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Old 05-26-2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Just purchased my first Jeep over the weekend- '14 four door Rubicon. Looking forward to adding some small things- side steps, considering a lift, and getting out locally with my 10 year old son. Hope to meet other Jeep enthusiasts to find out where in Red Rock and Mt. Charleston would be good to explore for beginners like us.
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:05 AM   #2
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Welcome! I just got my Jeep last week. They are a blast, haven't gone out yet but look forward too.

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Old 05-27-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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Welcome! Just keep checking in here we will get a ride going soon it's been a while for a few of us. We will show you around and so we can check out your new ride as well.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Be careful with side steps - they are usually just rock bait.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I was thinking the step would be more for my son- to be able to get in and out easily- if you all have any suggestions of which might be lower profile, or less likely to get banged up I'd appreciate the guidance too.

Where is everyone located? I'm in Vegas.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #6
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Check out my first post in the thread just below this one for a run I have planned. I would suggest rails that stick out from the side of the Jeep as you can use them for steps as well as protect the rocker panels. There are several of them out there, including a few that will allow you to leave your stock Rubi rails on.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:04 PM   #7
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Thanks- any suggestions you have for the steps would definitely be appreciated! I'll check out that link now.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:23 PM   #8
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You need the rock sliders with step. I don't run a JK but to keep from damaging the tub you need sliders out here. There is several to choose from. Maybe Raythom3 will chime in and suggest what he put on his. They come in heavy steel designed to slide the vehicle off the rocks without dent the body. Not really expensive and are a DIY install.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:26 PM   #9
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #10
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Guy on Jeepforum.com Becada page for sake has used JK Rubi sliders $100. Check it out might be just right.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:47 PM   #11
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I put Smitty bilt step sliders on mine. They look good and are decent price 360. The ones I really wanted are LoD's though they are awesome, but 700 so lots of choices. A lot of people run ace sliders as well
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:10 PM   #12
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I found someone locally that sold (and installed for me!) a pair of ACE Rock sliders, and kept my stock rubIi sliders which make it look much more finished.
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I found someone locally that sold (and installed for me!) a pair of ACE Rock sliders, and kept my stock rubIi sliders which make it look much more finished.
Nice congrats!
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:08 PM   #14
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I had numerous issues with my Jeep, from the battery dying at 3,000 miles to an issue with 1st gear that the dealer couldn't resolve after multiple visits. I was contemplating pursuing relief under the Lemon Law, and went back for one last attempt to fix the issue. Ended up trading in for another 2014 JKU that had lots of mods already.

3.5" Rubicon Express lift with Fox shocks
18x9" black Xtreme alloy wheels
315/70R17" Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires
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Warn 10,000 lb winch
Rigid 50" LED light bar
Smittybilt XRC rear bumper with tire carrier

Also had them move my ACE rock slider/steps from the other Jeep, and grabbed the header trim that I had already installed the Homelink control in.

Big difference- and lots of fun to drive. No NAVI, and it's an automatic vs. the 6 speed I had in the other Jeep.

Makes my first one look like a toy side by side.



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Old 11-23-2014, 04:00 AM   #15
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that's one big upgrade lol.......congratz!!!
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:07 AM   #16
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Wow. Nice pickup!!

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