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Old 11-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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ACE Rock Slider Thoughts

First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all. I have a 2 door JK Sport. I added the Rubicon Rock Rails last month. I do not do any off roading, strictly a DD. I am trying to decide if I should purchase the sliders as a step getting in and protection from other car doors. Since I don't "need" them, especially for off roading, this would be more cosmetic. I know it is personal preference, but I was interested to hear your opinions as far as looks. I like my Jeep not to be over modded as I like the classic look of the Jeep overall. Add the sliders or not? Thanks for your input.

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Old 11-28-2013, 12:30 PM   #2
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I was in the same position and I ended up getting some for the same reasons. I'll do a lot of offroad but never intend on sliding over rocks. I don't know how many dings they'll protect me from but they should help.

They look nice and add some cool factor too. I personally don't think they function that well as a step because they are up so high and they stick out a little so they can actually make it a little harder to get in and out without rubbing against them.

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Old 11-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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If I hadn't had sliders installed the whole left side of my jeep would have been destroyed one night when someone missed a curve and sideswiped me. As it was, only minor dent and missing powder coat from the A-pillar all the way to the back tire. Rails paid for themselves that night!
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Plus it's fun to watch people bang their doors into them. No longer do I fear door dings.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
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Plus it's fun to watch people bang their doors into them. No longer do I fear door dings.
You open a door into these things and your door is going down!
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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I've only seen a couple installs and they look good (better with the rubi rails). Having said that, for my case, I'm also looking at the Poison Spyder DIY rico step kit - if I go that way they will end up costing more (weld/powder coat), but I think they might work better as a step. Unfortunately haven't seen many reviews of them...
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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First of all Happy Thanksgiving to all. I have a 2 door JK Sport. I added the Rubicon Rock Rails last month. I do not do any off roading, strictly a DD. I am trying to decide if I should purchase the sliders as a step getting in and protection from other car doors. Since I don't "need" them, especially for off roading, this would be more cosmetic. I know it is personal preference, but I was interested to hear your opinions as far as looks. I like my Jeep not to be over modded as I like the classic look of the Jeep overall. Add the sliders or not? Thanks for your input.
I just did them on my 2 Dr Rubicon. Love them with the stock rails. Look very simple and clean. You will like them. Especially right now lots of deals on them.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #8
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One of my first additions, work great for door protection and side protection, not so good as a step for me, but then I do not have the lift yet. Do have a BMW and a Caddy here that left the mall with serious door damage. Moral: don't sling a door open into the side of them, hurts others not you
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:03 PM   #9
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #10
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Get them. You won't regret it.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #11
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With the 2 door JK Sport, the Rubi Rock Rails and Ace Slider combo looks terrific! So, looking terrific and side protection is well worth the $280+.
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I put them on my 2 door and love them.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #13
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I put the ACE Rock Sliders on over a year ago only do mild off roading I got them for side protection. Thankfully I have not needed them and hope I never do. The wife uses them as a step to help her get in. They do work very well to stop door dings in parking lots. I use to park where there were limited cars now I park wherever I find a spot its money well spent.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:08 AM   #14
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I have them on my Jku which is my daily driver, I love these things. There are a step and armor against the deadly door dings.....and to see the look on peoples faces when they open their car doors to far and it its one...PRICELESS
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I didn't want to spend the coin on Rubi rails so I just plasti dipped the bottom of the rockers. Makes it look a little more finished with the Ace sliders.




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If you notice I put something similar on my TJ so that I never had to worry about the door dings...originally I had nerf bars.

When we got the '12 JK I made sure it had the factory steps just for this reason...to protect from door dings. The sheet metal on the JK is much thinner than a TJ. So far have been "Lucky" with the '12 JK no door dings.

Ordered the ACE from KOR Wens night for the '14 Polar Edition. It comes with "rubi sliders" that use the same mounting points as most steps. As near as I can tell ACE has the only slider that works with those.....I want the DOor protection...and my wife needs the step when working with the Grandbaby in the back seat.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #17
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You folks talked me into them. Ordered them earlier today! Thanks for the input.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #18
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Installed them on my JKUR today. Love them!

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Old 11-30-2013, 08:20 PM   #19
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Hi all, I recently ordered these ACE rock sliders. Question, I have a jku not a rubi so I don't have rubi rock rails, which by the way are sooo expensive. Does anyone know if ACE sliders would fit with smittybuilt classic rock rails which are OEM style? But a lot cheaper.. Thoughts? Thanks!
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Don't know about the Smittybilt but I know a lot of people sell the stock rubi rails. Check the for sale thread or ceaigslist.

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Don't know about the Smittybilt but I know a lot of people sell the stock rubi rails. Check the for sale thread or ceaigslist.
X2! We got Rubi rail takeoffs for $100 in Florida from Craigslist.
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They would be perfect for your needs, and the fact that you can keep the rubi rails on would keep everything nice and clean.
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Hi all, I recently ordered these ACE rock sliders. Question, I have a jku not a rubi so I don't have rubi rock rails, which by the way are sooo expensive. Does anyone know if ACE sliders would fit with smittybuilt classic rock rails which are OEM style? But a lot cheaper.. Thoughts? Thanks!
Yes, the Smittys will fit. I almost went that route when I couldn't locate any Rubi takeoffs in my area a couple of years ago after I had already installed my Ace rails. After looking for a few months, some Rubi sliders finally became available on CL for half the cost of the Smittys, and I think the Rubi sliders are probably better quality. With some patience, I'd be willing to bet some Rubi takeoffs will show up on your local CL eventually.
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Thanks everyone! I need some patience! I'll just keep on the lookout on craigslist. There is a pair in Maryland but I live in north delaware so I just need to wait!
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urgh I havent decided whether I should get the ace sliders...I could need a stepper and protection from door dings hmmm...how much are yall paying for the sliders?
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urgh I havent decided whether I should get the ace sliders...I could need a stepper and protection from door dings hmmm...how much are yall paying for the sliders?
$263 delivered for a 2 door.
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Wow they went up a lot. I paid $168 from Krawl off-road 2 years ago. The things are pretty indestructible. Whacked a big ol rock last time out and other than some powder coat off the bottom of the rail there wasn't even a dent in the tubing.
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urgh I havent decided whether I should get the ace sliders...I could need a stepper and protection from door dings hmmm...how much are yall paying for the sliders?
Krawl off road seems to be the least expensive but Ace was having a Black Friday deal for 25% off.. Shipping is expensive though. North ridge was also having a deal believe. Look tomorrow for cyber Monday maybe. I got them from Ace but it was 322 with shipping...
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Krawl off road seems to be the least expensive but Ace was having a Black Friday deal for 25% off.. Shipping is expensive though. North ridge was also having a deal believe. Look tomorrow for cyber Monday maybe. I got them from Ace but it was 322 with shipping...
That was 4 door...
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$261 shipped from Krawl. (2DR)

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