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Jeffro600
October 27th, 2005, 10:52 AM
Bought a pair of these a few weeks ago and have been meaning to get them painted and bolted up. REALLY impressed with his product...very nice welds, SUPER solid construction and fit was nothing short of perfect.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/Jeffro426/rockrail5.jpg

Notice the QUALITY welds :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/Jeffro426/rockrail4.jpg

I test fit them and got all the holes drilled...i was debating on if i wanted some that welded or bolted on. After much debate and research i went with the bolt-up ones. Guys on NAXJA rant and rave about them and say its the hot ticket if you want something thats strong yet still removable(which was what i was after). I was going to use just a cheap rattle can job but decided i would try some spray on bed-liner stuff. Seems like pretty strong stuff onces its cured properly and looks good to boot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/Jeffro426/rockrail3.jpg

I put about 4-5 light/medium coats on it to give it a nice texture...pretty impressed with the stuff for 6 bucks a can, but only trail abuse will tell if its as tough as they claim.

All bolted up...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/Jeffro426/Rockrail2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v126/Jeffro426/Rockrail.jpg

And they are plenty stout to use em as a jacking point...i tried. :D Really though...if anyones looking for a inexpensive route for sliders for their XJ, you really cant do better than these...for 195 bucks for a pair made out of 3/16's steel, you cant go wrong! Check em out at http://ajsoffroadarmor.com/RockRails/index.htm Pretty tallented guy and can make you just about any kind of bumper, sliders, roof rack or other stuff that can be welded or bolted to and XJ!

flashover
October 27th, 2005, 11:15 AM
Lookin good!

jdogg4
October 27th, 2005, 11:19 AM
Those are close to the setup I'm running. I like those they look good. My side tub is angled up a bit more. Those look like they come straight out. Still like them.

Jeffro600
October 27th, 2005, 11:23 AM
I was going to make my own off a VERY similar design, but after the cost of steel(you know those price gougers here in WY!! :rolleyes: ), welding materials and my time, i would have had just as much into them as what i paid for these ones.

jdogg4
October 27th, 2005, 11:36 AM
The first set I had I got from a guy on here and then he had to beef them up a bit. Then with moving he wasn't able to finish them so olbluecj7 and I tore into them had to re work the mounting part of them a bit and they turned out greet. Ya metal prices are UP There I can only guess what WY is having to pay. I'm sure they get alot of the stuff from NFI here in greeley. BIG distributor for metal. IF I was going to buy a set I would have to put AJ's up there on top the list of ones to buy.

ColoradoXJ13
October 27th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Saving up for a pair of these myself...I asked if he could custom-make mine and angle the step rail up a bit for more clearance, but he said he wouldn't....oh well, best deal as far as price and the quality looks great.

Jeffro600
October 27th, 2005, 11:45 AM
I asked if he could custom-make mine and angle the step rail up a bit for more clearance, but he said he wouldn't

Hmm...dont see why he wouldnt for a small extra fee... :confused:

You could always buy the standard 2x2 rail and have the bent tubing put on....shouldnt cost more than the cost of a set of their super rails.

ColoradoXJ13
October 29th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Hmm...dont see why he wouldnt for a small extra fee... :confused:

You could always buy the standard 2x2 rail and have the bent tubing put on....shouldnt cost more than the cost of a set of their super rails.

He said that several other vendors make rails like this (C4x4 for one) and he doesn't want to copy other people's designs....kinda silly, but I understand.

98XJDMB
March 7th, 2006, 10:33 AM
He does a lot of custom work, but for these sliders he almost has them on an assebly line. So changing the angle would change a lot of things. I'm sure he has machines set up and templates made just for these and making just one set different would actually cost a lot more in the end.

Jeffro600
March 8th, 2006, 09:12 PM
He does a lot of custom work, but for these sliders he almost has them on an assebly line. So changing the angle would change a lot of things. I'm sure he has machines set up and templates made just for these and making just one set different would actually cost a lot more in the end.

It wouldnt change a thing except for the angle at which the tube would need to be cut....your talkin about a few extra minutes time really.....i seriously doubt he would have a problem doing it for a few extra bucks to make it worth his while.

ColoradoXJ13
March 10th, 2006, 03:28 PM
It wouldnt change a thing except for the angle at which the tube would need to be cut....your talkin about a few extra minutes time really.....i seriously doubt he would have a problem doing it for a few extra bucks to make it worth his while.

Well, I asked him, offered him extra $, and he said no...he wants his rails to be unique, not copy other designs, sucks because I finally have the money for them now, I think I am gonna have a local guy build me some.

Jeffro600
March 10th, 2006, 03:32 PM
Thats kinda lame....he will build you anything you want custom but wont build a set of custom rock rails.... :rolleyes:

ColoradoXJ13
June 2nd, 2006, 10:18 AM
Guess I should follow up on this. I ended up getting a set of rails AJ made for another customer that backed out...they are a little shorter than the stock ones width wise, I can't remember the exact measurements but the stick out slightly more than the widest body point on the jeep but not as far as his stock ones, I think they are about 2" narrower. I ended up paying a little less than it would have cost for stock rails as he just had them sitting around and was glad to find someone who wanted them. AJ was great to deal with, got them to me in about 5 business days with all the hardware neatly wrapped.
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Painted with a couple coats of rustoleum auto primer (white) and then a few coats of rustoleum hammered finish black.

Jeffro600
June 2nd, 2006, 12:29 PM
Guess i should follow up too!

After having these on for the last 8 months, i can say, these are the BEST sliders out there for a cherokee, BAR NONE!! The way they are designed to extend out past the body a little bit really works out very sweet....they make excellent pivot points on rocks, trees, etc....anyone who saw me go through the chutes at kelly flats will attest to that on the sharp righthand turn as i just pivoted around the large rock on the righthand side. My doors are the only parts of my body that dont have any damage thanks to the sliders!

My only complaint about them is that the tubes do seem to ding and dent fairly easily...ive put a few really good gouges and dents in them...probably mostly due to my negligence but i do feel that they could be a tad heavier on the tubing....i believe they are 3/16th....1/4 wall would probably be a little better. Their fine as long as you dont drop all the body weight on them really hard...thats how i got the dents.

Other than that, they've held up fantastic. They make a GREAT hi-lift point to get you outta trouble or make it easier to get underneith the jeep(with it supported of cource! =P ). I said it before and ill say it again...for the price, you WILL NOT find a better set of sliders for an XJ! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

jdogg4
June 13th, 2006, 09:18 PM
I have 2x2x3/16st and I've landed hard on then and not even a little dent to them. Could they be 11ga? When you talked to him did he ever say what metal he uses.

Jeffro600
June 13th, 2006, 10:33 PM
I have 2x2x3/16st and I've landed hard on then and not even a little dent to them. Could they be 11ga? When you talked to him did he ever say what metal he uses.

The rails that run under the rockers are 3/16th....the tubing on the other hand might in fact be thinner....not really all the big of a deal though....ive slammed the crap out of them several times and got nothing more than a couple small dents in the tube.