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I did a quick search and I didn't see the information I was looking for. What will I need to replace the rocker panel on my car. I had a mishap over the weekend thanks to some idiot and now I need to replace the LH rocker panel. Is it as simple as the 4 rivets/screws in the front and back or is there more to it?
 

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The ends of the rocker panels are secured by plastic rivets. The length of the panel (with underlying backing) is secured by 3M tape. You should be okay installing the new one. Just be careful about prying the old one off. These cars dent very easily.
 

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Not sure how you could search and not find something on this. There's one thread with probably 25,000 pages of people that have cracked rocker panels.
I think everyone has seen that thread. But that is not what I'm looking for. My rockers are not cracked and I'm not taking my car to the dealer to get replaced. I did not see anyone post how to replace them yourself.
 

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The ends of the rocker panels are secured by plastic rivets. The length of the panel (with underlying backing) is secured by 3M tape. You should be okay installing the new one. Just be careful about prying the old one off. These cars dent very easily.
Gee Plastic riverts and 3M tape
I wonder what holds up the bumper (duct tape lol}...................JQ
 

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The rocker covers are held on with metal clips in the centerline that go into the holes in the rocker...if that helps. Also the 3m tape that they use is amazing stuff as it seals out water!
Can you buy replacement clips??? I think one or two of mine are broke cuz it is starting to bow out along the side...
 

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The ends of 2012? and up Challengers have screws holding them on not the early plastic rivets...
 

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I did a quick search and I didn't see the information I was looking for. What will I need to replace the rocker panel on my car. I had a mishap over the weekend thanks to some idiot and now I need to replace the LH rocker panel. Is it as simple as the 4 rivets/screws in the front and back or is there more to it?

66, I just sent you a PM on detailed R&R instructions I provided another member way back when on how I did mine on my 2012. Depending on the year of your car the end will either be secured by rivets or bolts. I had bolts on mine. The clips are not metal, they are plastic molded as part of the cladding. Let me know if you got it since this is the first time I've forwarded a PM on CT.

Nevermind 66. I just noticed this is an ancient thread. Who digs this stuff up?
 

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66, I just sent you a PM on detailed R&R instructions I provided another member way back when on how I did mine on my 2012. Depending on the year of your car the end will either be secured by rivets or bolts. I had bolts on mine. The clips are not metal, they are plastic molded as part of the cladding. Let me know if you got it since this is the first time I've forwarded a PM on CT.

Nevermind 66. I just noticed this is an ancient thread. Who digs this stuff up?
Would you be able to send this to me? My 2010 needs new rocker moldings, but they're $300-500 now. I just need to figure out how I can rig them to stay on because I am not going to pay close to $1,000 for ABS plastic. That's just ridiculous.
 

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I know, old thread, lol. I'm the original owner of a lo-mile '09 SRT-8, and amazingly, haven't had to replace my moldings till now(driver's side cracked). Question, has anyone had any experience with the aftermarket moldings available? Originals are now about a $1,000/pair, which obviously is totally ridiculous. The repro's are about $300/pair. :)
 
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