Every morning I torture myself by taking my kids to school in Miami traffic. 99% of the drivers in Miami are not from the U.S. and learned how to drive in another country where they did not have traffic lanes and it was not uncommon to have to avoid a cow, goat or chicken on the freeway. One out of every four drivers in Miami-Dade County does not have a valid drivers license!
What does this have to do with Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers? You will soon see.
When Poison Spyder Customs engineered and tested their rocker panel protection they built them to withstand the roughest conditions a driver could subject them to out on the trail. I don’t think they thought about the usefulness they would serve in the concrete jungle.
When I exit the Florida turnpike each morning I have to make a right turn and then immediately cross two lanes of traffic to get into the left turn lane. Every morning the intersection is a parking lot and the mission impossible theme song pops into my head! Train horns are fun for spilling Cuban coffee but they don’t move cars!
The Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers on the other hand seem to get the attention of all of the lowered imports who try to move up and block me from entering. Maybe it is the cool Poison Spyder logo that is at eye level as I drive in front of them and they peer over their carbon fiber hoods.
Whatever it is, these Rocker Knockers get noticed and I have nicknamed them the “Miami Merge Masters”. It is nice having total confidence that any drivers that gets skinny pedal happy will simply be deflected off of the Rocker Knocker and maybe get a KM2 tire imprint over their hood!
Now for the write-up and what these Rocker Knockers were really intended for…
Delivery and Installation:
First, these things are SOLID and they will not be very popular with your UPS man. There is no guessing what they are when they arrive since they ship raw and the shipping label is right on each panel with the hardware coming in a separate package.
All of the hardware comes very neatly packaged and separated for ease of locating what you need during the install.
I am not going to type up full installation instructions because Poison Spyder has very thorough instructions on their website:
and they also include instructions with the hardware.
First thing I did was remove the optional slider plate, sanded everything down and sprayed primer.
Before being painted, I drilled the necessary holes and did a test fit. The directions are very specific about where and how to drill the holes and, after the mirror mod, these are the easiest holes you will ever have to drill into your Jeep. The only recommendation I can make is that most of you will not have a 9/16” drill bit in your toolbox and I found it easier to drill the final holes underneath with a stepped drill bit. The test fit…
Here are the Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers next to the stock Rubicon rails (mine have extra tubing added). In this picture you can see how much more coverage there is under the body and how many extra mount points there are underneath compared to the three on the stock rails.