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Old 08-02-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Smittybilt SRC Side Steps and Rubicon Rails

Hey guys, just wondering if anyone knows if these (Smittybilt SRC) rock rails are compatible with rubicon rails or any other rails?

SRC Side Armor JK - Smittybilt

I hate the look of the pinch seam, and would love to be able to cover it up with rubi rails. Painting the seam is not in the cards, I want a more "serious" solution.

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Old 08-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat as you...what is the perfect side action. I've decided on Rubi's. However, I like the Smitty Side Guards too.

Reason: I searched high and low for builds. Every build I saw that got the blood flowing had Rubi's. So I figured if the best builds I seen have Rubi's...so shall I.

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I already have the smittys. I want to add the rubis to clean up the pinchseam.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:01 PM   #4
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I already have the smittys. I want to add the rubis to clean up the pinchseam.
Smitty's before Rubi's.....a good decision.

I like the Smitty Rock Sliders per the below vid. Got an extra-ordinary amount of calvin activity stirred up when I ran across this:

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Those are not the ones I have. I have the ones with the step.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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I have that exact model of smitty rails on my rubicon. I had to take the stock rubi rails off when installing, if that is what you are questioning. From what I remember, they install in the same bolt on areas as the stock ones.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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I have that exact model of smitty rails on my rubicon. I had to take the stock rubi rails off when installing, if that is what you are questioning. From what I remember, they install in the same bolt on areas as the stock ones.
Damn. Now I need to figure out what to put there to cover the pinch seam for a cleaner look.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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i think they have earned their nick name, "shitty built".

and while they look good, make sure you know that they should not be used for or on rocks. don't expect them to protect your doors off road, but they will get the job done at a grocery store.
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i think they have earned their nick name, "shitty built".

and while they look good, make sure you know that they should not be used for or on rocks. don't expect them to protect your doors off road, but they will get the job done at a grocery store.
I already knocked them and they are fine. The ones that people have the problems with at the ones that hug the body and have no side support. These have triangle geometry (welded upright supports for all the tubes) and would be impossible to bend. Take a look at the two and you will see what I mean.

These have vertical support distributing the force through the tube into the mounting point.



The ones you are talking about...it's just a long tube with no support, so naturally the weak spot in the center is going to give.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:23 PM   #10
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Ace rock rail .there made in the USA and there affordable
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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Look at ace. They have the same general design as the bottom set but with three mount points on the body mounts. And from my experience last week, they do a good job of protecting my Jeep from me.

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