Installing Rock Sliders These Shrockworks Rock Sliders weigh 46 lbs each
Installing Rock Sliders Lay out the parts on the flattened box to prep for paint. I like to paint these myself because they always get hit offroad and touching up paint is easier than powdercoat. If you get the powdercoated parts they are hard to touch up. I'm not worried about getting a concours paintjob.
Installing Rock Sliders Wipe the parts down with solvent to remove any grease or oil.
Installing Rock Sliders I cleaned up and painted the stick nuts too keep them from rusting. These allow you to position a nut in the frame to mate with a bolt.
Installing Rock Sliders I painted them with 2 coats of Rust-Oleum professional primer. I also like using the Rust-Oleum brushon red primer in a can.
Installing Rock Sliders Then I painted the parts with 2 to 3 coats of Rust-Oleum professional high performance black satin enamel. This color makes it easy to touch up chips and scrapes. When you get back from 4 wheeling just clean off the slider and hit it with the spray.
Installing Rock Sliders I put the slider on a funtiture pad to keep it from getting scratched up.
Installing Rock Sliders All the small parts.
Passenger side I started on the passenger side because there aren't any obstruction in the way. I screwed in one of the front bolts on the slider front mounting plate to get the bar on the frame. I jacked up the rear too get it in the correct position. I marked the center of the bolt hole in the transmission crossmember in the front with a pin punch.
Passenger Front Bracket Drilling the hole in the transmission crossmember. The other 2 holes are already there.
Passenger Front Bracket Bolt the front mounting plate to the transmission cross member and the frame using the stick nuts if needed.
Removing Drivers side frame obstacles Remove the bolts holding the heard lines to the frame. You will need to slip the rock slider bracket under the lines.
Removing Drivers side frame obstacles Remove all the gas tank skid bolts and the gas tank strap bolt (shown). I supported the gas tank with a small floor jack.
Removing Drivers side frame obstacles Remove all the gas tank skid bolts and the gas tank strap bolt. I supported the gas tank with a small floor jack.
Drivers side rear mounting bracket Position the rear mounting bracket behind the hard lines above. Start the gas tank strap bolt making sure it goes through the tank strap and the rear mounting bracket.
Drivers side front mounting bracket The 2 top bolts thread into the frame. Drill a hole in the cross member for the bottom bolt and secure with a stick nut.
Installing Rock Sliders Tighten all the bolts and you're done.
6 Years later
6 Years later Driverside rear.
6 Years later Driverside front.