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the Kolector 05-03-2013 09:06 PM

Rubicon Rails Compatibility
 
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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.

legitposter 05-03-2013 09:55 PM

Very cool research

Mule75 05-03-2013 10:16 PM

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!

the Kolector 05-03-2013 10:53 PM

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.

legitposter 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?

the Kolector 05-04-2013 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by legitposter (Post 3717371)
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?

I think you'd be better using a plug in drill, the steel is pretty thick so a battery drill would probably run down pretty quick.

kjeeper10 05-04-2013 07:19 AM

Yeeup :thumb:


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