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Installing RRO rock rails

1st pic is be start.
2nd pic is removing the end plastic retainers and there is a 8 mm screw at front not pictured being removed.
3rd and 4th is after a bit of manhandling the plastic rail off its tabs.
5th and 6th it the plastic tab that hangs down after you remove the plastic rail and then me trimming it with tin snips.
7th and 8th was after washing the pinch seam of dirt i the drilled 6 hole where the tabs were and putting in the rubber nut plug using the rail as a guide with a 9/16 drill bit.
9th is me lifting the rail up with a floor jack to line the holes up. (I had to put the jack on a block because I had the TH on small ramps so I could work under it. Yes I am a big fellow)
ran out of room for more pics continued in the next post

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ok miss pics here they are
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Next pic I drilled a hole 1/2" above the notch 8 to a side with a 1/4" drill bit though the pinch seam. (That was the hardest part of this is the drilling though the pinch seam as it broke 5 bits when all was done
Than I tightened all the bolts and nuts across the bottom of the TH and all the bolts going into the in tho the rubber nuts.
Now the after picture. I took me 4 hours to do it in. i don't have a shop I did it out in the drive way.
Hope you like the tutorial.
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I wish mine had come even close to that correct...

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Looks very nice. Good job on the install.

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I hate to be there bearer or bad news, but it looks like you might have mounted your rock rails on the wrong sides.. They should match the lines of your Jeep better. Is there a gap on BOTH the driver and passenger side under the front doors?

ADDED: If you look at the gap in the front and the rear of your slider, the front gap is much larger than the back gap.

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I hate to be there bearer or bad news, but it looks like you might have mounted your rock rails on the wrong sides.. They should match the lines of your Jeep better. Is there a gap on BOTH the driver and passenger side under the front doors?

ADDED: If you look at the gap in the front and the rear of your slider, the front gap is much larger than the back gap.
If he had them on backwards, wouldn't they be off at the wheel wells?

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Yes the gap is the same on both sides I did not get the cover that goes over top of the rails. That gap is where a line of sealant goes along the bottom of the rocker panel. I will make something to cover the gap this weekend. See the first picture in the second set of pictures to see the ridge.

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Also I think the cut out is for the opening of the rear doors

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I think dengas is right. The sloped end is at the back..

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