What exactly do the rock rail do? Do you think they are a better accessory then the running boards? I order the mopar chrome running boards about a month ago. I guess they must be back ordered as well. Maximo
Could someone write a little about what rock rails do? With the soft-roading I do in Northern Michigan I don't think I need them. Are there drawbacks, for instance, is the weight significant enough to decrease mileage, etc?
They are strickly for protection of the side. if you don't wheel, then you do not need them. They are literally for the rocks, if not you may drop the middle of the truck onto an obstacle. The running boards are more cosmetic and aid in getting in and out of the truck. they are actually oposites in their use. the rock rails can't be used as a step. The running boards hurt clearance offroad.
Any word on the rear tail lights that were also on backorder?
I'll let you all know when i can get my rock rails.
I think anything that comes as a package deal can be purchased seperately. That being said you might prove me wrong with a phone call to the dealer to find out what is available. I would like to get the rock rails but it seems that they will not be ready before 2030!
the "package" you refer to is actually a dealer add on, not a factory one. I already got EVERYTHING from the factory, sans the engine block heater. The add ons I am still after are the rock rails and the rear light grills. I will call the dealer and get an update as to the 2030 date??!!
If anyone else hears, let me know. I want them something bad.
I had the rock rails on back order for about 2 months until I gave up and got my money back. Hopefully the aftermarket will develop something cheaper too. The Mopar set seemed pricey, but I forget the exact price.