Hey, what's up, guys? Ryan here from ExtremeTerrain. And today I'm here with the RedRock 4x4 Rocker Guards, fitting your 2018 and up two-door Wrangler JL. Now, this is gonna be for those of you Jeep owners that are off-roading enthusiasts and are looking for a very affordable option to provide some additional side protection to their off-roading rig.Maybe you're on a budget or you're just not trying to spend that much money and luckily for you, RedRock's got you covered. RedRock makes a very affordable option to give you some added peace of mind when you're on those trails. Now most of us as Jeep owners, we like to go off-roading and while those moderate and light trails may not pose a threat to our vehicle, some of those harder trails, of course, can pose a threat.Now we lift our Jeeps, we throw larger tires on there, we get additional ground clearance and of course overall increasing the capability of our Jeeps. This allows us to tackle those harder trails, go further into the woods and of course go over those larger obstacles. One of the things that we normally overlook is going to be armor. One of the most vulnerable spots on your Wrangler is going to be that rocker panel and that pinch weld. If you happen to go over a rock and come down on that, that can do some serious damage to your Wrangler. Now the factory side steps and those Rubi rails are gonna provide basic protection, however, if you're looking for a little more protection, a little more peace of mind, I would suggest upgrading. RedRock offers a very affordable option at right around $180. Now these of course can range anywhere from do it yourself kits at $130 all the way up to over $400, so this is a very affordable option, give you some added peace of mind and some protection on those trails.Now, these are mounted to the body, they are actually mounted in two points, so they're gonna bolt directly to the pinch weld, they're also gonna bolt underneath of the tub, this makes them a very strong point, and of course they're gonna provide plenty of protection. These are tubular design and while they don't function so much as a step, they're definitely gonna provide a ton of protection. They have a solid tube that runs all the way underneath of that pinch weld and they extend out a little bit which is gonna give you some buffer whether you're just blocking objects on the trails or if you're pushing away wayward shopping carts in a parking lot. These are made of heavy-duty steel tubing and plating, they're fully welded up and they're coated in a textured black powder coating, it's not only gonna add to that aggressive rugged good looks of your Wrangler but of course, it's going to protect your investment from the elements, adding some additional corrosion protection.Now these are very easy to install, they bolt directly onto the Jeep utilizing factory mounting points and they come with brand new hardware, so there's no drilling or modification required to get these things installed. Now, these are gonna provide a good amount of protection and of course, RedRock has a ton of other options that you can check out if you're looking for a different style or a little more protection.As far as installation goes, I'm gonna give us a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, as you can get both of these installed in about an hour just using basic hand tools. Now with that being said, let's hop into our install. Tools that we used for this install: 13-millimeter socket, 10-millimeter socket, 10-millimeter wrench, ¼-inch drive ratchet, 3/8 drive ratchet.All right, guys, before we kick off this installation, I wanted to just mention that if you do have factory sidesteps or those Rubi rails, you're gonna need to get those off. All of that factory stuff is very easy to uninstall, just held on with some nuts and bolts and you get to use a 13-millimeter and a 10-millimeter to get that off, once you get that off, you're ready to install these. Now before we get these installed, as you can see we have nothing here, we have nothing to uninstall, we're gonna hop right into the install. And I want to show you exactly how these are gonna bolt on now. We have two mounting points, this front mounting point right here is going to bolt directly to this pinch weld, we're gonna have this other bracket, we're actually gonna send a bolt up through the floor. So now you get brand new hardware to install these with and you can see our backside we're gonna have a little bit longer of a tail section. Like I said, we're starting with the driver side. I'm gonna go grab a creeper, grab some hardware and some tools and we're gonna get this thing installed.All right, so what we're gonna do, we're gonna pick this up. Obviously, the best way to do this is going to be with the help of a friend and these mounts are actually gonna go on the backside. So we're gonna place these on the backside and we're gonna start with those bolts that go up through the floor. So we're gonna hold this up against our body and we're gonna start with this hole going up to the floor. Now you're gonna use the largest bolt they give you and each one is going to get a lock washer up against the head of the bolt and then a large flat washer. So we'll slide this up and under and then we'll get that floor bolt started.Now as far as the pinch weld goes, we're gonna use the skinny bolts that they give us. We got a ton of flat washers, so each one's gonna get a flat washer. We're gonna go through the outside to the inside, then we'll get another flat washer and then we'll do a nylon lock nut on those. So each mount is gonna get two of them and then we'll go up to the front and we'll get those other ones installed. So we'll get this last bolt in and then we're gonna go ahead and tighten everything up.So to tighten these up, this bolt going up through the floor, we're gonna use a 13-millimeter socket and the side bolts and the pinch weld, we're gonna use a 10-millimeter socket and a 10-millimeter wrench. I'm gonna start with the bolt going up through the floor. When you're tightening these up, you want to make sure since they do have a little bit of adjustability and play that it's tied up against this pinch weld, so we're gonna pull it towards the outside of the vehicle, we're gonna tighten up this bolt. After that, I'm gonna take our 10-millimeter socket and our wrench and we're gonna tighten the rest of the stuff up.All right, guys, so now we have this side completely installed, you can use that same exact process to get the other side installed. However, that's gonna wrap up my review and install. For more videos and products like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
Protects Undercarriage from Debris and Absorbs Minor Impact
Sits Closer to Your Wrangler’s Body than Traditional Side Step Bars
Bolt-On Style Upgrade
Adheres to OEM Specifications
Fits All 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL 2-Door
Replace those Factory Side Steps. The RedRock 4x4 Rocker Guard offers outstanding protection and stepping. Allowing the guards to secure your Wrangler from comprising of heavy duty tubular steel that flanks the side of the undercarriage to protect against flying debris and absorb rock impact. Plus, it sits closer to your Jeep Wrangler’s body than traditional side step bars.
Bolt-On Upgrade. This bolt-on replacement fully adheres to OEM specifications for long lasting performance for light to moderate wheeling.
Simple Installation. It should take no more than 2 hours for someone with light to moderate mechanical skills to install this piece with an easy degree of difficulty. No drilling or other modifications are needed as it is a bolt-on installation.
Application. The RedRock 4x4 Rocker Guard is compatible with the 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL 2 Door.
Steven H's, 2017 Wrangler JK RubiconCustomer Service Quality Assurance I got into Jeeps at an early age, as a child around 3-4 year of age my parts got me a power wheel Jeep and the rest was history. Growing up I always wanted a Jeep, from the day I started driving I spent my days behind the wheel of a Jeep branded vehicle, which has not changed.