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My ROAM 2-Door Rock Rails/Steps/Sliders Feedback / Review

JW12

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Jay
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So, I pulled the trigger and bought a set of the frame mounted ROAM Offroad Sliders/Steps for my 2-Door JL for $499. I think they are $699 for the 4-Door. There are a few write ups about them already, but I still see a lot of questions as well, so I thought I’d share my thoughts from unpacking through install. This won’t be an install thread, but more information driven. I’m going to install the LED’s also, which I will also include information about when I get there.

1) So, I have just recently unpacked them with thoughts of rust on my mind. There are several forum threads about rust issues with these and I can see why. In my opinion, the coating is super thin. They were well packaged/wrapped, but out of the box from handling and shipping there are very small spots showing bare metal. The coating on the welds is especially thin. I feel that these are absolutely going to rust over time. To limit this, I am going to spray Herculine them. I just did a test run on the inserts that go behind the ROAM logo by sanding the gloss surface finish off with 120 and Spraying them. I like the texture, so I am going to proceed.

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2) Aside from the coating, they are very well constructed and solid. They feel substantial with a good amount of weight to them. The construction should hold up well while off-roading and everyday use.

3) There are no instructions which I find unfortunate, but a quick Forum search brought up a few helpful install threads like this one.

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...-2-door-mk2-install-guide-revision-2-0.26197/

4) I’m going to continue to prep and Herculine them. More pics and info to come soon. In the meantime here are a few additional pics with the out of the box coating.
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track.n.trail

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Owen
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Looks good! Mine are being shipped currently. Probably won't be spraying them with anything extra since I'm in CA but we'll see.
 

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