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Old 10-02-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Recomend me rocker guards / sidesteps

I just got my jku and I want some rock sliders that function as a step also. I don't like the side step only since 1 they only function as a side step 2 they don't give it the protection or off road look.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #2
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I went ACE and lemme tell you...Im SO glad I did.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Everyone here will tell you Ace.

If you wheel in the rocks, I'd suggest something different personally. But as a step and for a little wheeling they rock.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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Go ACE as well...perfect fit and they will also go over RUBI rails if you have or want to put those on to. The Smittybilt ones are a bad idea...I have read time and time again that guys had to open up holes and struggle to get them fit correctly for 2012...

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:12 AM   #6
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Ace works greatfor me! Best choice for function and value and very easy install!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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How well do the protect below the doors and under though? I has leaving to the smitybilt since they have the triangle design.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #8
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How well do the protect below the doors and under though? I has leaving to the smitybilt since they have the triangle design.
I was originally going to go that route until I started researching and found so much negative on the smitty's. ACE=USA made and perfect fit, Smittybuilt=china made and hit or miss fit.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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The fit is not the only issue with the Smittybuilt stuff. I have seen them dent in on the trails more then once. Ace is a great option if you want protection on a tight budget and don't mind giving up a few inches of clearance. There are all kinds options out there you just have to make up your mind what you want out of them and how much you are going to spend on them.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #10
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What do you mean clearance how much room do they take?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #11
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I went with LoD sliders/steps I really like them a bit spendy but built like a battleship
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #12
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I've got Ace rails on my JKU. They are a great step and have taken some hard hits on the rocks. They are dent free and didn't budge when they hit. Great set of rails.
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What do you mean clearance how much room do they take?
The way they are mounted they hang down a few inches then other options. This is not an issue for most folks. It only becomes an issue when you are crawling over stuff that is as tall as the bottom of your jeep.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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I went with Ace. Love them
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #15
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Just got my ace today

Started install at 6:30, ratchet, 18mm socket, bench grinder install complete by myself by 8:00 on internet and posting now not bad
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Ace.... Yeah I drank the kool aid. They rock!

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #17
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Gen Right Boatsides. Pricey, but smooth bottom that reaches pretty far under the jeep. Also has a flat surface to step on. I put a strip of skate tape right below the doors for some additional grip. I have laid these things on rocks and slid around on them numerous times.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #18
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Does anyone have a side shot with the ACE kind of like jakerhelix
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:18 PM   #19
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I just ordered the Rugged Ridge sliders. I was looking at the ace but found they stuck out a bit too much for my tastes and bought the RR because they tucked up to the body more.

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Old 10-03-2012, 11:23 PM   #20
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I'm going to be using them as steps also so I need them to stick out
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:25 AM   #21
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One more vote for ACE. Fantastic quality and performance, especially for the price, and virtually anyone can install them in a driveway. I've learned to stay away from Smitty after several disappointing experiences with their stuff (on non-jeep vehicles).
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:26 AM   #22
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I was originally going to go that route until I started researching and found so much negative on the smitty's. ACE=USA made and perfect fit, Smittybuilt=china made and hit or miss fit.
ACE rock rails FOR SURE! I'm with you...stay away from China-made garbage like Shittybilt. You couldn't pay me enough to put Shittybilt ANYTHING on or in my Jeep, not even one of their cupholder-"mounted" garbage cans.
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ACE rock rails FOR SURE! I'm with you...stay away from China-made garbage like Shittybilt. You couldn't pay me enough to put Shittybilt ANYTHING on or in my Jeep, not even one of their cupholder-"mounted" garbage cans.

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X's 10!!!
Hell, you'd be better off buying stuff outta a JC Whitney catalog than buying Shittybilt. Even the name, "Smittybilt," sounds cheap. "Smitty" should simply QUIT building.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:05 AM   #25
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Most people on here say Ace...

I bought these since I had a bunch of bonus points for Amazon.

They seem sturdy and work well as a step for my kids, but honestly, I haven't hit anything substantial with them.

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #26
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All of those with the ACE rockers, could you post a few more pics? Side views, etc? They will go over Rubi Rock Rails? I would like to keep and use both.
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All of those with the ACE rockers, could you post a few more pics? Side views, etc? They will go over Rubi Rock Rails? I would like to keep and use both.
They are made to work in conjunction with the Rubicon rock rails.







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Old 10-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #28
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Thanks. I am going to have to get a set! Love your jeep. Did you have any issues installing the rails? Did you have to take off the rubicon rock rails to put the ACE one's up? Lastly, how far out do they stick out from the side (could they be used as a step for a four year old?)
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #29
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Thanks for the pics too but does anyone have them without the rubi rails to show some pics
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I have Body Armor because I didn't like the way ACE or a lot of them mount to the body mounts only. Body Armor mounts to the tub and pinch seem, they don't move when I step on them (250#).

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