(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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Ryan: The Barricade HD Rock Sliders with LED lights are for those of you that have a 4-door 2007 to 2018 JK, that are looking for a way to run a set of rock sliders that's going to offer a ton of great protection, also something that's going to give you a pretty usable step, and something that has a high quality set of built-in rock lights. That's not something that you're going to find from a lot of the rock sliders out there, so these are going to be a little bit unique. These are going to be a one out of three wrench installation. Very simple to bolt up to your Jeep. They do come with a wiring harness, which makes getting the lights wired up pretty easy as well. But we'll talk more about the installation in just a second. In general, when you're looking at something that goes on the rocker area of your Jeep, you're either going to find something that is a step or armor. Steps usually hang down a little bit further to make them a more useful step, but they also get in the way when you're off-road and they're not going to offer any protection. Armor is usually tucked up tighter to the body, doesn't protrude out, is very good for off-roading, isn't gonna get in the way of anything, and it's also going to offer a ton of protection to the side of your Jeep. And then there are the pieces that are a little bit of both, but usually they go one way or the other. And this is going to be a great piece of armor that's also a little bit of a step. So, this is going to give you a stepping surface, however it is going to be pretty high and tight up to the rocker, so it's not going to hang down. It's still gonna be a step, but it's almost as much of a step up to use this as a step as it is to just step right into the Jeep. So, I do wanna make that very clear. Now, as far as being rocker armor, this is going to be very, very solid. This mounts in a way that I really like. It's going to attach in a bunch of different locations, both the pinch seam and the body bolts on the Jeep, which is going to give you a ton of strength. Even if you catch a rock all the way on the outside of this, where you have a ton of leverage, because this is attached in two different spots, it's not going to move, bend, twist. It's still gonna offer some great protection to your Jeep. So that's very, very important. This is a style of slider that we've seen coming a little bit more recently, and it's a style that I really like. This also, again, has those built-in lights. Now, sometimes when you find a piece of armor that has a set of built-in lights, the lights leave a little bit to be desired. These are actually really bright lights. These are pretty high quality lights. They're not a name brand light. It's not as though these are shipping with KC lights, like some of the other armor that's a similar design to this. However, they're still gonna be a pretty good light. They're still gonna be a very useful rock light for you. Now, because these do offer great protection, a little bit of a step, and the lights, they are going to be a little bit more pricey than some of the options out there that don't offer some of those features. As far as the construction goes, we already talked about a lot of the features of these that I really, really like. They are a nice, heavy-gauge steel. They do mount to both the pinch seam and to the body bolts. They have a couple of gussets underneath them, just to keep them from crushing down when you do put the weight of the Jeep down on these things. The area where the lights are mounted makes them very protected. That's not to say that you can't damage the light, but the way that they're built and the way that they're installed into these sliders mean that they are very well protected. And, of course, these do come with the lights and the wiring harness as I mentioned before. When this is mounted on your Jeep, the underside of it actually has a little bit of an angle to it. And the benefit to that is when you do come down on a rock, it actually wants to push you off the rock, instead of pulling you closer to it or getting hung up on it. So, it is a well-designed slider. Again, does have a little bit of a stepping surface up on top here. But stepping up onto this is almost as high as stepping up into your actual Jeep, so, not going to be the most useful step. But, again, there's always that trade off. Do you want armor? Or do you want a step? Because you're not going to really get something that's going to be great at both of them. This is going to be really good protection, and an okay step. I mentioned before that these are gonna be a little pricier than some of the other sliders that you'll find on the market. These are a very good slider. They're an okay step, and they also have those quality built-in lights. So, they do have a lot of features. They're gonna be a little bit more expensive. These come in at right around $600. Now, there are sliders out there that don't have all these features that are still $600, or even more than that. So, these aren't crazy priced. I think these are actually a very fair price for all the features that you're getting. Now, I'll have a member of our install team show you how you get these bolted up to your Jeep. Man: All right, guys. The first thing you're gonna wanna do is remove the three 18 millimeter body mount bolts on each side. Once you have all three body bolts removed, you're gonna go ahead and grab a hand and throw the side steps on the Jeep. Once you've found someone to give you a hand, you're gonna go ahead and put your rock slider up to your vehicle, and loosely tighten the body mount bolts. Now we're gonna secure the rock slider to the pinch weld using the provided hardware. First, you're gonna put in your nut plate. You're gonna give light pressure on the bottom of the rock rail, and screw in your bolt. At this time, you are gonna leave them a little light for any further adjustments down the road. You can leave these hand tight and we will tighten them up later. Once you have your rock rail attached to your pinch weld, you're gonna wanna check for the rock rail to body clearance. If your rock rail is hitting your body, you're gonna wanna use one of these spacers. In our case, our rock rail is hitting our body, so we're gonna go ahead and put this on. Now that we have all of our hardware installed, we're gonna go ahead and tighten everything up. You're gonna remove these rods by simply going back and forth, and they will just snap right off. Once you remove the welded rods, you're gonna go ahead and repeat the process to install the rock slider on the other side of your vehicle. Once you have your rock sliders installed, you're gonna go ahead and wire up the LED lights with the provided harness. Now, before you start running your wires, you wanna make sure they're going in the right places. The passenger side is going to be shorter than the driver side, due to the fact that the battery is on the passenger side. So, I'd recommend laying the harness out across your engine bay, and see where the wires go. Once you've determined which wires go where, you're gonna go ahead and start making your connections. Now, once you have your wires ran, you're gonna go ahead and wire them up. This is a very simple connection. You're just gonna go red to red, and black to black. You're gonna repeat this process on all four corners of your rock sliders. Now that we have all of our LED lights wired up, we're gonna go ahead and run the switch. Now, there's two ways you can wire up these rock sliders. You can either go right to the dome light, or you can run your switch. In our case, we're gonna run the switch. Now that you have your wires ran and connections made, you're good to go ahead and connect to the battery. Now that you have your positive and negative connected, you're good to go ahead and clean up your wires. You're gonna do that with the provided zip ties. And with everything tightened up and wired up, that completes our review and install. You can check out more at extremeterrain.com.
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|Armor Type||Rock Sliders|
|Armor Finish||Black Textured|
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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