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10-14-2013 03:06 PM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by SorcererXIII View Post
So, watching the installation video (for the ACE sliders), there is a part where you grind the washer to fit. I don't have a power grinder . . . Is there another solution, or do I have to just go and rent one? Does anyone make replacement washers that do fit?
The washer is attached to the bolt, so you can't just buy a new washer. I guess you could buy a new bolt and washer, but you'd still have to grind the washer.

Grinders are cheap. Either buy one or find someone that has one.
10-14-2013 03:00 PM
SorcererXIII So, watching the installation video (for the ACE sliders), there is a part where you grind the washer to fit. I don't have a power grinder . . . Is there another solution, or do I have to just go and rent one? Does anyone make replacement washers that do fit?
10-14-2013 08:27 AM
KrawlOff-Road.com WOW... yeah, I would swap them with the ACE sliders. I am pretty sure you would be a lot happier!

-Jason
10-12-2013 06:17 PM
OregonBound Ugh! Wish I had found this before purchasing the rock rails/steps I just had put on. I got Bestop HighRock rails with retractable steps and they are awful. I'm waiting for the shop that did it to have time to take them off. My husband has been really busy or he would have done the install for me. That would have saved a lot of hassle because I would have seen how bad they were before putting them on. The ad says they are spring loaded, but they have a bungee strap in them. And they rattle terribly just going down the road.
Looks like I will order some Ace sliders, too : )
02-23-2012 12:31 PM
salmonshark I am sold! Just need to figure out the purchase/shipping with Jason.

SS
02-23-2012 12:17 PM
desertgoose
Quote:
Originally Posted by salmonshark

So I have a 2009 JKUR and these look very tempting. I am iun the same boat, little kids and a short wife who would like to have a step.

Do I understand you right, you bolt these over the rubi rails that I have already? Do they effect ground clearance much? They look beefy; are they going to last on the trail?

Just want to make sure I buy the right thing and not waste my money.

Thanks!
SS
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Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road.com

Thank you my friend!

SS,

Yes, these will work great for that! I am in the same boat as you and these worked out great! Yes, you can even bolt these on OVER your RUBI Sliders, no problem. They work great together. Heck, we have guys that have the non-rubi's looking for sliders to add to them!

Also, these will take a HECK of a beating on the trails. No worries there my friend...

-Jason
To add to Jason's answer a little. They bolt in with the body mount bolts behind the rubi rails, and fit under them with a small gap between. You will not lose any ground clearance as they are still higher than the frame. They definitely take a beating. Don't think its recommended but I used them to jack up a side and they barely moved.


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02-23-2012 11:47 AM
salmonshark
Quote:
Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road.com View Post
Thank you my friend!



SS,

Yes, these will work great for that! I am in the same boat as you and these worked out great! Yes, you can even bolt these on OVER your RUBI Sliders, no problem. They work great together. Heck, we have guys that have the non-rubi's looking for sliders to add to them!

Also, these will take a HECK of a beating on the trails. No worries there my friend...

-Jason

You have a PM. I want these on my JKUR! Hopefully shipping to WA won't kill me.

Thanks!
SS
02-23-2012 11:19 AM
suicideking
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Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road.com View Post

SS,

Yes, these will work great for that! I am in the same boat as you and these worked out great! Yes, you can even bolt these on OVER your RUBI Sliders, no problem. They work great together. Heck, we have guys that have the non-rubi's looking for sliders to add to them!

Also, these will take a HECK of a beating on the trails. No worries there my friend...

-Jason
x2

I have a Sport and bought a set of used Rubi rails to install before installing the Ace. It's a great combination, looks great and provides more protection.

Checkout the gigantic Ace Rails thread:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ace...ils-65607.html
02-23-2012 11:09 AM
KrawlOff-Road.com
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Originally Posted by desertgoose View Post
Lol. I got mine from Jason who you quoted for that post. I highly recommend both the sliders and krawl.
Thank you my friend!

Quote:
Originally Posted by salmonshark View Post
So I have a 2009 JKUR and these look very tempting. I am iun the same boat, little kids and a short wife who would like to have a step.

Do I understand you right, you bolt these over the rubi rails that I have already? Do they effect ground clearance much? They look beefy; are they going to last on the trail?

Just want to make sure I buy the right thing and not waste my money.

Thanks!
SS
SS,

Yes, these will work great for that! I am in the same boat as you and these worked out great! Yes, you can even bolt these on OVER your RUBI Sliders, no problem. They work great together. Heck, we have guys that have the non-rubi's looking for sliders to add to them!

Also, these will take a HECK of a beating on the trails. No worries there my friend...

-Jason
02-23-2012 10:59 AM
salmonshark
Quote:
Originally Posted by suicideking View Post
They bolt on in the same location as the steps and hang below the Rubi rails if you have them. The only thing you might want to do is add some 3M grip tape because I've read they can be slippery when wet.

So I have a 2009 JKUR and these look very tempting. I am iun the same boat, little kids and a short wife who would like to have a step.

Do I understand you right, you bolt these over the rubi rails that I have already? Do they effect ground clearance much? They look beefy; are they going to last on the trail?

Just want to make sure I buy the right thing and not waste my money.

Thanks!
SS
02-22-2012 03:42 PM
desertgoose
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevethepirate

Thanks! Do you know where the best place to purchase some would be?
Lol. I got mine from Jason who you quoted for that post. I highly recommend both the sliders and krawl.
02-22-2012 03:37 PM
jwscuba Not to be a bandwagon jumper here, but the Ace Rock Rails were the first mod to our JK. My 8 year old son who has MD has no problem climbing up on them. And I stood on them with no give taking off the top. Great functional item that also looks great.
02-22-2012 03:17 PM
KrawlOff-Road.com LOL it happens. No problem my friend...

-Jason
02-22-2012 03:11 PM
stevethepirate
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Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road.com
LOL I might have a idea on that one....

www.KrawlOff-Road.com! Feel free to shoot me a email at Jason@KrawlOff-Road.com or a PM here if you would like...

-Jason
Thanks I didn't notice your username or avatar.
02-22-2012 03:08 PM
KrawlOff-Road.com LOL I might have a idea on that one....

www.KrawlOff-Road.com! Feel free to shoot me a email at Jason@KrawlOff-Road.com or a PM here if you would like...

-Jason
02-22-2012 03:05 PM
stevethepirate
Quote:
Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road.com

My 8 and 9 year olds dont have any problem climbing up into the Jeep with our ACE Sliders on there!

-Jason
Thanks! Do you know where the best place to purchase some would be?
02-22-2012 02:44 PM
KrawlOff-Road.com
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Originally Posted by stevethepirate View Post
Would these help a short 6 year old enough to climb into a JKU lifted 3" with 32" tires. That's my only concern that it doesn't go low enough.
My 8 and 9 year olds dont have any problem climbing up into the Jeep with our ACE Sliders on there!

-Jason
02-22-2012 01:19 PM
stevethepirate
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Originally Posted by desertgoose

My daughter had no issue at 7. Maybe a grab handle mounted low on the roll bar would help. Mine uses the door armrest for a handle.
Ill do that grab handle. I just got done making some out of paracord so it would be easy to make one more! Thanks for the tip
02-22-2012 11:53 AM
desertgoose
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Originally Posted by stevethepirate

Thank you I will just have to get them. If they don't work for him ill just have to keep lifting him into the jeep
My daughter had no issue at 7. Maybe a grab handle mounted low on the roll bar would help. Mine uses the door armrest for a handle.
02-22-2012 10:46 AM
starcreek
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Originally Posted by Sgt.slaughter View Post
I obviously messed up on a lot of things. I admire the people who come here first and do their homework. I've always been a bit of a Veruca Salt if I want it I get it and get it yesterday. I have learned a lot from this experience and will be ready next time I go in for my next Jeep.
Great Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reference. That may be a first on this forum.
02-22-2012 10:37 AM
stevethepirate
Quote:
Originally Posted by suicideking

They bolt on in the same location as the steps and hang below the Rubi rails if you have them. The only thing you might want to do is add some 3M grip tape because I've read they can be slippery when wet.
Thank you I will just have to get them. If they don't work for him ill just have to keep lifting him into the jeep
02-22-2012 10:35 AM
suicideking
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevethepirate View Post
Would these help a short 6 year old enough to climb into a JKU lifted 3" with 32" tires. That's my only concern that it doesn't go low enough.
They bolt on in the same location as the steps and hang below the Rubi rails if you have them. The only thing you might want to do is add some 3M grip tape because I've read they can be slippery when wet.
02-22-2012 10:32 AM
stevethepirate
Quote:
Originally Posted by suicideking

Look at my pic in post #5. The Ace rails can be used as a step. That's why I got them, they serve both purposes.
Would these help a short 6 year old enough to climb into a JKU lifted 3" with 32" tires. That's my only concern that it doesn't go low enough.
02-22-2012 10:14 AM
stevethepirate
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTH

I can't quite tell what you mean, but I do know that there are lots of steel rails that work as steps. Ace, Smittybilt, and Rugged Ridge among others all offer the tubular style steel step/rails, and others offer even heavier duty stuff that includes full tub armor like JCROffroad, Poison Spyder, River Raider, etc. There is no shortage of options.
Sorry I wasn't clear. I have a 2009 JKU with a 3" lift and a 6 year old son. I am not a fan of steps but am needing them for my son and wife. I am also looking at rock sliders I just am not sure the little step that can be put on these will be low enough for my son to climb in. I am also on a budget.
02-22-2012 10:09 AM
MTH
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Originally Posted by stevethepirate View Post
I am looking into getting rails with a step the only problem is that I am getting the step for my son so he can climb in by himself. I have been considering just getting steps and waiting until my son is older and hopefully taller to get some sliders. Any suggestions on any bolt ons or customs fabs I could do?
I can't quite tell what you mean, but I do know that there are lots of steel rails that work as steps. Ace, Smittybilt, and Rugged Ridge among others all offer the tubular style steel step/rails, and others offer even heavier duty stuff that includes full tub armor like JCROffroad, Poison Spyder, River Raider, etc. There is no shortage of options.
02-22-2012 10:05 AM
suicideking
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevethepirate View Post
I am looking into getting rails with a step the only problem is that I am getting the step for my son so he can climb in by himself. I have been considering just getting steps and waiting until my son is older and hopefully taller to get some sliders. Any suggestions on any bolt ons or customs fabs I could do?
Look at my pic in post #5. The Ace rails can be used as a step. That's why I got them, they serve both purposes.
02-22-2012 10:04 AM
JKatfish I ordered the Ace, good price from Krawl Off, great reviews on Forum, easy install, looks good, functional....didn't want to overanalyze everything, so went with the Ace...can't go wrong....
02-22-2012 09:53 AM
stevethepirate I am looking into getting rails with a step the only problem is that I am getting the step for my son so he can climb in by himself. I have been considering just getting steps and waiting until my son is older and hopefully taller to get some sliders. Any suggestions on any bolt ons or customs fabs I could do?
02-16-2012 03:09 PM
Sgt.slaughter
Quote:
Originally Posted by desertgoose

There's where you messed up. Never ask a dealer about a jeep. Ask someone who actually drives and works on jeeps. I bet they never used these sliders to get in a jeep when it was snowing. The steps I took off with the flat plastic pad were worse than the sliders for traction when wet. Can't answer about snow as I haven't seen any since last year.
I obviously messed up on a lot of things. I admire the people who come here first and do their homework. I've always been a bit of a Veruca Salt if I want it I get it and get it yesterday. I have learned a lot from this experience and will be ready next time I go in for my next Jeep.
02-16-2012 02:54 PM
1CrzyCelt I agree ACE's rock sliders look great. But so do many others, like:

Amazon.com: Rampage 88732 Textured finish SRS Side Bar Retractable Rockslider Step - Set of 2: Automotive

OR if you're looking for a more refined, step look:

http://www.amazon.com/Rampage-86741-...7&sr=8-1-fkmr3

You will probably go back and forth for quite some time on what you want. Its taken me almost 2 months just to decide on what tires I want. This is actually a common thing since there ARE soo many options. Good luck and welcome to the addiction. Anything else we can enable you with, let us know.
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