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Old 09-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Step/Rock rails?

I currently have a 2 door JK and have the chrome tubular side steps an have difficulty stepping up on it and into the Jeep. I am looking for something that has a wider step or comes out away from the jeep further but also has functionality as a rock rail.

I really like the ACE rails but they look narrower than the current step.

Any recommendations?

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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I actually just ordered a set of the Smittybild Classic sides with step. They are basically a Rubicon rocker with a bar and step welded onto it. Looking forward to them getting here so I can put them on and see how they function.

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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ACE sliders on our 2013. I've not had a problem with the width of the step and I wear a women's 12 (equivalent to a men's 10). We run them with a 2.5" lift and 33" tires. We also have Welcome Distributing GraBars. I think they make a huge difference when getting in because you have a solid, FIXED handle to use to pull yourself up.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:01 PM   #4
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http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/whi...ad-293465.html

Check out the link I posted. A lil bit more money than ace, however DOM processed tubing, bolts on to the frame instead of the body, and can be used as a step.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
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I currently have a 2 door JK and have the chrome tubular side steps an have difficulty stepping up on it and into the Jeep. I am looking for something that has a wider step or comes out away from the jeep further but also has functionality as a rock rail.

I really like the ACE rails but they look narrower than the current step.

Any recommendations?

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Old 09-26-2013, 05:21 AM   #6
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I installed Teraflex Rock Slider Rails on my Jeep after cracking my Mopar steps on the trail. My wife didn't like the idea of stepping on a rounded tube for a step.
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I installed Teraflex Rock Slider Rails on my Jeep after cracking my Mopar steps on the trail. My wife didn't like the idea of stepping on a rounded tube for a step.
I meant to mention that these are aluminum rock rails and weigh around 40lb for the pair. Many rock rails weigh over 50lb each.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #8
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I installed Teraflex Rock Slider Rails on my Jeep after cracking my Mopar steps on the trail. My wife didn't like the idea of stepping on a rounded tube for a step.
They look beautiful. I watched the video on youtube, but was concerned about the drilling into the vehicle and the nutserts. What is your opinion on that?

It sure looks beautiful !

would you mind snapping a photo from underneath, showing how they mount to the vehicle?
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They look beautiful. I watched the video on youtube, but was concerned about the drilling into the vehicle and the nutserts. What is your opinion on that?

It sure looks beautiful !

would you mind snapping a photo from underneath, showing how they mount to the vehicle?
TF provides a nutsert tool that works pretty well. Just follow their install video and you shouldn't have any issues.

Here's a picture from the underside...
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #10
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They look beautiful. I watched the video on youtube, but was concerned about the drilling into the vehicle and the nutserts. What is your opinion on that?

It sure looks beautiful !

would you mind snapping a photo from underneath, showing how they mount to the vehicle?
If drilling into the vehicle doesn't bother you....Pure Jeep (by Hansen). LOVE mine.
Install is not for the faint of heart but they are rock (get it) solid. Jacked the Jeep up on them, rested on them full weight, bashed 'em etc. LOD and EVO also make nice ones. They are also tubes but they'll custom the angle. All of these are what I would consider true rock sliders- which may be overkill if you're looking for a better step with moderate protection.

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:59 PM   #11
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If drilling into the vehicle doesn't bother you...

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Drilling that first big hole into the sheet metal is intimidating but when your done it's kinda liberating because after that your willing to do just about any mod. In my case my rocker panel on the passenger side was dented in three places and I had a dent in the door so my bodywork was already past pristine before I installed the rails.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:35 AM   #12
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I went with LOD rocksliders. A bit expensive but very nice.


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Old 09-27-2013, 11:41 AM   #13
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Drilling that first big hole into the sheet metal is intimidating but when your done it's kinda liberating because after that your willing to do just about any mod. In my case my rocker panel on the passenger side was dented in three places and I had a dent in the door so my bodywork was already past pristine before I installed the rails.
Or once you drill in your realize just how flimsy the body panels are.
The body panels on the driver and passenger side are so thin they literally bend at the slightest pressure. I assume they're supposed to do that for crumple zones- but I am all too happy to have a nice thick metal rail and armor on the sides of my Jeep.

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