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dvdswk2 01-30-2011 06:13 PM

WK2 Rock Rails In!
 
Picked them up from the dealer and was wondering if anybody did this install. I did all the customizing on my JK myself such as springs bumpers snorkle etc. so I'm hoping it will go smooth, but the instructions look as if it will be a PITA. Will attempt it next weekend with a few pics. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated!

rdalcanto 01-30-2011 06:33 PM

Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!
 
Someone said the dealer took like 6 hours to install theirs. Probably not easy.

dvdswk2 01-30-2011 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rdalcanto (Post 344668)
Someone said the dealer took like 6 hours to install theirs. Probably not easy.

Oh I know its not easy just by the directions.Thats why I'm waiting till next weekend! Wife works and I'm going to span it 2days!

zapp 01-30-2011 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by dvdswk2 (Post 344673)
Oh I know its not easy just by the directions.Thats why I'm waiting till next weekend! Wife works and I'm going to span it 2days!

Try to take some pics with some install hints, I will probably put them on later this spring, nice to know what I am getting into.

dvdswk2 01-30-2011 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by zapp (Post 344691)
Try to take some pics with some install hints, I will probably put them on later this spring, nice to know what I am getting into.

Plan on it! :thumbsup:

zapp 01-30-2011 07:27 PM

Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!
 
Your awesome

moosehead 01-30-2011 10:42 PM

Re: WK2 Rock Rails In!
 
Holy crap, 6 Hours? Do you have to remove the lower trim and several other layers prior to install?

mjw930 01-31-2011 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by moosehead (Post 344863)
Holy crap, 6 Hours? Do you have to remove the lower trim and several other layers prior to install?

I read the instructions and yes, you need to disassemble the lower trim, fish in a number of new capture nuts and trim the lower valance to accept the rails. Considering they need to become an integral part of the unibody to perform their function it's reasonable.

the1jake 01-31-2011 08:59 AM

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6 hours was total time. (installed skid plates and swapped wheels also)

The time on the rock rails was around 4 hours labor. (although the dealer only charged me 1.6 hours) The install involves a bit more than bolting the rails through the frame! Good luck on that install, should be fairly easy for you since you've done a good amount of customizing yourself.

http://www.leeparts.com/2011_jeep_gr...ock_rails.html (click on "view installation instructions for pdf file at link destination for those interested)

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1296482262
http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1296482272

mrpositraction 01-31-2011 09:15 AM

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I really like the look of those. How much are these running?

People always kick their boots on the chincy plastic trim. It dosn't knock anything off the boots and sounds awful in the process.

EDIT: DAMN they are expensive, won't be doing these anytime soon. I guess for my wants nerf bars would be better. I don't plan on setting it on any rocks.

moosehead 01-31-2011 09:33 AM

Thanks for the install heads up, I was hoping for an approach similar to the tow hooks. Hope it's one of those efforts that gives good satisfaction vs a royal PITA.

the1jake 01-31-2011 09:53 AM

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I got 15% off the list price from the dealer plus they honored the original estimate.

When you kick the boots on these things, the snow comes off the boots. Nothing cheap about the rails. Now I just have to remember to step out a bit further when I exit the vehicle or I'll have a nice mud mark on my pants. (the rails stick out a bit more as you can see by the pics) Not a complaint at all, just an observation I wanted to share.


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