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Old 03-13-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Rubi Rail question.

A few questions for those who know!

How solid are the Rubi rails? Are they more show, or more function? Are they more or less solid than let's say Ace rails?

How are they affixed to the Wrangler? Frame or body?

Thanks, and sorry if these questions are posed elsewhere. I looked but when I searched, found want to buy and want to sell, but no conversation as to the merits of the rails themselves.


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Old 03-13-2012, 04:24 AM   #2
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They bolt to the body and are set up for light off roading.
I went with ones I welded to my frame.

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:14 AM   #3
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The rubi rails connect with 6 13mm bolts into the pinch seam and 3 10mm bolts into the body on each side. They are pretty durable, but I wouldn't recommend them as your only protection if you wheel hard. Use them with ACE rails and you'll be very happy with the results - if you rarely put that area of your jeep in any trouble I would say just get ACE rails and gain a step in the process.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:43 AM   #4

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X2 they work but are close to the body so there isn't a lot of margin for error. If the rock you are rubbing against sticks out at the top you might go into the body. The first time you go against a rock it will sound like your lower panel is getting chewed up then damage. More protection is better.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #5
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X3 I have the rubi rails and the ACE rails. Like the combo, plus now the wife has a step to help her get in.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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I have both the Rubi rails and the Ace rails also. I like the look of both and the Ace rails make a good step.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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The Rubi rails are plenty strong and aren’t just for show. I have them and I have personally seen them take hits that you say to yourself “I know there’s gonna be damage” and just some damage to the rail but the rocker is still intact. They aren’t as strong as frame welded ones but then again most aftermarket rock rails aren’t welded in, so it must be a good system. Some body mounted ones do allow more protection though as the keep the body further out of harms way, as someone mentioned, there isn’t much room for error when balancing on the rubi rails.

When I upgrade mine I am going with the Poison Spyder Rocker Knockers. They are body mounted too but are boat side so they keep the Jeep away from the rock.

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Before I swapped out my Rubi rails, they took a few pretty good smacks and held up fine.

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