Can I just add steps to my stock JKU Rubi Rock Rails, or do I need to buy a whole new set up? Thanks.
The Barricade rock sliders can absolutely be used with the stock Rubi rails....
I did check out the Ace and Barricade Rock Sliders. The Barricades did require that you remove the rock rails on a Rubicon and they don't seem to offer as sturdy of a step. The Ace Rock Sliders is pretty much the same type of tubular step but you can leave the rails on.
My bad Jeff, you are right. I was thinking about the Barricade Side Steps. The Rock Sliders do work with the stock Rubi rails. I still prefer the type of steps provided on the QT Armor Side Steps, but hey, it just boils down to personal preferences.The Barricade rock sliders can absolutely be used with the stock Rubi rails.
As for the Rubi rail coming close to 35s, that is definitely true. However, lopping off an inch or so is a simple process and gives plenty of clearance. An example of that can be seen in this post in the Barricade vs Ace Sliders thread. That thread is definitely worth checking out. Lots of information on both units.
I'm in NC as well (Burlington, which is about 20 minutes east of Greensboro) and have hit Uwharrie a couple times in my previous JKU. If you are planning to run trails such as Daniel, I would certainly recommend a good slider.Need is a strong word, but I want them both. I am still learning as this is my first jeep, but didn't buy a Rubicon just to drive street. We have a decent spot to wheel here in NC called Uharrie, which has trails of all skill levels, and then Morgantown has a long trail in the foothills of the appalachians. I've been out twice so far since I just got my jeep, and will be trying harder trails once comfortable. It's becoming more than a hobby now, it's an obsession. I'm a 46 year old man who spends half his day searching for possible mod ideas through chat and web sites. Never saw this coming. May need some advice on installs if I get a little too ambitious!
Looks good. Glad the Quadratec logo is not on the rail like others I have seen.My QT Armor Rails arrived today. Took about 1 hour start to finish on the install. Hardest part was holding them in place to get a couple of screws started, otherwise easy install. Nice steps on the top end and solid rock armor sliders underneath. You have some good options whatever you decide to go with.
The QT logos were barely stuck on there and just popped right off. I am very pleased with the overall look and function. By removing the Rubicon Rails, based on the taper of the body, it does allow for more space to step on as well. I have to get my mom in and out a couple of times a week and it works well for her. She's like 4'11" and the Grabars certainly help as well.Looks good. Glad the Quadratec logo is not on the rail like others I have seen.