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Old 01-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #1
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Mopar rock rails

I came across a set of the mopar rock rails I believe off of a moab for a good price. What's everyone's opinion on the look and quality of these??

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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I'm liking the look, but I personally needed a step for mine. Kids and short wifey.

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:38 AM   #3
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I'm liking the look, but I personally needed a step for mine. Kids and short wifey.
My fiancé is 5 foot 3 and she keeps scraping her shoes or boots on the door sill leaving black marks. Lol. I was looking to get the ace rock rails but these came along and they don't look all the different.
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I think those are the "Enhanced Mopar Rails". They come on the Moab, the 10A, and the Rubi X.

I really like them.....but I'm not sure how well they hold up in the rough stuff.
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I wanted these but the price was too much. I got the ACE rails to add to my stockers for a great price on Black Friday. Afterhte install, and comparing the two, I know I went the right direction. The ACE rails with the stock Rubi rails look so much better, and provide more protection, than these. But, if I came across these for a good price (less than $300) I may have went this way and sold my sotck rails. What is the good price you found them for?
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:45 PM   #6
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I just put a set of these on and paid full price. Would buy again even at that price. If you are getting them used and at a discount, that's even better.

The fit and finish is extremely high quality. They look like they belong on the Jeep, it gives it a very OEM look. They are also incredibly easy to install and/or remove and the tolerances are exact.

When I was looking at these the comments about using them as a step taught me that everyone has a different opinion about what constitutes a good step. I do not personally use them as a step because I don't need it, but my wife and kids do, and think it's fine. When it gets warmer out I will probably put some anti-skid strips on top of the tube, just for safety; but the Moab and Rubicon X version of these rails have a much more textured finish than the Mopar finish, so you might not have to do that. To use it as a step you will have to turn your foot slightly sideways, but my family was used to doing that anyways from the rocker guards on my TJ.

The negatives you will hear about these rails are:

- They're expensive
- They're body mounted and not as strong as frame mounted

It sounds like you've solved the expensive part by finding them used, but even the new price is worth it because of the quality.

As for the mounting style, that's really up to you. They're going to be strong enough unless you're repeatedly dropping the weight of your Jeep on the rocker area from multiple feet, onto rocks.

The advantage you gain from the mounting style is that you won't lose breakover clearance between the tires, like you do with frame mounted rails. It depends on your 4wheeling style and terrain, but the clearance issue is actually a much bigger deal than most realize.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:42 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a cheap set.

I don't really use my sides steps when I get in and out anyway (but my wife does).

My only other concern would be road and rock spray. The stock (Sahara) side steps do a good job of keeping the side of the Jeep and the rear fender clean. I don't know if these would do as good of a job...or if the Mopar splash guards work with them.
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I just picked them up I couldn't let the deal go.
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Yeah, I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a cheap set.

I don't really use my sides steps when I get in and out anyway (but my wife does).

My only other concern would be road and rock spray. The stock (Sahara) side steps do a good job of keeping the side of the Jeep and the rear fender clean. I don't know if these would do as good of a job...or if the Mopar splash guards work with them.
I don't have the Mopar splash guards but they are supposed to work with these.

I did not have anything mounted up prior to adding these... and I have found they do a moderate job of keeping the rooster tail and other stuff from the road off the side. Probably not nearly as good of a job as the sahara steps, but definitely a lot better than nothing, which is what I had before.
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I just picked them up I couldn't let the deal go.
Good choice. If you don't end up liking them you will be able to resell them easily; the used ones are popular because they are so expensive new.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:32 PM   #11
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Good choice. If you don't end up liking them you will be able to resell them easily; the used ones are popular because they are so expensive new.
What's a fair price to resell them at?
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:36 PM   #12
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I don't know, but having bought them new, I would have paid up to $600 local pickup or total price shipped if I could have found a set in like-new or excellent condition. I couldn't find a used set, and would have definitely gone that route had I been able to find some. $670-$699 is the best you can find them new unless you can find a Chrysler dealer to give you a big discount on them.

Edit: pricing is referring to 4dr rails, not 2dr
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:26 PM   #13
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They are installed!!! Very sturdy construction! The exterior coating provides excellent grip and looks awesome. Very straight forward install did it by my self In about 40 minutes If I would have had a 10mm open end (ratcheting especially) it would have gone MUCH quicker.

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They are installed!!! Very sturdy construction! The exterior coating provides excellent grip and looks awesome. Very straight forward install did it by my self In about 40 minutes If I would have had a 10mm open end (ratcheting especially) it would have gone MUCH quicker.
They look great. Congrats!
What is your opinion of how well they function as a step? I really like these and prefer the look to just about anything else I've seen but at 5'7" and with a 5'2" wife the step functionality is really important to me as I'm planning to go with a 2.5" lift with 35"s. Any thoughts or additional pics would be great. Thanks.
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They look great. Congrats!
What is your opinion of how well they function as a step? I really like these and prefer the look to just about anything else I've seen but at 5'7" and with a 5'2" wife the step functionality is really important to me as I'm planning to go with a 2.5" lift with 35"s. Any thoughts or additional pics would be great. Thanks.
Might consider the ace rock rails they are wider as far as being a step and sit a few inches lower with the existing factory rock rails in place. Not to mention I've been told by quite a few people these are pretty rarely found for a big discount. Ace rails are around $340 for the unlimited. But I haven't used it yet so if I find that it makes a great step I'll repost.
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They look great. Congrats!
What is your opinion of how well they function as a step? I really like these and prefer the look to just about anything else I've seen but at 5'7" and with a 5'2" wife the step functionality is really important to me as I'm planning to go with a 2.5" lift with 35"s. Any thoughts or additional pics would be great. Thanks.
P.s. here are the ace rails on a 2.5 lift with 35"s

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These are from Tob 's build!! Amazing build!
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Hi

I think that is the same rails that I have on my 10th 2013 anniversary Rubicon. I am spraying my door handels and door with theese. I had a 2012 Sahara before and there were not so much spray then.

So i bought the Mopar splash guards and they fit. I have not washed the Jeep so the spray is before the splash install

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Your 10A looks lower than the ones I have seen over stateside. Is height a European restriction that we do not have here? Just curious. Thanks
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I plan on having the dealer install these rock rails on my JKUW when it arrives.

Rock Rails - 82210575AC | Mopar

However, now reading this read, I now have a question: Are the above rails instead of or in addition to the Rubicon style rails that come standard with the Willys pacakage?

I originally thought that they are in addition to Rubicon rails, but now I am thinking otherwise.
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Good choice Anvil 14. Since they stick out about the same distance as the front and rear fenders they tie the look together really well.
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Anvil 14, how much heavier did these feel compared to stock? (assuming you didn't actually weight them)
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When I was shopping for mine I think I found that they were roughly 12-15 pounds heavier per side vs. the stock Rubicon rails.

For comparison, they are not just Rubicon rails with the tube welded on. The brackets are stronger and gusseted vs. the stock rails. The enhanced rails also extend slightly further underbody than the stock rails.
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I love Mine

I have a Teraflex Stage III lift with 35's. I love the look of these and they function very well off-road. I am only 5'7 and really never need any steps. I put on $20 grab handles on the above roll bars and we just grab these and fling ourselves in.
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I plan on having the dealer install these rock rails on my JKUW when it arrives.

Rock Rails - 82210575AC | Mopar

However, now reading this read, I now have a question: Are the above rails instead of or in addition to the Rubicon style rails that come standard with the Willys pacakage?

I originally thought that they are in addition to Rubicon rails, but now I am thinking otherwise.
They replace the factory Rubicon rails. Picture the stock rails with a tube added.
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Anvil 14, how much heavier did these feel compared to stock? (assuming you didn't actually weight them)
They were pretty even. They were both very heavy.
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They replace the factory Rubicon rails. Picture the stock rails with a tube added.
Thank you for the clarification. I will be sure to ask my dealer for the stock rail take-offs. I assume I can sell them on craigslist.

Also, I am very happy to read the positive endorsements from you and others. I do not anticipate a lift any time soon, and appreciate the comment by Anonymous Coward about clearance issues.
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My Moab came with them. Wife uses them as a step.
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I put them on my 2dr JK. They work great with the Mopar mud flaps.
I modified the mud flaps so that I can remove them with two phillips screws if needed.
I do not use them as a step(being 6'3"). Neither does the wife(5'10").
I do not think it will work as well for a step as the ACE rails, but I was more concerned about the clearance issue as well.
It was also cheaper than buying Standard Mopar Rubicon rails and adding the Ace rails.


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They are installed!!! Very sturdy construction! The exterior coating provides excellent grip and looks awesome. Very straight forward install did it by my self In about 40 minutes If I would have had a 10mm open end (ratcheting especially) it would have gone MUCH quicker.
Looks great. Any drilling required to install?
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Looks great. Any drilling required to install?
Bolts right on with no modifications required

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