Looking at Ace Rock Sliders for our 2013 JKU. This will be our first upgrade if you don't count grab handles. Our intentions for our JK are more expedition style with trips to Colorado, etc no not planning on any major rock crawling as it is my wife's DD.
She is only 5'1" so major complaining about getting in especially in office attire. So we need something that will provide a step as well as protection and don't want to do any welding or drilling into the body.
I have seen the good reviews on ACE sliders but would like to know from someone that has them how they actually perform as a step.
Was my wife's only concern about getting them vs a regular step (had Sport/Sahara steps swapped on to our '10 JKUR because she really wanted a step). My wife is taller at 5'-7" but is quite happy with them as a step and MUCH happier with them being functional vs what we did last time.
__________________ 2014 Anvil/Black JKUR - the Ellie-phant
auto/4.10s/max tow/730N/heated seats/connectivity/Prem soft top/remote start
Gone but not forgotten: 2010 Mango Tango JKUR - Big 'O/Molly
2008 Jeep Green JKUS
These are the best investment I have purchased on my Jeep to this date. Keep stuff from banging your sides on the trails and keeps car doors off your Jeep in the parking lots. Worth the money and they look great.
Ah, sure, they're nice, but how well do they keep dirt/gravel/rocks from being flung free of your tires and into your door hinges, eh?
It's probably the only reason I haven't bought them already...wondering if it's worth spending another 100-150 dollars to get something that I KNOW will help with my Jeep's self destructive tendencies.
I'll let you in on a secret , if you need a step up into your Jeep look no further then LOD !They have a real step and by my opinion , look much better .I just ordered mine and I am having them custom make me a step all the way across the top .They already make a step right in front of the doors.Bolt to frame or weld to frame . Look at these before you order anything else . I have looked at every slider I think there is right now and I ordered these .Good luck
I am looking into purchasing the ACE rock sliders as well. Will these rock sliders flex on rocks and cause body damage or are they pretty rigid? I read some bad reviews on some other cheaper brands, but haven't heard anything bad about ACE.
The bolt-on ACE are fairly rigid but when pushed HARD do make slight contact with my Rubi rails but nothing that has caused what I would consider damage so far- I can just see some rub marks on the Rubi rails. If you want something that doesn't move at all they also make a frame weld-on version.
Bill - 2012 Rubicon (Hers), 2013 Rubicon 10A (His), 2002 Wrangler Sport (Sons)