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Well guys, I finally installed the rock sliders. I’ve worked on cars most of my life, but damn these gave me a run for my money. I just want to say, I would not pay full price for these. If it wasn’t for the great price, I would’ve been very upset. I did this install by myself, but I recommend having another person help you lift the sliders up if you can. The way they were designed is a little annoying, since you can’t adjust them once they’re installed on the Jeep. So if holes don’t line up, you have to take the steps down, loosen the brackets, move them to where you think they go, then tighten them back up. Overall, I like the look of them a lot! There’s some gaps towards the back that I noticed but I took my time to make sure they’re sitting how I want them to. Be careful when you install them, the back sections of the rails tend to scratch the paint on your Jeep when you’re trying to bolt them down. I did also have trouble lining up the bolts in the front. Like stated before, they have you slide a piece of metal with two nuts welded to it into the frame rail and hope to catch the threads with the supplied bolts which was a pain in the ass. And they supply you a bunch of shims to space out the rails if they sit too close or if the gaps are too big in certain spots. But anyway, heres some pics! I’ll try and answer any questions too if you guys have any. Overall I give these a 7 out of 10!
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Similar experience as a couple of others for the rock rails.

Drivers side installed in <1 hour. Passenger side took several hours due to poor manufacture/assembly. Specifically the nuts welded to the front mount backing plate were not aligned with the mounting plate's holes.

My advice to any who have yet to install the rails: verify bolt/nut fitment for all items prior to install. Several cases where I had to clean/cut threads with a tap.
 

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Installed my bedrails, did not want to cut my plastic bumper so I just drilled some new holes in bracket and relocated the rail a little further away from bumper. If I ever get that bumper I can easily install as intended.

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They're probably meant to attach to the metal Rubicon bumper which has the cutout for the rail
 

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They're probably meant to attach to the metal Rubicon bumper which has the cutout for the rail
They can attach to the plastic bumper, but per instructions you cut the plastic. They are actually designed to go with the granit series bumper. I actually prefer the look of them this way. Got'em for 88 bucks, was willing to experiment.
 

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Well guys, I finally installed the rock sliders. I’ve worked on cars most of my life, but damn these gave me a run for my money. I just want to say, I would not pay full price for these. If it wasn’t for the great price, I would’ve been very upset. I did this install by myself, but I recommend having another person help you lift the sliders up if you can. The way they were designed is a little annoying, since you can’t adjust them once they’re installed on the Jeep. So if holes don’t line up, you have to take the steps down, loosen the brackets, move them to where you think they go, then tighten them back up. Overall, I like the look of them a lot! There’s some gaps towards the back that I noticed but I took my time to make sure they’re sitting how I want them to. Be careful when you install them, the back sections of the rails tend to scratch the paint on your Jeep when you’re trying to bolt them down. I did also have trouble lining up the bolts in the front. Like stated before, they have you slide a piece of metal with two nuts welded to it into the frame rail and hope to catch the threads with the supplied bolts which was a pain in the ass. And they supply you a bunch of shims to space out the rails if they sit too close or if the gaps are too big in certain spots. But anyway, heres some pics! I’ll try and answer any questions too if you guys have any. Overall I give these a 7 out of 10!
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Jeep Gladiator Bestop Granite Series 60% Off Deal IMG_7656
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Question. What tools do I need? A torque wrench or can I do it with sockets and rackets.
 

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Picked up the Bestop rear rock rails on the sale - what a deal.

The first one took about an hour. The second one probably took less than 30. Instructions could be better. I couldn't find anything labeled, bolt part numbers in the instructions are inconsistent. Once I figured out what was what I was able to get started.

What the instructions aren't clear on is the plastic OEM bumper bracket includes two pieces you have to remove...the obvious steel piece, and the less obvious plastic elbow behind the bumper. Once I figured out this piece needed to be removed it was pretty easy. Cutting the bumper with a sharp box cutter blade was easy enough. Overall I like how they look and hopefully will prevent any significant body damage
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You should really only need a socket set. The instructions tell you what size sockets you need. I think 16mm and 18mm?
I used a 3/4 wrench to hold the locking nuts while I tightened with the sockets.

And you'll need a good box cutter blade (and recommend leather gloves) if you're cutting the plastic bumper.
 

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I used a 3/4 wrench to hold the locking nuts while I tightened with the sockets.

And you'll need a good box cutter blade (and recommend leather gloves) if you're cutting the plastic bumper.
Oh my bad, I thought he was talking about the full size rock rails, not the corner ones:LOL:
 
 



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