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Unread 11-24-2014, 12:28 PM   #1
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jku sliders ace enginnering vs JCR

I had the ACE on my 2 door and liked them very much.

I was put on to JCR by Jason at Krawl , as well as a good product.

Just wanted to hear from some people with the ACE or JCR on the JKU to see how you like them.
pros/cons of one over the other
quality of work product and workmanship etc.

They both look easy to install. with basic tools and no body modification.

DO the JCR come powedercoated?

I was wondering about the JCR being attached to the tub . The ace was not just the body mounts.

Looking at body damage risk. if they are attached etc.

Any feed back would be appreciated as I am planning to buy some if they go on sale for Black Friday.

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Unread 11-24-2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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I ordered the 2-door JCR Classic sliders last week with the powder coat option but I have not received them yet. I do not doubt the durability or performance of the ACE sliders, but the gap they leave under the door looks flat out ugly to me. I like the idea of the JCR sliders mounting to the body mount AND pinch seam, rather than just the body mount. I used to work as a tire tech at Discount Tire, and for low profile cars, we used rubber blocks under the pinch seam to lift the vehicle and never had a problem with it supporting the entire weight of the vehicle on the pinch seam alone.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #3
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I run the JCR Crusader Rock Sliders. But they are tub mounted by a plate(Nut certs in your nice paint and mounts to the body bolts. That new designed low hanger must be new for JCR

The rest are low hanging types that lose to much clearance for me. I use the sliders a lot on rocks after about 3 years they have held up well for the beating they get, but i think you are looking at the low hanging type. For the price the crusader version is hard to beat, though i see the prices have went up a lot. my stage two were under 300 bucks. Back then they only came in bare steal. They way i like it as why spend $$ on expensive coatings that will not stand up to the first time they are used over rock falls and large boulders?? I mean if they are for looks then sure plate it in gold.
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Unread 11-25-2014, 05:47 AM   #4
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Yes I am looking at the ones that do not require any body modification. I just cannot bring myself to drill into my 1 month old paint.

I don't have rocks in FL to slide over. More for looks and a step. and if i got GA or N Fl then some light trails.

I like them but at $465 that is wow. Ace is cheaper and I did have them before. Maybe I need to save up some more and hope for a sale in the next few days/weeks.
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Unread 11-29-2014, 06:18 AM   #5
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Well I talked to Jason at Krawl off road and bought the JCR sliders not finished. I will get a local shop to finish them.
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....I just cannot bring myself to drill into my 1 month old paint.....like them but at $465 that is wow...
I have Compound Drilled Hole Phobia myself. However there are advantages to not using the body for slider support especially if you are also tied to the frame: noise and vibration transmission isn't a factor for one, and trapped grit or moisture won't be a rust factor. Plus if you drop offa something hard enough to wonk up the sliders the body/tub won't share the damage.

But at $465 I couldn't help myself- I'd get the welder out and glue up my own!
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Unread 11-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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ya that's why i did not get those. I have not purchased them yet. Waiting on Jason to contact me back.
JCR has 2 types of sliders . and the ones I am going to get will have 3 body attachments and 3 frame attachments.

Like you the mettle on mettle with sand dirt etc and scraping my paint does not work for me either.

They attach to the body same place the rubies attach. So the holes are already there.

Also you don't have to use those mounts if you don't want to.
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JCR has 2 types of sliders . and the ones I am going to get will have 3 body attachments and 3 frame attachments.
JCR does not make frame mounted slider. Their classic sliders mount to the existing body mount holes and existing pinch seam holes. Their crusader sliders mount to the existing body mount holes and additional holes made in the body of the jeep with nut certs.

My JCR classic sliders are supposed to arrive on Thursday and I can post up pics once installed.
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JCR does not make frame mounted slider. Their classic sliders mount to the existing body mount holes and existing pinch seam holes. Their crusader sliders mount to the existing body mount holes and additional holes made in the body of the jeep with nut certs.

My JCR classic sliders are supposed to arrive on Thursday and I can post up pics once installed.
just wondering did you get them painted or raw?
I ordered mine in raw. Jason got back to me the other day.

Love to see the pics when you get them on

My brother in-law know someone who will coat them locally for a reasonable price.
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just wondering did you get them painted or raw? I ordered mine in raw. Jason got back to me the other day. Love to see the pics when you get them on My brother in-law know someone who will coat them locally for a reasonable price.
I ordered mine powder coated because I do not have a garage to paint them myself, and my local shop quoted me $350 to powder coat them black. That seems outrageous to me.
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Unread 12-07-2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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Finally got around to installing these. Everything was pretty straight forward. Took me 45m-1hr to install by myself in the dark with a small camping light, lol. They look well built and feel sturdy. Time will tell.

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Wow they look nice. Still waiting on mine to come in.. Have a call into Jason to get a ship status.
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Ok So i got some time to verify fitment before I send them out to be painted.

I like them, beefy for sure. about 50lb each side.

I did notice some of the bolt holes do not line up right. Nothing a little bottle jack cannot fix to just nudge it up enough to get the bolts in.

I am thinking of either powderocating mine or getting black hardware from Lowes. I don't want it to stand out against the black.
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All painted. I like the JCR . I went with a light textured paint. Non skid.
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Quick update on this topic.

I went to put the 6 body bolts in the sliders tonight. Well only 4 of the holes lined up. Good thing the body mounts are what carry's the load.

So I am no better off than having bought the ACE sliders as I cannot utilize the other mounting points.

And to add insult to injury my hex tool slipped and now i have 2 nice scratches in my fresh paint. Oh well.

SO I guess it's up to you what you want to futs with.
I think I would get the ACE one again over the JCR.
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