Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: SW Montana, USA
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Re: Question about Rocker Panels
The concern with any modification is weight. 6x4 is overkill, and extremely heavy. I have 2x4x3/16" for mine, and they take all the bashing I can dish out. The angle is mounted with the short leg on the bottom. This configuration has more than enough strength, in fact I wish I would have used 1/8" for them. The only weak part is if the jeep were to be t-boned, the lighter metal and shorter leg has a smaller bending moment. In that instance, other problems arise, eliminating the benefits of the rockers anyway. For wheeling my lighter rockers are great and help to prevent overloaded components.