As per norm, many many thanks to brother Marcus for ...well, everything he does.
Nemesis is, if anything, both brilliant and predictable. There is no argument that they make some well engineered/designed Jeep products. My Notorious flares had a flawless fit with no deformation of the body where it meets the hood, which seems to be very common with some others. The Billy Rockers followed suit. Very good fit. That said, like the flares, Nemesis forgot to send the nutserts with the rockers. However, one Marcus placed phone call later and the parts were overnight shipped to me. That's good customer service X2!!
My only initial complaint is the lack of instructions for the rockers. Nemesis's web site has instructions for the Titan tub armor, but nothing for the other two rocker pieces. However, through the glory of the internet gods, there are a few good YouTube videos if you search "Nemesis Billy Rocker Install". The JeepLab video was especially helpful pointing out a few useful nutsert tips. In the end, the installation is pretty straight forward as there's only one way each part fits. So, I'll go through this piece by piece.
I had the Titan tub armor powder coated at Classic Auto Body in Gaithersburg, MD (highly recommend!!!) since they have a low probability of hitting rocks, and I rattle canned the space frame since it will attract rocks like bugs to a bug light.
Tools required (aka, what I used to get the job done) in no particular order:
First, I removed my old Shrockworks sliders:
Next, I started on the dreaded nutserts. I used blue painters tape to protect the paint and an array of quick grip clamps to mock-up the tub armor, then mark the holes to be drilled:
Then the point of no return ...drillin', paintin', and sertin'!
- Sockets: 13mm, 14mm, 18mm, 7/16, and 3/4
- Hex keys: 5/32 and 7/32
- Gearwrench: 7/16
- Nutsert tool
- Blue painters tape
- Ratcheting screwdriver
- Drill bits: 3/16 and size W
- Center punch
- Counter sink bit
- Step drill bit
- Alignment tool (something to line up the "clip nuts")
- Red Loctite
- Rustoleum spray paints
- Sand paper
- MOPAR touch-up paint
- Zep de-greaser spray
- Engineers sledge
- Quick grip clamps
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
- Various bit attachments
- I mocked up the tub armor and adjusted several times ..."measure five times drill once!"
- I drilled with a good rechargeable drill on the slow setting. Slow and methodical. First with a 3/16 drill bit, then the size W bit.
- Use a counter sink bit (or 1/2 drill bit) and spin it around each hole drilled to be-burr the holes.
- Before removing the blue painters tape I applied a liberal amount of MOPAR touch-up paint with a small artists brush.
- Taking your time on this part will pay off later on!!!