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Old 04-18-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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Side steps

Looking at getting these for my JKU, but was wondering what aftermarket side steps you guys got? I would prefer a strong one, one that offers good protection in the event of a sidecrash. I think these look good but am not sure what they're made of.

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Old 04-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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Look into ACE rails. Just put a set on and look great. Very sturdy and easy to install

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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If you don't plan on wheeling, then they will probably work fine. If you are going to wheel, I would be worried sbout getting hung up on the hoops. For wheeling, I would go with the ACE sliders paired with the rubi rails.. Big enough to act as a step and great for wheeling. They also protect
against door dings.
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Look into ACE rails. Just put a set on and look great. Very sturdy and easy to install

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I believe these were the ones I looked into but forgot the name of. Thanks very much!

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For wheeling, I would go with the ACE sliders paired with the rubi rails.. Big enough to act as a step and great for wheeling. They also protect
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Yes, after seeing the ACE Sliders I will definitley be getting them... Thoigh I'm not too sure what the Rubicon rails do. Do they protect the side-steps and would the following be good with the ACE sliders?

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I do plan on some minor-offroading, but nothing crazy. Either way, I like them for the look and for the protection they offer. Until next week I own a Liberty, and just today a lady smacked her door right into my Lib. Happens often, good luck smacking it into the ACE sliders. Haha
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:10 AM   #5
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The rubi rails will help protect the rocker panels and door frames, while the ACE sliders will help protect the doors and sides, as well as act as a step. If you do a search on here for the ACE sliders, you can probably find pics of what the sliders and rails will look like when installed. Also, check some of your local 4x4 shops, they may have some of the rubi rails that others have had taken off.
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If you going to get sliders and want one with a step you would be better getting LOD OR TNT sliders. You dont have to worry about the slider flexing in to the body and the look so much better.
350 for ACE sliders and then anther 200 for used rails you get something better.

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #7
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Look into ACE rails. Just put a set on and look great. Very sturdy and easy to install

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Nice Ace rails. Who has the best deal on these and how was the install? I bought inexpensive side steps and the brackets were way out of spec. Those are getting returned and I'm open to other options now.
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If you going to get sliders and want one with a step you would be better getting LOD OR TNT sliders. You dont have to worry about the slider flexing in to the body and the look so much better.
350 for ACE sliders and then anther 200 for used rails you get something better.

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Installed my LoD sliders last weekend. Solid...... heavy duty thick walled tubing. Topside has perforated step plates not shown in this pic. Step plates are tailored in size to match entry area width and are flat.......not canted like the lower plates.
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Installed my LoD sliders last weekend. Solid...... heavy duty thick walled tubing. Topside has perforated step plates not shown in this pic. Step plates are tailored in size to match entry area width and are flat.......not canted like the lower plates.
Those do look pretty nice, you should sell your pic to LoD since they seem incapable of furnishing people with decent pics on their own.
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Nice Ace rails. Who has the best deal on these and how was the install? I bought inexpensive side steps and the brackets were way out of spec. Those are getting returned and I'm open to other options now.
northridge 10% off and free shipping with discount code SHARK TANK. Install was easy except you do have to grind down your stock washers to get them to fit. I had to grind mine down more since I had them linexed. Any place with a grinder will grind them down for a small fee. Check out their u tube video on install

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