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my thought on the ace ones were that you lost too much breakover angle if you were to actually wheel your rig, if they are for just looks, then they look ok. plus there was the weight issue, they double up under the stock rubi rails it looks like. i am very interested to see all these installs tho.
I thought you said you were looking at them?. aren't you going to lose some break over angle with any sliders you put on? if not how much protection could they really be giving you?





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The wrangler I ordered is en-route to Salt Lake City

Unfortunately, I have decided to go a different route. I will not be accepting delivery of the base-model blue beauty. Thought I'd let this great forum know.
 

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The wrangler I ordered is en-route to Salt Lake City

Unfortunately, I have decided to go a different route. I will not be accepting delivery of the base-model blue beauty. Thought I'd let this great forum know.
Are you still getting a wrangler?
 

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Well, best of luck. I have always enjoyed reading your comments. :)
This is the best car forum I've ever been a part of. You're all upbeat adventurous people.

The enjoyment I've had here is nearly worth the $500 deposit I'm about to roast.
 

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I thought you said you were looking at them?. aren't you going to lose some break over angle with any sliders you put on? if not how much protection could they really be giving you?
i was and did, then i ordered the similar ones from JCR because they appeared to offer more room than the ace imo. but alas the rails did not make it in time for the trip and i got that body rub. sooooo i upgraded my order to the JCR Crusader sliders which will hide my rub too. i most likely wont see sliders till september now sadly, as they are made per order. the Ace one do not look like they are any lower than the frame and thats where you get most your hits. my other concern was weight as it appears you still leave the rubi rails on if you have them? i am looking forward to seeing someones installed and used for sure tho. im just as excited by all these new parts as everyone else is! the protection comes from spreading the load but you want to look for how they are mounted also, every piece of hardware is a potential point to get hung up.
 

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1st battle scars today...500 miles on the highway when something large and loud scared the hell out of me.

Thought it was windshield but didn't see any cracks. Looks worse than the pictures and I can only assume it was a large piece of highway concrete wall barrier kicked up by the car in front of me. Bam! Shotgun.

Oh and also death decided he liked my car and sat on the hard top to critique his work

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Dude...I am so sorry. How you holding up?
 

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So does anybody know when the two doors will start to appear in the North Carolina area? I have still yet to find any throughout the entire state.
 

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So does anybody know when the two doors will start to appear in the North Carolina area? I have still yet to find any throughout the entire state.
I have a 2 door Rubi in the Outer Banks and there is at least one more 2 door on the local dealer's lot.
 

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I was in Orlando recently and I saw a Mazda dealership near the airport. I stopped in to check out the MX-5 RF (Miata with retractable hardtop). Nice looking car, pretty fun to drive, but I hit my head getting into it even when I bent down as low as these old joints would let me bend. It looked nice though, especially the special red that they have that costs extra. From a practicality standpoint though, I prefer the RX-7 that I owned around 30 years ago. It was also a 2-seater, but it had a small area behind the seats with some storage compartments and enough space that you could put a small cooler for when you were on a road trip. Also, it was a hatchback and there was more space back there. I like 2-seater sports cars, but I also like to have enough room to put a small drink cooler behind the seats and it be reachable.
 

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Have used the Ace sliders on last two Jk Rubi and Willys with Rubicon rails. Wheel Rausch Creek and other course doing blue and moderate trails with no problems.
I also kayak so they make a nice platform to load them.

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The wrangler I ordered is en-route to Salt Lake City

Unfortunately, I have decided to go a different route. I will not be accepting delivery of the base-model blue beauty. Thought I'd let this great forum know.
Nooo....Miata is a fun car too; it is a different route. Have fun with it!
 

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