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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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RRO non slider rock rails

Has anyone tried the regular rock rails from Rocky-Road? I've seen a few threads about the sliders but not the plain ones. Are they really a direct bolt on with no drilling?

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I'd be interested to hear also. I like the price of the regular rock rails from Rocky-Road, even if I pay someone to fit them they'll still come in well below the Mopar equivalent. It really beats me why Chrysler couldn't have fitted rock rails with the TH off-road package and feel that without them the 'Trail Rating' is a little weak.
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I was under the impression that the standard rails are identical except for the "step"

From their website describing the steprail:
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Each Steprail kit mounts identical to the standard Rock Slider for the vehicle. It also still features that great looking 45* front and rear edge. This is basically the same proven design as our world famous Rockrails, only with the extra slider tube up top.
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I was under the impression that the standard rails are identical except for the "step"

From their website describing the steprail:
I am under the same impression. The install should be exactly the same too so check out the install threads for the step rail. Drilling will be required.
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Thanks guys. I didn't understand their definition of bolt-on. I assumed that meant you needed some of their bolts and the holes came provided by the nice folks at the jeep factory.

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Thanks guys. I didn't understand their definition of bolt-on. I assumed that meant you needed some of their bolts and the holes came provided by the nice folks at the jeep factory.
Generally "bolt on" means the vehicle has existing attach points you will use. You could have to loosen an existing bolt, share a bolt, bolt on a bracket, etc, but shouldn't have to cut a new hole in the metal, or weld anything on.

The RRO sliders/steps use existing holes under the factory trim you remove. With the mopar sliders you have drill the holes larger, don't know (yet) if that is the case with the RRO ones.

I have rock slider steps ordered and I'm waiting for delivery.

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Generally "bolt on" means the vehicle has existing attach points you will use. You could have to loosen an existing bolt, share a bolt, bolt on a bracket, etc, but shouldn't have to cut a new hole in the metal, or weld anything on.

The RRO sliders/steps use existing holes under the factory trim you remove. With the mopar sliders you have drill the holes larger, don't know (yet) if that is the case with the RRO ones.

I have rock slider steps ordered and I'm waiting for delivery.
The usual "Bolt-on" definition does not apply to RRO rails. You will be drilling and then eventually, once all your drilling is done, you can bolt it on.

6 holes under the existing trim need to be enlarged and 8 new holes will need to be drilled into the pinch weld underneath. Definitely check-out the install thread(s) on this forum and it will make things way easier for you.
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And just to add...the 8x2 new holes that are to be drilled can be a beast
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