Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

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Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

Post by shayzj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:21 am

Just wondering if this would be an option when putting the PW on a two post lift. Need to get mine up and redo the powder coating of the frame mounts. This would give me more open space to work.
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Re: Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

Post by Oilbrnr » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:31 am

You mean the Mopar steps?

Hell's to the NO!

White Knuckle's maybe, but even that I'd be a tad sketched putting it up on my 2P that way...
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Re: Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

Post by shayzj » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:44 pm

Not steps the factory heavy duty rock sliders.

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Re: Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

Post by Bill2014 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:23 pm

I assume you have an '05 with the factory rock sliders...? You can allegedly jack up your truck using them. :wink:

I know I can jack up my '14 on the White Knuckle sliders.
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Re: Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

Post by RustyPW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:58 pm

I've jacked mine up with the factory rock rails with no problems. It's when I added the nerf bars and slammed the PW down HARD, I mean spine crashing hard, on them that I had trouble. The weld at the end of the smaller tubes to the big tube cracked. I rewelded all of those joints. That weld from the factory does not go all the way away either.
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Re: Full weight of PW on OEM rockrails?

Post by coder » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 pm

I have the OEM Rock Rails and use them to lift my truck all the time, in fact they are at least as strong if not stronger stronger than any aftermarket rails you can buy.

That being said however the frame is still the safest way to lift the truck because rock rails weren't really designed be used as a lifting point for extended periods of time.
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