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Hey, what's up, guys? Ryan here from ExtremeTerrain. And today, I'm here in the Barricade Rubi Rail in textured black fitting your 2018 and up two-door Wrangler JL. This is for those of you that are off-roading enthusiasts and are looking for some additional side protection and want the aggressive styling and protection that is the Rubicon rail. Now, the Rubicon comes from the factory with that Rubi rail. This for a very good reason, your rocker panel, and your pinch weld is a very vulnerable spot in the off-roading world and is very susceptible to damage. This is an easy add-on solution that's gonna provide plenty of protection versus the cost of repairing that rocker panel. Now, Barricade has done a very good job at replicating that Rubicon rail and making it just as strong. It's gonna attach just like the factory rail does, only it's going to cost a lot less.This a very affordable option coming in right around $220 over the Mopar option, which can cost you over $400. Now this made of heavy-duty steel fully welded up and is coated with a texture black powder coating. It's not only gonna add to that aggressive styling but, of course, it's going to protect your investment from the elements. Now, one of the nice things that I like about this, it attaches just like the factory. It's gonna bolt both to your pinch weld into the underbody. It's gonna make it a very strong unit. It has wrap-around protection and it's gonna protect on the sides. This is a great option for you if you're not looking for a step, if you're not looking for anything that's gonna get stuck or drag on any rocks and you just want that simple rocker protection. Now, if you're looking for a little more, Barricade does offer an option that has an extended tube just like this that's gonna provide a little more side protection.Now, like I said, this is a very easy item to install. It's a complete bolt-on. It comes with brand new hardware and as far as installation goes, I'm going to give this a very easy one out of three wrenches as you can get both of these installed in about 30 minutes just using basic hand tools. Now, that being said, let's hop into our install. Tools that we used for this install: 10-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, 3/8 drive impact, 1/4-inch drive ratchet.So, before we get started with the installation of these Rubi rails, there's one thing that I'd like to mention. If you do have factory steps on your Jeep, you'll need to get those off. It's relatively easy to do. Most of them are going to come off with a 13-millimeter and a 10-millimeter socket or wrench. So, now, our Jeep doesn't have anything here, so we're going to jump right into the installation. Nice thing about these is they come with the brackets already on them. Just like the factory Rubicon rail that would come on the Rubicon model, these already have brackets and as you can see they're going to go through the pinch weld here, they're also gonna bolt to the body underneath. So, what I'm gonna do is go grab my creeper and some tools and we're gonna get this thing installed on the Jeep.All right. So, we're going to start on the driver side, you can see that we have a little bit of a gap on the backside towards the back of the Jeep, so that's gonna face that side. You get a 50-50 shot on these so if they don't fit on one side then just try it on the other side. But these little studs right here, they're gonna go through these holes and then we're going to slip this bracket underneath. So, we're gonna start by going underneath like that, then we'll raise this thing up in the air and we'll get it started on this pinch weld. There it goes. So now that we have the Rubi rail on, we're gonna install the hardware we are provided with. So, each one of these studs is going to get a flat washer and it's going to get a little tiny nylock nut. You're gonna have four of these studs on each side of the Jeep that we need to install hardware on. Same thing goes for this other stud, flat washer and then a little nylock nut. Now we're going to go to the end of this bracket, now bracket is gonna go up and it's going to sit against the body. So, we're going to use the bolts we're provided with. Each one's going to get a lock washer against the bolt head, then a flat washer, and these are gonna install right into these pre-threaded holes in the bottom of our Jeep. So, we'll get all of these done, then we'll go and do that same thing for the other one. So, then we'll do this last bolt up to the floor and then we can go around and tighten everything up.So, now we're gonna go around and tighten everything up. Now, you're going to tighten up the nuts with a 10-millimeter socket and these bolts go on up to the floor. As you can see, these sliders on the little bit of up and down motion. So, we're going to try to get those right in the middle where we want them and then we'll tighten up these side ones first. Then we'll take our 13 on an impact, we'll tighten this one going up to the floor. We'll go to the front bracket, we'll do that same thing starting with the two side studs.So now, that we have this side completely installed, we have a pretty good gap in between our body and the Rubi rail. Now, this is supposed to be a tight fit but if you have any part of that is actually touching the metal, Barricade does supply you with spacers. So, what these spacers are gonna do before you stick this on, or if you want to pull it back off those two studs at poke right through the pinch weld, you're just going to slap these spacers on. They come in different sizes. Throw those on and that's going to space this out a little bit. That way you don't have any metal to metal contacting. You're not gonna rub any of this paint away, cause any bare spots that will lead to rust. So, now that we have this side installed, you can do the same exact thing to get the other side installed. However, that is going to wrap up my review and install. For more videos and products like this, check us out at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
A Champion’s Side Protection. Go with one of the finest side rubi rips in the business with the Barricade Rubi Rails in textured black. Designed for the 2 door Wrangler JL, these rubi rails are an upgrade over your factory pieces, comprised of heavy duty steel with a textured black, powder-coated finish for rust and abrasion resistance.
Hides Body Pinch Seam. This pair of rubi rails also does an excellent job of hiding body punch seams, while protecting your undercarriage slightly from getting damaged.
Installation.These rubi rails are designed as a bolt-on installation using mounting tabs. If you have moderate to expert-level mechanical skills, expect this installation to last 30 minutes with an easy degree of difficulty.
Application. The Barricade Rubi Rails - Textured Black are compatible with the 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL 2 door.
Fitment: 2018 2019 2020 2021 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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