Manufactured from 3/16 inch solid plate and designed to form to the vehicle and protect your ride from the elements. Features a 1.75 inch over rider tube that provides extra protection. Bolts up to factory holes. Finished in a Two Stage Matte Black Powder Coat. Five-year limited warranty.
Bought these to complement a set of corner guards I bought a couple years ago. Installation instructions are pretty straightforward. I loosened the body mounts on the affected side, then mocked up the slider with some 6" C-Clamps to mark the locations to drill. Once drilled, I attached the slider with the supplied stainless hardware. The first slider went on smoothly. On the second side, the procedure was repeated. The second fastener froze together with the nut about halfway down the bolt. I tried loosening the nut but it was frozen. Upon trying again, the bolt broke in two. Continuing the job, the next fastener froze. Since this one had made it almost all the way down, I left it and continued. The next few attached without problems. The last fastener froze even before the threads reached the Nylock portion of the nut. I tried to loosen it, and the Allen head of the screw stripped. I was concerned about cutting the fastener, as the Jeep had just been painted following a 3-year-long rebuild. I called 4WD for assistance, and they referred me to Smittybilt. The first Smittybilt rep listened to my problem, then said they could ship a replacement hardware pack "from Dallas". After waiting a couple weeks, I called Smittybilt for an update. The (different) rep told me that they didn't ship from Dallas at all, and told me that they would ship a hardware pack via UPS Blue and e-mail me a tracking number. The next day, I had not received a tracking number so I called 4WD to see if they could intervene. The 4WD rep attempted to contact Smittybilt and was unable to connect while we were on the phone. She said that she would e-mail Smittybilt and send me a tracking number that evening. Morning comes and still no update. I found a 4WD related bulletin board and posted my experience there. Within a day, a 4WD employee answered my post and has taken steps to correct the problem - I bought replacement hardware at a local fastener dealer, and sent 4WD a receipt. I have been told that a refund for the fasteners will arrive in the next few days. Afterwards, the hardware pack from Smittybilt finally arrived. The finish quality of the replacement fasteners is noticeably inferior to that of the replacements I purchased, and also to the finish of the XRC corner guards I purchased a couple years ago. The employee at the fastener store advised me to use copper anti-seize on the replacement fasteners. TL;DR Supplied bolts are prone to galling, be sure and use copper anti-seize on each. If there is a problem, getting support will delay your installation by weeks.
What is the vertical height of XRC rock slider w/step tube for CJ7. desc states that no drilling is required, does that mean bolt to frame.. are any bolts, nuts etc included in this purchase? what is total horizontal lenght of this part?
Asked by td from arlington VA on
Hello TD, Yes, these rock sliders do bolt directly to the frame. All the mounting hardware is included, so you won't have to purchase anything separate to mount them. The dimensions you requested are as follows: Height - 6.5", Length - 55"
Answered by Aaron S. from arlington VA on
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