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post #1 of 16 Old 10-10-2012, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Rocker Rail Side step help

Hey guys, Ive been loving my new rubicon Unlt and building her up, but I've ran into a snag. I'm starting to realize its hard for girls and my parents to get into the rig, so I've decided that I need some side steps, but I dont want to lose the protection of my stock rock rails.
Any suggestions?
I've been looking at the Smittybilt SRC Rock Crawler step and rugged ridge rocker step
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post #2 of 16 Old 10-10-2012, 11:31 AM
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olympic makes some cool ones too i have seen

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post #3 of 16 Old 10-10-2012, 11:54 AM
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Ace Rock Sliders
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post #4 of 16 Old 10-10-2012, 07:28 PM
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The ACE slider is pretty awesome and keeps your Rubi rail in place. There are also a few companies that sell steps that weld onto the Rubi rails but the ACE are hard to beat for durability and cost since they're pretty cheap and very strong.

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Shrockworks are stout!!! Also check out Poison Spyder and Hanson
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The ACE slider is pretty awesome and keeps your Rubi rail in place. There are also a few companies that sell steps that weld onto the Rubi rails but the ACE are hard to beat for durability and cost since they're pretty cheap and very strong.
x3 on the ACE. I just took my steps off and put in the ACE rock sliders.

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I just bought a '13 JKUR. I'm not handy, but I put the Ace rails on in about 45 minutes. The only thing you need besides socket wrenches is a grinder. Very easy. And cheap too.
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post #8 of 16 Old 10-11-2012, 03:28 PM
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On my old tj I had rock guards and then took check plate and welded steps to them and reinforced them but there was still the rock guard and if they got bent up you can always take if off and straighten it out.
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post #9 of 16 Old 10-12-2012, 09:00 AM
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On my '11 Rubicon, I welded a horseshoe to each of the oem rails for a step.

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post #10 of 16 Old 10-12-2012, 11:56 AM
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^^^ That’s original, any pics you care to share.
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post #11 of 16 Old 10-12-2012, 01:26 PM
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We agree, the ACE is hard to beat for what your looking to do. I use them as a slider though but my wife and kids us them as a step!



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Here is my unlimited Rubicon with Ace rock rails. Great price, and easy to install.
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We agree, the ACE is hard to beat for what your looking to do. I use them as a slider though but my wife and kids us them as a step!



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^^^ That’s original, any pics you care to share.
Not the best pic...

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post #15 of 16 Old 10-13-2012, 12:23 AM
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One more vote for the Ace. I have a Sport, but bought some take off Rubi rails for $125. Go great with the Ace. My wife agreed to buy the Ace because her and the kids need a step. Even though I'm 6' 1", I like having a step too.

Only down side to the Ace is the fact that they mount below the Rubi steps. Since most rails mount at the same height as the Rubi rails, this means you lose a bit of ground clearance with the Ace.

If you're not rock crawling a lot, it doesn't matter. They still work for crawling. You will just ALWAYS be 'ON' your rails.

Also checkout the LOD rails. They have an integrated step. Pricey though.
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