Did the Mopar rock rails ever come out? If so, does anyone know the part number?
This sounds like what I'm looking for. Just to make sure I'm reading you correctly:Colo.kid said:These rock rails do that job nicely, and their <3-in projection from the body means better protection to the side panels. With the soon available accessory Slider Panel (a full length, 6 inch wide panel of 3/16-inch steel) and Safer Lift (a tough device that attaches to the Side Guard and provides a secure lifting platform for using a HiLift to lift the vehicle) they will do what most sliders will not. And we opted for maintaining the limited ground clearance of the WK/XK platform as much as possible.
BTW the upcoming Commander units will fasten--with grade 8's-- at the same 18 points as the Mopar does, as well as at 6 other locations (with self-tapping screws) along the "frame" and can be welded on if desired.
I am holding off for the AEV ones coming out at the end of this year.Jangy said:Sorry for the confusion. No, the Mopar ones do not get mounted with screws (as I said). I meant bolts. The bolts are plenty strong. It is the grommet that they bolt into that gave way. All of the. And there were only 3 per side, which I felt was lacking. It is toolate for me as I already got the damage that the rails were supposed to avoid, but I do have a lesson learned bit of advise for those that have not yet trashed their trucks. Have the rails mounted and then go in and spot weld them in place. I was never planning on removing them so it is not an issue and then it would be a protection.
Hope this helps. Attaching them to a unibody has nothing to do with it. My WJ was a unibody and I used the mopar rail on it. They were absolutely rugged and got through anything that my friends did with their aftermarket ones.
Any updates on these products?Colo.kid said:The rock rail (Side Guard) should be avaiable in a week or so. The accessory slider panel and Safer Lift will be available in about two weeks.
On the other hand it is our opinion that the rear of the XK is the most vulnerable offroad and therefore is our primary shortterm priority. The good news is that common XK/WK platforms mean our mounting system requires no changes for application to the XK--we only need to adjust for a longer skid plate. This accessory should be available in 2-4 weeks.