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Old 04-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Body Armor Rock Sliders

Just got my 2011 Unlimited and I was looking at getting Body Armor rock sliders for it. I have a couple of questions though. 1: Are these a good brand? 2: Are they difficult to install? ( it says "drilling required" ) And finally, 3: Is $312 before tax with free shipping a good deal? Thanks for any help/advice!

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new jeep. Whereabouts are you in NC? First thing I would suggest is do you really need sliders? If it's a look your going for there's nothing wrong with that but your going to be stacking pretty good weight onto your rig lessening mpg and some other factors. Poison Spyder make awesome knockers and sliders so do AEV and OR-Fabrications. Read up and check them all out. You will have to drill holes and mounting inserts to get them on your jeep. Most are around 15 or more per side so once you start you'd better be committed to it.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:34 PM   #3
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ACE rock rails. end of thread. easy install. looks great. multipurpose function.



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Old 04-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
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Just got my 2011 Unlimited and I was looking at getting Body Armor rock sliders for it. I have a couple of questions though. 1: Are these a good brand? 2: Are they difficult to install? ( it says "drilling required" ) And finally, 3: Is $312 before tax with free shipping a good deal? Thanks for any help/advice!
1. Some of their stuff is OK. I have their bumpers and really happy with them. However they are made in Asia if that matters to you.

2. Have read several threads about difficult install and poor fit and finish. Yes, you will drill into your body.

3. Keep watching, they run great sales, promos and rebates from time to time.

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Old 04-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #5
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Need to add that if your putting panels with the sliders then there will be more drilling than just adding the sliders.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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Also I think the rails that hug the body look better than the ones shown in the video. Of course if your looking for it to double as a step then the ACE or ones similar are gonna be good.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Im in the Charlotte area and most likely won't be doing any really crazy stuff on the trails. My JKU just didn't come with any sliders or boards on it and it looks bad with the frame showing. I will be doing some moderate off road trails once i finish a few mods like lifting, tires, etc. I would like something that also has a step for my little boy when i do get them.

BTW, this forum is great! Everyone is so willing to give advice and help out others jeepers!
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #8
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X24615 on the ace sliders. Tons of threads talking about how great they are. No drilling, works as a step, keeps other people from hitting your jeep with their door, under $300 shipped, look great. If you want something without the step, maybe look for some rubicon take offs... No drilling on those.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #9
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I have a 2011 JKUR and I installed the Body Armor rails. The install took me about 2hr's by myself. It went realy easy

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I have the Body Armor rails...they are ok if you want steps and to protect the sides, but offer no protection to the underside of the Jeep. Installation takes about 2 hrs as said, and you have to drill a bit.
All things being equal, go with the ACE unit...much better and lifetime warranty.

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