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post #1 of 19 Old 08-13-2012, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Couple questions:

Anyone happen to know how much the 2 door Rubi rails weigh each?

Other than cosmetic (covering the pinch seam) what benefit is there in leaving the Rubi rails on and adding a second set of sliders?

For those running Rubi rails only, how durable are they?

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1. I don't know.
2. It would be added protection.
3. I've scraped mine pretty good and not seen any major damage to anything else. Only a little painted rubbed off of the rail itself.

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Another alternative to Rubi rails could be the Smittybilt Classic Side Protection. Same as Rubi rails but with a more rugged textured finish. Cheaper too. I haven't scraped mine yet but they seem pretty sturdy. I got them to cover the pinch seam. Also they seem shorter than Rubi's maybe so that you don't have to cut them if you run large tires perhaps?

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I've dropped mine pretty hard, they actually work quite well.

I got mine used for a hundred bucks....save me a few times now.

They obviously don't protect high up the rocker, but are better than nothing.
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I've got the enhanced rails and don't really care for them. I slid onto a rock a few months ago and the rail flexed up and made a nice dent and crease in the rocker panel.





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I've got them, no idea how much they weigh. Check mopar parts.

I put Ace Rails on as I understood they were more than cosmetic, but not enough.

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I've got this same dent in my tub, now covered by the PSC rocker armor. They are pretty darn good sliders for being factory however. Lots of hard drops on them. You do need to put some weather stripping or something between the slider and tub to keep little pebbles from collecting between the slider and tub. They stay there, then dent the tub when you use the slider.

I'd guess and say 30# a piece.

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Yea, I think my problem was the "enhanced" part of my rails. The do a good job keeping objects further away from the body, but serve as a leverage point when I drop down on something. I probably wouldn't have gotten as much damage, if any, if I just had the factory rails.


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I got the Rubi Rails from the local dealership for $255 plus tax. They work very well. I had the plastic rails before and cracked them all to pieces. The Rubi Rails work great when you bounce off a rock or get up close to one.
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My factory rubi rails bent up as well. They do the job but can't withstand a hard hit.

If you come down hard on them, expect them to flex into the body.
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My factory rubi rails bent up as well. They do the job but can't withstand a hard hit.

If you come down hard on them, expect them to flex into the body.
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My driver side rail is bending outward and ripped the bolt right off.
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They rust pretty bad on the INSIDE. Make sure you touch up the scratches that you acquire cuz the rust travels quickly under the paint as well.
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What do you mean by the "enhanced" rails, are those the same that come standard on the MW3 JK's?

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Get the shrockworks rails. They weigh just about the same as everyone's. My 4dr was only 113lbs for both. Two doors less. Bolt on too, no cutting required.

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What do you mean by the "enhanced" rails, are those the same that come standard on the MW3 JK's?
Yep, same ones. They're just the factory rails with a bar welded on.


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I sold mine 2 years ago and shipped them to another member on here. Seems like they are around 22 to 24 lbs each if I remember correctly.

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They would probably not work as well on a 4 door.
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Thanks all ...I just put in a Shrockworks order.

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im adding 2 in sqaure tube to by stock rails to protect higher up by the door opening from side impact then boxing it in heres what i have done so far
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