Rockrails on 2012 WK2 Grand Cherokee... Keepin it real in Moab, UT
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Shopping for rock sliders???
Question 1... do you want cheap sliders which are for show, or ones that will last, and protect? Yes!
Question 2... do you want blunt ends on your sliders? So that they ram onto rocks instead of sliding over them? Slide....
Question 3... do you want to be able to use a HiLift on your sliders? Yes!
Question 4... do you want your rock sliders to look like a high school shop project, or a factory grade finished work of art? Of course yes!
Question 5... and for the love of God... Do you really want to WELD rock sliders to your vehicle? NO!!!!
These are basic questions in shopping for rock sliders. The BEST kit, the BEST protection for your Jeep, is not the cheapest.
Yes, you can find cheaper and more poorly designed sliders than Rocky Road, but RRO kits are the best built in our industry, lifetime guarantee, ramped ends instead of 'ramming' ends, strong enough to easily handle a Hilift jack (whereas most others will not), triangulated mounting systems, easy bolton, powdercoat finish, available in several different styles and levels of side impact protection.
Rocky Road Rockrails are the creme' de la creme' of the Jeep rocker protection phenomenon.
We use 3/16" inner hitch steel to make sure your bars do NOT bend! Anything else is just plain flimsy.
Many other rocker sliders are made from thin 1/8" wall material and a good number of the Rockrails we sell
are to Jeepers who have bought these thinner bars and have bent them up
An integrated mounting system. By far,
the best on the market!
You won't find any gimmicky weak tubular things here, only
the SOLID genuine protection of Rocky Road Rockrails!
Check out our new Tire-2-Tire rock slider kits which remove the stock plastic running board pieces and allow us to build a slider which goes all the way end to end on your tires. These kits tuck higher than the standard kits and mimic the look of the much loved, but now deceased MOPAR rock slider kits.
The new Tire-2-Tire kits though are MUCH easier to install. Watch a video on the old MOPAR kits and see what a pain it was to fish up nuts and bolts on a coat hanger inside of your running board panels, while gouging and scraping out the factory foam from that area for rust protection and noise deadening. No Thanks!
The Rocky Road kits have a much simpler and more straightforward system for mounting using a combination of existing mounting holes and new stainless Nutserts for a simpler and very strong mounting system.
Not so sure you want to remove your plastic running boards? Not a problem. Our original style kit still fill the bill for you. Options, option, options!!
Rocky Road Rockrails at home, on the trail, mounted up on Dave Reichert's 95 ZJ.
Smash on them all you want Dave. Our lifetime guarantee means you'll never be able to hurt them!
ZJ Rockrails and Supersliders are for Jeeps 1993-1998.
Why hitch steel?
Why not go with a lesser gauge steel to save production costs?
Because we wouldn't trust anything less to protect our Jeep and neither should you! Besides, since these carry the Rocky Road *lifetime guarantee*, we don't want to have to replace them for you for free every couple years or so.
We made them indestructible so they'll last forever and they are guaranteed forever, NEVER to bend or dent on you!
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Installation of the RRO Premium rock slider kits does NOT require cutting up and hacking into any of your moldings or body-work as other kits require.
You'll find the Rockrails very attractive and will blend in nicely with your stock flares and moldings.
They run fender to fender and many folks have commented on their very OEM (factory) look.
They tuck tighter to the body than any other rocker on the market as well.
In a nutshell, Rockrails are the strongest and thickest bars on the market, best mounting system, and are guaranteed NEVER to bend.
Why wouldn't you get a set?
Some folks ask if they can handle a HiLift jack.
HA! If a rock slider cannot handle a gentle upward push from a HiLift, how is it supposed to block an assault by a full body slam on a rock???
Our Rockrails can handle anything and everything you can throw at them and are guaranteed for life against denting or bending.
Don't take only our word for it though.
Take a look at the 4Wheel and Offroad magazine's Skyjacker project Jeep.... Or any number of magazine or E-zine editor's rigs and you'll see Rocky Road Rockrails over and over again.
Tire-2-Tire rock slider kit for WK2.
Shown in the Kicker slider style, all years!!
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WK2 Tire-2-Tire Rock Slider kit, all years!!!
This Mopar looking system removes the stock plastic and tucks super tight up on the Jeep!
This kit also has optional cover panels which help to cover a small gap visible when the Jeep doors are open. Gives it a very nice finished look overall.
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Also available are the Rocky Road Supersliders and Kicker sliders. For years the Kicker Style Rock Sliders have been hugely popular with the Toyota guys, and now Rocky Road is finally bringing them to Jeep people!
The Superslider and Kicker rocker bars offer all the strength and warranty of our regular Rockrails, but with the added bonus of an additional upper tube. This upper tube can provide even more protection against sliding into rocks, trees, or other trail hazards.
Everyone who has seen these on our shop 4x4s has wanted a pair. They are unequaled in strength and looks. They also make an excellent step for access to roof racks and such. The Kicker Rock Sliders also have a diamond plate cover as shown in the photo at right... included in the kit!!
Each Super Slider and Kicker kit mounts identical to the standard Rockrail for the vehicle. It also still features that great looking 45* front and rear edge. Not only good for looks, but alot more practical for trail use than our competition's squared off ends. This is basically the same proven design as our world famous Rockrails, only with the extra slider tube up top.
The extra slider tube up top offers additional side protection on the trail, AND off the trail. One of our favorite uses of the Superslider is as a bash guard against other swinging doors in a parking. Imagine the dismay of the chump who just threw open his car door only to whack it on the solid steel of your Superslider. He just stuck a nice dent in the edge of his door, your Jeep still looks cherry!
Grand Cherokee Rockslider kits
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COVER PANEL KITS for WK2 Tire-2-Tire Rock sliders.
Photo at left shows NO cover panel. Gap to body visible from above (doors open).
Photo at right shows WITH cover panels. Gap to body not visible (doors open).
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Pictured at left is an example of an engineering detail of the Rocky Road Rockrail kits over other rocker guard kits on the market.
This just helps demonstrates one of the many superior engineering points in our system.
Notice the top picture at left is a Rocky Road rock slider kit. See the beveled edge?
The nice 45* ramp which would slide up and over any rock or stump on the trail?
Its takes more time, effort, and expense to manufacture the kits this way, but that's all included with the Rocky Road kits.
Now take a look at the lower picture at left.
This is from a competitor. Similar pricing for the rocker kits, but they cut their production costs by making the end a blunt square.
Run that thing into a rock and you can clearly see the trouble you will face.
Its a battering ram, not a rock slider. It could stop your vehicle cold or require you to bash away until something gives.
Why would they build their kits with this engineering defect?
Simple... its cheaper to manufacture with the flat end, so that's what they go with.
Also notice how much further down their kit hangs.
Rocky Road kits tuck up tight!
This is but two easily observed engineering advantages the Rocky Road kit offers... but there are many more.
Photo of ZJ Grand Cherokee Supersliders as seen from overhead.