(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge RRC Black Rocker Armor, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. There are two versions of this armor available, one for the two-door and one for the four-door. Today I'm gonna be telling you about the construction, some of the features, and, of course, we'll talk about the pricing of this rocker armor. This is for those of you who want some rocker protection for your Jeep and also a step that will help you to get in and out of your Wrangler. This is gonna help to protect the rocker area from door dings on the road and from some light trail articles offered. If you're looking for really heavy-duty protection, there are some other rock sliders from Barricade, for instance, that have some additional mounting points and will mount a little bit more securely. These are very similar to the Rugged Ridge rocker armor nerf bars except these have an additional bar, so it's a slightly different design. These rocker guards are built from two-inch diameter steel, that is a 0.12 inch wall thickness, which does make these very strong and they will provide some protection. They're covered in a textured black powder coat finish that looks good, will match a lot of aftermarket accessories, and even match a lot of the factory black plastic accents on your JK. Now, the reason I say these aren't quite as strong as some of the other options on the market is the number of mounts and the way that they mount. This is a four-door rocker guard and it only has two mounting points, one in the back and one in the rear. As I mentioned, some other brands, Barricade, for instance, will have three mounting points for a four-door JK. Of course, that's just gonna make things a little bit stronger. These also mount on the body bushing bolts and not on the body bolts themselves. The body bolts are much larger and stronger, where the bushing bolts are a little bit smaller. So, again, once they mount on the body bolts themselves are going to be a little bit stronger than these. These will bolt directly onto your JK without the need to drill or cut anything, which makes installation really easy. The first step is to remove that larger body bolt from the front and the rear body mounts on the side of the Jeep, which will allow you access to these smaller body bushing bolts. Once these side body bushing bolts are removed you can raise the rock slider into position and use that factory hardware to reattach it to the Jeep. Once those bolts are torqued down you can reinstall the larger body bolts with the factory large washers and you're finished. The whole installation process shouldn't take you more than an hour and you won't need any specialty tools, just a good set of sockets. Any time you're installing large armor like this, especially a piece that's for a four-door JK that's a little bit heavier, it'll certainly help to have an extra set of hands around. But if you can't find a friend to help you, you can always use a torque [SP] and a jack stand.There are a lot of different brands out there making side door armor that's very similar to this. And as I mentioned, some of those will have additional mounts and some stronger mounds. The problem is that all of these are going to be right around the same price. So it really comes down to what you want. If you like this design and you need some light protection, there's nothing wrong with these. They're a good option. If you're somebody who needs even more protection and you want something that's gonna be stronger, there are all those options are out there. So if you're looking for some rocker armor and also a step to give you some light protection both on the road and off the road, I would definitely recommend taking a look at these. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge RRC Black Rocker Guards, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Steel Tube Construction. Rugged Ridge RRC Black 4-door Rocker Guards are made from heavy-duty 2" x 0.120" steel tubing to withstand the rigors of off-road trails. With an E-coat undercoating and a textured black finish, these guards are rust and corrosion resistant.
Function. Rugged Ridge rocker guards offer ultimate side protection for your jeep from rocks and debris while you ride through tough off-roads. They add a special side hoop to prevent large outcroppings.
Special Design. These Jeep Wrangler rocker guards can be easily installed without bouncing as they features a special frame mounted design. The mounting points are placed above the frame to improve ground clearance.
Fitment. Rugged Ridge rocker guards are designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-door models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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November 27, 2018
Install was fast, product arrived in days of ordering...Helpful (4)
November 14, 2018
I love the fact that theses don’t protrude like other rock sliders. It still gives you a small step, which I never use. Takes a little time and maneuvering when doing it by yourself. It would cut the time in half if there was an extra hand.Helpful (4)
November 06, 2018
Practical and stylish
The product is literally so sick looking on my black Jeep and super practical. I love itHelpful (4)
October 16, 2018
These sliders have already saved my lower body metal. Very easy to install, one hour.Helpful (4)
February 01, 2018
Like a glove
2014 Sahara 4D, perfect fit and easy install with two people. Great look and protection.Helpful (5)
December 05, 2017
ordered these for my JK 2017 and i love them.! The amount of time it took to get product via shipping was excellent. everything came on the day it was supposed to.Helpful (6)
November 10, 2017
What you see is what you get! No drilling, easy bolt on installation. Very sturdy.Helpful (6)
July 01, 2017
Good protection at a great price.
Shipping was fast. Easy installation using airtools less the 30 minutes. Recommend these bars also to guard upper body (doors). Powder coating is tough holds up to abuse.Helpful (6)
June 20, 2017
Looks solid. Note, there is a right and a left side. Easy enough to install.Helpful (5)
June 12, 2017
The Rugged Ridge rock sliders are strong and add a lot of protection to my jeep.Helpful (5)
Wondering what size impact wrench would be used for this
The Rugged Ridge RRC Black Rocker Guards (07-17 Wrangler JK 4 Door) would use four 18mm center body mount bushing bolts on each body mount and eight 16mm nuts located on either side of the bolt.
How much does the guards weight?
The Rugged Ridge RRC Rocker Guards will weigh 40 lbs together.
Can these be used with a hi lift to change a tire?
The Rugged Ridge RRC Black Rocker Guards can be used as a lifting point, however due to their tubular design they are prone to slipping with a hi lift jack.
Can you use these as a step to get in effectively?
Thank you for your question! Yes, these are strong enough to use as a step to get in the Jeep.
Can these be used with the Rugged Ridge smooth rocker kit already installed?
The Rugged Ridge RRC Black Rocker Guards can be used with the Rugged Ridge Body Armor Smooth Rocker Guard Kit
Yes, you'll need to remove any factory rails for installation.
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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