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Old 05-08-2010, 09:04 PM
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While routing the backup camera wiring, I noticed the backside of the rockers have large holes. These holes are covered at the factory with tape. Or more percisely, tape that's now falling of.

Is the missing tape a problem? Should I re-tape the holes, or remove the remaining tape? Any idea why the holes are there in the first place?
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If it's by the rear wheel wells they're there for the well liners you can, aside from that, I have no idea. any pics?
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Those are access holes to install t-bolts. I used (2) on each side when installing my step bars. That said, they're just about too small to be useful anyway, IMHO. I recommend fishing a very small gauge wire back through the hole and out the access panel and then around the bolt threads before you drop that bolt into the bottom of the rocker panel without a way to get it out easily.
I would tape them back up just to keep water and other crap from getting in and settling in the rocker, but that's just me.
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The holes are in thr panels that run under the doors on the cab. I'll take some pics tomorrow and post them.
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They are the bolt holes for steps.
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Yes, those holes are for installing the Mopar tube steps, its where you install the rivnuts used to attach the brackets. I had to remove the tape when I put my steps on. Not sure how important the tape is though.
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I had to take the tape off to apply the OEM running boards.........I just reapllied the tape now that i dont have them.Keeps crap and water out.
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The tape is to keep the undercoat out when they spray it on. So you can get the fasteners in.
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Although having them taped will help keep crap out of the channel.....but will also stop moisture from leaving....it's a gamble!
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