dropped their price on rocker guards. They are now only $198.00
for most Jeeps. I thought this would be a great time to do a review.
We found a couple of willing Specialty Parts customers with Jeep
TJ's, rolled them into the back shop and installed away. One of
the things I like best about these are they are a simple 3/16"
plate that has been cut and formed to fit your Jeep. Unlike some
of the other designs that reduce ground clearance or side clearance
these are flat and functional. They also tie into the frame/body
mounts for extra beef.
come unpainted so you can rattle can them with the same flat black
paint scheme your buddy has. Another Idea for the blend in verses
contrast types would be to get a couple cans of that factory touch
up paint and spray away. Finally for those with less time and fuller
wallets there is always powder coating.
started with the removal of all body mounts on one side and loosening
the front. Don't forget the body mount near the upper rear shock
mount. We reinstalled the center mounts using the first few threads.
We jacked up the body using our favorite old school tranny case/jack
extension and a block of wood. We put the block of wood on the underside
of the body where it would not interfere with the rockers.
We then slid
the rocker into place being careful to line up the slots in the
rocker with the body mounts. Then lowered the body. Drilling the
holes for the 3/8" stainless countersunk screws was next. The
screws and body mounts were tightened up and our rockers were complete.
The other side went exactly the same as the first. Please remember
to only loosen one side of the body mounts at a time.
The owner of
the black Jeep chose to leave the background the same color as the
rocker while the customer chose a contrasting color to highlight
the Avalanche cut out logo. Most prefer to contrast; yet we feel
both ways look great. These rockers were very easy to install especially
compared to the types where you need to drill holes both in the
sides and the bottom. The price is great and with the cut out Avalanche
logo you will most likely have a strong opinion on how they look.
We think they have just the right amount of ritzy high tech appeal.
They are available from Avalanche direct or any of it's dealers.
9844 Titan Ct. #11
Bayfield CO 80125
4731 Central Way
Fairfield CA 94534