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Old 05-31-2013, 08:01 PM   #1831
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Can you drop a large washer in between the ace rail and frame to stop it from touching/rattling?
That is what I did!
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:25 PM   #1832
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That is what I did!
Thumb! Did you make sure it's stainless or at the least galvanized? Hate to have one more rusted part on a Jeep!

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Thumb! Did you make sure it's stainless or at the least galvanized? Hate to have one more rusted part on a Jeep!
Yes stainless steel 304 I have a weterjet and build food packaging equipment so I know all about rust!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #1834
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My sliders just came in the mail today !

Instead of spending $50 - $60 on an angle grinder, can I just buy slightly smaller washers? Anyone else do this?
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My sliders just came in the mail today !

Instead of spending $50 - $60 on an angle grinder, can I just buy slightly smaller washers? Anyone else do this?
Have you tried to remove the washers off the factory bolts.....
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #1836
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Does anyone have a rattling problem beacuse of interference with the stock rubi rub rails? If so how did you fix the problem? I had tubing cut in half between the ace rail and stock rubi rail but that only works so long. I need a long term solution.
This problem happens a lot but.... a easy fix.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #1837
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Have you tried to remove the washers off the factory bolts.....
I haven't unbolted anything yet.

Are they welded together? I did not realize that.
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I haven't unbolted anything yet.

Are they welded together? I did not realize that.
They are pretty much screwed on there to where you can not remove the washer at all. Go ahead and remove one( bolt and washer combo).......it only takes a couple of minutes at best and then you will see. Find some one with a bench grinder, buy him a beer and use their bench grinder on the factory washers. It only takes at most 5 minutes to grind it all down.
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Ah I see. I think I am going to end up at Home Depot later today & pick up one of their entry-level $50 bench grinders. Might as well do it myself!
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Woke up to 80 degree weather in Alaska so it was the perfect day to install the sliders.

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Installing was pretty easy as others have said. The hardest thing for me was assembling the cheap bench grinder from Home Depot I bought. The thing didn't even come with any instructions.

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Now my next challenge is trying to find someone local selling their Rubi rails. I really don't want to bite the bullet on some brand new ones + shipping to Alaska. Thanks again to Jason @ Krawl Off-Road for hooking me up !
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #1841
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Sounds silly but did anyone have issues removing the bolts that are used for these rails?
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Sounds silly but did anyone have issues removing the bolts that are used for these rails?
Almost everyone has problems getting the body bolts all the way out! Just keep trying. Downward pressure on the bolt while turning can help.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #1843
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Almost everyone has problems getting the body bolts all the way out! Just keep trying. Downward pressure on the bolt while turning can help.

Good luck!
What's the best way for the pressure? Having a hard time trying to put pressure while I'm turning
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I will tackle this another day I'm glad the rails came in so fast
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:03 PM   #1845
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Just get literally anything (screwdriver, etc.), stick in the hole while the bolt is hanging, press down with one hand with it while the other hand loosens the bolt. .
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Woke up to 80 degree weather in Alaska so it was the perfect day to install the sliders.

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Now my next challenge is trying to find someone local selling their Rubi rails. I really don't want to bite the bullet on some brand new ones + shipping to Alaska. Thanks again to Jason @ Krawl Off-Road for hooking me up !
Looking good my friend! And I can't believe it got that hot up there! That is shocking as well! Thanks for letting us help out! If you need anything else, let us know!

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:07 PM   #1847
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Keep the enhanced MOPAR rails or ...

Havent seen this in the thread, so I got to ask. I have the enhanced MOPAR rock rails, I have already contacted Adam and he recommended I not run ACE rails with this set. Before I commit to a new set of rubi rails and ACE rails, I was wondering if anyone knew the amount of "extra step space" the ACE rails will give me over the enhanced MOPAR rails? Would it be worth it to swap what I have for the RUBI/ACE rails? (I know most will be biased, and rightfully so it would seem) The current enhanced rails do not offer much in the way of stepping area when entering and exiting the Jeep. I think the ACE rails will offer more of a step, but without actually seeing them in person or seeing a tape measurement from the body, I cant decide. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #1848
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I ordered mine last week and I can't wait till they get here.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #1849
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I will tackle this another day I'm glad the rails came in so fast
My husband used a pry bar (wrecking bar) to apply downward pressure on top of the washer. It worked great.
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Havent seen this in the thread, so I got to ask. I have the enhanced MOPAR rock rails, I have already contacted Adam and he recommended I not run ACE rails with this set. Before I commit to a new set of rubi rails and ACE rails, I was wondering if anyone knew the amount of "extra step space" the ACE rails will give me over the enhanced MOPAR rails? Would it be worth it to swap what I have for the RUBI/ACE rails? (I know most will be biased, and rightfully so it would seem) The current enhanced rails do not offer much in the way of stepping area when entering and exiting the Jeep. I think the ACE rails will offer more of a step, but without actually seeing them in person or seeing a tape measurement from the body, I cant decide. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
I've only seen photos of the 10A rails, but, they look like they would give you almost as much step as ACE sliders. Seems like quite an expense to swap them for Rubi rails and ACE sliders. But, you would probably recoup a good bit of the cost by selling your 10A rails.

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:18 PM   #1851
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I've only seen photos of the 10A rails, but, they look like they would give you almost as much step as ACE sliders. Seems like quite an expense to swap them for Rubi rails and ACE sliders. But, you would probably recoup a good bit of the cost by selling your 10A rails.

This photo might help you see if you would gain anything with ACE sliders:
Looks like the gain would be about an inch or so. Tomorrow I will post a pic with a ruler to show how far off the Rubi rail and body the 10A rails extend. Let me know what you think afterwards. I agree it would be quite an expense, thats why i am trying figure this out before committing $ to this idea. Thanks for the pic, gives me an idea to work from.
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Attached are pics of the measurements. Looks like the ACE would add more step area. As measured, from the rail it extends out to 2", from the tub it is about 3". Where I see the biggest difference is in the support area, mine measures out to about 3/4". The support part looks to be a bit bigger on the ACE. Does the rail extend beyond 3" from the tub? Thanks
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do the rails angle up enough to provide protection from car doors? its hard to tell from pics members have posted. could someone post a pic from the front or rear looking down the top portion of the rails, please?

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do the rails angle up enough to provide protection from car doors? its hard to tell from pics members have posted. could someone post a pic from the front or rear looking down the top portion of the rails, please?

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If your talking about the enhanced Mopar rails on the 10A Rubicons, there is no upward angle. They are parallel with the tub.
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If your talking about the enhanced Mopar rails on the 10A Rubicons, there is no upward angle. They are parallel with the tub.
Thanks. I was wondering why they looked different than the ACE rails... sorry, i was referring to the ACE rails.
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Are people using loctite on the bolts when they reinstall or is it necessary?
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Are people using loctite on the bolts when they reinstall or is it necessary?
Blue locktite would probably be the best practice. But, because there was lots of the factory blue compound still on the bolts, and they are torqued to 80 ft. lbs., I just skipped it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #1858
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One fun aspect of the ACE sliders is that the tough, rough textured black powder coating will alert you to how they may have saved you a door ding in a parking lot by the way they remove a good paint sample off the door of the offending vehicle and preserve it for you to see when you return to your Jeep. The fun never ends!

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