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Thread: JL JOURNAL : BOMBS AWAY - EVO Bomber Rocker Guards w/ Skins INSTALLATION

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    JL JOURNAL : BOMBS AWAY - EVO Bomber Rocker Guards w/ Skins INSTALLATION

    While there was once a time when Cindy and I were a big fan of body mounted rock sliders or rocker guards, that was a very long time ago and well before there was a JK Wrangler or now, a JL Wrangler. In fact, the last time we ran a set was back when we still had our old TJ Wrangler and mainly because it was in fact, a superior way to go. The sheet metal on the TJ body was thick and strong and installing protection on the body as opposed to the frame would help provide the most ground clearance you could get along the sides of your Jeep. Now, what changed all that was Jeep's need to make a lighter weight Wrangler and when the JK was introduced in 2007, they helped make that possible by making its body panels with much thinner steel. Over the years, what we've seen is that body mounted rock sliders actually caused damage to the body after taking on a hard hit and in some cases, to the point where opening doors became difficult if not impossible. Of course, the JL Wrangler has body panels that are just as thin if not thinner and clearly, that hasn't help anything. But, for all the benefits you can get from body mounted rocker guards, we found ourselves tempted to give it another go and did so with a set of EVO Bomber Rocker Guards.

    In addition to looking really sharp, what we liked about the EVO Bomber Rocker Guards was the fact that you can get them with optional armored skins that allow you to tie the two together. By doing this, the load from a hard hit can be distributed across the entire rocker guard and body. And, if ever in the future we decided that they just weren't for us, they can easily be replaced with frame mounted rocker guards and new skins that bolt up right up to the body and in the exact same way. With all that said, this episode of the JL JOURNAL will show you what it takes to get set of EVO Bomber Rocker Guards installed on a Jeep JL Wrangler and we hope you find it to be useful.



    What to Buy
    EVO MFG Bomber Rockers w/ ROCKSKINS : https://amzn.to/2OhfM8w
    Astro 1442 Nutsert Tool : https://amzn.to/2I1S5AE
    Milwaukee 2763-20 M18 Fuel 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench : https://amzn.to/2WU3QfN


    What You Will Need
    1/2, 9/16" Wrench & Socket
    18, 19mm Socket
    3/16" Allen Wrench
    Ratchet
    Ratchet Extension
    Torque Wrench
    Floor Jack
    Hand Drill
    Center Punch
    Step Bit Drill Bit
    Safety Glasses
    Nutsert Tool
    Pry Bar
    Hammer
    Painters Tape
    Touch-Up Paint
    Red Loctite


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    Good looking sliders.

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    Looks really good

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    Those look great and a really awesome install video.



    Including washers


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    The EVO Bomber Rockers and Rockskins really compliment the lines of the JL. Excellent install video. You have been releasing a lot of content lately, which is much appreciated. Also, I love your wall mounted thread gauge. My local Ace Hardware is going to have to watch their backs. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    The EVO Bomber Rockers and Rockskins really compliment the lines of the JL. Excellent install video. You have been releasing a lot of content lately, which is much appreciated. Also, I love your wall mounted thread gauge. My local Ace Hardware is going to have to watch their backs. Lol.
    https://amzn.to/2I7o2aW


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    Great video as always. Thanks for putting it together and posting for us to watch!

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    Thanks eddie, this will help me a lot, since I plan on installing those without skins. I hope I have time to watch it very soon

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    Those are impressive looking. Install looks fairly easy, just very time consuming. Had to laugh when "washers are needed" popped up. I must ask, how many curse words were said when you realized they were needed, hahahaha

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    Another great video, amazing rocker guards and skins but i liked the LOD's for the fact that they are connected to the frame and imho they should be better at saving the rockers...
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