Installing a new set of ROCKER POD's is as easy as 1,2,3,.......4&5
1. Out with the old! Park the vehicle on a level surface (makes it easier to jack the Rocker Pods up straight). Using tire ramps are not advised. Remove any existing steps, bars or other side apparatuses being replaced by the Rocker Pods.
2. Mounting, mounting brackets. Depending on your vehicle, you might have several options on mounting to your vehicle. Please use supplied instructions for these.
Generally, you'll remove the body mount screws and reinstall with the appropriate brackets. Some mounting options will include mounted brackets that go on your frame (no drilling required). If using the provided mud flaps, install these first.
3. Time for a buddy to come over....Using a floor jack or wooden blocks, place the Rocker Pod on the jack and raise to the highest position that will allow the vehicle door to open with about 3/8"-1/2" of clearance between the bottom of the door and the top of the Rocker Pod. Check that the Pods are as even as possible with the rocker panel (note: if your vehicle doesn't have a regular body line across the bottom, you can also use the door trim as a gage to level out the Rocker Pod).
Have someone hold the Pod in position, using a transfer punch mark the center of the slots from your mounting brackets onto the Rocker Pod. If there is not enough space for a transfer punch use a marker and CAREFULLY mark the outline of the brackets and slots and holes onto the rear of the Pod. Take your time as this is the most important part of the installation (check your wheel clearance by turning your wheels, and remember to add your space if you'll be using your supplied Rocker Pod mud flaps). Once all the bracket positions have been marked, take down the Rocker Pod and drill the center of the slotted holes ONLY.
4. Does that look right? Adjust the height and level. You can now tighten the brackets to the frame using the body mount screws. Once satisfied with the position of the Rocker Pod, you can lock them in place, if you like, by drilling through the standard hole provided in the bracket. This is not necessary as it will prevent any future adjustments of the Rocker Pod, however, it will allow you to remove the PODs and reinstall them in the exact location every time.
5. Rinse, Lather, Repeat!Repeat steps 1-4 for the other side of the vehicle
6. Test Drive Immediately drive your truck around with your buddy for a minimum of 1 hour. There is no real reason for this, but you have no idea how rewarding it is to see peoples' reactions while there's still dirt on your hands.