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Yendor 08-07-2013 12:15 PM

Rubicon Rub Rail
 
....The rail under the driver's and passenger's door...

Does it actually provide any protection? Or is it a glorified piece of trim?

I'm trying to figure out what I want on the sides of the Jeep ill be ordering soon.

Does anyone use the step built into some of the Rock Rails?

At this point, I'm not looking to do any rock crawling, so the emphasis is more on appearance. A little insurance would be nice, tho.

DBA2GO 08-07-2013 12:19 PM

I've come off a large rock and landed on the rubi stock slider under the front door & it has held up fine.

LVCapo 08-07-2013 12:22 PM

Rubi rails provide a bit of protection...but IMO it makes the jeep look complete.....with no rails I think it looks like crap.

JoonHoss 08-07-2013 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Capper5016 (Post 15767229)
Rubi rails provide a bit of protection...but IMO it makes the jeep look complete.....with no rails I think it looks like crap.

x2

it's the first thing I added after I bought it (take-offs from a swap meet)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...-24-10_212.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...9-04_109-1.jpg

they are fairly heavy-duty (compared to most stock protection), and should hold up well to stumps and logs.

Hoss

robplumm 08-07-2013 12:26 PM

They're actually there for a purpose...not just looks (although as stated...it definitely looks better with).

Believe it or not, Jeep actually doesn't just put crap on their vehicles for crap and giggles. They work for their purpose for most of the off roading population. Adding the ACE sliders around them will cover another large chunk of the population's off roading.

Astennis1 08-07-2013 12:58 PM

Except for plastic bumper that dent if you walk into them, and windshields that crack if you blow on them.

Ive hit pretty hard on my rubi rails and they are still in good shape

LVCapo 08-07-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Astennis1 (Post 15767355)
Except for plastic bumper that dent if you walk into them, and windshields that crack if you blow on them.

Ive hit pretty hard on my rubi rails and they are still in good shape

:2thumbsup: Well said

1222 08-07-2013 10:54 PM

Just like DBA2GO and Astennis1 Iíve had a few run-ins with a rock or two and the only damage that resulted is a gouge. They did not bend at all and of course protected the body. Can you add even more real world protection other than the Rubi rails, sure can but unless you do some hard core rock crawling the Rubi rails should work just fine. Although I donít live around heavily dense forested trails maybe something other than the Rubi rails would also be warranted there too?
:cheers2:

Yendor 08-08-2013 01:59 AM

You guys are pretty cool. Thanks.

SoCal_HEMIHead 08-08-2013 08:02 AM

+1 on the ACE Rock Sliders with Rubicon Rock Rails.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

dklassen 08-10-2013 06:44 AM

I like the Rubi rails but they must be on crack for the prices they are asking. Platidip and Ace rock sliders do the trick and look just as good.

Butterjeep 08-10-2013 07:17 AM

I have a Sport and will admit, I bought them mainly for looks since JK's don't look "complete" without them but when I bought them and was installing them, I was impressed with how beefy they actually are.

Nice work, Jeep!

dklassen 08-11-2013 10:20 AM

Here's what I did. Platidip the rockers, next on are the Ace Rock Sliders. $350 for the sliders, $0 for the rubi rails. The rubi's are nice for sure, I just can't see spending almost $800 on both. Plus you save what, 40 pounds?

http://dklassen.smugmug.com/Other/Je...ockers1-XL.jpg

Deuskid 08-11-2013 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCal_HEMIHead (Post 15770502)
+1 on the ACE Rock Sliders with Rubicon Rock Rails.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

Sorry in advance for my ignorance,

Can you add the ACE rock Sliders w/out rock rails?

Thanks,

John

brianjw 08-11-2013 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dklassen
Here's what I did. Platidip the rockers, next on are the Ace Rock Sliders. $350 for the sliders, $0 for the rubi rails. The rubi's are nice for sure, I just can't see spending almost $800 on both. Plus you save what, 40 pounds?

Agreed. I don't see why people put the ace sliders on over the rock rails. The rocks rails are probably at least 40-50lbs of useless weight at that point.
Although personally I don't care at all for ace rock sliders due to the "loose" fitment, the way they hand down so much below the body.


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