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    Rro rock/sliders (install)

    Haha...Yes,

    My first "how to", I have taken quite a few pictures all the way through my installation. The Rocky Road instructions didn't come with any pics, so I thought it might be nice to have visuals to go along with the text.

    Equipment/Tools to have on hand:

    *Ramps or Jacks w/Stands. (Which ever you have on hand)
    *Power Drill w/extra Battery if possible. (My 18v battery died after installing first rail)
    *2, Cobalt grade 1/4" & 5/16" Drill Bits. (They're the strongest, and incase one breaks)
    *1, Really long 5/16" Drill Bit. (Trust me, it'll come in handy)
    *1 or 2, 11mm Sockets or Wrenches. (For Body Seam Bolts & Lock Nuts)
    *1, 14mm Socket or Wrench (For Frame Bolts)
    *2, Small C-Clamps (To hold Marking Strips in place)
    *A Center Punch or Marker (To mark holes for drilling)
    *Tape Measure (To check your work)
    *Something to set the rails on while working (So they don't get scratched up)
    *Gloves (For sharp edges, and the shards of metal all over the place)
    *Patience…..

    So lets get to it...This is what you'll get in the mail.

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    Inside you will find that the kit includes:

    * 1 page of Instructions
    * 2, Rock Sliders
    * 2, Sections of Banding Tape
    * 8, 1/4" Hex Bolts
    * 16, Washers
    * 8, Lock Nuts
    * 8, 3/8" Self Threading Bolts

    Pretend it's x-mas in september and have fun getting through all the wrapping and unpacking it all.

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    Ramp the car, apply e-brake, double check that the wheels are on there all the way. Be safe!

    Remove rocker moldings on each side. It's kind of a pain, but needs to be done. RRO didn't include this info/step in they're instructions...no big deal, it's just if you knew ahead...you could of pulled them off before hand, and been a step ahead. NOTE: There are 7 fasteners holding it in on, on the bottom, and there are also 8 clips on the sides as well. (I broke a few when taking them out, so it might not be a bad idea to also have some extra on hand for when your putting them back on later.)

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    Now do your test fit. They should just slide right in. (Try to line the ends up evenly between the fenders.)
    Line the 1"x1" bar up against the inside of the body seam, and the 2 mounting plates up against the sub frame. It's a snug fit for sure like RRO said it would be, however my passenger side rail had a better fit than my driver side rail.

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    You can use a jack to hold the rail in place for marking holes. (RRO recommends 2 jacks, 1 towards the front, and 1 towards the rear, spaced evenly.)

    Line up the sections of banding tape (on the outside of the body seam) with the holes on the inside. Apply c-clamps, and mark.

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    Some of you, like me (haha), may already have rocker/body seam damage exactly where one of the hex bolts are supposed to go…(See Pic). It’s ok, drill through it anyway, and with the new rails it will prevent this sort of thing from happening, or worse.

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    You can now drop the rock rail and drill holes through the body seam using a 1/4" bit.

    Raise the rock rail back up, line up the holes, and secure the body seam with 4 of the 1/4" bolts, using the 11mm sockets. If the bolts go through perfectly, you've done good. For me like 2 or 3 would go through good, and there would be that 1 on each side that didn't quite make it. You can try to put the jack directly below the hole and jack it up higher, it may work or it may not. Worth a try. However, RRO says if they do not line up exactly you can use the 5/16" drill bit to make the hole bigger, and it will not be compromised.

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    Now if you find yourself saying, i've installed 3 out of the 4 bolts and this last one just won't fit, am I going have to undo these bolts, drop the rail, re-drill, raise the rail back up, and re-do the bolts again. And the answer is…..Not if you have a really long 5/16" drill bit.

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    You can make it in-between there with this bit…Now I wouldn't use this bit in the first place, for the risk of grinding up the powdercoat job on the top of the rail. Unless you have a very steady hand, and do not move the drill up and down at all…then go for it, and lemme know how it turned out. Anyways, after that, the bolt should go through fine.

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    Now that all the bolts on the body seam are in...

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    You can move to the frame. Place a jack under one of the mounting plates, jack it up as high as you want. With the 5/16" drill bit, drill right through the pre-drilled holes on the plates.

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    Make sure its a clean hole…and throw in 2 of the, 3/8" self tapping screws. Using the 14mm socket, apply pressure when tightening. Do not over tighten. And repeat for the other end. Re-tighten body seam bolts and nuts with your 11mm sockets, and you are done with side one.

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    Do the same for the other side, it should go in a bit quicker.

    Once both of the rails are locked in, you can now re-install the rocker moldings.

    Step back, smile, take a few pictures, then go return all your gently used equipment back to the stores you bought them from the night before and get your money back.

    Not saying thats what I did…..

    Haha, then go hit the trails.

    PS. If there's anything that I missed, or didn't explain in this, just ask. I'm sure I missed something.

    Oh yeah, the specs…Fender to fender they measured 67 3/4" long, and 2 1/2" outside of the car. See Pics here: http://clubsx4.com/forum/showthread....6638#post36638
    Last edited by EricDavis621; October 1st, 2011 at 04:24 PM. Reason: Added link to more pics

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    can anyone repost those pics by chance ?

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    Looking forward to the pictures! I just ordered a new skid from RRO, they said they are 3-4 weeks out.

    How long is the wait for the rail sliders?

    I'm thinking of making some sliders that bolt onto the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSilenceDoGood View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSilenceDoGood View Post
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