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Old 08-06-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Rock sliders **not Ace**

The reason why I do not want the ACE steps is because I do not like the gap they leave if you do not have a rubi rail installed. My Jeep does not have the factory rock rails so I would have the gap.

I am looking for some rock sliders that have a usable step. I would like to keep the cost bellow $400. I am not into rock crawling but still want to protect the rockers from logs and such.

What do you recommend? NOT ACE

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I run MetalCloak's rails. The black cover is an optional brace to make them stronger. You probably wouldn't need that.

The step is very usable, if a little on the high side. It's angled up instead of down so that it can be used as a rock guard without ripping off. It also has a nice slot for a hilift.

They are $409 MSRP. If you call them they just might give you $10 off to keep it under $400


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I have the Mopar Enhanced Rails but they are over $400. Barricade makes similar ones that are less expensive and give you door ding protection as well as providing a small step. They fill in the pinch seam area well. Barricade 2-Door Wrangler Enhanced Rubi Rails - Textured Black J100746 (07-14 Wrangler JK 2 Door) - Free Shipping
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JCR mount on the pinch seam so no gap. 2dr 329.00.
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The reason why I do not want the ACE steps is because I do not like the gap they leave if you do not have a rubi rail installed. My Jeep does not have the factory rock rails so I would have the gap.
I'm right there with you. I hated the sight of the pinch seam that came with the ACE Rock Rails. I ended up getting the $200 Smittybilt Rubi Rails for a couple of reasons. The first was to cover the seam. The second was for added protection in case I came down on a rock in the middle of the ACE rails. Obviously, the Smittybilt rails put the price over $400. In researching rails, I came across some patches for the seam showing through the gap in the ACE Rails. Some people got a can of bedliner and some tape. They masked off the bottom inch or two and bedlined the seam. I've never seen that in person but in the pictures, the seam seems to disappear. I know you said no ACE but I just wanted to make sure you had all the options so you'd be really happy with whatever sliders you go with.
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Or-Fab-US made-enough said. They come painted very nicely and if you shop around they can be had for under the price of all those mentioned except maybe the Barricades, which are made overseas.
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Or-Fab-US made-enough said. They come painted very nicely and if you shop around they can be had for under the price of all those mentioned except maybe the Barricades, which are made overseas.
Amazon has the OR fab for less than the Barricades
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Before installing my ACE rails I sprayed the pinch seam are flat black so it is not noticeable once the rails are on.
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I have the Mopar Enhanced Rails but they are over $400. Barricade makes similar ones that are less expensive and give you door ding protection as well as providing a small step. They fill in the pinch seam area well. Barricade 2-Door Wrangler Enhanced Rubi Rails - Textured Black J100746 (07-14 Wrangler JK 2 Door) - Free Shipping
The Barricade Enhance Rubi Rails are definitely a good option for you. They provide the protection and the step you're looking for and they're in your price range even before the forum member discount! Let me know if you'd like a quote.

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Before installing my ACE rails I sprayed the pinch seam are flat black so it is not noticeable once the rails are on.
I'm thinking either ACE or LOD sliders, and plan on spraying the pinch seam with black truck bed liner.
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OR-Fab make a good step and cover the pinch seam. Exactly why I didn't want Ace rails either.





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I just got a set of OR FAB, who knows when I will have time to install them, but they seem heavy duty and the quality seems very good.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:36 PM   #15
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These are the Smittybilt SRC rock rails. Got em for like.. 500$ CAD so it would be less in the US, plus all that stuff is made there so it might actually end up being close to your budget.



As you can see, they've got a very wide, sturdy step. That what I was looking for besides protection



This is the prototype (just to show that bottom angled piece a bit better) but the recent version looks identical except it has 3 holes in the step, not 4.



These help alot with preventing crap from flinging onto your doors and handles as well, just as another bonus.
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These are the Smittybilt SRC rock rails. Got em for like.. 500$ CAD so it would be less in the US, plus all that stuff is made there so it might actually end up being close to your budget.



As you can see, they've got a very wide, sturdy step. That what I was looking for besides protection



This is the prototype (just to show that bottom angled piece a bit better) but the recent version looks identical except it has 3 holes in the step, not 4.



These help alot with preventing crap from flinging onto your doors and handles as well, just as another bonus.
They look sweet def something ill look into down the line!
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They look sweet def something ill look into down the line!
Yeah I did a fair bit of research before getting them. The only thing is, I almost bought the XRC ones (shop got confused) which I THINK are the same but more expensive for some reason. In any case, if you like these, make sure you ask for SRC
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The Barricade Enhance Rubi Rails are definitely a good option for you. They provide the protection and the step you're looking for and they're in your price range even before the forum member discount! Let me know if you'd like a quote. -Ryan
Ryan how much do these weigh? I really like the look.
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I know you said "not Ace" but I put Ace rails on my Sport. I didn't like the gap either so I looked on Craigslist every day for a set of Rubicon rail takeoffs. It took a few weeks, but in the end I found a set for $75. They had some minor dings so I refinished them with this:
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It's a near perfect match for the finish on the Ace rails. It looks great and has held up well.
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These help alot with preventing crap from flinging onto your doors and handles as well, just as another bonus.
There are cheaper ways of keeping mud and crap from flinging on your doors and handles...just sayin...

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How much of a step are you looking for?

I have TJM sliders and offer great coverage and protection. They don`t stick out a lot but there is enough room to place your foot on them to give yourself a boost.




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I personally like - and want - and will buy as soon as I can afford - the Barricades.
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LOD sliders are frame-mounted, and have the metal plate on top to act as a step.


What about using rocker panel body armor to hide and protect the seam? MetalCloak and Poison Spyder come to mind.
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What about using rocker panel body armor to hide and protect the seam? MetalCloak and Poison Spyder come to mind.
Or he could buy takeoff rubi rails. Should be available for under $100 brand new. Got mine with minor rock rash on the underside for $25. Will sand and spray this weekend, pretty sure they will look new.
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LOD sliders are frame-mounted, and have the metal plate on top to act as a step.


What about using rocker panel body armor to hide and protect the seam? MetalCloak and Poison Spyder come to mind.
You are correct ours are frame mounted and offer a step. The bottom dimpled panels are also replaceable if you get them all scraped up on the rocks.
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They are frame mounted so they do sit a little lower than the others, but they are rock solid. I plastidipped my pinch seam and it basically disappeared. Might redo it with bedliner though as it's starting to peel at the top a little. Overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase. With shipping figured in it was just a hair over $400.
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Here's the Poison Spyder rocker guards. They sit a little higher and tighter to the body if that is important to you. Some of the guards on this thread have a pretty big gap between the bar and the body of the Jeep; enough of a gap to let your foot slide down in there if it is wet and muddy. Then if you fall with your foot wedged in there, you might just break your leg. I'm just saying that because it happened to me once; not with a rocker guard, but a similar situation with a loading ramp and a pickup truck.

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They are frame mounted so they do sit a little lower than the others, but they are rock solid. I plastidipped my pinch seam and it basically disappeared. Might redo it with bedliner though as it's starting to peel at the top a little. Overall I'm very satisfied with my purchase. With shipping figured in it was just a hair over $400.
I'm picking mine up this weekend from White Knuckle so I save myself $$ from shipping.
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Wish I had that option!
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im in the same dilemma ughhh does the barricade connects to the frame ?

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