Rock Slide Engineering slider steps

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Unfortunately the shop that was going to installed my RockSlide steps, stopped because the body mount bolts were not coming out. They broke a couple on previous installs and told me if they seem like they need too much force to remove they abort to prevent breaking the bolts. So I’m glad they let me know up front and used abundance of caution. Now I need an option 2.





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I have them wired to Aux 3.
I cannot use the driver side firewall access port because I have a 6 speed manual transmission and that's where the cylinder is mounted. The passenger side firewall port seems more difficult to access so I might wire mine to Aux 3. Does anybody here have any tips/advice/how-to on wiring through the passenger side firewall or using Aux 3?
 

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I cannot use the driver side firewall access port because I have a 6 speed manual transmission and that's where the cylinder is mounted. The passenger side firewall port seems more difficult to access so I might wire mine to Aux 3. Does anybody here have any tips/advice/how-to on wiring through the passenger side firewall or using Aux 3?
When my steps were installed the shop had to call rock slide because I have a manual also. They were kinda pissed that the instructions didn’t include option for running the wiring for a manual.
I honestly can’t say how they figured it out but they got it done.
I can try to snap photos of my wiring if that will help.
 

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When my steps were installed the shop had to call rock slide because I have a manual also. They were kinda pissed that the instructions didn’t include option for running the wiring for a manual.
I honestly can’t say how they figured it out but they got it done.
I can try to snap photos of my wiring if that will help.
Thank you yes when you have time please can send some photos of your wiring. I will also get a hold of RSE.
 

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Without a doubt, my Rock Slide steps are my favorite upgrade to my 2018 JLUR and the most commented on upgrade from strangers in parking lots, gas stations, Starbucks, etc.
 

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I was looking at a 2018 JLUR recently with Rock Slide steps. Noticed they had a lot of forward/backward swing when extended.

What would cause,this and can it be adjusted to fix?
 

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I was looking at a 2018 JLUR recently with Rock Slide steps. Noticed they had a lot of forward/backward swing when extended.

What would cause,this and can it be adjusted to fix?
They probably need to be lubed as that is the most common problem.
 

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They probably need to be lubed as that is the most common problem.
Maybe so... it seemed like both sides would move 2-3 inches when my foot was on them.
 

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Maybe so... it seemed like both sides would move 2-3 inches when my foot was on them.
Yep, that is it. I have to lube about every 2 months but I have water and sand every where...... LOL
 

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That's perfect. Thank you. That will help me get in for sure.
I may get bigger tires. I'm still on the fence. This jeep is costing me $$$ already :)
Is there a rubber gasket between your steps and the body of the Jeep? I just had a set installed and there is a huge gap between the slider steps and the Jeep.
 

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Is there a rubber gasket between your steps and the body of the Jeep? I just had a set installed and there is a huge gap between the slider steps and the Jeep.
I installed mine myself and I can tell you that the first thing you do is install an aluminum strip that is adhesive on one side and has a rubber bumper on the outside. The step then mounts directly to the pinch seam below the rocker and the step touches the rubber bumper. It’s about 1/4 to 1/2 thick.

The aluminum strip mounts to the lower side of the vehicle.
 

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I installed mine myself and I can tell you that the first thing you do is install an aluminum strip that is adhesive on one side and has a rubber bumper on the outside. The step then mounts directly to the pinch seam below the rocker and the step touches the rubber bumper. It’s about 1/4 to 1/2 thick.

The aluminum strip mounts to the lower side of the vehicle.
I had the originals and they were very loud when they opened and closed. You could physically feel them close, and open. Also Both The motors failed before a year was up.

I did like the looks and functions when it worked. I’m curious if they improved both of those issues. Their customer service was quick at first then non responsive after they replaced the module and both motors.

Even with knowing that I still loved them. Easy for kids and short wife to get in and out without sacrificing looks or functionality. I’d like to know more as time goes on. I’d almost consider them again if past bugs and the loud closing has been fixed.
 

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I had the originals and they were very loud when they opened and closed. You could physically feel them close, and open. Also Both The motors failed before a year was up.

I did like the looks and functions when it worked. I’m curious if they improved both of those issues. Their customer service was quick at first then non responsive after they replaced the module and both motors.

Even with knowing that I still loved them. Easy for kids and short wife to get in and out without sacrificing looks or functionality. I’d like to know more as time goes on. I’d almost consider them again if past bugs and the loud closing has been fixed.
When you say you had the "originals" on what vehicle and when? As I understand it (we sell them in our store) this is a Generation 2 system for the JL. They sold the intellectual property and designs to the Gen 1 step to a competitor when they developed this version.

These things sell like hot cakes and I love mine.
 

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When you say you had the "originals" on what vehicle and when? As I understand it (we sell them in our store) this is a Generation 2 system for the JL. They sold the intellectual property and designs to the Gen 1 step to a competitor when they developed this version.

These things sell like hot cakes and I love mine.
2017 on my lifted 2012 JKU. I think maybe first generation, it used nutserts into the body. My thing is they were so dang loud when closing. Was this corrected on the version you sell? I’ll try to find my old paperwork see what it says.

Even with all it’s faults I liked mine as well.
 

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I can't say for sure, but the first time I saw the Gen 2 steps was in mid-2018, but I can inquire. There is no doubt about when they open and close, it is a solid thump but I'd hardly call it loud or annoying.

If you are interested, send me a PM and I'll ask whatever questions you want of the folks at Rock Slide, I have a contact or two there.
 

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