I have on mine as well and love them. You'll still get some mud hitting the doors, but once you hear all the debris pinging off those rails you'll appreciate them 100x more lol.I decided to go with these due to this thread. Looking for protection from flying rocks but don’t like the way steps look. Very pleased with how they look and how they are made.
You will still get shit thrown at the rear fenders.Hi guys. I am seriously considering these rails mainly as protection from rocks on my painted rear fenders. I really don’t want to go the step or mudflap route, and I thought these could be the best of both worlds from the protection versus bulk point of view. Have they provided good protection from stones on the rear fenders? I only have 700 miles on my Rubicon and already have several marks on the rears. I don’t mind a few here and there but really don’t want them destroyed in so short of a time with minimal off road time. Would these be a good solution from those of you that have them? Thanks!
To name these "rock rails" I would have to assume for mainly keeping pebbles from kicking up into the body... I have a set of these and they are absolutely worthless when it comes to keeping an actual rock from coming up into the body.
I wouldn't waste your money on these if you're actually using them for rock crawling.
I don't think they are worthless... I know they are worthless. If you want to use these as step, they work great as just that. They WILL not support anything other than your body weight getting in and out of this thing...Just curious why you think they are worthless for actual rock sliding (supporting weight of vehicle)?
I installed these as well - definitely a nice little improvement from standard rubi rails. That said - I was also wrenching on them with my feet/hands to see how sturdy they would be, and did see some unexpected flex.
Worst would be to drop it on a rock, and have the rock push the rail into the body and create damage...
Has anyone actually dropped these on a rock to slide offroad? Success?
I think you just sold me on the RSE step sliders. Plus they stick out further than the Mopar ones. My kids could use the 12" drop of the step to get in as well.I don't think they are worthless... I know they are worthless. If you want to use these as step, they work great as just that. They WILL not support anything other than your body weight getting in and out of this thing...
OOOooofff. Punch in the gut. Sorry you had to have that experience! Scratched sliders is what it's all about, but that compression into the body panel is not cool.I don't think they are worthless... I know they are worthless. If you want to use these as step, they work great as just that. They WILL not support anything other than your body weight getting in and out of this thing...
Hi JD - what do you mean by "don't see the point since they both bolt onto body"?I also don't really see the point of upgrading from the Rubicon stock sliders to these thicker ones, when they both bolt onto the body.
But, if you're looking for a tough step, check out the GoRhino Dominator D6. They have:
a) A steel slider underneath equally as tough as the Rubicons.
b) Wide step.
c) Optional bolt-on drop steps that can be removed when you go offroading.
I'll make another post with more details here.