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Old 06-14-2019, 12:45 PM
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Which boatside rock rail brand/model?

I'm pretty sure the next mod on my list is rock rails. I've studied and read a lot, and pretty much settled on the "boatside" style rock rails. I like that most have full coverage at an angle that doesn't sacrifice clearance. Also could use the practicality of a step for my family to get in and out of the Jeep easier.

Two brands that I've looked at are MotoBilt and RockHard 4x4. Both are similar in design using body mounts, pinch seam, and nutzerts.

https://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-6007-t.htm

https://www.motobilt.com/product/jee...ies_bare_steel

I'm curious if anyone has in experience and/or opinions on these, or suggestions for the other Brand options?

And to open another can of worms, should I get them powder coated or just rattle can them? I like the durability of powder coat, but also realize that touc ups would be easier with rattle can, especially after rock strikes.

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Here is another option I like. The stand out here is the optional sacrificial layer of 3/8" UHMW or 1/4" Aluminum that is replaceable. Although, this brand would be about $500 more than the previous ones I mentioned.

https://www.artecindustries.com/NightHawk_JKU_Sliders

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My suggestion would be frame mount and not using the body mount locations.
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My personal favorites are the JCR Crusader sliders. I'm not sure of any other brand with rock light provisions and Hi-lift points.
http://https://www.jcroffroad.com/pr...SL-CRL-2D.html

I'm running the Poison Spyder Brawlers. They're okay, they do what they're supposed to do.
http://shop.poisonspyder.com/JK-2-Dr...7-08-200p1.htm

I think most of these are basically the same, the armor bolts to the sheet metal, and the boatside attaches to both the body mounts and the armor. They're solid. I would have chosen the JCR sliders over the PS version, but I scored a killer deal on the Brawlers and couldn't pass it up.

For paint, get the powdercoat and just rattle can them for touch ups. I've had the Brawlers on for two years, and the paint hasn't been damaged enough to warrant any major repaint.
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I have the ACE Engineering set on my JKU. https://aceengineeringandfab.com/col...r-armor-4-door they come powdercoated for cheaper than a lot of companies offer them bare. You can choose to get lights or not for them.


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Ultra Series JK 4-Door Rockers

Running these for just about 3 years. Yes, they are a little pricey and labor intensive, but worth every dollar. Had them powder coated. Removed doors from the jeep for easier install. Bought a few tools to make the install easier. My friend and I installed in about a day. We took our sweet time and triple checked everything before blowing holes into my jeep. I have beat on them often, used them as pivot points to make 90° turns (although not planned, but still really cool). I would purchase again.
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Ultra Series JK 4-Door Rockers

Running these for just about 3 years. Yes, they are a little pricey and labor intensive, but worth every dollar. Had them powder coated. Removed doors from the jeep for easier install. Bought a few tools to make the install easier. My friend and I installed in about a day. We took our sweet time and triple checked everything before blowing holes into my jeep. I have beat on them often, used them as pivot points to make 90° turns (although not planned, but still really cool). I would purchase again.
Never heard of these before, so thanks for posting. If I had to make a spontaneous decision at this very moment, these are my new number 1 choice.

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