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PostSubject: Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal   Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal EmptyWed Apr 16, 2008 6:53 pm

I thought someone had asked about removing the rocker molding and can't seem to find the post?
Anyway here is how you do it:
There is a bracket at the front of the molding that has a screw in it that is behind the plastic wheel well, hex head screws from the underside, and then it is held on for the most part with clips that just have to be pulled loose, as usual very carefully.
Hope this helps someone.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal   Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal EmptyWed Apr 16, 2008 10:51 pm

Interesting, I lost my driver side rocker molding last year and got a new one from the dealer. I don't recall seeing any sign of a screw attachment, just popped it on with the push-in clips.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal   Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal EmptyThu Apr 17, 2008 8:07 am

1998 Riv wrote:
Interesting, I lost my driver side rocker molding last year and got a new one from the dealer. I don't recall seeing any sign of a screw attachment, just popped it on with the push-in clips.
Your door molding was what you were missing wasn't it?
I was referring to the rocker molding that is attached to the body, that goes from wheel well to wheel well.
I just posted this because I thought it was a question that had been asked?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal   Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal EmptyThu Apr 17, 2008 8:52 am

Yes, the lower rocker molding goes on with screws. I cracked mine once when the jack slipped (don't ever use the suggested jack points!). Got one from Ed Morad, went on pretty easily.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal   Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 10:00 pm

AA wrote:
(don't ever use the suggested jack points!)
Huh? That's all I use! ? 
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal   Write-Up: Rocker Molding Removal EmptyTue Oct 22, 2013 10:26 pm

If you use the scissor jack in the trunk, the rocker molding spot works okay.

I don't recommend the rocker it for aftermarket jacks, because these jacks weren't designed for it, and the rocker wasn't designed for aftermarket jacks. You either won't have enough flat area to lift (causing slippage and damage to the rocker moulding), or you're jacking on the metal seem, which will bend it.

I prefer to lift from the subfame, or under the ball joint (control arm). These offer much better stability, imo.

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'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
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