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Old 05-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Rubicon Rails Compatibility

FYI: the 4 door factory rubicon rails will fit the 2 door, with a little trimming. The front 2 mounting tabs are the same distance apart for each, 24 inches on center. I wasn't able to find a definite answer or anyone that had done this before so I figured I would let everyone else know since the 2dr rails are pretty scarce and highly valued whereas the 4dr rails are more readily available and cheaper to come by. I used an angle grinder with a metal cutting disc, put them in place and measured by lining them up with my ACE rails. The end result is approxomately 23 inches cut off the end.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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Very cool research

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I knew it would work, but it is nice to see it done. I'd like to say: Nice contribution Kolector. This'll answer someones future questions!
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Thanks, on one hand I wish I was able to find the answer, on the other, it is pretty cool to have done it myself and be able to provide the answer.
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Since you cut the rails and are familiar with their strength, maybe you can answer this.. How hard do you think it would be to use something like a hole-drill bit and drill holes into them? I don't have a link, but one of the Easter jeeps had what looked like Rubi rails with holes drilled through them to save weight. I think it'd be neat to do for a daily driver that doesn't rock crawl.

So, what's your opinion on this? Would a simple hole saw metal drill bit on an 18v electric drill get this done?
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Since you cut the rails and are familiar with their strength, maybe you can answer this.. How hard do you think it would be to use something like a hole-drill bit and drill holes into them? I don't have a link, but one of the Easter jeeps had what looked like Rubi rails with holes drilled through them to save weight. I think it'd be neat to do for a daily driver that doesn't rock crawl.

So, what's your opinion on this? Would a simple hole saw metal drill bit on an 18v electric drill get this done?
I think you'd be better using a plug in drill, the steel is pretty thick so a battery drill would probably run down pretty quick.
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