(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review of the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails available with and without the step, available for all 2007 and up JKs. Today we're gonna to talk through the installation of these steps which is a very simple one out of three wrenches because these are designed to bolt directly onto your jeep. We're also gonna talk through the construction and a few features of these steps. These rails are available for both your two door and your four door JK, and the ones without the step look very similar to an OE style Rubicon rail. Something I really like about these rails is that they finish off the otherwise unfinished pinch seam of the Jeep. They do a really nice job of making the profile view of the jeep look a lot more finished and the version of these with the step also provide a useful way to get in and out of your JK whether it's lifted or of stock height. Now, these aren't going to provide quite as much protection as an OEM Rubicon rail because of the way the mounts are designed, however, they will still provide a good bit of protection certainly against door dings and some light off-roading. And, again, if you get the ones with the step you have that added functionality as well. As far as construction of these rails themselves, they are very well built. In fact, the four door version with the step that we have here weigh in at 88 pounds, so, you can see there is a lot of steel here. One of the nice things about these compared to some of the other Rubicon style rails on the market is that these have molded steel end caps. A lot of the other ones will actually have a plastic end cap instead. One down side to that is, depending on your suspension and tire set up, if you decide you need to trim these rails for tire clearance, of course, you won't be able to easily remove the plastic end cap, cut it, and put that end cap back on. With these, if you want to retain the end cap, you'll have to make your cut and then do some welding to put everything back together. Like I said before, these are steel covered in a textured black powder coat finish to help resist rust and corrosion, and the version with this step does provide a very useful step. Although, of course, with these steps being mounted right onto the Rubicon rail, the step is a little bit higher up than a tubular side step would be. So, these are really more of a balance of protection. And the step is a little bit more of an add on versus a full tubular step which is going to hang a lot lower, be a great, very useful step, but also provide very little protection. Now I mentioned before that these aren't going to protect the Jeep quite as well as a true OEM Rubicon rail, and the reason for that is right here in this mount. The Ruby rail has an additional bend in it that provides some more strength from this piece here straightening out when you really drop the Jeep off of a ledge onto a rock. This does not have that so you could get a little bit more flex out of these then you would out of that OEM Rubicon rail. So, that is something to consider if you're doing some lighter off roading, you want to step, you want some door ding protection, these are going to be more than enough. However, if you want some really hard core off road protection, maybe you wanna run these either in conjunction with some other rails or pick a rail that has a little bit more structural integrity as far as the mounts are concerned. So, as I said before this is a very simple one out of three wrench installation because these are designed to be completely bolt on. The first step in the installation is removing any side steps or rails that you may currently have installed on the Jeep. Of course, these are not going to work with any of those other rails. Once those are removed, you can remove the body bolts that are along the rocker of your Jeep...that area directly below the steps and set your new rail into place. These have a couple of studs that will go through the existing holes in the pinch seam and these tabs here will actually line up with those body mount bolt holes. From there, you can use the included hardware to put over the studs through the pinch seam and reinstall your factory body bolts through your new rails and then up into their existing OEM locations. Now, something to consider with these rails is to run a tap over all of these studs. These studs can have some powder coat on them right out of the factory, and it can make it a little bit difficult to get the nut over the stud. You certainly don't want to cross thread anything, so running a die over top of those threads will clean them up and make sure there's no powder coat. You get all of the hardware in place nice and easy. This whole installation shouldn't take you more than two hours and you won't need any specialty tools to get it done, just some hand tools and as I've mentioned before, if you have a tap and die set that will certainly help. I think that these rails are fairly priced for what you get. As I mentioned, they're not going to be quite as much protection as an OEM Rubicon rail because of the way that these mounts are designed, however, these are also going to be less expensive than an OEM Rubicon rail if you're purchasing one new from Jeep. If you can find a Ruby rail that's a take off from somebody, you might be able to get a pretty good deal on 'em, but these are going to be brand new right out of the factory. They do have the welded ends which adds a little bit of structural integrity, and is otherwise a pretty nice feature unless you want to go ahead and cut the rail. So, I think that these are a really well-built piece that look really nice, and serve their function all for a price that's really fair. As I said before, these are available both with and without the step, and if you decide to get the version with the step they're about $100 more than the version without. So, if you're looking for that added functionality, again, I think $100 is well worth it. So that's my review of the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails available for all 2007 and up JK's that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Construction. Constructed from strong, versatile steel and covered with a powder black coat, these SRC classic rock rails are made in a factory style. The welded end caps add additional strength and protection for those rough on the road days.
Protection. These rock rails serve several purposes: the step makes it easy to get in and out of your Jeep, they provide maximum clearance for off-roading, they protect your Jeep from debris and impacts, and they enhance the aggressive look of both front and back bumpers. This one impressive product can make a huge difference for the true off-road enthusiast.
Application. This pair of textured black Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails are designed to be used on the 2007-2018 JK Wrangler 4-door models. Rails bolt directly to factory holes for a simple, no-drill installation process.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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November 11, 2018
Great rails that are very easy to install. Installation was very quick.Helpful (3)
August 23, 2018
It was exactly what I was looking for, super easy to install and looks great!Helpful (4)
July 07, 2018
Easy install. One hole a little off needed to pry slightly to get on. Overall easy install.Helpful (4)
May 15, 2018
Great Rail, Awkward Step
Took me a couple hours to install and a trip to the hardware store. The only issue I had was the washers they provided did not adequately cover the holes in the pinch joint (2015 JKU). I went to the hardware store and bought some larger washers that did the job. I used about half of the hardware provided, the fit was too snug to use the specialty L washer clips that came with it. Overall, I am happy with my purchase, great look and will protect from door dings for mall crawlers and rocks for actual crawlers. The functionality as a step is a little awkward. You best bet is too look forward toward the front of the jeep, step on the rail with your foot that's closest to the jeep, then stand up and slide in. I only have a 2in lift with 32in tires, if I had a four inch lift or bigger tires I probably would have gone with the actual step rail because this would be to high for my 5'5" wife. I had a shipping issue (beware if you see USF Holland on the shipping info - you will need to be proactive with your shipment info to arrange delivery) but customer service took care of it.Helpful (4)
April 07, 2018
They look great easy install but of course the wife has one complaint, they could be a little bit wider for me it’s all good!Helpful (4)
March 06, 2018
Great looks; acceptable function
First off, these will definitely give your Jeep a nice look over the stock Rubi rails. Secondly, they are certainly a compromise between on-road and off-road function. On-road: Frankly, these don't really work as a step for getting in and out because they are even with the bottom of the doors. My feet do slip sometimes when accessing the roof (I take surfboards up and down fairly often). But they do a decent job of helping get to the roof and I'm satisfied with that aspect. Off-road: Because they aren't a good step for getting in, they don't compromise clearance and don't stick way out there. They are essentially flush with the factory fenders. I've rubbed trees and rocks with no trouble, but can't yet speak to how well they handle a hard knock. For the mild wheeling I do, I'm sure they'll be fine. Don't buy them as a step that works off-road; buy them as a decent rail that can work as a step.Helpful (4)
February 21, 2018
Smittybuilt Rock Rails
work great so far, easy to install, very happy with how they are builtHelpful (4)
January 06, 2018
VERY NICE accent
I looked around for a long while and got down to a couple of Smittybilt products....this one and one with an additional bottom tube. I chose this because: 1) LOVE the textured black look. 2) trust the Smittybilt name. 3) Easy installation with no additional drilling. 4) actually covered the entire bottom seam for a finished look. 5) bolted right into the frame = solid. Now arguably, likely more looks than true armor as the underside still remains vulnerable compared to the 2-3 full tube designs, but overall, decent protection. 6) good side step for my wife. 7) Even the picky teenager approves! 8) Jeep enthusiasts have commented to me on the look go for it.Helpful (7)
January 02, 2018
SRC Rock Rails
Shipped complete with easy to follow instructions for install. approx 45 min each side.Helpful (4)
November 21, 2017
Installation was a breeze. I used all the original mounting hardware. I would say these rails/steps provide at least as much protection as the original rails.Helpful (4)
Can you use these as a jacking point for a hi-lift jack?
These rock rails bolt to the rocker panel, so they are not recommended to be used as a jacking point. We would only recommend using items attached to the frame as a jacking point.
Does this rock rail cover the outside of the rocker panels like a Rubi Rail does?
Hello, the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails (OEM Style) W/ Step- Black Textured covers the same as the Rubi Rails and adds the extra feature of a Side-Step.
Curious whether the finish of the Smittybilt textured black is similar to the Barricade bumper products.
They will have a similar look when compared to the Barricade bumpers.
How many inches do they protrude from the body?
The Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails w/ Step - Textured Black (07-18 Wrangler JK 4 Door) will stick out approximately 5.5-6" from the body.
What is the width of the steps? The surface to where you would step on to get in and out of the Jeep.
The steps on the Smittybilt SRC Classic Rock Rails w/ Step would be approximately 4-4.5".
(approx) 2 Hours
Simple installation for anyone.
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