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11-30-2012 01:57 PM
nsande1 Rubi OEM rock rails from craigslist, painted body match by a body shop, replaced my Sahara plastic steps today. $210 invested.



Attachment 183154
11-29-2012 09:14 PM
hmiller
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Originally Posted by TnDz TJ View Post
I couldn't post the pics from my iPhone of my free Rubi slider conversion. I have used them quite a bit to kick the rear over off a rock and slide over some pretty nice obstacles on the Rubicon. I am more than happy with what I got for free, then modded...











that looks awesome!!
11-29-2012 04:52 PM
pne123
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Originally Posted by dezertrat84 View Post
If you can draw it. A local fab shop can cnc cut and bend them.costs a little more but saves a butt load of time and welding materials.
True but w/o the ability to do the work yourself it ends up being cheaper, in most cases, to buy what you want. It has been a few years since I last priced out a project and the economy has tanked since then so it might be more economical but most shops, a busy one anyway, do not like to do one off jobs. Price comes way down if you want 10 or more.

It is the press break large enough to make the bends that is my problem. A shop might form my flat patterns cheaply since that is so simple.
11-29-2012 04:07 PM
Enemy
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Originally Posted by dezertrat84 View Post
If you can draw it. A local fab shop can cnc cut and bend them.costs a little more but saves a butt load of time and welding materials.
Out of curiosity, what do a set of your gaurds cost?
11-29-2012 02:19 PM
dezertrat84 If you can draw it. A local fab shop can cnc cut and bend them.costs a little more but saves a butt load of time and welding materials.
11-29-2012 10:38 AM
pne123
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Originally Posted by dezertrat84 View Post
I'm from 92345.
to bad. other end of the state. I have a set i am drawing up and have a friend taking a welding class at the college and he said he could make them. Unfortunately they can only form up to 12ga. Just more welding for him I guess.
11-29-2012 04:59 AM
cmecha I vote Savvy
11-28-2012 07:05 PM
dezertrat84 I'm from 92345.
11-28-2012 07:04 PM
dezertrat84
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Originally Posted by pne123

Very nice looking. What part of California are you from. I am far NorCal. I want a set.

Are you one of those guys w/ skill that can just goes out to his garage and makes them or like me, a desk jockey, that will draw up and over think everything? If you are the latter can I have your drawings? LOL
Lol I do make them in my garage...I wish it was as easy as drawing them.
11-28-2012 06:57 PM
DevilDogDoc
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Originally Posted by MikalCarbine View Post
I've seen this thread on JF but I thought it was a custom job just for you, are these available for anyone?
The tube was the custom part on his, the rest is just Savvy goodness....
11-28-2012 02:41 PM
pne123
Nice job

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Originally Posted by dezertrat84 View Post
Making another set....


Working on the top plate today.thinking of somthing with grip.not grip tape..a lot of steps I see have no grip and are very slippery when your feet are wet or muddy.which is always.also can't have holes for kids feet to slip into...well see what I come up with..
Very nice looking. What part of California are you from. I am far NorCal. I want a set.

Are you one of those guys w/ skill that can just goes out to his garage and makes them or like me, a desk jockey, that will draw up and over think everything? If you are the latter can I have your drawings? LOL
11-28-2012 02:34 PM
MikalCarbine
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Originally Posted by Gunner
Savvys. Two 3/16th layers of protection. Plus Side internal 3/16 backup plate. Stainless Thru bolts and Rivnuts. 450 with forum discount.
I've seen this thread on JF but I thought it was a custom job just for you, are these available for anyone?
11-28-2012 01:12 PM
dezertrat84 Thanks guys...
11-28-2012 11:39 AM
dixau11
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Originally Posted by dezertrat84
Making another set....

Working on the top plate today.thinking of somthing with grip.not grip tape..a lot of steps I see have no grip and are very slippery when your feet are wet or muddy.which is always.also can't have holes for kids feet to slip into...well see what I come up with..
Those look great! What would you charge for a set? With maybe just a mini step torwd the rear of the rocker? About the size of a boot. My jeep already has side steps
11-28-2012 10:23 AM
Imped
11-28-2012 09:41 AM
dezertrat84 Making another set....

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Working on the top plate today.thinking of somthing with grip.not grip tape..a lot of steps I see have no grip and are very slippery when your feet are wet or muddy.which is always.also can't have holes for kids feet to slip into...well see what I come up with..
11-25-2012 10:59 PM
Cole 33
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Originally Posted by Gunner
Savvys. Two 3/16th layers of protection. Plus Side internal 3/16 backup plate. Stainless Thru bolts and Rivnuts. 450 with forum discount.
Those are nice! How'd you get the paint to match so exactly??
11-25-2012 08:48 PM
Gunner Savvys. Two 3/16th layers of protection. Plus Side internal 3/16 backup plate. Stainless Thru bolts and Rivnuts. 450 with forum discount.
11-25-2012 08:34 PM
Airtight Ok, got mine on today, same ones as wwch99tj. I have a few post-install questions though. It was said here that I needed to remove 5 bolts that hold the body to the tub, but I only saw 4; 1 by the back bumper and 3 under the door area. The front looked like it was just sitting on a snubber. Anyway, removing those allowed me to jack the tub up enough to get the rocker guards in. Just wondering if I missed a body mount somewhere. The other thing that happened was that after I finished, I drove it around my neighborhood a bit, putting it in and out of 4 wheel drive to make sure everything still worked properly, and I flexed it up onto a high curb and heard a f'd up noise. Turns out my fan was hitting the shroud a little. I backed it down and drove it around some more, flexed it up on other curbs on each corner, and the problem seems to have gone away. Do y'all think my body needed to "settle" back in or something? I can't make it do it again, it seems to not be a problem anymore. Just though that was kind of strange.
11-21-2012 10:01 PM
wwch99tj There are lock nuts on the inside
11-21-2012 10:01 PM
dixau11
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Originally Posted by Airtight
One more question if you don't mind. The bolts that go into the tub, do they have nuts on the back side, or do they just screw into the tub? I haven't even looked at the hardware that came with mine. Thanks for the info.
They bolt into the tub I believe
11-21-2012 09:56 PM
Airtight
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
Yes I installed them myself

I removed the 5 body mount bolts on one side at a time.
Jacked the body up enough to slide the guard in and position them, then used a second jack to jack the guards tight to the tub.
Marked all the holes to drill, removed the guard and drilled the holes.
Then reinstalled and bolted up to the tub and then put the body mount bolts back in.
Same for other side




Yes there is someone on here with a white Jeep with a body lift that has them.

Here's how they look underneath
One more question if you don't mind. The bolts that go into the tub, do they have nuts on the back side, or do they just screw into the tub? I haven't even looked at the hardware that came with mine. Thanks for the info.
11-21-2012 09:51 PM
wwch99tj You'll be fine the body lift block just sits on top of the stock body mount.
11-21-2012 09:45 PM
dixau11
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj
Yes I installed them myself

I removed the 5 body mount bolts on one side at a time.
Jacked the body up enough to slide the guard in and position them, then used a second jack to jack the guards tight to the tub.
Marked all the holes to drill, removed the guard and drilled the holes.
Then reinstalled and bolted up to the tub and then put the body mount bolts back in.
Same for other side

Yes there is someone on here with a white Jeep with a body lift that has them.

Here's how they look underneath
Problem is I have a 2 inch
11-21-2012 09:32 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by Airtight
Mine came today. I was kind of surprised at how solid they are. Funny thing is, when I was thinking about getting them I googled some images of them, and a pic of your jeep is what convinced me to pull the trigger. Did you put them on yourself? Any tips for me? Mine were $169 shipped.
Yes I installed them myself

I removed the 5 body mount bolts on one side at a time.
Jacked the body up enough to slide the guard in and position them, then used a second jack to jack the guards tight to the tub.
Marked all the holes to drill, removed the guard and drilled the holes.
Then reinstalled and bolted up to the tub and then put the body mount bolts back in.
Same for other side


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Originally Posted by dixau11

What if i have a body lift? would they still work?
Yes there is someone on here with a white Jeep with a body lift that has them.

Here's how they look underneath
11-21-2012 07:50 PM
dixau11
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Originally Posted by Airtight View Post
Mine came today. I was kind of surprised at how solid they are. Funny thing is, when I was thinking about getting them I googled some images of them, and a pic of your jeep is what convinced me to pull the trigger. Did you put them on yourself? Any tips for me? Mine were $169 shipped.

What if i have a body lift? would they still work?
11-21-2012 07:39 PM
Airtight
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Originally Posted by wwch99tj View Post
Got these on ebay for $200 shipped




They are even cheaper now...
97-06 Jeep TJ Wrangler Rock Sliders bumper with Bar, Side Rocker Guard with step | eBay
Mine came today. I was kind of surprised at how solid they are. Funny thing is, when I was thinking about getting them I googled some images of them, and a pic of your jeep is what convinced me to pull the trigger. Did you put them on yourself? Any tips for me? Mine were $169 shipped.
11-21-2012 05:59 PM
dixau11 Look at this on eBay:

1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Rocker Guards

Confused about how they attach
http://bit.ly/10wejvD
11-14-2012 11:42 PM
dezertrat84 Attachment 178549

Lol.....I had to...
11-14-2012 11:32 PM
DevilDogDoc Ill put the beer cans that protect my tank and the nose of my rig against whatever you run, anytime, and at 1/4 the weight to boot.
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