|05-04-2013 07:19 AM|
|05-04-2013 12:32 AM|
|05-04-2013 12:01 AM|
Since you cut the rails and are familiar with their strength, maybe you can answer this.. How hard do you think it would be to use something like a hole-drill bit and drill holes into them? I don't have a link, but one of the Easter jeeps had what looked like Rubi rails with holes drilled through them to save weight. I think it'd be neat to do for a daily driver that doesn't rock crawl.
So, what's your opinion on this? Would a simple hole saw metal drill bit on an 18v electric drill get this done?
|05-03-2013 10:53 PM|
|the Kolector||Thanks, on one hand I wish I was able to find the answer, on the other, it is pretty cool to have done it myself and be able to provide the answer.|
|05-03-2013 10:16 PM|
|Mule75||I knew it would work, but it is nice to see it done. I'd like to say: Nice contribution Kolector. This'll answer someones future questions!|
|05-03-2013 09:55 PM|
|legitposter||Very cool research|
|05-03-2013 09:06 PM|
Rubicon Rails Compatibility
FYI: the 4 door factory rubicon rails will fit the 2 door, with a little trimming. The front 2 mounting tabs are the same distance apart for each, 24 inches on center. I wasn't able to find a definite answer or anyone that had done this before so I figured I would let everyone else know since the 2dr rails are pretty scarce and highly valued whereas the 4dr rails are more readily available and cheaper to come by. I used an angle grinder with a metal cutting disc, put them in place and measured by lining them up with my ACE rails. The end result is approxomately 23 inches cut off the end.