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nixt
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Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta/Athens, Georgia

PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:18 pm    Post subject: Rocker Protection Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a company that makes rocker protection that will support a hi-lift but does not stick out much further than stock? I've had experiences (not on a jeep) with nerf bars and running boards that accumulate mud or dirty snow in the mountains. It never fails that when I get out of the vehicle there will be a mark on my pants or socks from where my ankle rubbed against the dirty bar.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might help you out. I like the sleek design of this one.
http://www.rockratz.com/grandbodyprot.html
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mchinz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea those are pretty sleek, but i dont think they would hold up i think that if the entire weight of the jeep was on a rock and you were moving those sheet metal screws wouldn't hold it for anything and it would rip right off. In my opinion i would go with a rocker guard that mounts to the frame.
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nixt
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:07 pm    Post subject: Rocker Protection Reply with quote

The rocker isn't part of the frame? It is a unibody. It may not hold up the weight of the whole Jeep, but it does serve some structural purpose such as torsional and lateral load bearing when you are sawing the wheel between rocks or ducking sombody in traffic.
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JKS disconnects & Garmin GPS
Heavy duty OME Suspension kit
with 2" coil spacers for 3.5-3.75 total lift
235/85R16 Goodyear MTR's Measure a true 32"

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mchinz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant a rocker that mounts to the framerails, I know its a unibody. A rocker that mounts to the framerails is going to hold up a hell of a lot better than one thats just screws into the flimsy rocker panel. It all depends on how much protection you want and how hard your going to be on them. If you want something that's not going to stick out at all and be flush with the stock rocker's then you should go with them, but if you want serious protection I don't think they'll get the job done.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get to the same site by typing KevinsJeepparts.com

I have his sliders ..They have supported my Jeep many time with highlift or just jack stands.. When I did my axle regear a while back I had both axles out of my Jeep and it was resting on 4 jackstands on the rock sliders.. Had no problems at all..It sat that way for 3 weeks while I changed axles and regeared.. and they do not stick out at all if you get the ones like I have..


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