Installing Mopar Rear Bed Rock Rails on Overland and Sport Gladiators

  1. ColoradoGlad

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    #1 Aug 30, 2019
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    If anyone is wondering if the Mopar Jeep Rear Bed Rock Rails will fit the Sport and Overland Models, they will with a little work..

    There are 4 pieces to the rails, 1 frame bracket that attaches to the frame with 3 bolts and the Rock Rails themselves attach to the bumper with 2 bolts and 3 bolts to attach to the frame brackets.

    The frame brackets were easy to find, the actual Rock Rails not so easy…
    They obviously don’t come with any bolts or instructions.

    I wanted the rails for some protection, but primarily wanted to fill in some of the Gap at the back of the Bed.
    I always liked the look the Rails give the JT.

    My guess is most after market rear bumpers will fill in the area the Rock Rails use now, and probably incorporate some type of step. *Rubicon owners in some cases might have to remove them if they go to an aftermarket Bumper.

    I plan on staying with the stock bumper for now, so this was my best option. *Just about $400 for everything, which is a expensive for what it is…*

    The one difficult part is trimming the bumper to accommodate the Rock Rail. You have to trim off about 3 inches in the pattern of the Rock Rail.

    You also have to remove 2 brackets, 1 metal and one Plastic, on each side of the bumper for the Rock Rail to attach. The Rock Rail replaces these brackets.

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    If anyone else decides to do this here are a few suggestions.
    1. Don’t remove the bumper to trim it for the Rock Rail.
    2. Leave it in place and take your time to trim it out.
    3. How you trim/cut the bumper is very visible, so go slow and steady.
    4. I trimmed the bumper with a razor and then filed it to Rock Rail.
    5. I also used 1/8 edging trim to give it a better finished look.
    This will work for now, but if a good "light weight" rear bumper becomes available, I'll have some rear rails for sale.
     
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    can you post the part numbers you ordered?
     
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    Part Number Part

    68356519AA Bracket-Bumper To Frame Rail

    68356518AA Bracket-Bumper To Frame Rail



    68343195AB GUARD. BOX. 1 (Rock Rail)

    68343194AB GUARD. BOX. 1 (Rock Rail)

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    Thanks for taking the time to do a write up.
    I hope to do this eventually as I have an Overland. Would make a decent step back there as well for certain situations. Have it bookmarked. Looks great.
     
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    Don’t think it would be much of a step. You may be interested to know that AMP Research Products has a rear bumper step out. I think it should be available on 9/12/19. Will only work on passenger side and will work for all Gladiator models from base Sport to Rubicon.C8890DD1-C455-4DE4-B385-CEBE0B366A0E.jpeg
     
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    That's funny, only for passenger side but it's showing on the driver side... =)
     
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    Looks very nice. The trim really adds a finished look to it. Parts a little expensive, but a lot cheaper than a whole new bumper.
    P.S. The amp steps are nice. I have one on my F350. It does stick though after a few years of road salt.
     
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    Appreciate the feedback..

    It fills that back area for a more complete look...

    Plus I actually hit on it the other day and I was smiling!
    No damage to the JT or the Rail.. Didn't even scratch it, but it sounded like it sure did... :)
     
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    Have a sport s gladiator and adding oem
    Rubicon rear steel bumper-
    Still need to do trimming etc?
    Can it be added without major even
    (Considering DONT off road/just sr
    Rural daily driver
    Thanx
     
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