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post #31 of 76 Old 08-13-2013, 10:15 AM
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I like my Mopar enhanced rock rails with the tube added. Provide a little bit of a step and adds some distance from the body for protection including in parking lots. I had them on my 2006 LJR and came down hard on a rock and did no damage other than a little powder coat scuff where the rock hit it. They are pricey, but rock solid!
I like those a lot too. Awesome for OEM!

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post #32 of 76 Old 08-13-2013, 06:46 PM
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No. Tubular side steps are the ones you see on the Saharas...

http://www.mopar.com/part/82210571AD...4318668&b=jeep
That was the guest thing I put on mine when I got my 2009 4 door so the wife and kids could get in easier. Got into an argument with a boulder one day and well, let just say the boulder one. Now I have rubi rails and Ace Rock sliders. Yes you lose a little with the ace as far as clearance but I'm happy with it. Just think of it as side bumpers. 8-)
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post #33 of 76 Old 08-13-2013, 06:52 PM
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I'd like to do the Rubi Rail/ACE slider combo on my two door. Just have to find someone selling the Rubi Rails at a good price...
One of the off road catalog stores sells used rock rails if you can't find them on Criags List.

https://www.fortec4x4.com/Mopar-8221...JK-4-Door.html

Careful though, when they sent me my first pair they sent me two passenger side rails. After a phone call they quickly sent me the missing driver's side. Also they send you nuts and bolts to mount them. I was very pleased with them.
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post #34 of 76 Old 08-14-2013, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for the link! I've been watching Craigslist but no joy yet. Was also hoping to get some rubicon JKU spring & shock take offs. Found one seller but he ended up not being local so that was a bust too.
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post #35 of 76 Old 08-14-2013, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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I've been watching CL also, with the same results as MrF. Just as soon as I buy a new set, a nice used set will show up.

I'm about to hijack my own thread, but what do the Rubi shocks and springs do that the shocks and springs on a Tow Pac, 2 door Sport S does not? My Jeep will be a daily driver, pretty close to stock for a while. But it is also going to serve as my "Weekend Adventurer" also. No real rough stuff planned, but you know how that often goes.
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post #36 of 76 Old 08-14-2013, 10:36 AM
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The springs gave a buddy of mine a slight lift and the Rubicon (Red) shocks are a bit better than the stock (black) ones. Helped minimize the sag when he replaced his plastic bumpers with all steel.
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post #37 of 76 Old 08-14-2013, 06:35 PM
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I like my Mopar enhanced rock rails with the tube added. Provide a little bit of a step and adds some distance from the body for protection including in parking lots. I had them on my 2006 LJR and came down hard on a rock and did no damage other than a little powder coat scuff where the rock hit it. They are pricey, but rock solid!
Those look great but I can't quite tell from your picture but is your rock rail removed before you installed the enhanced rock rails?

Are the enhanced RR bolted onto or welded?

Thanks,

John
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post #38 of 76 Old 08-15-2013, 04:46 AM
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Those look great but I can't quite tell from your picture but is your rock rail removed before you installed the enhanced rock rails?

Are the enhanced RR bolted onto or welded?

Thanks,

John
The stock Rubicon rail is removed and the enhanced rock rail is installed in it's place using the exact same hardware. Both are bolted to the JK using the same hardware in the same locations. The enhanced rock rail is exactly like the stock Rubicon rail except that it has the tube welded to it in several locations. If you don't have a rail at all and get the enhanced rock rail, all the hardware required comes with it.

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post #39 of 76 Old 08-15-2013, 06:34 AM
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I've been watching CL also, with the same results as MrF. Just as soon as I buy a new set, a nice used set will show up.

I'm about to hijack my own thread, but what do the Rubi shocks and springs do that the shocks and springs on a Tow Pac, 2 door Sport S does not? My Jeep will be a daily driver, pretty close to stock for a while. But it is also going to serve as my "Weekend Adventurer" also. No real rough stuff planned, but you know how that often goes.
I you can snag rubicon springs from a JKUR you will get an inch or two of lift on a two door from what I have seen and heard. It depends on what springs you are currently running (can check the stock number attached to the spring)

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post #40 of 76 Old 08-15-2013, 07:04 AM
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I you can snag rubicon springs from a JKUR you will get an inch or two of lift on a two door from what I have seen and heard. It depends on what springs you are currently running (can check the stock number attached to the spring)
That's my plan. Wife has me on a tight Jeep budget so I do what I have to. No luck finding JKU Rubi springs and shocks lately on Craiglist either. Oh well, patience is a virtue, right?
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Asten, that a great suggestion! Thanks!
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post #42 of 76 Old 08-15-2013, 12:03 PM
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I have a set from my 2010 JKU Rubicon with tow package and hardtop including shocks. Roughly 8,000 miles at the time they were removed. PM if interested.

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post #43 of 76 Old 08-16-2013, 08:08 AM
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I dented my drivers side slider in pretty good doing rocker knocker in moab on pritchett canyon, if I had it hit it any harder it may have caused problems with closing the door.

I now have LOD sliders installed.

if you are going to do some serious wheeling get some frame mounted rock sliders.
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post #44 of 76 Old 08-16-2013, 10:09 PM
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Mopar Rock Rails are cost prohibative to ship so they are often sold or given away cheap.

Ace steps can be used with mopar rails
Ace steps mount to the frame. most steps dont
Mopar rock rails are used to hide the ugly pinch weld
Ace steps are the best I have ever seen hands down, they sold for 265 when they first came out
Ace designed the steps to work with the mopar rails in 2011 so the number of rails taken off since then has diminshed
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post #45 of 76 Old 08-16-2013, 10:11 PM
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I you can snag rubicon springs from a JKUR you will get an inch or two of lift on a two door from what I have seen and heard. It depends on what springs you are currently running (can check the stock number attached to the spring)
Can you take a picture of the Ruby springs next to stock, my research has shown that getting lift form a Ruby spring is a wives tale. If the height is different than that would make sense, the coil rate is no different so the height would be the only variable that could produce lift.
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