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#1 11-09-2014 10:57:46

mark
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 50

Rocker protection

My lift is just about finished and I am goin to start fabricating my rocker protection.
Does anyone have a link to some close up pics to look at? Also in relation to the corner of my rocker panels how far should my guards extend past that? What size steel stock is recommended (for the guards and the arms going to the frame? I have a good amount off experience with steel/fabrication. I am just not sure of the proper sizes of stock needed and a close up pic to get some ideas would be very helpful.

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#2 11-09-2014 11:00:11

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

Re: Rocker protection

answers for that are as varied as favorite colors. some people only want round tube while others are happy with the simplicity of square or rectangular tube. i went with 2x6x 3/16", and tucked the upper corner of the tubing right in against the pinch seam. others even go further and cut out the existing rocker panels completely and weld in some stock up higher for better clearance. i like how far mine come out from the body, as it gives just about the right amount of protection from vertical things like trees. they are also useful tools to pivot the rig around. but i digress.

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#3 11-09-2014 11:03:57

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

Re: Rocker protection

That's 2X6 that fits nicely? I'll look for that stock then. Jim basically convinced me to skip the rocker replacement idea. Not that I needed much of a push ;)

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#4 11-09-2014 16:47:06

lean
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 141

Re: Rocker protection

yeah, i think it fits quite well.
and the 3/16" mat'l take quite the punishment without a care.

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#5 11-09-2014 16:48:02

jack
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 149

Re: Rocker protection

Awesome. Considering the lack of punishment I'm likely to give it it's overkill, but since when does that stop anyone from doing something?

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#6 11-09-2014 16:56:03

jimmy
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Registered: 09-27-2008
Posts: 22

Re: Rocker protection

I just think for a vehicle that you may end up 'wheeling eventually, and since your rockers need replacing anyway, its win-win to go straight to tubing for the rockers. It will actually be easier to finish than replacing with factory rockers, and you won't have to worry about them rusting again!

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#7 11-09-2014 16:56:54

mag
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 20

Re: Rocker protection

Ditto, 2x6 tube is the way to go for rocker replace

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#8 11-09-2014 16:57:30

josh
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Registered: 10-05-2008
Posts: 27

Re: Rocker protection

the 3/16 will take a lot of abuse. I used 2.5 square tube 3/16 wall. they've taken some serious blows too and the worst damage I received was nothing a rattle can couldn't fix.

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#9 11-09-2014 17:06:05

acs88xj
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Registered: 12-05-2009
Posts: 43

Re: Rocker protection

Some pics of rocker cutout/replace w/ 2x6x3/16 tube if still needed...

http://rides.webshots.com/album/570949928tDLsct

http://rides.webshots.com/album/5724244 … g?start=12

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