent door dings in parking lots?

Depends on the vehicle. Cars and other cross-overs I would say yes. My wife's car is a Murano and its' door will barely catch the rail. The Murano does sit up higher than a normal car. But, for other vehicles like trucks or SUVs, probably not. Can't be sure, since I've only seen the Murano next to the Jeep with it's door's open.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:39 PM
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Re: First Road Trip Report - Medano Pass Road

What you say makes sense, thanks.
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Re: First Road Trip Report - Medano Pass Road

Great writeup and pictures, thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: First Road Trip Report - Medano Pass Road

thanx for great post and pics, +rep
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Re: First Road Trip Report - Medano Pass Road

Great job detailing your experiences! Exactly the way to do a water crossing. (next time, take a video!)
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