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Bought a 2012 2dr Rubi for my wife and a set Smittybuilt XRC side rails. Has anyone else had troublemounting these to the newer JKs. The front bolts are not long enough. would appreciate any input. Oh yeah and my wife refuses to Modify to make it fit. ie...Grind, drill etc..
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Bought a 2012 2dr Rubi for my wife and a set Smittybuilt XRC side rails. Has anyone else had troublemounting these to the newer JKs. The front bolts are not long enough. would appreciate any input. Oh yeah and my wife refuses to Modify to make it fit. ie...Grind, drill etc..
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Sell the Jeep then. Jeeps are in constant need of modification and if you are afraid, you should buy a Prius.
Just sayin'. Nothing stays stock on a Jeep forever. Might as well dive in or go back to the locker room.
 

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Sell the Jeep then. Jeeps are in constant need of modification and if you are afraid, you should buy a Prius.
Just sayin'. Nothing stays stock on a Jeep forever. Might as well dive in or go back to the locker room.

No thats not the case. She wants mods and figures if you are paying .for a mod that is made for your particular Jeep ,then it should fit with out having to grind or drill to make it fit, unless it states so in the instructions. It is a simple mod and simple to put on, about 10 - 15 mins each side She just doesnt want to "VOID" her warranty. Specially after the problems with stealerships that I have had with mine. Ill cut or weld or whatever she wants. But I have to agree with her. I was just asking if anyone else had the same issues, and what was their conclusion to the problem.
 

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Smittybuilt is notorious for misaligned holes and fittings. But, they are a cheaper way to get mods. You get what you pay for.
 

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No thats not the case. She wants mods and figures if you are paying .for a mod that is made for your particular Jeep ,then it should fit with out having to grind or drill to make it fit, unless it states so in the instructions. It is a simple mod and simple to put on, about 10 - 15 mins each side She just doesnt want to "VOID" her warranty. Specially after the problems with stealerships that I have had with mine. Ill cut or weld or whatever she wants. But I have to agree with her. I was just asking if anyone else had the same issues, and what was their conclusion to the problem.
Understandable. Contact Smittybuilt via email and ask them what to do. If they email you back to grind/drill it then you haven't voided the warranty because they told you to, and you have proof with the email.
Smittybuilt is a good company and their customer service is great. I have a few of their products on my Jeep and I am very happy with them. Especially my XRC8 winch. I use it constantly on the trail and here on the ranch. Had it for years and never had one problem with it.
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took me 3 hours just to mod and install the left side,, the right side,,, took just about the same time... not 1 freaking hole lined up... i thought i bought the wrong parts.,,,, but ****tybuilt just plane sucks
 

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Thanks Smittybuilt will send another set for free, and told me to just keep the other set. Said they have been having a lot of issues with the 2012s. :confused:
 

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Bought a 2012 2dr Rubi for my wife and a set Smittybuilt XRC side rails. Has anyone else had troublemounting these to the newer JKs. The front bolts are not long enough. would appreciate any input. Oh yeah and my wife refuses to Modify to make it fit. ie...Grind, drill etc..
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Nothing ever fits absolutely perfect first time around; Jeeps are no exception! Goferit :D
 

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No thats not the case. She wants mods and figures if you are paying .for a mod that is made for your particular Jeep ,then it should fit with out having to grind or drill to make it fit, unless it states so in the instructions. It is a simple mod and simple to put on, about 10 - 15 mins each side She just doesnt want to "VOID" her warranty. Specially after the problems with stealerships that I have had with mine. Ill cut or weld or whatever she wants. But I have to agree with her. I was just asking if anyone else had the same issues, and what was their conclusion to the problem.
You have the right attitude! Keep it up! Don't let some "weird" comments distract you! Even if the new one needs a little adjusting, the price is right!:)
 

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Hey JK guys do you think those sliders would fit my YJ?
They are 55" If I were you I would go to a store that sells These, ask if you can match them up, and if you can weld and athink you could make them fit, Ill sell them to you. But it may not be worth it.
 

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Now is 55" end to end or where your mounts are for the rails? And so far the army isn't bad so far, i have one more day of Air Assault school left and I'm done with that. But other than that just trying to enjoy the ft. Campbell area ( kind of hard if you ask me) :)
 
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