Installed on NaNa's Jeep
It was time for the third Jeep (Dana's new TJ) to get the Rocker Panel treatment. Chris had gone with the Poison Spyders, and Jared with the Blue Torches. We usually try to go with something different than one of our other Jeepers has. Guess we'd rather spread the money and the brand names around. Plus it's fun to customize to ones own likings and then to compare them all in the end. We liked the slider/step bar that came on the PS guards, but then BTF included support brackets where their guards mounted to the body. Also, the more coverage the better, so the more metal included to protect our Jeeps and wallets is an obvious plus. Both the PS and the BTF guards had plenty of bottom coverage as well as side protection (with the BTF offering a little more underneath). Based on the performance of these guards we wanted something similar in design and that turned out to be Shrockworks' Sliders. Their guards not only offered the side bars and complete protection underneath , but utilized 3 backing plates to reinforce the mounting through the floor. So seeing the best of both worlds in their design we jumped at them and had them sent out immediately. Also in keeping with the other Jeeps' guards, we requested the Shrockworks logo be laser cut into the side as well.
We went ahead and installed them while we were waiting for the Full-Traction lift to come in. We ordered them pre-powdercoated and with the countersunk bolts. The package was extremely heavy, which is no more than we expected.
So now Dana's investment is well protected from side damage and looks even better with all that extra metal clinging to her yellow beast's sides. Now it's time to take them out and try to scuff them up so she doesn't look as much like that kid at school with the shiny new backpack that always got picked on. -Guy I know. -Swear.