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I'm looking at a few options for my new Jeep. The main use will be as a side step, but body panel protection is always a plus. Here are the three I was looking at, I would or any of the 3 in black. Has anyone had any good/bad experiences with them? or know a better way to order them? Thanks!

http://www.realtruck.com/rugged-ridge-rrc-jeep-rock-sliders/R183342P2013Y303MA.html

http://www.realtruck.com/rugged-ridge-side-tube-steps/R183427P2013Y303MA.html

http://www.aceengineeringandfab.com/ACE-JK-Rock-Sliders-4-Door_p_15.html

Edit: I'd also be up for other recommendations!
 

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I think the majority here will tell you to go with the Ace. Especially if you not a heavy duty rock crawler.
 

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I have the ACE and am very happy with them. Easy to install, durable and they look good. I like where they attach to the frame. I have only had them off road twice on greens and blues, and they have been fine.

You will need to grind the washers to get them to fit, but it was an excuse to get a grinder.

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Any specific reason so many people would say to go the ACE ones over the Rugged Ridge? (other than the $90 price difference?) The RR ones don't mention any grinding in the instructions, and I kinda like the look of the third rail underneath.

I do like how the ACE ones "hug" the body a little closer than the RR ones though.

also mention that its mostly my DD, might go on a light trail a few times a year, nothing cray planned, yet...
 

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The price is one thing. ACE also comes with a lifetime guarantee. I bought mine, because at the time, no one else made them that would work along with the factory rubi rails.

I would stay from the tube steps, if you are wanting protection. They are usually made with a thinner metal than the rock sliders.
 

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I'm looking at a few options for my new Jeep. The main use will be as a side step, but body panel protection is always a plus. Here are the three I was looking at, I would or any of the 3 in black. Has anyone had any good/bad experiences with them? or know a better way to order them? Thanks!

http://www.realtruck.com/rugged-ridge-rrc-jeep-rock-sliders/R183342P2013Y303MA.html

http://www.realtruck.com/rugged-ridge-side-tube-steps/R183427P2013Y303MA.html

http://www.aceengineeringandfab.com/ACE-JK-Rock-Sliders-4-Door_p_15.html

Edit: I'd also be up for other recommendations!
I went with the rugged ridge rrc sliders. I had them on in minutes, four bolts per side. They are solid, and they look great.
 

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I went with the rugged ridge rrc sliders. I had them on in minutes, four bolts per side. They are solid, and they look great.
x2. Took me literally 15-20 minutes total for both sides. No grinding, cutting, or sawing required. They have held up well, i'll upgrade eventually, but these seem to be doing the trick for now.
 

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nobody should be worried about the grinding of the washers on the ACE brand as it is about as simple as can be. I mounted mine solo in about 20 or 30 minutes and that included the time it took to grind the flats on the washers. You could do it with a metal file if you don't have a grinder.
 

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The RRC rock sliders are what I wanted to get, but was told they don't work with the Rubicon rails.

I know the ACE will work with Rubicon rails.

Is there any others that work with the Rubicon rails?
 

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I have the Rugged Ridge and like them. I was set to buy ACE based on great reviews and a lower price than the RRC, but was worried that the "step" wouldn't be big enough. I found a pretty good deal on the Rugged Ridge and went with them. Install was a breeze and I'm very happy with them.
 

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I have a 2013 unlimited Rubicon and i bought a set of ace sliders before my Jeep arrived. They look great but they are useless as a step. Honestly they get in the way more than anything. I will keep them to protect from door dings, but i hate them my wife hates and my boys hate them. That goes against what the majority will say but for me and my family they are useless. Not sure if any of the others are better but they can't be any worse.

I thought i should add the build quality is great and they look great but just not a good option if you are wanting a step.
 

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I have a 2013 unlimited Rubicon and i bought a set of ace sliders before my Jeep arrived. They look great but they are useless as a step. Honestly they get in the way more than anything. I will keep them to protect from door dings, but i hate them my wife hates and my boys hate them. That goes against what the majority will say but for me and my family they are useless. Not sure if any of the others are better but they can't be any worse.

I thought i should add the build quality is great and they look great but just not a good option if you are wanting a step.
Crazy that you mentioned ACE, I'm currently reading the A.C.E. rock rails thread over at JKOwners. Interesting about your issue because I mainly want the rails as a step. I do like how the RRs use all the body bolts for installation instead of the one body bolt per bracket. If someone can confirm that the Rugged Rs can be installed with the Rubi's factory rail I'll be happy to go with RR.

BTW thanks for the info.
 

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I like the Ace rails but they seem to have a big gap between the bar and the body if you dont have the rubi rock guards.
 
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