How to Protect Your Wrangler JL Rockers With Rock Sliders
EVO Manufacturing Bomber Rockers save your Jeep Wrangler JL from damage on and off the trail.
Rock sliders are as much about function for your Jeep as they are style, and finding a set of sliders that complement the look of your Jeep Wrangler, while also protecting it, isn't always easy. The factory sliders look nice, but are marginal for more than a stock vehicle in more serious terrain and have a tendency to deform under loads. We had really good experiences with the EVO Manufacturing Bomber Rockers on our JK Wrangler project and were excited to find out that they were available for the JL.
The EVO Manufacturing Bomber Rockers have a number of features that put them at the top of our list for rocker protection. First off, the simple and clean design doesn't detract from the overall look of our Jeep. The heavy-duty Bomber Rockers are made from 3/16-inch steel, and they have been designed to accommodate up to 40-inch tires without rubbing. We also especially like that the undersides are angled to allow your Jeep to more easily slide off obstacles, rather than getting hung up on them. The top of the slider is also up to 3.5 inches wide, so they act as a wider footpad for entry and exit and keep those errant parking lot door dings at bay. Plus, that additional width protects your rear fenders from getting peppered with rocks and sand, something those with painted fenders will appreciate. Lastly, underside holes allow for easy installation and cleaning.
Mounting a set of Bomber Rockers is really simple and doesn't require any drilling or welding, as they utilize the three large body mounts and the pinch weld seam, attaching through existing holes. For those who don't mind drilling holes in the body of their new Jeep, EVO Manufacturing also offers an optional Rocker Skin panel that adds rigidity and protection to the overall slider assembly. Stainless and zinc hardware is included in the EVO kit, and the Bomber Rockers can be ordered in bare steel, powdercoated, or can be painted in any color you choose.
To check out these and all the other EVO Manufacturing slider options, head over to www.evomfg.com and read on to see how quick and easy our install was.