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Old 08-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Another Rock Slider Post

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.

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Old 08-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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I have them on a 2013 JKU and they're great. My wife is about the same height.

Works good as a step for her, but tricky when she wears heels. You probably already know, but its a tube to step on, no real step plate.

Very sturdy and I would buy again.

There is also a massive thread on them for pics, etc.

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Old 08-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #3
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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.
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Thanks that seals it. Is directly ordering from Ace the best deal or did you do better ordering from one of the vendors? The price is good but don't know if shipping is high on something this heavy.
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Thanks that seals it. Is directly ordering from Ace the best deal or did you do better ordering from one of the vendors? The price is good but don't know if shipping is high on something this heavy.
I work 10min away from their shop so I just drove down on my lunch and they install for free. Shipping won't be super cheap on these based on weight I'd guess.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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I bought mine from Rebel Offroad. They're $340 right now and they're also having a labor day sale.

http://www.rebeloffroad.com/product-p/acejkrs4dr.htm
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Thanks that seals it. Is directly ordering from Ace the best deal or did you do better ordering from one of the vendors? The price is good but don't know if shipping is high on something this heavy.
Send Jason a message at KrawlOff-Road.com, he made me a deal on the sliders that I couldn't refuse, shipping included
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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These look really nice. they use the body bolt mounts, correct?
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These look really nice. they use the body bolt mounts, correct?
Correct
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Send Jason a message at KrawlOff-Road.com, he made me a deal on the sliders that I couldn't refuse, shipping included
Thanks, He made me a deal as well, just about to order.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #12
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They work great as a slider and a step, one of our first mods.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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I agree with the others on ordering from Jason. I live my rails and the accent the JKU well!
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #14
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Yes, forgot to mention that. ALL of our ACE stuff was purchased from Jason at Krawl OffRoad for the best price.
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^^^^^^

Jason hooked me up with these as well!
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:29 PM   #17
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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
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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Those LODs are nice. But @ $250 more, you have to drill, and they look like they'd hold a bunch of mud if flung up past them I'm plenty happy with the ACE.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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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.
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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.

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