They bolt on in minutes. They work great as a step (and rocker protection if you need them to). The work with or without the stock Rubi rails. They come powder coated. They are made in the USA. AND... they are one of the cheaper options out on the market! We ran them on our 2dr for years and put them through their paces and they help up great! My wife and kids really liked them as a step too!
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You are not going to get a straight un-biased answer.
From the sounds of your wheeling, I would recommend you just get what you think looks the best and that you can afford.
I got the SRC Rock Sliders on my four door, and they work great as a step and protecting my jeep from mild to intermediate trails. On a 4-door which I have, I wish they had an extra support, but on a two door, thats not an issue.
If I had more money at the time, I would of gotten the LoD frame mounted sliders. Even stronger than the smittybilt, but they still have the step... also quite a bit more money.
I don't like the ACE or Mopar rails as a step (as protection they are great), because they don't have the flat surface welded on like the LOD and the Smittybilt.
On the forums, people are pretty name brand conscious, in the real world while wheeling, no one cares what you have.
I can only comment on the Ace rails, I run a set on my 2 dr with a set of Rubi rails I picked up cheap. Decent price, excellent quality, easy install, looks great with the Rubi rails but not so much by themselves, over the past two years they have stood up to everything wheeling in TN has throw at them with no issues what's so ever. If I had to do it again I'd buy the aces
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I recommend the bolt-on ACE sliders. They're affordable, mid-heavy duty, easy to install and I've "tested" them on a serious rock trail with my JK. As for use as a step: you don't need a flat surface like other types; buy some non-skid tape at Menards/HomeDepot (http://www.menards.com/main/see-more...907-c-7189.htm) and you're good to go. The people who get into my JK always use the ACE sliders (affixed with skid tape) and remark how grippy they are to step on even when wet. Another reason to pick the ACE sliders is that they're 3/16" thick tubing and well finished so they're not going to rust out after a few years like some cheaper stuff will.