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Rugged Ridge Rocker Side Panel Pair - Diamond Textured Black Plastic (97-06 Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Body Armor - Protects Rocker Panels
    • Enhances Your Jeep's Appearance
    • Thermoplastic Construction
    • Black Diamond Plate Finish
    • UV Treated
    • Bolt-On and Adhesive Installation
    • Fits 1997-2006 Wrangler TJs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    These rocker panels are going to do a couple of different things for you. One, they're going to change up the look of the side of your Jeep, almost giving it a little bit of that factory Rubicon rock slider look, even though these are plastic and those are metal. This is also going to provide some really light protection. Again, scratching, especially if you have a side step on your Jeep, and you find that the toe of your shoe kicks that rocker area when you get in and out of the Jeep, this is going to provide that little bit of protection. Today, we're going to talk through the installation of these side panels, which is a very simple one out of three-wrench installation that shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. These attach with a little bit of nut and bolt hardware, and some 3M adhesive. So there are no major modifications necessary to get these installed, and we'll talk a little bit more about the installation in just a second. Now, there are a couple of different versions of these rocker side panels out there on the market. For instance, Bushwacker makes a set that are a couple of dollars more. For the most part, they're going to act, look, and function very similarly. So it really comes down to which ones you like. These side rocker panels are made of a thermoplastic material that has been UV-treated, so they're not going to fade or crack in the sun over time. As you can see, these do have the diamond plate texture, just for a little bit of additional style. As I said, I am going to give this installation a very simple one out of three wrenches, and it shouldn't take you more than an hour to get these attached to your Jeep. The most important thing about this install is ensuring that the rocker area of your Jeep is very clean ahead of time. Anytime you're using 3M adhesive to attach anything to the outside of your vehicle, making sure that the surface is clean is the most important and you can use a good alcohol-based cleaner in order to do that. You'll also want to do this installation when the temperatures are moderate. If you try and do this when things are very, very cold, the adhesive isn't going to want to stick as well to the side of the Jeep as it otherwise would.From there, you can start the corner of each of the pieces of 3M adhesive, so that you can see that backing piece even when things are pushed up against the Jeep. After that, you can attach the J-nuts to the preexisting holes on your pinch seam, and push the rocker panel up against the Jeep exactly where you want it. Use the bolts that are included to loosely attach these to the side of the Jeep. Peel the rest of the backing off, and then make sure that everything is smoothed out and making good contact with the rocker area of your Jeep. After that, you just have to repeat the process for the other side, and you're finished. This isn't going to take you very long at all, under an hour, and you're just going to need some hand tools. These are going to come in at just over $70. For a piece that is designed to change up the look of your Jeep mostly, but also have a little bit of function in protecting against scratching, maybe also covering up some existing scratching, I think that's going to be a very fair price. This is going to be a well-built piece. It's going to do what it's designed to do. Now, there are some other versions, as I mentioned before, the Bushwacker ones, that are going to be a couple more dollars than this, and they are going to be very similar in design and also in function. So if you're looking for some plastic side rocker protection that's going to cover up existing damage, protect you against scratching, and/or change up the look of the side of your Jeep, I think this is going to be an affordable and easy to install way to go. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Rocker Side Panel Pair in diamond-textured black plastic, fitting all 1997 and up Wranglers, that you can find right here, at extremeterrain.com.

    Construction. These rocker side panel guards from Rugged Ridge are made from UV treated thermoplastic to give your TJ the protection it needs from off-road brush. The UV treatment will keep the black diamond plate finish looking new even after your summer excursions.

    Protection. These guards protect your Jeep's rocker sides from damage on and off the trails while the diamond plate adds a rougher and tougher feel to your rig. Use these guards as a preventative measure, or to cover up existing damage.

    Accessories. This kit includes the double sided adhesive and hardware needed for installation.

    Application. Removal of the OE fender flare extensions is required. Install this kit with simple hand tools and consult the guide from Rugged Ridge to make installation even simpler. These guards bolt onto 1997 - 2006 TJ Wranglers, and are secured with the double sided adhesive.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    What's in the Box
      • Rocker Guards
      • Double Sided Tape
      • Hardware
    Installation Info
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    What is the height of the rocker panels. I will need to cover some rust areas on the doors and want to make sure that this product is tall enough to do that.

    AngelaR

    • The Rugged Ridge Rocker Side Panel Pair are 3.5" tall.

      TerriB

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    Several questions. Will this product work on my Jeep YJ as well as the TJ? Does the rocker guard turn under the bottom of the Jeep (i.e. 90 degree bend in bottom of panel)? What is the exposed width of the rocker guard? What is the thickness?

    Kevster

    • Unfortunately, due to minor changes in the body style and flares, the Rugged Ridge Rocker Side Panel Pair Diamond Textured Black Plastic (97-06 Wrangler TJ) would not fit properly on the YJ. This product does not protect the under side portion and only protects your side panel. Unfortunately Rugged Ridge does not disclose the exact measurements of this product.

      XTSteve

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    Customer Reviews (21) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 3.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

    • Protection 3.476191 3.5
    • Fit 4.571429 4.6
    • Appearance 4.666667 4.7
    • Bang For Your Buck 4 4



    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 11, 2018

      Nice product if adhesive would hold

      I wanted some light protection from rocks/road debris and brush that would also dress up the look of my Wrangler and these seemed to fit the bill. They do look nice but the fit could be better. The holes underneath that are supposed to line up with the tabs under the Jeep do not. Only the center hole lines up with the center tab, so I had to measure and drill new holes to connect to the tabs on either end. At the same time, the 3M adhesive isn't holding that well in all areas. I washed the Jeep and then cleaned the application areas with rubbing alcohol prior to installing; the surfaces were completely clean and dry, yet the adhesive has lost its grip in 2 places. The rest has continued to hold so far (1 month since installation). Drilling the additional holes is less concerning than the adhesive not wanting to hold. If it weren't for the adhesive issue, I'd likely have given 5 stars.

      DC

      Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 29, 2018

      Wonderful

      They went on like a breeze. I am very happy with the way they look!!!!!

      Runt

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 22, 2017

      went in easy

      These look good installed, and fit perfectly. One thing, the top edges are held down by double sticky tape which is thin, but still leaves a slight gap that is visible, wherever the tape is not placed. Factory preapplies the tape in segments with gaps. It wouldn't show if the tape was below the edge by about 1/4 inch. But it's minor.

      GrantN

      Year: 2005Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 21, 2017

      3 is a 3

      3's not bad. It' s plastic and looks good. I knew it was plastic, but metal for the price paid would be perfect.

      LouisC

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 09, 2017

      Diamond plate cover

      Very happy with the product. I've had a lot of people complement the different clean sleek look.

      Scott

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 13, 2017

      Looks good

      Look good but the double sided tape is very thick, causing a gap between the molding and body. Wish the tape was the length of the molding, instead it's only a few small pieces.

      KatieF

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 28, 2017

      Rocker side panels

      I got these for my wife's TJ it is in 04 we have aftermarket fender flares on there. These Rock sliders are like they were cut too short there was a crease in one of them when I received them after they are installed doesn't look very good I will be saving up more money to replace them with something better.

      Michael

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 20, 2017

      It was decent

      The product is okay. If you have aftermarket bumpers they might be kind of aggravating to put on, but they look pretty good once they're in there

      StevenC

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 26, 2017

      Rocker Side Panels

      Loved them for a little while. They broke off fairy quick on both sides. Very disappointed. I was looking to replace them as the first time I received them as a gift purchased from your company. No way are they worth the price. 71.99 each ! I wouldn't even pay that for the pair. SMH

      SD

      Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 25, 2017

      Plastic rockers

      Very good product and extremely easy installation. They look great as well.

      MelvinS

      Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 20, 2017

      GOOD LOOKING ADDITION!

      EASY INSTALL, VERY NICE LOOKING, FIT WAS PERFECT, BUT AS YOUR OWN VIDEO SAYS PROTECTION IS MINIMAL BECAUSE THEY ARE ONLY PLASTIC. BANG FOR YOUR BUCK WAS ONLY 4 STARS BECAUSE, ALTHOUGH, THEY INCLUDE THE CLIPS FOR THE SIX MOUNTING SCREWS BUT THEY DON'T GIVE YOU ANY SCREWS. HAD TO COME UP WITH THOSE MYSELF. I ALSO FEEL THAT THE 3M TAPE SHOULD GO ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE TOP INSTEAD OF EVERY SIX INCHES. WATER CAN POSSIBLY GET TRAPPED BEHIND IT.

      JAR

      Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      April 10, 2017

      Easy to Install and Look Nice

      These went on very easily and look good. They would offer very limited body protection but add to the look and were what I needed.

      Rob

      Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 04, 2017

      Not happy with this product

      Initially I like the look of these bit after only a couple of weeks the adhasive started to fail. Drffinatly not worth the price i paid.

      RussJ

      Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 26, 2017

      Rocker sides

      They were great easy to put look great good people to deal with will buy from them again

      JefferyC

      Year: 1994Submodel: Wrangler

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 16, 2016

      Great addition to my TJ

      Once again Rugged Ridge has blown me away. This low priced item has really added curb appeal to my rig. Fitment is very good and installing is very easy with everything lining up perfectly. I am highly recommending this product especially if like mine your Wrangler has holes punched for front fender extensions that are no longer present. They magically disappeared in less than 45 minutes.

      RedRiverDoc

      Year: 2004Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 28, 2016

      Perfect Rocker Panel

      Replaced fender flares on 2001 wrangler and the Rugged Ridge Rocker Side Panels completed the look. Not having to use the small rocker flare with the replacement flares was a plus. Not to mention the protection this product gives to the rocker panel itself.

      DQXTWO

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 16, 2016

      SIde Panel Rocker COver

      Plastic parts, easy to install, but tape not the entire length so water, dirt, salt can get in between the body and these. Replacement from ones that were install a few years ago that had somehow snapped off on one side.

      BB69

      Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 16, 2015

      Really just for looks

      This product really is just for aesthetic purposes. It MAY add some form of protection, but be aware that this IS plastic. It's a great fit, great look, only thing you want to do is go buy more adhesive so mud and grime do not get in between the jeep and side panels. Little expensive for two pieces of plastic, but then again, what on a jeep is cheep. A jeep does stand for Just Empty Every Pocket.

      twilson19

      Year: 1999Tennessee

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 15, 2015

      Rocker side panel

      Installation is easy unless you have the factory rock guard extensions that run along the bottom of the front fender underneath the Wrangler logo. You must remove the 3 bolts that hold it on...and they are a little difficult to get to. Once you install the rocker side panel, you'll need to drill holes to be able to reattach the factory rock guard extensions. If you don't have the factory rock guard extensions and want it to look like the picture above, then installation is very simple...just peel and stick tape and 3 screws.

      jhouse225

      Year: 1997Cullman, AL, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 13, 2015

      you get what you pay for.

      I love them my Rig looks even better now. Didn't have a lot of money I got the look I was looking for at the price I could afford. Thanks EXTREME TRRAIN Ive purchased My Jeep parts from all of the others Till I got an Email from you . Now moving forward just your company keep up the GREAT work.

      YAYO663

      Year: 2006Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

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