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Old 07-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Rubi Rail Install

Hi guys, finally found me a set of Rubi rails today, but I've ran into a few issues.

First off I have a 2012 JKU.

I printed off the mopar instructions and immediately I noticed the guy short changed me on the hardware. I had enough to do one side and I'm tired of these things banging around in my jeep, so I said what the hell. I'll do the side tonight. I'm going to try to go to the hardware store tomorrow and pick up the parts I'm missing. Any suggestions or things I should know before I buy the first bolt/clip combo I see?

Second issue. There are 3 bolts that screw up into the body, two use clips and the third in the rear uses a factory hole. My problem with this is I can't get that last bolt to go all the way into the hole. It almost looks/feels as if the bolt is too long. I triple checked these instructions and they show all of the bolts that go up into the body are the same length. Am I doing something wrong here? Did I get some of the factory gasket stuck in the threads? I looked in there with a flash light and it didn't appear that there was a lot gunked up in there.

Third, I've had terrible bad luck today. Anyone got a remedy for that?

Me=Embarrased, I figured these rails should take me 30 minutes =/

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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quick question.. you have them on the right sides? Also, I think the clips are pretty specific.. can you get them from the dealer?

Also, do the bolts have some thread locker still on them? I didn't have any issue getting them to go up into the frame.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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All of the 6 bolts that go through the pinch seam went in without a hitch. On the 4 door at least, it seems like its impossible to put them on backwards without some drilling.

Also, no threadlocker at all on the bolts.

I'm putting on a set of ACE rails right after I get these bad boys mounted =)
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:39 PM   #4

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Sorry about your problem, I had no trouble with mine. The rear bolt is the one that goes into the captive nut, has that somehow come loose?
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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Turns out I had some gasket in the threads that I just couldn't clean out for the life of me. I used every brush in my arsenal. One squirt of liquid wrench on the bolt and it powered right through it. Had I done this during the day with proper lighting, I probably never would have ran into this problem. lol =)

Also as for the hardware, I went to the dealership and told them what I needed. The guy said okay that's 8 bucks and I'm like "damn 2 bucks per bolt, I guess that's good for a dealership price." The service manager replied, "No, thats 8 dollars per bolt." I laughed and told him I couldn't sleep at night knowing I pay that much for bolts. He looked at me funny and I drove down to the hardware store, got bolts and washer 75 cents a pair, got some extra clips as well while I was there too.

I did find some really useful information from another post, provided by suicideking. He posted his order from Fastenal which lists all of the bolts and parts necessary. Hope this helps anyone else who's missing hardware for their rails.

10 X
M8-1.25 x 25mm DIN 6921 Class 10.9 Plain Flange Bolt

14 X
M8-1.25 DIN 6923 Steel Class 8 Zinc Flange Nut

1 X
M8-1.25 Panel Range: .8mm - 4mm Center 14.5mm Extruded U Nut
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