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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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How long did it take you to install your set of sliders? Looks like you did a great job.
it actually took me a few days on and off. one side took a lot longer than the other while i was getting used to the order of what to do. i figured out a much easier way to do it for the second side than what RRO said to do (drilling the pinch welds from under the car is basically an impossibility, but it's what they want you to do). i drilled the holes in the door, mounted the rails finger tight, then i used a metallic sharpie to mark the hole locations in the weld, took the rails back off, drilled the holes in the pinch welds, then re-installed and tightened eveything down. MUCH easier than trying to drill from an odd angle under the car.
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it actually took me a few days on and off. one side took a lot longer than the other while i was getting used to the order of what to do. i figured out a much easier way to do it for the second side than what RRO said to do (drilling the pinch welds from under the car is basically an impossibility, but it's what they want you to do). i drilled the holes in the door, mounted the rails finger tight, then i used a metallic sharpie to mark the hole locations in the weld, took the rails back off, drilled the holes in the pinch welds, then re-installed and tightened eveything down. MUCH easier than trying to drill from an odd angle under the car.
Thanks for the info, looking to get a shop to install mine when I receive them.

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Well fellow jeepers, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that during the final stages of the install of my sliders, I discovered that the mud flaps do NOT fit as-is once the rails are installed. The rails sit too far forward, making it impossible to get the mud flaps into position. However, the good news is that a few minutes with a dremmel, taking my time (you can always remove material, but it's very hard to put it back!), I was able to cut a small notch in the side of the mud flap to allow proper fitment! And might I say that I did a mighty fine job, because the fitment is VERY tight with no gaps between the rail and the flap. Taking a second look, it might be too tight, I may need to trim it a smidge more to allow it to rest a bit more, one of the mounting holes is showing a bit. Pics below show the notch I made in the mud flap and the final product.



Not bad, not bad......I wonder if you fabricate a piece in black resin to fill in the small triangular gap between mud flap and rock rail. Something about it just isn't right.
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Not bad, not bad......I wonder if you fabricate a piece in black resin to fill in the small triangular gap between mud flap and rock rail. Something about it just isn't right.
not sure what you mean. i had to cut that triangular piece out of the mud flap just to get it to sit flush enough with the body so it would snap back into place.

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not sure what you mean. i had to cut that triangular piece out of the mud flap just to get it to sit flush enough with the body so it would snap back into place.
He meant putting some sealer/silicone/something in that triangle. In the seam between the triangle you cut, and the rails.

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