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Old 04-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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LOD vs Ace rock sliders. Experience with both?

I am torn between these 2. I know a lot of people on here really love Ace. I love the price, but I am not completely sold on the way they attach. I would love to hear from someone who has used both or at least has seen both in action.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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I have the ACE sliders. They attach (on my 2-door) in two points. The LODs are three, right? The LODs are heavier and tougher and use beefier tubing, I imagine, but a bit more involved to install. Also, I think the LODs will retain more clearance under your doors. The ACE sliders are a bit low to preserve the Rubi rails. That is my main issue- I lost a lot of clearance. I can live with the thinner tubing since I am not landing of rocks all day long when wheeling. The clearance issue bothers me, and I'm getting closer to ordering a replacement set. I like the LODs but am leaning towards Shrockworks.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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The ACE use 3 points on the 4 door models. Can you even get the LODs or are they backordered for a year?
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The mount tubing used on both sliders is the same. The lod has a smaller diameter round tube and does not mention a thickness on their website. Ace does and it is 2 inch .134 wall. Until lod mentions a thickness i would be apt to believe ace has a heavier gauge round tube.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:42 PM   #6
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I am torn between these 2. I know a lot of people on here really love Ace. I love the price, but I am not completely sold on the way they attach. I would love to hear from someone who has used both or at least has seen both in action.
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what is it you do not like about the way the ace attaches?
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what is it you do not like about the way the ace attaches?
It jumps in on the body mount, even having to shave the washer to make them fit. The LODs attach to the frame directly. I would rather have the weight of my Jeep on the frame than the body mount. It just seems so much safer. I am really curious if anyone has ever had the Ace rails fail. Maybe I am just being paranoid.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong but those bolts that attach the ACE rails are the same bolts that attach the body to the frame so you are attaching the ACE rails to the frame. I have ZERO experience with the LOD but I do know that the ACE rails are awesome and except for the washer trimming are incredibly easy to install (and I only say the washer trimming isn't easy because you might not have easy access to the appropriate tools for the job).
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I'd rather have my slider on the frame itself too. While the ACE ones just hang too low, I am not too concerned yet about them mounting to the body bolts. The EVOs are very tucked in (but welded) while the Shrockworks and LOD seems lower but higher than the ACE. The ACE ones serve their purpose for now, but if I end up landing while leaning on the slider side, I have my preferences. I'm taking a few days off to decide. I have other stuff I can buy in the meantime. I have to get my lights next. Good thread and all the best, OP. My suggestions would include the Shrockworks or the LOD for bolt-on, and the EVO if you have the money for the welding. I went for the low-price factor of the ACE and absolutely do not like how low they sit, nor am I crazy about the two body mount points. I'll be selling them in the next few months.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:48 PM   #10
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I'll be selling them in the next few months.
Thanks! This settles it for me. I will check into the shrock works as well.
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I'll be honest. I haven't really considered the other rails besides Ace because my Jeep has the Rubi rails and I love the look of the two combined. I'm not even sure if any of the other rails allows the two to be combined.

While I'm sure the other rails are nice too, I honestly do not have a problem where the Ace rails hang. In fact, since the Jeep is lifted, it's actually very helpful to use as a step. If off-camber, the one inch clearance difference would not really affect me. If sliding on them, I'd prefer the rocks to stay a bit further away from the body panels.

Here's a video of me putting them to work the weekend right after I installed them. The hill had a rut dug out and I had stock wheels, which was why I kept sliding. The rails held their own though... only minor scratches on the powder coat which I fixed with a rattle can.

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #12
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I don't know about the LOD's or the others but I am not sure how they could be any stronger then the Ace's. They are simple to install and rock solid from what I can tell. I have not had one problem with them except for I can't get my Ace bumper and tire carrier here fast enough.
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The lods look cool but I'm not sure I like the idea of drilling and tapping a bunch of holes in my frame.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #14
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Decided to go with the Shrockworks. Love the fact that they are made 150 miles from here. i may even go pick them up to save the shipping. Thanks for everyone's opinions and help.
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Decided to go with the Shrockworks. Love the fact that they are made 150 miles from here. i may even go pick them up to save the shipping. Thanks for everyone's opinions and help.
Nice to be able to support someone in your backyard. Never heard anything negative about Shrockworks other then the wait to get them, but that is what happens when you make good stuff locally.
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That is a big amount to save- shipping. I'd have done that too. Great choice. Let us know and post pictures once you get them.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:51 PM   #17
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Put on my Shrockworks rail sliders today! Those guys are amazing! They rushed my order to get me ready before my road trip to Colorado, and even met me at their shop when they were closed so I could pick them up on the weekend. Plus the craftsmanship and look is top notch! I can't say enough great things about them!

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Oh man, they look good. I like that angle. Did you have any trouble putting them on?
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Just a little. It is a bit hard fishing the tab-welded nuts into the frame and lining them up with the bolts. But I actually installed them by myself, using jack stands, in about 3 hours.
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The lods look cool but I'm not sure I like the idea of drilling and tapping a bunch of holes in my frame.
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I put the LOD sliders on my 2011 JK. Instead of tapping the holes I used weld nuts and used grade 8 bolts. I like the way they mount on the bottom of the frame rail and the side.
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I put the LOD sliders on my 2011 JK. Instead of tapping the holes I used weld nuts and used grade 8 bolts. I like the way they mount on the bottom of the frame rail and the side.
The Shrockworks mount the same way.

To all you guys worried about drilling, believe me when I tell you that as a person who drills holes in cars everyday for work, there is NO danger in drilling the small amount of holes needed for these or any other slider.
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It jumps in on the body mount, even having to shave the washer to make them fit. The LODs attach to the frame directly. I would rather have the weight of my Jeep on the frame than the body mount. It just seems so much safer. I am really curious if anyone has ever had the Ace rails fail. Maybe I am just being paranoid.
Get the weld on ones. They look better and don't stick out so far either.




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