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Old 02-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Good Strong Side Steps / Nerf Bars?

hi ya'll. i need to put some side steps on my jk to better accomodate the ladies (fiance, daughter, mom) in my life. ideally i'l like something that works really well as a step, but is strong enough to offer some protection and maybe even a hi-lift jacking point. any suggestions? thanx!

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I got the Ace Rock Rails to accommodate both my wife's need to get in easier and my own need to start modding my Jeep!
Many existing threads here on the subject as well.

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Most rock rails out there work as a step as well.. Those are what you are looking for
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/12057_1200_07.htm

What about these? I really like these. They have a step plate and provide good support.

I have the mopar ones and love them
Because they act as a mud flap since they tuck into the fender. The downside is they are plastic and can break off road. I'll be swapping for the ones in the link relatively soon
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i got the ace rock rails to accommodate both my wife's need to get in easier and my own need to start modding my jeep!
Many existing threads here on the subject as well.
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What about these? I really like these. They have a step plate and provide good support.

I have the mopar ones and love them
Because they act as a mud flap since they tuck into the fender. The downside is they are plastic and can break off road. I'll be swapping for the ones in the link relatively soon
Meh.. I think for the cost of those smittysh!t rails you can do better.
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Have you looked at Rampage? They have some nice ones.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #9
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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Mounting these in about 2 hours
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:42 AM   #11
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I have the Ace rails as well....work great as a step for the wife and kid....and they offer great protection without any drilling or other mods....if you don't like them you can take them off and no one will ever know they were there....plus they are priced reasonably.
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thanx ya'll! i like the looks & price of the ace rock rails. i emailed them and asked if they were strong enough to use as a hi=lift jacking point. no response so far.
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/12057_1200_07.htm

What about these? I really like these. They have a step plate and provide good support.

I have the mopar ones and love them
Because they act as a mud flap since they tuck into the fender. The downside is they are plastic and can break off road. I'll be swapping for the ones in the link relatively soon
Be careful with the smitty products, I've seen numerous times where people had to modify the bolt holes and use a BFH to get them to fit. Not sure if the step plates will do much for you as they don't stick out that far and I assume your feet are larger than a 2 yr olds.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:39 PM   #15
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i heard back from ACE... they recommend using rubi rails in combination with their rock rails if they're to be used as a jack point. has anyone here actually used their rock rails or nerf bars as a lifiting point? thanz again ya'll, mike.
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ok twisky... did you get 'em mounted? cool! now go stick a hi-lift under one of them, lift your jeep that way, and report back!

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I tried it after I installed the rubi sliders. They barely budged. I still use the floorjack on the dif or frame in the garage, but the ace sliders will work on the trail.
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allrighty then. i'm convinced. i'm ordering the ACE Rock Sliders today!
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #19
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allrighty then. i'm convinced. i'm ordering the ACE Rock Sliders today!
You won't regret it!

-when you post pics (which you should) be sure to get one with the keychain in it. -it seems to be traditional.
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I just received and installed the Olympic 4x4 fat boy rails. Extremely easy install. They are rectangular with a flat top but are narrow and close to the rocker. So they can be used as a step but its not what I would buy them for. I like it narrow to minimize getting my pants dirty when I step in
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has anyone here actually used their rock rails or nerf bars as a lifiting point? thanz again ya'll, mike.
Yep; but then I built my own so that I could do just that!! Definately heavy duty!!
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You won't regret it!

-when you post pics (which you should) be sure to get one with the keychain in it. -it seems to be traditional.
Oh, you got black! You lucky bastich!

Want to trade light blue Ace opener for black or white (matches my Jeep better). PM with offers.
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thanx ya'll! i like the looks & price of the ace rock rails. i emailed them and asked if they were strong enough to use as a hi=lift jacking point. no response so far.
Used them twice with a high lift jack, no issue.

As a step, I added 1" 3M step tape to add a non slip surface for when they get wet. Works great and the tape hasn't come up. I have had the rails and the tape on for 6 months. Wife and kids use the rails as steps, and so do I. I'm 250, and they just don't budge.

As armor, the rails have several nice scrapes on the bottom from Rocks, the pinch seam and body has been totally protected. Will rattle can the bottoms of the rails twice a year to keep the rust down.

Great product, and with the warranty, will never spend money on this item again!
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Oh, you got black! You lucky bastich!

Want to trade light blue Ace opener for black or white (matches my Jeep better). PM with offers.
I have green, blue, and purple! Scored the blue and purple with the bumpers.
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After the many threads, I got my ACE Rock Sliders ordered yesterday. Along with some other goodies. Can't wait to get these installed.


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Do you have to remove the rubi slider to install these or do they install to the same mounting points.
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Nope, you don't have to remove your rubi rails.

Check this thread out: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/new...-139918-2.html

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Oh, you got black! You lucky bastich!
Believe me, when I saw a black one in there I was really delighted.
The install was Christmas Eve, and I hadn't opened the boxes, though they had been in the shed for quite a while.
I chalked it up to good Karma for not peeking.
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Meh.. I think for the cost of those smittysh!t rails you can do better.
Those rails are only $200 in Jacksonville CL if any of you are close enough.

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:13 AM   #30
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go ace like everyone else said i have a set on my jk and i love them. and there pretty cheap not to mention that snazzy little key chain you get with them

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