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Hey, guys. So, today we're checking out the Barricade Enhanced Rubi Rails fitting all 2020 and newer Gladiator JTs. So, if you are a fan of the factory Rubi Rail, but you're looking for a little bit more, you're looking for that protection on the rocker area but also for a better look, this option is gonna be a great choice to take a look into. Now, this choice by Barricade is going to tuck high and tight to that rocker area, just like the factory Rubi Rail, giving you all of that protection that you would want on that very vulnerable pinch weld area. Now, this is also gonna have underbody protection as well, perfect for you guys that are taking your truck out off-road and you're looking for some very close rocker protection for that break-over angle. Now, what I do really like about these is not only the standard construction of the actual Rubi Rail, but this is also gonna have a tubular construction on the outside as well, it's gonna come out a little bit farther considering that it is the Enhanced Rubi Rail.Now, that is gonna give you some outward protection, it's gonna act as a rock slider. So, if you ever get hung up on an obstacle, this is going to slide right off of it, making sure that the outer body of your truck is protected. And this is also just going to help in day-to-day situations, take your truck to the store, this is going to prevent a door ding in the parking lot. Now, these are gonna be made of a heavy-duty steel construction, making sure that they're strong and able to hold up, and they're gonna have a nice textured black powder coat finish on top, to protect that steel underneath of course, but also to give it a more off-road look and match with any other textured black accessories that you may already have on the truck itself. So, as far as pricing is concerned, this is gonna come in at roughly $350 for the set. And I personally think that's set at a great price point for what you're getting out of the kit. Now, in comparing this to other options available on the page, this is gonna give you a little bit more than the standard Rubi Rail, which I personally think it's well worth the money for the tubed outer edge here, giving you that just extra step of protection.Now, these are gonna be mainly focused on protection. A lot of other options on the page are going to kind of balance the protection and accessibility with an added step. What I do like about this is that you can use this as a step if you need to, so that accessibility is there. However, this is mainly focused on that protection, which is gonna make it a little bit more expensive than some of the other choices that will have accessibility in the mix. Now, when it comes to the more expensive options that you may be taking a look at on the page, those are usually just gonna have an extra...some bells and whistles. They may have a removable step on the side rail itself, or other options are gonna require modification and come a little bit higher up on the body. Now, my personal opinion, again, I think if you're a fan of the factory Rubi Rail, not only with the look and the function, or you're just looking to take it a little bit further as far as the protection goes, then this is gonna be a great choice for you.Now, when it comes to install, I'm gonna give this a very easy one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's gonna take you no time at all to get these installed on your truck with very basic hand tools. So, speaking of the install, let's jump into that now. The tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, a 3-inch extension, a 16-millimeter, 13-millimeter, and 10-millimeter socket, and a quarter-inch drive ratchet. So, our first step is just to make sure that we have the correct side and then what we're gonna do is hang it on the pinch weld and secure it down in the middle with the provided nylon lock nuts and the flat washers. Now, securing it in the middle is going to allow us to get underneath and secure the rest of the pinch weld brackets as well as the body brackets. So, once it's supported, we're gonna align it with our pinch weld. So, once this is aligned and through the pinch weld, what we're gonna do is just support it with our knee here and take the provided hardware and we're gonna secure it down. So, a flat washer and lock nut.Now, you can also grab an extra set of hands for this but if you're by yourself, this is the easiest way. All right, so before getting underneath, I would recommend to tighten down those two center studs, just enough to where this is secure to the Jeep and it's not gonna fall on you when it's underneath. Then we're gonna do the same thing for the rear. I'm going to start by attaching the pinch weld studs, and then we're gonna attach our bracket and do the same thing for the other tube. So, I'm gonna take a 10-millimeter socket and just snug these up before putting the bracket on. I wanna recommend to completely tighten them down but, again, just snugging them up for a little bit of security when you're working underneath the Jeep. This is gonna be the bracket for the rear, the other two are gonna be a little bit longer. Now, we're gonna make sure that the elongated bolt hole is gonna match up with the welded nut on the body. And then the smaller one is gonna be on the Rubi Rail.So, I'm gonna take the 13-millimeter longer bolt with a lock washer and a flat washer and thread that into the body. Then we're gonna take the 16-millimeter shorter but bigger bolt and put that into the bottom of the Rubi Rail, and we're gonna tighten this up by hand. And after this is all tightened up by hand, we're gonna move on to the middle and the front bracket and repeat that process. So, we're in the center. So, we already attached those pinch weld bolts. So, what I'm gonna do is just start with this bracket, same process, longer bolt at the top, shorter bolt at the bottom. Now this is gonna be the longer bracket between the [inaudible 00:05:52] and same goes for the front bracket. So, what we're gonna do at this point is start to tighten everything up. Now, I have the Rubi Rails supported with my knee here, again, that's probably gonna be your best option when it comes to doing this by yourself. Now, this is just raising it up into place and in the position that you want it in.I'm gonna start by tightening up the body bolt on our main bracket here first using a 13-millimeter socket and I'm also using an extension to give myself some room. Next, we're gonna tighten down the lower bolt using a 16-millimeter socket. And then last but not least, we're gonna tighten down the pinch weld using a 10-millimeter socket. Then we're gonna repeat that for the center and the rear bracket. After everything is tightened up, we're gonna repeat that same process on the other side and then you'll be all set to go. So, that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe for more videos and products just like this. And always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Fitment: 2020 2021
Barricade Off-Road JG2564
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(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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