Heavy Duty Jeep TJ Wrangler
Heavy Duty Rocker Guards are the perfect compliment to your Jeep TJ's
LoD Rear Bumper/Tire-Carrier and/or Front Bumper. Like all of the
awesome products LoD makes, these guards are tough, made to protect
your Jeep and affordable. These rocker guards come with tube steps and a durable
semi-gloss black powder coat finish as standard equipment.
LoD Jeep TJ Wrangler Rocker Guards w/Tube Steps
• 1/2", 9/16", Socket & Wrenches
• 7/32" Allen Wrench
• Power Drill
• 3/8" Metal Drilling Bit
• Center Punch
• Floor Jack
• Safety Glasses
• 8 - 3/8"x1" Stainless Steel Button Head Allen Bolts
• 8 - 3/8" Stainless Steal Nuts
• 8 - 3/8"x1-1/4" Fender Washers
Stuff Rocker Guard Gasket Material
• X-acto or flat Razor Blade
• 2x4 Piece of Wood
Although LoD provides
all the necessary hardware to install their rocker guards, I decided
that I wanted my finished product to look a bit cleaner. So, I headed
down to my local hardware store and pick up some stainless steel button
head allen bolts, nuts and wider fender washers. I also decided to
be smart this time around and bought some Tough Stuff rocker guard
gasket material from Mesa4x4
to protect my Jeep from the sand and grit that can get trapped in
between the guards and tub. It's your Jeep but these simple additions
will make for a much better and cleaner install. Just something to
think about. On to the write-up...
first things first. Take your new LoD Rocker Guards and thoroughly
clean the inside (the side that will be in contact with your tub)
surface using alcohol or plain water and a rag. Make
sure there is no dirt or oil residue left behind.
2. Unroll your Tough Stuff gasket material,
peal the backing off of one end a bit and carefully affix it to the
inside of your LoD Rocker Guard. Slowly, continue to peal the backing
off and press the gasket on trying to be mindful of bubbles.
3. Using an X-acto or
flat razor blade, trim off the excess Tough Stuff gasket material
from the edges of your LoD Rocker Guards as well as the mounting holes
and "LoD" cut out. Also, if you discover any air bubbles
caught in between the gasket material, simply make a small incisions
with your razor and press out the air.
4. On to your Jeep.
If you have factory side steps or Sahara rocker trim, you will need
to remove them at this time. Also, remove the front fender extensions
from your tub and then extract the 3 rivets using a pair of pliers.
5. Place your new LoD
Rocker Guard up against the side of your Jeep and support it in place
with the help of a floor jack and 2x4 pieces of wood. Take care to
position the guards carefully making sure they sit flush against your
6. Using your LoD Rocker
Guard as a template, mark off the holes you will need to drill out
using a center punch and hammer.
7. Take a look inside
your Jeep and fold back the carpet so that it doesn't get in the way
of anything. Also make sure that nothing is along the inside edge
of your tub (i.e. factory jack crank, CB cable, etc.) that might get
damaged when you start drilling. Now, using a hand drill and a 3/8"
metal drilling bit, drill out the 4 mounting holes on the side of
8. With your fingers,
loosely fasten the Lod Rocker Guard to the side of your Jeep using
the stainless steel allen bolts and fender washers and nuts on the
inside. The forward most bolt will need to be accessed from under
your Jeep just behind the fenders.
9. Now, climb under
your Jeep, mark off your bottom mounting points using a center punch
and hammer and then drill these holes out as well.
10. Secure the rocker guard in place with the Grade
5 bolts, washers and nuts provided by LoD using a 1/2" socket
11. Secure all the side bolts to your tub using a
7/32" Allen wrench and a 9/16" standard wrench.
12. Lower your floor jack and then repeat steps 4-11
on the opposite side of your Jeep.
That's it, you're done!! What a total piece of cake job right? Your
Jeep's rockers are now armored up and provide a convenient step for
the shorter people in your life :)
That's it. Please let me know if you have any questions.
|As Stated By LoD
LoD rocker guards are built to tackle the toughest terrain around.
Each LoD rocker guard is manufactured out of 3/16” laser cut
steel for maximum protection for your jeep. These guards are also
a great way to cover up existing body damage. LoD rocker guards are
available with or without 1 3/4” tube side steps to best fit
your needs and application. All rocker guards are POWDER COATED black
and include all hardware for easy installation.
NOTE: This write-up has been provided as a reference only. 4x4xplor.com and/or its author are not responsible for any errors, incorrect or missing information. LoD is solely responsible for the quality of all their products.