Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
June 15, 2014
Gave my '13 Wrangler some character
I ordered the RedRock 4x4 Side Armor after searching for a step, and figured since I have a base model Jeep, I could use a little protection too. There was not much info out on these yet, but I took a chance on the few reviews, and ordered. The price was right, (15% off deal), shipping was free and FAST(had them within 3 days of my order), and they looked great right out of the box!
I am a 5'3 little woman, so I enlisted my boyfriend and his son to assist me in putting these on. Boyfriend held the Armor up on his knees while his son and I got the first 2 bolts in. After those 2 bolts were in he only had to rest the piece on his knees while we screwed in the last 4 bolts on the sides. We had the Side Armor on in about 45 minutes, and that is including the time we took sorting the bolts/washers/nuts.
***Keep in mind there are different bolt sizes used for the '07-'10 Jeeps, and the '10-14 Jeeps. You WILL NOT use all the hardware if you have a newer Jeep.
Directions are somewhat clear on paper, but once you actually look at the underside of the Jeep it's a no-brainer as to where to bolt them on.
My only concern after I purchased was that I did not see anything written indicating how much weight these babies would be able to handle if someone were to happen to stand on them and bounce up and down on them, etc....Of course we tried that! We had at least close to 300lbs of people on one side of the jeep at one time, with absolutely no movement of the armor or loosening of the bolts, even after bouncing the jeep around a bit. We'll see how they hold up, but so far I'm very impressed.
This was my first "purchased" modification to my Jeep as I still am somewhat a new Jeep owner and have only made a couple do-it-yourself mods so far. The RedRock 4x4 Side Armor gives my Jeep so much more character! They are visually pleasing, and practical for little old me!