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Old 02-17-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Rock rails vs oem steps

Which one do you guys think looks better on a jk 2dr not going to be doing much rock crawling and don't like the look of those other steps pics would be helpful too.
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Rubicon rock rail. Plus a loop and a few standoffs.

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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The Mopar rock sliders look great but offer no protection to the side of the Jeep from road dirt/gravel off the front tire. I really don't do any hard core off roading where I would need a rock slider but I like the looks of them.
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I added the stock Sahara steps so it's easier for my wife to get in. To me they looked the best, were priced right on amazon and will do what I need.

No hard core rock crawling till this one gets paid off. Offroading, yes, scraping things, nope.
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I like my ACE rock sliders. Works well as a step and also adds a level of protect for those "just in case" moments.


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leaving the rubi rails on, and throwing the ACE sliders over them is a popular combo. it looks good too!
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I like the rubi rails by themselves. Ive actually witnessed rigs coming down on them and they hold up well. In addition, i like jumping into the jeep as opposed to stepping in. Feels more jeepish
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I like the rubi rails by themselves. Ive actually witnessed rigs coming down on them and they hold up well. In addition, i like jumping into the jeep as opposed to stepping in. Feels more jeepish
yes they do work well. i've worn mine out pretty good.
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Which one do you guys think looks better on a jk 2dr not going to be doing much rock crawling and don't like the look of those other steps pics would be helpful too.
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We have a bunch of different Steps and Rock Rails for you to choose from. Most of the steps will be lighter weight material and will save you some money over rocker guards that are heavier duty and built to stand up to abuse.

Let me know if you see anything you like and I'll get you a quote!

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I like my ACE rock sliders. Works well as a step and also adds a level of protect for those "just in case" moments.


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leaving the rubi rails on, and throwing the ACE sliders over them is a popular combo. it looks good too!
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[QUOTE="Knuckles65;8362145"]I like my ACE rock sliders. Works well as a step and also adds a level of protect for those "just in case" moments./QUOTE]

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Looking for rails myself. Not interested in the ACE nor Smittybilts. While I like the body-mounted ones the best looks-wise (Purejeep is awesome), I think the frame-mounted will be the toughest for the JK. Maybe the Treks, while bodymount-mounted, would be okay with the boatside panels, that gets to be $1,000 easily. All these decisions....
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Yep - ACE is the way to go!
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What do you guys think about body armor rock crawler rails
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Looking for rails myself. Not interested in the ACE nor Smittybilts. While I like the body-mounted ones the best looks-wise (Purejeep is awesome), I think the frame-mounted will be the toughest for the JK. Maybe the Treks, while bodymount-mounted, would be okay with the boatside panels, that gets to be $1,000 easily. All these decisions....
Truth! I finally went with Fab Fours. Also in that $1K+ price range at retail. My sliders and rocker armor will survive Armageddon - TWICE at least. Body and frame mounted. 75 pounds of steel each side - wraps that entire pinch seam and the bottom rocker panel.

I had also looked at GenRight, Nemesis and EVO. Nemesis was probably my second choice once I got into that price range. GenRight was just a little too industrial looking to me. EVO looked way cool but just isn't "me". I also really liked the LOD before I realized I could bury that whole seam.

Be forewarned though: before you get into this category of sliders, you need to be 100% certain. Most require drilling holes - lots of holes. And/or welding. In the Jeep. Not as easy to second guess as bolt ons.

Most of this kind of stuff is definitely not needed for someone who will be playing on dirt roads. These are serious metal. Fab Fours was 150 pounds worth. "Side bumpers".

For most folks things like Ace and so forth would be more than sufficient.
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Looking for rails myself. Not interested in the ACE nor Smittybilts. While I like the body-mounted ones the best looks-wise (Purejeep is awesome), I think the frame-mounted will be the toughest for the JK. Maybe the Treks, while bodymount-mounted, would be okay with the boatside panels, that gets to be $1,000 easily. All these decisions....
What about the PSC frame mounted rocker knockers? Thats what I will be going with when the time goes. I was looking at the VKS fab sliders (like the evo) but i dont want to weld on the frame just yet, and i've heard theyre a pain to line everything up.
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Those are nice but like the Fab Fours which look really solid, I am not sure I want the ones that extend up and along the rocker panels. They require a LOT of nutserts and a place (between the panels and rocker protection for water and dirt to get into. I don't want to start a rust issue at the rivets. This may not be an issue but I am not sure.

EDIT: txaggie09- is this the one you are referring to? If so, they are not the other ones I thought you were referring to, and may be a solid choice. I still think I see some rocker panels, so need to research them a bit more.

http://shop.poisonspyder.com/Jeep-JK.../17-08-020.htm

OP- sorry for any derail. I figured we could all learn about different options.

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