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I’m just surveying people to see.. Would you guys be interested in buying this product..

Plastic side steps that look quite like the mopar side steps but are removable and can attach to the rubicon rails. So that when you go to a trail, you can detach them and put them in the back and can reattach them back to the rubicon rail once done with the trail.
This sounds like an interesting concept. I wouldn't have been interested because I wanted something beefier that the stock rails; however, there are plenty of Rubicon owners out there who will not ever remove the stock rails. I think it would come down to aesthetics and how rigid they are once attached.





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I’m just surveying people to see.. Would you guys be interested in buying this product..

Plastic side steps that look quite like the mopar side steps but are removable and can attach to the rubicon rails. So that when you go to a trail, you can detach them and put them in the back and can reattach them back to the rubicon rail once done with the trail.
some folks may find this a great product and buy it. I would not. Why? (personal opinion follows)

1) I think that plastic running boards look both terrible and look designed to let momma easily get out of the Jeep at the mall. to me, they scream “Suburban Sam or Suburban Sally”.
2) if you made a detachable step out of something other than plastic (metal) it would be too heavy, I think.
3) a detachable step will take time to attach and detach over and over and over. Why not just buy a body mounted (Same holes as Rubi rails) steel step slider and not have to keep putting on and taking off the detachable ones?

I have the Roam frame mount rails on my JLUR. I don’t need them for rocks. I needed a step and I liked the looks (and the frame mount do provide more protection if my skills slam me into something inappropriate). “Looks tough” says the wife. If you could make plastic detachable steps “look tough”, I would still question why I would want to attach and detach them over and over.

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some folks may find this a great product and buy it. I would not. Why? (personal opinion follows)

1) I think that plastic running boards look both terrible and look designed to let momma easily get out of the Jeep at the mall. to me, they scream “Suburban Sam or Suburban Sally”.
2) if you made a detachable step out of something other than plastic (metal) it would be too heavy, I think.
3) a detachable step will take time to attach and detach over and over and over. Why not just buy a body mounted (Same holes as Rubi rails) steel step slider and not have to keep putting on and taking off the detachable ones?

I have the Roam frame mount rails on my JLUR. I don’t need them for rocks. I needed a step and I liked the looks (and the frame mount do provide more protection if my skills slam me into something inappropriate). “Looks tough” says the wife. If you could make plastic detachable steps “look tough”, I would still question why I would want to attach and detach them over and over.

just my opinion......
That's a good question. The reason for it is simple, cost. The rubicon already comes ready with rock rails, which is more than adequate enough for 90% of the owners. The only thing missing is a side step for family etc. Also, the side steps help a lot to get things from the roof, or to open and close the soft top. And you don't have to toss the stock rock rails away and spend $500 to $1000 to get another set of rock rail. This one has to be priced between $150 to $200 and look good. Otherwise, no one will be interested.
 

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That's a good question. The reason for it is simple, cost. The rubicon already comes ready with rock rails, which is more than adequate enough for 90% of the owners. The only thing missing is a side step for family etc. Also, the side steps help a lot to get things from the roof, or to open and close the soft top. And you don't have to toss the stock rock rails away and spend $500 to $1000 to get another set of rock rail. This one has to be priced between $150 to $200 and look good. Otherwise, no one will be interested.

These may not be everyone's taste, but for less than $100 Canadian including tax and shipping, I bolted two of the Lund side steps (P/N 26410025) to my Rubi rails, and they work great for my needs, a short girlfriend LOL.

I drilled 4 holes into the bottom side of each of the Rubi rails, inserted 4 M8 rivnuts per side and bolted the steps on using the grade 8.8 bolts that came with the steps.

It takes me about 5-6 minutes to remove or install each step if I ever need to.

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I have the Roam 4-door body mounted rails. I will say even the body mounted rails are very beefy and will hold up to dropping the jeep on a rock. The line-x coating from Roam on the other hand is a different story.

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I’m just surveying people to see.. Would you guys be interested in buying this product..

Plastic side steps that look quite like the mopar side steps but are removable and can attach to the rubicon rails. So that when you go to a trail, you can detach them and put them in the back and can reattach them back to the rubicon rail once done with the trail.
Yes!!
 

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Jay, you did a great job spraying yours. I should have done the same. I rolled on a Raptor finish. The spray job on yours looks much better.

I have to say, I was a little disappointed that these would need a finish applied. After reading all the reviews of rust and having a TJ in the fleet, I am a little rust shy.
 

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