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Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers™ are the ultimate protection for your Jeep's vulnerable rocker panel area. As the trails get tougher and recreational off-roading gets more and more hardcore, vehicle body damage becomes more prevalent. And rocker panels are most vulnerable, taking hits from both underneath and the sides as you work your way through tight obstacles.
Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers™ protect your rocker panels by cladding them in rugged, high strength 3/16" plate steel armor. Rocker Knockers™ are manufactured to hug the lines of your Jeep's rocker panels perfectly, forming a glove-fit with virtually no loss of valuable ground clearance. Specifically engineered for most Jeep CJ, YJ, TJ and LJ models, Rocker Knockers™ are CNC laser cut from high strength 3/16" plate steel, and precisiion brake-formed for a perfect fit. Bolt holes are countersunk for the included stainless steel flat head hardware, which yields a flat, unobstructed surface to slide over obstacles. All mounting hardware is included as well as detailed installation instructions. Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers™ bolt to your Jeep's body in key areas, and interface with strenghtened areas of the underside of the tub such as body mounts, strengthening ribs, etc. Because they mount to the body itself, there is no resulting gap or misalignment when a body lift is installed.
For added side protection on the trail, these Rocker Knockers™ come with a tubular Slider. The Slider is crafted of high strength DOM structural tubing, welded to the Rocker Knocker™ with additional DOM tube spacers. The result is a combination of rocker panel protection and a tubular slider to keep your rig's bodysides a few precious inches away from taller rocks and trees. The Slider may also become an integral part of your driving strategy, as it may be useful to pivot the vehicle around obstacles while searching for traction. It also serves as a short entry step, assisting entry and egress.
NOTE: When installing CJ-8 Rocker Knockers in conjunction with Poison Spyder (or other manufacturers) Tube Fenders with Tube Flares, you will need to trim a few inches of material from the forward edge (trimming is not needed when used with Tube Fenders without Tube Flares). You will want to test-fit and trim BEFORE YOU PAINT OR POWDER COAT.
This product ships as bare steel—it will need to be painted or powder coated prior to final installation. We do not offer a powder coat option for this item.
For installations in which you would like to protect the paint underneath the Rocker Knocker, as well as provide a measure of vibration absorption, we offer Rubber Rocker Liners, precisely cut to fit between the Rocker Knocker and the Jeep's body. Be sure to order these separately, as they're not included in the standard Rocker Knocker™ package.