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Old 05-09-2014, 06:52 AM   #1
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Rock rails with steps?

Just installed my AEV 4.5 lift on 37" Nittos on my 2014 Rubicon 4 door. Although I have no issues getting in and out of my Jeep now that it's lifted, my wife and 4 year old daughter need help. What are some good options for side steps/rock rail combos? Pictures of ideas would help.

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The most popular option here seems to be the Mopar Rock Rails along with the ACE Engineering Steps.
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Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails. Supposed to be a cheaper version of the Moper Enhanced Rock Rail.

Barricade 4-Door Wrangler Enhanced Rubi Rails - Textured Black J100747 (07-14 Wrangler JK 4 Door) - Free Shipping
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the most popular option here seems to be the mopar rock rails along with the ace engineering steps.
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Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails. Supposed to be a cheaper version of the Moper Enhanced Rock Rail.

Barricade 4-Door Wrangler Enhanced Rubi Rails - Textured Black J100747 (07-14 Wrangler JK 4 Door) - Free Shipping
Let me know if you'd like a quote on these Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails. I prefer the look of one rail/step over stacking the Ace rails on the factory rubi rails, but that's just me! Let me know if you have questions or would like that quote.

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:22 PM   #6
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I'm running LOD...they look good and provide a non-slip step.
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FWIW, I'm switching to the Barricades because my ACE rock rails rub on my Rubi rails and clunk sometimes.
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Let me know if you'd like a quote on these Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails. I prefer the look of one rail/step over stacking the Ace rails on the factory rubi rails, but that's just me! Let me know if you have questions or would like that quote.

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Are these made for 2 doors? If so can I get a quote please. Thanks
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Are these made for 2 doors? If so can I get a quote please. Thanks

http://www.extremeterrain.com/barric...k-j100746.html

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I have the Ace Rails and Rubi rails. I haven't had any problem with them.
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Let me know if you'd like a quote on these Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails. I prefer the look of one rail/step over stacking the Ace rails on the factory rubi rails, but that's just me! Let me know if you have questions or would like that quote. -Ryan
Do the Barracades need to be trimmed in the rear like the stock Rubi rails do, or are they out of the way of 37's?
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I'm also interested in the R-SE rock sliders and the Body Armor one. I saw them in my Quadratech mag but I'd like some feedback from anyone who actually has them
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FWIW, I'm switching to the Barricades because my ACE rock rails rub on my Rubi rails and clunk sometimes.
They bang together? Did your bolts come loose? Or did you bend one of the washers? I got hung up on one of my Ace rails (high centered) and I had a little play in the rail but not enough for one to hit the other. I'd have replaced the bolts and washers if they weren't such a PITA to get out and back in.

I've had the Ace rails, they are alright for light trail duty and I'd highly recommend them for the casual off-roader(me), but if you want something you can put a hi-lift jack on I'd suggest something that bolts or welds to the frame.
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I'm running LOD...they look good and provide a non-slip step.
I love the LODs sliders. If I was looking for a slider that has a step, that was the one I would go for.
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I have these, I'm extremely pleased with them:

http://www.carid.com/2007-jeep-wrang...FWkaOgodkHYAYQ

They fit very well, I was able to swap the Rubi rails for these in about 20 minutes. Also, unlike the Barricade/Mopar rails they have an actual flat step on them. I got them through 4WD Hardware for less.
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We're looking at the smitty built ones
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We're looking at the smitty built ones
I've been very happy with them, both my wife and son who's 5 love them.
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I've been very happy with them, both my wife and son who's 5 love them.
Do they go into the rear wheel well like the stock rubicon rails? If so, can they be cut like the stock ones to be out of the way of my 37's?
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I'm also interested in the R-SE rock sliders... but I'd like some feedback from anyone who actually has them
I've had the rock sliders for about 8 months now, they take a beating and work great on the trail.

I just had one stop working, but RSE sent a new actuator out no questions asked. I get to put that in next week.
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I love the LODs sliders. If I was looking for a slider that has a step, that was the one I would go for.
Yah...they are for the wife!

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Do they go into the rear wheel well like the stock rubicon rails? If so, can they be cut like the stock ones to be out of the way of my 37's?
They go I to the wheel well, but they already come shorter than the stock Rubi rails. When I trimmed the pinch seam for the 35's it was a good match in length. I will say they don't have plastic removable caps like the stock rails, but rather welded ends so any I the trimming might not work.
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Are these made for 2 doors? If so can I get a quote please. Thanks
Yes we have the Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails for 2 door and 4 door JKs. I'll PM you with a quote now!

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Do the Barracades need to be trimmed in the rear like the stock Rubi rails do, or are they out of the way of 37's?
Being that these are designed like the Mopar Rubi Rails I would imagine they would have to be trimmed for 37's. I'll work on getting a measurement of the rails for you. Let me know what other questions you have!

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They bang together? Did your bolts come loose? Or did you bend one of the washers? I got hung up on one of my Ace rails (high centered) and I had a little play in the rail but not enough for one to hit the other. I'd have replaced the bolts and washers if they weren't such a PITA to get out and back in.

I've had the Ace rails, they are alright for light trail duty and I'd highly recommend them for the casual off-roader(me), but if you want something you can put a hi-lift jack on I'd suggest something that bolts or welds to the frame.
Bolts are all tight on both rubi rails and ACE rock rails. I've checked multiple times. It's only on one side where the ACE rock rail is a little too close to the rubi rail, and if you wiggle it it will contact the rubi rail in the rear.

It's not such a big deal really, but I'd rather have one piece that functions as both a rock rail and a step and doesn't hang as low as the ACE rails.
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I have the Ace Rails and Rubi rails. I haven't had any problem with them.
Me too. Not important at all, but should have trimmed the rubi rails a bit in the back wheel area.....


The ace units are very well done. It is not a "huge" step mind you, but is enough to silence any complaints about the lift.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:01 PM   #26
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My wfe who is vertically challanged loves her Rancho Rock Rails with the built in step.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:46 PM   #27
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I'm in the market too and have been researching. Just sold my Sahara steps right off the Jeep this weekend, so she's naked now! And my wife has free reign to bitch about climbing in!

Another good option I was set on is the OR-Fab Rocker Panel Protector
OR-FAB 84307 - OR-FAB Rocker Panel Protector with Bar for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec
You can find better prices than this, but we all trust Quadratec. They mount to the frame and cover your pinch seem and all the way to the frame. Great coverage and durability for the price.

My problem is my wife doesn't want just the bar. She wants more of a flat step, so now I'm considering LOD. I really love the look, but not a fan of the price or the Looooooong lead time.

Any other ideas for other rails with flat steps that don't look like crap and are good price??
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Get a piece of diamond plate and weld it atop the tube.

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I did a search online and came up with see guys in Colorado. www.offroadarmor.net
Their sliders look pretty good and they cost around $329.00. Has anyone heard of these guys? I believe they are in Colorado Springs.
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I also have kids and want a rock rail with step. After much consideration I'm getting the Smittybilt ones. They got great reviews here http://www.off-road.com/jeep/project...con-52355.html.

And Ryan from Extreme Terrain is hooking me up. Send him a pm, he will give you good prices on what you want!

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