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    JL JOURNAL : LoD Signature Series Rock Sliders HOW TO INSTALLATION

    As most of you know, Cindy and I bought our Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited as a Rubicon model and that means it came with a set of factory rocker guards. And, while these rocker guards do a pretty good job for what they are, they do have their limitations. The biggest problem they have is that they're just mounted to the pinch seam and over time and with enough big hits, they tend to rotate up and make contact with the body. In our case, they've hit hard enough to put visible dents in our rocker panels. Another problem with them is the fact that they don't extend out at all and that can leave you exposed to damage from taller rocks that are jutting out, trees you might need to pivot around or other taller obstacles. It is for these reasons that we decided to ditch the factory rocker guards and install a set of LoD Signature Series Rock Sliders.

    In addition to being super beefy, the biggest reason why we love the LoD Signature Series Rock Sliders is that they're mounted to the most solid point of the JL Wrangler and that would be the frame. We also love the fact that they provide nice stand-offs that not only put distance between the body of our JL and obstacles on the trail but they also serve as functional steps. Of course, it's hard not to like a product that's 100% bolt on and in this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see just how easy they are to install. We hope you enjoy it and we'd love to know what you think about them.



    To see more shots of what the LoD Signature Series Rock Sliders look like installed, simply click on the following link:
    LoD Signature Series Rock Sliders Installed Photos

    And, to see photos of what the pinch seam looks like blacked out, click on this link:
    BLACKED OUT JL Wrangler Pinch Seam Photos

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    Great video as usual! And just in time: my LoD sliders are due here on Friday. Thanks for the tip about using an angle driver to drill that last hole!

    (I'm sure jealous of your six stall garage!)
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    I really like the way you & Cindy edited this video with the sound effects, music & short clip prior to the intro! I'm not sure whether I'm a fan of the abbreviated intro tho (not that you asked, lol)... oh yeah, sharp sliders too!

    Laura Rose from PA
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    And I absolutely HATE all that foam they pack their stuff in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillArnett View Post
    Great video as usual! And just in time: my LoD sliders are due here on Friday. Thanks for the tip about using an angle driver to drill that last hole!

    (I'm sure jealous of your six stall garage!)
    I should point out that if you take some time and measure things out, you could just as easily come at the last hole from the inside of the frame rail. It just sucks drilling that much with all the screaming hot metal filings dropping on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraRose View Post
    I really like the way you & Cindy edited this video with the sound effects, music & short clip prior to the intro! I'm not sure whether I'm a fan of the abbreviated intro tho (not that you asked, lol)... oh yeah, sharp sliders too!

    Laura Rose from PA
    LOL! It's all good. We're just trying different things to help keep it interesting for us. Glad you liked most of what you were seeing

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    Eddie, do you think an electric drill like this will work for that weird bolt?

    https://www.sears.com/dewalt-20-v-ma...FUdcDAod9YMFBQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Eddie, do you think an electric drill like this will work for that weird bolt?

    https://www.sears.com/dewalt-20-v-ma...FUdcDAod9YMFBQ
    Yup. I'm sure it'd get the job done.

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    I loved the karate sound effects (and the shorter intro).

    You showed some good tips to make it easier to install these. Great job.

    Now: LOD Signature, LOD Crusader, or EVO rock sliders. Hmmm. These look great.
    Matt

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    Nice. Seems way easier than the JK bolt-on install.

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