Rocker guards are a necessity. It doesn't matter if you wheel mud pits, rocks, tight forest trails, or mall parking lots, rocker guards should be one of the first additions to your Jeep. They keep rocks away, some provide steps for when you've drowned your Jeep, keep trees out of your doors, and they fend off errant shopping carts like no one's business.
As great as they are, there are a few things to really keep an eye out for, as well as some things you should know about your first set of rockers.
We chose Poison Spyder Customs' new Helldorado Sliders for our '94 YJ. They are constructed from 3/16-inch plate steel, the steps are 0.120-wall tubing, and besides the beefy materials, we like the look of them - the significant other likes the 5-inch step.
The instructions with the Helldorado Sliders were good, but we put this how-to together so both new Jeep owners and old-time hacks can see what's involved in the install.