VAG OFFROAD Rock slider install ( Cayenne / touareg / Q7 )  

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eurowise
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06/08/2020 8:15 pm  

This installation is a guide to help install your rock sliders on gen 1  ( 2002-2010 ) on some Gen 2  2010+ cayenne / Touareg / Q7's. We say some because of air suspension versions are not yet verified fitment on Gen 2 yet.

photo comparisons may vary as this installation guide is on a 2010 cayenne / touareg NON Air suspension setup

1. remove left and right lower plastic under shield. these are held on with torx screws. You will no longer need the hardware or covers.

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2. with the covers removed you will see all the body plugs that will need to be removed in order to install the rock sliders. They are just snapped in so you can pop out by hand or with a flat head. there is 6 total,  the other 2 arrows point to the mounting points that are already threaded in the body, and the other 2 smaller blind holes are for the smaller locking hardware.
So 12 mounting points total
 
3. This is what the mounting hardware looks like. The larger bolt of the two go vertical in the side of the body  ( QTY 3 per side ) and the last two go inside the lower frame rail parallel with the car. They will have plastic holding sleeves threaded onto them. dont remove these. they will make your life easier when it comes to installing them. We have paper in these photos but you will have plastic in place. slip the large end into the blind hole and then feed the opposite end in so the bolt now is flush. when installing the rock sliders the bolt sandwiches between the rock slider on the frame for a secure mounting finish.
 
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Heres the steps for the mounting hardware in order. Make sure to leave plastic washer on! ( NOT SHOWN HERE )
 
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4. Next with the hand of a friend install the rock slider into place. One person guiding the holes to line up with the hardware you have installed. With the rock slider lined up and thread of the hardware sticking into the rock slider install the supplied nuts and washers onto the rock slider. At this point just install everything hand tight because you can make adjustments later and then torque them down
( photos below do not show the bars welded to the bracket for ease of installation photos )
 
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5. next you can now push up on the entire assembly so the rock sliders are flush with the bottom of the car. now torque all the bolts to about 50ft lbs. ( Very hand tight ) no impact guns 
 
6. Now tighten the last 2 bolts that go into the frame where its been pre-threaded from the factory 
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