Poison Spyder JK Ricochet Rockers provide rocker protection for your Jeep's vulnerable body sheet metal, while also providing a convenient step for easily entering and exiting the Jeep. These Ricochet Rockers™ are mounted to the Jeep's frame to provide the best protection possible without relying on the Jeep's comparatively weaker body tub for support.
DOM TUBE AND DIE-DIMPLED STEP PLATES
The tubular rocker rail is rugged 1.75" X .120 wall DOM structural tubing. The slider rail is fabricated from CNC-bent 1.5" X .120 wall DOM tubing. Ricochet Rockers™ have a distinguishing 5" wide dimpled plate that acts as a step and a stout reinforcement for the slider. This makes the Ricochet Rocker™ protection a very effective armor addition and an effective pivot for getting your maneuvering your Jeep through tight spots on the trail. With the dimple protrusions pointing upward, they give the extra benefit of increased foot traction when entering or exiting the vehicle, even with boots covered with snow or mud. These step plates, as well as the corner gussets added at either end of the Ricochet Rocker™, are CNC laser cut from 1/8" steel plate.
Frame-Mounted Ricochet Rockers™ attach to your Jeep's frame rails through rugged, precision engineered outriggers on each side. The outriggers are fabricated of CNC laser cut 3/16" thick plate steel, and are designed in a triangular shape to act as their own gusset and provide superior strength. The outrigger wraps around the bottom and side of the frame rail for support on two planes. The outriggers are also located so they may be directly bolted to the sides of the Jeep's body mounts for even more strength. Compare this design to competitors' frame-mounted sliders that use a simple piece of non-triangulated, non-gusseted tubing welded to a plate that attaches to the side of the Jeep's frame rail.
BOLT-ON OR WELD-ON INSTALLATION
Instructions and hardware are provided for a fairly easy bolt-on installation of the Frame-Mounted Ricochet Rockers™. The procedure uses some existing mounting holes on your Jeep's frame, but does require some additional drilling and tapping. We provide the necessary tap to thread the additional holes (tap-handle not included). Alternatively, installers may choose to weld the Ricochet Rockers™ in place.
SUSPENSION & BODY LIFT COMPATIBILITY
Frame-Mounted JK Ricochet Rockers™ are not compatible with typical "long arm" suspension kits, without some Do-It-Yourself modifications. The rearward support outrigger will likely interfere with the location of most long-arm kit's link brackets. For those wishing to install this product in conjunction with a long-arm kit, it may be possible to do so by ordering the Ricochet Rockers™ with the rearward outrigger NOT welded on, and then locating and welding them in place during installation. To special-order the kit with the rearward outriggers un-welded, call our sales department at 951-849-5911. Also note that, as a frame-mounted product, any body lift installed on the Jeep will result in a gap of the same height, between the Ricochet Rocker™ and the Jeep's body tub.
DON'T FORGET THE JK BODY ARMOR!
Poison Spyder JK Ricochet Knockers™ can be utilized as a stand alone component or can be used in conjunction with Poison Spyder's JK Body Armor. JK Body Armor is a secondary line of defense against off road damage to your Jeep, protecting the Jeep by reaching above the slider level up to the door line. Ricochet Rockers™ do not mount to or use the Body Armor for additional structure. But they work and look great together as a complete rocker armor package.