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post #1 of 11 Old 02-27-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Overland rock rails

I am debating buying aftermarket rails but I have Overland rails already installed. How much can these handle? I saw a thread about beefing them up by pounding in galvenized pipe but is this necessary?

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM
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Considering as much as they weight they should handle a decent amount. I took mine off because they were rusted out. Zipped all the bolts out with the air gun and it fell and almost took my head off. I'd say they weigh 40-50 lbs a piece.

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Can I throw a farm jack under it and jack up both wheels without it caving in?
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-27-2013, 08:13 PM
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they are hollow and usually rust out from the end caps. the steel is only 1/8 - 3/16 thick.

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-27-2013, 08:25 PM
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I don't know what this "rust" stuff is you guys are always going on about, but out here in Arizona the stock rock rails are real deal, you can actually use them. They don't stick out very far so they won't protect doors as well as some other rails, but you can lift the vehicle from them and they'll take very little damage being scraped across rocks.
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post #6 of 11 Old 02-27-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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1/8" is a .125 wall and 3/16" is a .188 wall. The JCR sliders are a .188 wall so they aren't much stronger if they are at all. Is there another brand of slider that is stronger other than DIY?
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post #7 of 11 Old 02-27-2013, 11:39 PM
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They are around 1/4" plus they have extra steel welded to them, if you live in a salty state like me it's a good idea to rust proof them on the inside. I can pretty much bet if the rock rails are rusted through so is the rest of the jeep, lol

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post #8 of 11 Old 02-28-2013, 07:17 AM
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Yep same rust issues here in Pennsylvania. But I rust proofed my sliders before the got bad. The rock rails are pretty stout at do take some abuse and like stated above you can hi lift off of them with no problems.

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post #9 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 10:45 AM
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If you lift your jeep using the overland rock rails make sure all the bolts are still nice and snug, seem's to me I had a missing rock rail bolt on mine when I first got it...

04 Overland on 33's, Lift & tires= 8" over stock.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-02-2013, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks for the heads up.
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post #11 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 06:11 PM
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If anyone has Overland rock rails they want to sell, shoot me a PM, I will handle shipping also.

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