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sinjin313 06-13-2013 12:13 PM

Rock Rails/Steps - any suggestions
 
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My wife would like me to put some steps on the jeep for my kids. Any suggestions on something that practical. I don't run rocks, but am in the mud and on the beach a lot looking for fish.

KrawlOff-Road 06-13-2013 02:16 PM

Maybe we can help!!

ACE Engineering 4Dr Sliders... They are made in the USA. They are cheaper than most with a higher quality than most, come powder coated, works with the Rubi rails, easy to install... well you get the point! LOL...

http://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/acejkrs4dr.htm

Also, use "KORDAD" at checkout to get 5% off that!

-Jason

Walle 06-13-2013 02:26 PM

I have the Ace sliders, and they work well. For the price, convenience, and durability, you can't beat them! I bought my set from Jason.

Scherer 06-13-2013 02:33 PM

If you are looking for something with an actual step and just bars check out the Smittybilt SRC Side Armor.

rha600 06-13-2013 07:39 PM

I so wish the ACE bolt on versions fit more like the weld on version. I like the weld ons and the smitty's that angle up and hug the rocker panel more. But I don't want to have them welded on and I've heard the Smitty's are a PITA to install.

MEYJR 06-14-2013 02:25 PM

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I was looking for the same thing. Needed a step but don't do any serious off roading. I was going with the ACE sliders but after spending a lot of money on other stuff decided to save a little and go with NFAB instead and really like them.

n3tfury 06-14-2013 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road (Post 15557512)
Maybe we can help!!

ACE Engineering 4Dr Sliders... They are made in the USA. They are cheaper than most with a higher quality than most, come powder coated, works with the Rubi rails, easy to install... well you get the point! LOL...

http://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/acejkrs4dr.htm

Also, use "KORDAD" at checkout to get 5% off that!

-Jason

Definitely these at first. For me, I'll be getting the Ace weld on sliders. I love that angle.

n3tfury 06-14-2013 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by rha600 (Post 15559004)
I so wish the ACE bolt on versions fit more like the weld on version. I like the weld ons and the smitty's that angle up and hug the rocker panel more. But I don't want to have them welded on and I've heard the Smitty's are a PITA to install.

Why don't you want them welded on? That's the way to go!

NIUPonyBoy 06-14-2013 03:18 PM

I too am looking for something simple and cheap; mainly as "armor" for the lower body valence from all the road salt/sand/rocks/etc against rust and such. I've done vinyl covers before on old YJs and that helped about as much as parking it in the Golf of Mexico.

OregonVette 06-14-2013 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by KrawlOff-Road (Post 15557512)
Maybe we can help!!

ACE Engineering 4Dr Sliders... They are made in the USA. They are cheaper than most with a higher quality than most, come powder coated, works with the Rubi rails, easy to install... well you get the point! LOL...

http://www.krawloff-road.com/product_p/acejkrs4dr.htm

Also, use "KORDAD" at checkout to get 5% off that!

-Jason

wow... those are great! I wished you had these 5 years ago!

I bought the smittybuilt ones XRC I think? (rusty & mount to sheet metal like the oem rubi). I got them for the same reason, a short wife (5'4" & 110 lbs) and two small kids I needed something that they could actually use. They (the smittybuilts) are okay, they have worked when needed. Got them at a discounted price but those ACE sliders wouldve certainly been the ones I bought. They look beefy & made in the US. :thumbsup:

djm 06-14-2013 10:44 PM

I have the ACE and think they are great ! Jason at KrawlOff-Road was great to deal with and price matched to combine best price with great service. I just put them on a 2013 white 4dr rubicon. Can't gte pictures posted here but if you IM me I can send you photos of them installed. I do not rock crawl - more of beach and forest and snow use but needed them for a step for girlfriend.

As an added benefit - just in case you happen to have to drive it to the grocery store or mall - girlfriends noticed the rock rails prevent some wack job from opening their door and hitting my jeep - pretty much prevents shopping carts from hitting the doors also.

Bottom line a great add toi my Jeep.

rha600 06-15-2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by n3tfury (Post 15562098)
Why don't you want them welded on? That's the way to go!


Well for one if I order them, then I have to fine someone (someone I can trust) to weld them on. Then if for ANY reason I want them off, I can't just unbolt them.

n3tfury 06-15-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rha600 (Post 15565780)
Well for one if I order them, then I have to fine someone (someone I can trust) to weld them on. Then if for ANY reason I want them off, I can't just unbolt them.

It shouldn't be hard to find someone that will do a competent job welding.

Andyjr 06-15-2013 07:16 PM

Look on Craigslist for the factory sidesteps, You should be able to pick them up for under $100. If you are not doing any offroad then these should work and then you could put the extra cash toward something else.

martinm66 06-15-2013 07:29 PM

I got the ACE sliders from Jason and they are great. I have 4 kids and they love them for getting in and out. I get the added benefit of protection on trails and the beach.


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