Jeep Garage  - Jeep Forum

Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum (http://www.jeepgarage.org/forums.php)
-   Tech Tips DIY/How To (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f75/)
-   -   How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2 (http://www.jeepgarage.org/f75/how-to-install-4xguard-rear-guard-2-a-32220.html)

JeepCoop 12-07-2011 07:00 PM

How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
Even though it's a pretty easy install, I haven't seen any "How To's" on it so why not do it so you can all see! As some of you know I had some issued getting the dang thing and in the end, I had to wrong mounting hardware (3" bolts instead of 2") for the frame mounts! I have already spoken to Marlin and it's all good, and he's fixed the issue(s) haha

NOTE: I know she is SUPER dirty under there so shut it!! haha

Step 1 - Let down the spare tire all the way to the ground so you have some slack and can move it out of your way.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/DSC06716.jpg

Step 2 - Drill pilot holes into the frame through the existing holes. (Holes only on the inside of the frame and not the outside) Then drill 1/2" holes through. Note the wiring for the hitch on the passenger side right above the hole. I didn't move it cuz I was careful when drilling

Driver Side
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/DSC06717.jpg

Passenger Side
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/DSC06718.jpg

Step 3 - Install mounting hardware to frame w hardware w loctite! (for now I added extra washers until I get the proper 2" bolts)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/DSC06719.jpg

Step 4 - Bring the spare tire back up into it's stock location.

Step 5 - Install Rear Guard 2 (there are 2 diff lengths. 1 for WK, and 2 for XK) The WK mounts are the ones furthest from the hole for the spare tire (most outside hole on RG2)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/DSC06724.jpg

3" bolts (just showing you how much they stick out)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/DSC06725.jpg

BAM all done! Smile and go get dirty!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/324bf70d.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...c/c4593ba2.jpg

I'll get some better underneath shots later, just wanted to post this on up.

Thanks for checking out my post! :D
Greg

suzieque 12-08-2011 01:03 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
nice job, I wanted to see how far this went underneath!

Am planning my own skid plate to cover the whole spare tire area.

JeepCoop 12-08-2011 02:11 PM

Thanks Suzie!! :)

Whatcha gonna get?!

suzieque 12-08-2011 07:19 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JeepCoop (Post 530329)
Thanks Suzie!! :)

Whatcha gonna get?!

making my own out of 3/16" aluminum, its on the drawing board, need some more time to mock up a template. my plate is not for serious off road protection, just to keep the gravel road damage from occurring. will post up pics once I get it done!

JeepCoop 12-08-2011 07:21 PM

Nice cant wait to see pics when you're done!! :thumbsup:

socaljesse1 12-09-2011 04:41 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
Nice write up Greg! I'm definitely going to reference this when I put my moms on. Jeep's looking good!

jayloop 12-09-2011 10:33 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
Dear Coop,
Please Wipe my dirty ass.

Yours Truly,
Silver Surfer

JeepCoop 12-10-2011 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayloop (Post 531245)
Dear Coop,
Please Wipe my dirty ass.

Yours Truly,
Silver Surfer

Hahahahahahaahahahahaha totally!! I will SS, I will ;)

dandankler 12-11-2011 11:06 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
nice......how do you like the over all design ,and appearance? compared to the old rear gaurd they made......and nice write up.....

dandankler 12-11-2011 11:08 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
also does it render your hitch un-usable......it looks tight to the hitch

JeepCoop 12-11-2011 11:30 PM

Nope hitch is still perfectly usable. Honestly I'd prefer a hybrid between the first one and this one. I like how the lip came up more on the original one. But this one is sweet and provides great protection!! :)

dandankler 12-12-2011 06:19 PM

Re: How To: Install 4xGuard Rear Guard 2
 
awsome thanks for the info.......


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community