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post #1 of 27 Old 02-20-2018, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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JKU STRONGEST ROCK RAILS

Hey everyone i am new to the forum and i am currently in the middle of building a one ton jku, i am looking to get a set of rock rails that can be used as a step but need to save my body from getting crushed. I have looked at lots of options and really cant seem to find one that stands out. Needs to be strong, im heavy!!

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post #2 of 27 Old 02-20-2018, 09:31 AM
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The best I've found so far are by Ace Engineering, but they're still only 2.0 x .134
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Honestly any of the frame welded sliders will work you just need to pair them with rocker armor, or be really conscious about how close you're mounting them to your body.

I'd get the VKS sliders with the pegs detached, allowing you to angle the slider to be used as a step or to move it out from the body a little bit. I have the VKS weld on sliders with the pegs in the normal position, and I haven't had any contact with the body...or maybe I just can't tell because I'm running rocker armor too. I did make sure to weld the sliders low enough to leave around a 1" gap between the bottom of the pinch seam and the peg (to account for body mounts flexing).
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Strength and a step I would have to say LOD sliders. Friend of mine has had a set on his Jeep for years and beats them down. They hold up and still look great.
Non step I would say VKS new bolt on. They have a wider mounting plate that attaches to the frame. They are really stout rails.
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I have had ACE and LoD and there was no comparison between the two. LoD sliders can take a pounding.
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nothing body mounted! ask me how i know.

LoD and VKS were the top two contenders when i searched last.

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I'm not a huge fan of the body mount bet the Artec one is pretty dam stout. Other than that VKS for the win .


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post #8 of 27 Old 02-20-2018, 08:26 PM
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I have Lods but I have not beat on them yet. I have the older model that you can bolt or weld to the frame. They seem extremely stout and I had them custom made so the step goes all the way across the whole slider, not just in front of the doors.
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I am very happy with the quality of the JCR classic sliders.
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post #10 of 27 Old 02-20-2018, 08:35 PM
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Happy with my EVO sliders, Iíve beat the crap out of them for 6 years now and they will change the angle of the slider so you push the rail out from the body and could stand on it if need be

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Our Billy Rockers have been shown time and again to be some of the toughest and best looking sliders out there.

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I run the VKS Fab weld on sliders and they have taken a beating. You can email them and ask them to weld on the feet at less of an angle to make it more like a step.

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I'm leaning towards Poison Spyder... Trying to decide body mounted or frame mounted.

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I'm leaning towards Poison Spyder... Trying to decide body mounted or frame mounted.
again, don't do body mounted. i won't speak for all brands but i ran what most would consider one of the toughest body mounted sliders and one hit that wasn't outrageous or large or scary put a nice dent in the outside of the slider and the exoskin crushed the body and the whole thing bent up enough that i couldn't open my passenger door.

was this the perfect shot? maybe ... could it every happen again to someone else, i dunno but it was very annoying considering the price and the sledge hammer shots it took so i could open my door again.

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If you want something in an actual step that's still tough as nails, consider the Tomken Machine Steps. 1/8" - 2x6 box steel.

It's a step that acts as a skid, not a skid that acts as a step.

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I'm leaning towards Poison Spyder... Trying to decide body mounted or frame mounted.
Iíve seen a few body mounted(no names mentioned) bend the front fender when used hard. If you are rock crawling go frame mount for sure.
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again, don't do body mounted. i won't speak for all brands but i ran what most would consider one of the toughest body mounted sliders and one hit that wasn't outrageous or large or scary put a nice dent in the outside of the slider and the exoskin crushed the body and the whole thing bent up enough that i couldn't open my passenger door.

was this the perfect shot? maybe ... could it every happen again to someone else, i dunno but it was very annoying considering the price and the sledge hammer shots it took so i could open my door again.
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Iíve seen a few body mounted(no names mentioned) bend the front fender when used hard. If you are rock crawling go frame mount for sure.
Thanks guys! Frame mounted it is...

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I have the poisonspyder frame mounted. They are tough and will protect your body, however they are not a step at all. You could, however, weld a small piece to the top tube and create a small step that wouldnít interfere on the trail...I wish I had done this before I powder coated them.

Also, you can bolt these on (with minor drilling) if you arenít sure you want to keep them and then weld them fully when you are ready for the strongest mounting.
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Definitely frame mounted, LoD, Shrockworks, Evo, Poison Spyder. I have the frame mounted PS Riccochet Rockers and they work as a step as well as slider

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Iíve seen a few body mounted(no names mentioned) bend the front fender when used hard. If you are rock crawling go frame mount for sure.
yes. mine bent up and hit my metalcloak front fender (where the removable overline flare attaches to the fender). fortunately MC fenders are beast and thats where the movement stopped.

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Frame mounted and add body skin protection. If you use them as they are meant to they will fawk up your body otherwise even with a decent gap.


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If you think you are going to take some hard hits, then go with someone like VKS and get them to custom make you a set with thicker lower tubes.

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I have the same dimples from my VKS Vick was super cool to work with and I love his setup. I am installing some body protection (PS) and modifying mine with his slightly longer tubes.


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Iíve got LOD sliders and they have taken a beating and still look great. Protect my Jeep like they should.


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I have the same dimples from my VKS Vick was super cool to work with and I love his setup. I am installing some body protection (PS) and modifying mine with his slightly longer tubes.
I have his prerunner sliders on my 2 door. Theyíve taken some good whacks but no dimple thankfully. Just installed the ps body armor yesterday just in case though
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