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?
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.
2002 Overland. All stock, for now.
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.
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
04 Overland on 33's, Lift & tires= 8" over stock.
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.
2012 Jeep JKU Call of duty MW3 serial # 1526/3500 Bone Stock