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Unread 07-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Anyone have a step mod for stock rails?

I've been thinking of adding a tube step to the stock rock rails on my new Willys JKU. I love the look of the sliders with the step integrated to the slider. I plan to install a leveling kit soon and a step up would be nice. Has anyone done this mod and/or have specs on the tube size, length, etc..? I have access to a tube bender and I own a 120v mig so I thought I'd try my first mod at home.

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Unread 07-17-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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Poly performance has a kit you could get a pic from for reference.
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I've been thinking of adding a tube step to the stock rock rails on my new Willys JKU. I love the look of the sliders with the step integrated to the slider. I plan to install a leveling kit soon and a step up would be nice. Has anyone done this mod and/or have specs on the tube size, length, etc..? I have access to a tube bender and I own a 120v mig so I thought I'd try my first mod at home.
i used flat plate and c-channel, but yes you could use tubing also...Very easily if you have a bender also.
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Poly performance has a kit you could get a pic from for reference.
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Those look great! That looks like just what I was thinking. What size tubing did you use?
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Is that the kit from poly?
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Yeah, I'm on my phone so I hope I copy the link right. Iirc like ~$200 shipped.
http://www.synergymfg.com/Synergy-Je...l#.U8nkuom9LCQ
It was a good DIY project too. Don't have a welder so paid a guy for that but the prep / painting and installing was fun. Plus, I cut away the pinch seem while it was off. I have more pics of the finished project if you want to see them.
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Yeah, I'm on my phone so I hope I copy the link right. Iirc like ~$200 shipped. http://www.synergymfg.com/Synergy-Je...l#.U8nkuom9LCQ It was a good DIY project too. Don't have a welder so paid a guy for that but the prep / painting and installing was fun. Plus, I cut away the pinch seem while it was off. I have more pics of the finished project if you want to see them.
Would love to see more pics! Why did you decide to cut away the pinch seam?
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Would love to see more pics! Why did you decide to cut away the pinch seam?
Before welding the tubes on I went ahead and cut a good 1" off of the rubi rail, so as you can see in the pic from the previous post, the pinch seam needs to be trimmed. All of that to make room for the 35"s.

After I got the rails/steps home from the welder. I pulled them off and primed them. Cut the pinch seam, grinded it down and prepped and painted the whole seam, painted the rails/step with herculiner and mounted em back up. Sorry, I don't have a great pic of the rails/step mounted. Hope this helps you decide!
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Before welding the tubes on I went ahead and cut a good 1" off of the rubi rail, so as you can see in the pic from the previous post, the pinch seam needs to be trimmed. All of that to make room for the 35"s. After I got the rails/steps home from the welder. I pulled them off and primed them. Cut the pinch seam, grinded it down and prepped and painted the whole seam, painted the rails/step with herculiner and mounted em back up. Sorry, I don't have a great pic of the rails/step mounted. Hope this helps you decide!
Aaahh! Got it. I see what you mean. Thanks so much for the reply. I'll definitely be doing this before buying a new set.
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Poison Spyder also makes a weld on kit to the rubi rails.
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Unread 07-23-2014, 05:52 PM   #12
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Poison Spyder also makes a weld on kit to the rubi rails.
Good to know. I like the look of their products. Love the brawler front bumper. I'll check them out.
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