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03-14-2012 08:53 PM
GoldenSahara00 Yeah it doesn't say but I would get 3/16 since they are 50 pounds for the 4 door.
03-14-2012 08:45 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

This is what it says in that link above:

ACE Rock Sliders are made with beefy 2 mild steel tubing, with a super-strong 0.134 thickness.
Not the tubing the steel plate. If I get some it'll just be 1.5 .120 wall. But I'm not sure if I get schedule. I'll just look at the website I'm off work in a few
03-14-2012 08:42 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Are the ace 3/16 or 1/4?
This is what it says in that link above:

ACE Rock Sliders are made with beefy 2 mild steel tubing, with a super-strong 0.134 thickness.
03-14-2012 08:35 PM
GoldenSahara00 Are the ace 3/16 or 1/4?
03-14-2012 08:34 PM
GoldenSahara00 Thanks. I have been planning them a while just needed some good weather and a free weekend.

Thanks kbw!

This is my rough design. To spec an all. Not sure if I am paying for them to be bent or if I will weld the halves at a 90 fitted on jeep. Prob some frame mount brackets at some point as well also. I am hoping to get a good price on the bent tube as well if not my buss has a bender and I'll just buy some schedule 80.
03-14-2012 08:31 PM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Hmmm interesting. Hahaha! I think I'm gona try an get my steel tomorrow or Friday and weld my set up Saturday. I just need to get some tube bent for my steps then.
post some pics up when you have them installed. wish I could custom make my own! good luck.
03-14-2012 08:28 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Hmmm interesting. Hahaha! I think I'm gona try an get my steel tomorrow or Friday and weld my set up Saturday. I just need to get some tube bent for my steps then.
Here's a video about the ACE install (scroll down in link):

ACE JK Rock Sliders (4 Door)
03-14-2012 08:17 PM
GoldenSahara00 Hmmm interesting. Hahaha! I think I'm gona try an get my steel tomorrow or Friday and weld my set up Saturday. I just need to get some tube bent for my steps then.
03-14-2012 08:09 PM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
They're too fat.
yes, they don't fit in the holes on the rails. so you have to shave a few millimeters off on opposite edges of the washer.
03-14-2012 08:06 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Why do you have to shave washers? Just wondering.
They're too fat.
03-14-2012 08:04 PM
GoldenSahara00 Why do you have to shave washers? Just wondering.
03-14-2012 07:49 PM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k View Post
I had help, but found that a cordless drill made the install a snap, letting me run the bolts out/in with the drill and doing the hard stuff with a breaker bar.

cordless drill would have been SWEET lol. I don't have a garage or power tools besides the dremel I used to shave the washers. I am very happy with the end result though, they look awesome and I can also stand on them and they still feel really sturdy.
03-14-2012 07:34 PM
strider_mt2k I had help, but found that a cordless drill made the install a snap, letting me run the bolts out/in with the drill and doing the hard stuff with a breaker bar.
03-14-2012 07:25 PM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k View Post
I ground mine down at work in preparation for the install a few days later.

When it came time to install the rails one of them got hung up and I was afraid I hadn't ground it down enough, but just a little persuasion and it dropped in.

-yeah those moments suck. Glad it worked out.

Also: Did you get a key chain, and if so what color?
If you post pics of your Ace rails installed, try to get a shot with the key chain in it if you got one.
It is a silly tradition that I like to uphold.
when I take pictures I will make sure that the key chain is in the picture as well

and yes, I was SO relieved when I figure out the issue with the washer. lol. but those bolts are bitty tricky to get in as well. I did the install alone so I had to use my body as leverage to holt the rails up.
03-14-2012 07:13 PM
strider_mt2k
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Originally Posted by Casotakar1229 View Post
good news...neither the bolt or inner tread was stripped. I have a bolt loose in my brain....didn't even think to check the washer until about 20 minutes of searching threads on stripped bolts. the washer just wasn't shaved enough so the bolt couldn't reach far enough to grasp the tread. conclusion: ace rock rails fully installed!!
I ground mine down at work in preparation for the install a few days later.

When it came time to install the rails one of them got hung up and I was afraid I hadn't ground it down enough, but just a little persuasion and it dropped in.

-yeah those moments suck. Glad it worked out.

Also: Did you get a key chain, and if so what color?
If you post pics of your Ace rails installed, try to get a shot with the key chain in it if you got one.
It is a silly tradition that I like to uphold.
03-14-2012 06:55 PM
Casotakar1229 good news...neither the bolt or inner tread was stripped. I have a bolt loose in my brain....didn't even think to check the washer until about 20 minutes of searching threads on stripped bolts. the washer just wasn't shaved enough so the bolt couldn't reach far enough to grasp the tread. conclusion: ace rock rails fully installed!!
03-14-2012 05:59 PM
Casotakar1229 lucky day for me. got another package....rugged ridge billet grille insert. installed (about 15-20 minutes) and it looks awesome!!
03-14-2012 05:58 PM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by stevebanzai View Post
Lol. Those ace engineering sliders are one of the best mods I ever did. I have seen plenty of different side steps and they don't compare. My buddy got the rugged ridge ones and they look cheap and tacky. Ace rails FTMFW.

also show some pictures of your fenders!

have a slight issue. the rear bolt on the passenger side is just turning and turning and won't tighten. either the bolt is toast or the inner tread is toast...but other than that they look awesome. I'll just have to go unscrew the bolt all the way and see if the tread is bad, which is what I am crossing my fingers for. and yea, I'm posting up a ton of pics on monday afternoon.
03-14-2012 04:59 PM
GoldenSahara00 All I got today was a control arm bushing... Not as fun
03-14-2012 04:48 PM
stevebanzai Lol. Those ace engineering sliders are one of the best mods I ever did. I have seen plenty of different side steps and they don't compare. My buddy got the rugged ridge ones and they look cheap and tacky. Ace rails FTMFW.

also show some pictures of your fenders!
03-14-2012 03:41 PM
Casotakar1229 2 more packages came to the door...















here's what they are!





03-14-2012 11:50 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by Renaissance_Redneck View Post
I own cows. They are happy cows 'cuz they are California cows. That's what the commercials say anyway.
If I were a cow, I'd certainly prefer the CA climate over that of WI.
03-14-2012 11:48 AM
Renaissance_Redneck
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Wisconsin cow poop is a whole different experience, my friend.
I own cows. They are happy cows 'cuz they are California cows. That's what the commercials say anyway.
03-14-2012 11:38 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Yeah, you are probably right. Everything else up there is extra %&@#ty, so I'm sure the cow poop is too.

I keed, I keed.
Haha...NP. I'm originally from TX, where cow pies are the size of double-wides.
03-14-2012 11:31 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Wisconsin cow poop is a whole different experience, my friend.
Yeah, you are probably right. Everything else up there is extra %&@#ty, so I'm sure the cow poop is too.

I keed, I keed.
03-14-2012 11:28 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Hhmmmm.....that's tempting. However, I have about 40 head of cattle pretty much in my backyard, so I have plenty of that already! Lol.
Wisconsin cow poop is a whole different experience, my friend.
03-14-2012 11:22 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Genuine Wisconsin cow manure, $5/pound. Just say the word.
Hhmmmm.....that's tempting. However, I have about 40 head of cattle pretty much in my backyard, so I have plenty of that already! Lol.
03-14-2012 11:19 AM
Casotakar1229
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Genuine Wisconsin cow manure, $5/pound. Just say the word.
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
i'll pass.. on the other hand some of those genuine squeaky cheese curds.... those things are friggin addicting.

-bob
pics or it didn't happen.
03-14-2012 08:50 AM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf View Post
Genuine Wisconsin cow manure, $5/pound. Just say the word.
i'll pass.. on the other hand some of those genuine squeaky cheese curds.... those things are friggin addicting.

-bob
03-14-2012 08:46 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Nice. I haven't received any packages in a while.
Genuine Wisconsin cow manure, $5/pound. Just say the word.
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