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post #1 of 3 Old 01-23-2010, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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My next project are the rock rails/guards... I've been looking at the Mopar Rubicon Rock Rails and the SRC Classic Rock Rails by Smittybilt.
Any opinions one vs. the other...

I've been trying to find a set of install instruction for the Classic Rock Rails... has any one installed them, are the easy to install?
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-23-2010, 09:14 AM
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If you are looking for rock protection, I would stay away from the Smittys. I had them on my jeep for a couple of months and they tore right off of one of the supports as I slid down the first rock to make contact with them (freeway ridge with Infectious Off-Road). IMO, even though the Mopar Rubi rails are nowhere near the best, they are light years better than the Smitty product. Once again, for anything more than just rubbing the rails as you crest a dirt mound, get another product.

That was my first experience with settling for a cheap product just to have something. I have since grown wiser and now run the Pure Jeep sliders; A purchase I will only have to make once.

I now save for what I want, rather than just buy to have something. That is the worst mistake you can make while building up your jeep.
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I bought a set of the Mopar rails (for next to nothing) from a Rubi owner who upgraded. Very easy install......took all of about 30 minutes to do both sides. I've beat the hell out of them with no significant damage to the rails other than the powdercoat and no damage to the Jeep. That said, I'm going to add some tubes to them this spring so that I can use them to pivot around trees (and so the next asshole in a BMW who opens his door into my Jeep will damage his own ride worse an he damages mine).

NO BAILOUT FOR CHRYSLER........LET THE TERMINAL PATIENT DIE!
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