"The SRC Side Armor for the JKs utilize a one piece design and is manufactured from 1.75" .120 wall tubing. Each SRC Side Armor utilizes a dual girder system provides the ultimate protection for the sides and under section of your Wrangler. SRC Side Armor can be utilize as protection as well as a step at the same time. Every SRC Side Armor bolts up to your vehicle without any drilling or modifications, giving you the ultimate protection from wheel to wheel. All SRC Side Armors come finished in our signature series Matte Black Textured Powder Coat."
This was the first thing that was added to my 2016 Unlimited. The install was done by myself and 8 year old son in about 40 mins. Could not have gone better. I held the rails up and he started the bolts, his small hands helped.
I purchased these to replace the stock rockrails that came on my 2016 Unlimited Black Bear Edition. I had read other reviews that stated these were difficult to install and the instructions were not very clear. These were a breeze for my 13 year old son and I to install without the instructions ( found them under styrofoam in the box after both were already installed). Total install time - 5 minutes each side to remove stock rockrails & 5 -7 minutes each side to bolt on the new Smittybuilt rails. Lined right up & I put the nuts on the 4 bolts while my son held up each end. Tightened them up & good to go.
Ordered these rocker guards for my daughters Jeep for a HS Graduation present. Installed in 45 minutes. Wish we would have done it sooner; someone t-boned her and these would have taken the other driver out and not harmed her 2014 Wrangler Unlimited. Would prefer an integrated foot pad on the steps otherwise an awesome add-on. Can't wait till next summer to add more Smittybuilt accessories when she is back from her first year of college.
These i'm not much better than the stock Rubicon ones. But they installed in less than 10 minutes on my lift. I would recommend these to a friend. And they look great but don't cover the body seem line on your jeep.
Looks as good in real life as it does in the pictures. Very sturdy design which gives it it's weight however that's what I want in a part...."a solid design". After reading the reviews myself before purchasing I read that someone recommended using a jack if installing the parts themselves. This was an excellent idea and one I used myself with absolutely no difficulty. All in all it took me no more than 30min. to install both sides and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Yes they were a little heavy but personally that's what I want in the parts I buy. I want to know they can take a beating and then some and I am confident that these side rails won't just give a helping hand getting into my lifted beauty but also offer protection from off road hazards and everyday careless drivers.
I got a little nervous buying these with some of the comments speaking of "hard to install" and "had to drill holes". But my situation was completely different, they bolted right on and I was able to drove off 20 minutes later.
bolted right up no problems what so ever on my 2010 jk sahara look awesome
I thought it would be easy to install with 8 bolts and take no time at all. Took them to work so I could get some help because they are heavy and I couldn't get them myself. I thought it was just because I couldn't hold them up to get all bolts lined up. I was wrong because like others we were grinding forever. We did get one on so I drove home with the passenger side on. I looked cool for sure. I came back home grinding some more and then I started reading reviews because I was at the point to take them darn things back. I wanted them though because they look sick. My buddy came from work and we tried again after I grinding more. We finally got them on after working for longer than I ever thought we would. I was so over Smittybilt products that I actually took back my hardtop hoist made from them. I vowed not to buy anything from them again. Well after I searched and search for my front bumper I wanted it turned out I had to go back to Smittybilt. This time though I paid to have bumper installed. Only issue there was some bolts that rusted. Long story short they look amazing but there is some flaws. I believe that they know how good they look that tiny issues don't phase them.
I grinded, sanded and Dremeled for over 2 hours and could NOT get either side to fit.......UNTIL I read some more reviews on here and followed a couple user's advice. Here is what I have learned at the end.....you do NOT need to grind and sand anything! ZERO modification needed!! The rear lines up perfectly so install one bolt very loosely to hold everything in place. Then, line up the front and use your Jack to force it up into place. Crank slowly and check to make sure the bolts are lined up before cranking some more. The fit is soooooo tight, that you will need to use your Jack to push it up into position. Once I learned this trick, it took me 15 mins to install per side.
I was a bit worried about purchasing the rails after reading some of the reviews, but have to say at this point I'm glad I did. My son and I installed these on my 2014 JK Unlimited with no problems at all in under an hour (both sides) and using a light (it was dark out). No grinding, no forcing, no issues!!! Two people to install is a definite plus, but it can be done by one if you have to. Tools should be a long socket, extension and socket wrench. Key is the long socket. Don't use an impact socket they are probably too thick. The thinner the socket walls the better. Undo 4 nuts each side, put the rail up and put the nuts back on. That easy.
Will this bumper fit on a 2016 jeep wrangler JK unlimited? On their website it only has it fitting up to 2015?
Asked by lolandra11 from Tacoma WA on
Hi lolandra11, This Smittybilt Rock Crawler Side Armor kit fits great on the 4 door Wranglers up through 2016, confirmed in the tech details. Thanks for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Tacoma WA on
Will these rock rails work with my XRC armor (front, rear and cladding). Also will they survive the Rubicon trail?
Asked by Tank from Seattle, Wa on
Tank, the Smittybilt Rock Crawler Side Armor does indeed work with the XRC cladding and front and rear armor with no issues. They were made to work together! Smittybilt armor is made to stand up to daily driving as well as extreme trail abuse. I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Seattle, Wa on
Can the Rock Crawler Side Armor be installed without removing the stock rock rails that come on the 2016 Rubicon? (Ie i would like to keep the stock rock rail and install the rock crawler side armor on top of it.)
Asked by Geo from Minneola, FL on
Geo, the Smittybilt Rock Crawler Side Armor is not compatible with the factory Rubicon rockers. The only ones that you can use with those would be the rockers through Ace Engineering. I hope this helps!
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Minneola, FL on
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