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Been searching all weekend for info on rocker protection for my JKU. I am looking for something that has steps for the kids and wife, but doesn't hang down, also wanting something lightweight.

The wife likes the look of Teraflex aluminum rockers, and was also considering the Nemesis aluminum rockers as well, I like the step they showed in the product thread.

What else is there that is either aluminum, or at least doesn't weigh 100's of pounds? I like the PSC kit, but couldn't seem to find the weight on the website?

Anyone out there running the Teraflex rockers? How are they holding up are they functional as a step?

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I'm not certain about the weight, but I am lusting for the Poison Spyder stuff! I'm saving for the BFH stubby, Brawler Rockers, and Brawler bumper. When I showed my wife a picture of their Unlimited decked out, she proclaimed it "badass and dead sexy!" so I'm golden!

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I'm not certain about the weight, but I am lusting for the Poison Spyder stuff! I'm saving for the BFH stubby, Brawler Rockers, and Brawler bumper. When I showed my wife a picture of their Unlimited decked out, she proclaimed it "badass and dead sexy!" so I'm golden!

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Dood. I may need to get your wife to talk to my wife and share her opinion. I'm gonna need all the help I can get when that big brown truck shows up with my PSC stuff and the wife asks.."what's that?"



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Dane,

You could PM any of the guys at Poison Spyder and ask them for the weight. I have them on mine, and I'm totally guessing here and say they are 55lbs each


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It's not aluminum, but they're tough. The steps are great.

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You could PM any of the guys at Poison Spyder and ask them for the weight. I have them on mine, and I'm totally guessing here and say they are 55lbs each
I'll check with PSC, thanks!

Anyone have any feedback on the Teraflex rockers? Other options? The wife expressed she likes the looks of the boat style rockers ove the tube rail, but for me the deciding factor is going to be weight and function over looks.
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I have 2 buddies that have/had the teraflex ones, they both were mangled about a year after having them. They wheel pretty hard though...

I just got some aluminum nemesis rockers to knock some weight down on my jeep. They are super nice. There will be over 3/4" of aluminum between the tub and the rocks(in layers), so I think they'll hold up nicely!

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Whats more important to you? Weight or durability, you can't have your cake and eat it too with this piece of equipment.

The Aluminum Rockers do not hold up if you wheel really hard in the rocks. I have seen the Teraflex ones break easily, and I am sure the other aluminum models will as well. But for moderate wheeling they will do fine.

If you want a good balance between strength and ground clearance, check out PSC or PureJeep.

If you want strength, but also want a usable step and don't care about clearance, get one of the quality frame mounted designs like Shrockworks.
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I agonized over this choice and decided on the schrockworks rocksliders. The pair weighs about 95 pounds and they mount directly to the frame, so they're tough as all get out. I'm not sure I would bother buying the majority of rails the mount to the body pinchseam. Rails aren't much use if they won't really protect your jeep. The shrockworks make a good step too if you put some griptape on them. They're made to order so it will take 6 weeks to get them but they rock.

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I have the PSC rocker knockers, mine are about 4 months old. I've been wheel'n pretty hard on them now 30 times or so. Forget about the weight IMO, its low weight, if you like to bang it around get the ones that will hold up. They also allow you to slide and not get hung up. My jeep is a 4door and weight is about 5300 pounds and it has all banged on these rockers and they hold up and provide protection to. They just come out with some new rockers but not sure how they differ from mine.
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I opted for the Poly Performance Rubi Tubes. They come in a kit and you weld them yourself to the stock rubicon rails. Woods also makes a similar product. Both have steps that are welded on top of the tubes. Both are JKO vendors. I've had no problems with them. They are made of carbon steel.

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It's not aluminum, but they're tough. The steps are great.

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I have the older version with the step thats not as wide as in the pics above but the construction is basically the same and these are just plain SOLID. The thickest wall tubing of any manufacturer I have seen and yet they are not that bulky and very easy to install. They also come with optional "boatsides" which are steel plates that give an angled sliding surface to the side of the jeep. But in the interest of weight and cost you dont need to order them.

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Whats more important to you? Weight or durability, you can't have your cake and eat it too with this piece of equipment.

The Aluminum Rockers do not hold up if you wheel really hard in the rocks. I have seen the Teraflex ones break easily, and I am sure the other aluminum models will as well. But for moderate wheeling they will do fine.

If you want a good balance between strength and ground clearance, check out PSC or PureJeep.

If you want strength, but also want a usable step and don't care about clearance, get one of the quality frame mounted designs like Shrockworks.

After seeing the Teraflex tear/bend/bow, I always thought the same. After seeing these Nemesis ones, my mind has changed, they are much harder and thicker aluminum than the Teraflex ones are. I'll let you know how they handle getting beat around! My steel ones, the tubes were all bent and dented up(the substructure/boatsides held up really well so I can't complain and really like them still), I just wanted to try something different and loose a little weight.

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Whats more important to you? Weight or durability, you can't have your cake and eat it too with this piece of equipment.
What is the point in having cake if you can't eat it??

Function is more important to me than looks. But I also don't want to bog my already heavy JKU down with more weight than necessary. Just trying to gather as much info before dropping the coin on some sliders. Shipping gets to be more expensive when looking at the heavier sliders as well. Already looking at over $100 to ship most of these (some offer free shipping, which is a HUGE benefit), if not more...

So far, some of the steel ones aren't that much heavier than aluminum. When I get home tonight I'll post of the specs on some of the models I am considering.
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+ I always heard you can have 2 of the 3... you choose

lightweight... strength... inexpensive...

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I have the tereflex sliders on my unlimited. they've held up pretty good. i've had the entire weight of the jeep on them and have dropped on them HARD. they are still in decent shape. if you are going to be on sharp / jagged rocks, they will gouge. so far that is the biggest downside. I'm thinking of adding some 16 or 18 gauge steel plates (skins) to the bottoms to slide over rocks with w/out tearing out small pieces of the alum sliders.

if you wheel mostly in mud, hard dirt, and some rocks i think you'll be good. if you are planning on dragging your jeep over a lot of rocks just about every wheeling trip, then i'd look at steel sliders.

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