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View Poll Results: What is your experience with RRO
I've bought and love 'em 14 42.42%
I've bought and hate 'em 2 6.06%
I'm looking to buy from them 14 42.42%
I won't buy because of "the stories" 3 9.09%
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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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I hear people love RRO. I hear people hate RRO. Reasons for/against?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 02:37 PM
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Hello All,

I'm zzJDzz, I organized the first group buy on Rock Sliders. I love my RRO Supersliders, as most of you know or have seen, they have paid for themselves 10X. My posts are pretty regular here.

Did I get the right parts the first time? YES

Was the quality of the powdercoat lacking? YES

Did I get shipping damage? YES, but I still have a discount on my next order because of the damage....

I was unhappy to see my sliders chipped in the box, but I touched them up with paint and installed them. I have been wheelin at least 15x since installing and the powdercoat is holding up, but I have many MANY scratches where these things took some damage. So I can't even remember what they look like "new"

I plan on purchasing from them again in the future, unless quality control completely falls off. They are American made with steel, these sliders support the full weight of the vehicle, and that's not easy to find.
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I haven't had a chance to "Use" mine like zzJDzz but I expect mine will hold up as well. I had shipping damage as well as rust issues 2 weeks into installation. I received a credit because of the garbage powder coating.


The original design should have been better. There was no reason, other than to make more money, to not have the filler plate on all of the super sliders. Without them this is what happens. I refuse to pay another $160 for 12' of 3" angle iron with garbage powder coating. I will be welding in 1" flat bar to fill the gap.
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I ordered the Rock Sliders with diamond plate covers. Received 2 driver side Step Rails and an assortment of covers that did not include a full set. After a couple of months of back and forth with RRO I ended up with Step Rails and covers. I kinda wish I had returned the Step Rails and kept to my original order for Rock Sliders. For me the step rails are awkward, they stick out far enough to be in the way when entering/exiting the vehicle. The Cherokee is just the right height to make using the step rails as a step awkward.

On the plus side all of my shipments arrived in great condition with no damage. The powder coat on all pieces is complete with no voids. Also RRO did make good on the fulfillment of the order and provided shipping labels to send back the incorrect parts.

Last thing, I sprayed my step rails with Rustolium bed liner. It looks good but is very difficult to clean. Here in NM they put red cinders on mountain roads and when combined with the already red mud it is almost impossible to remove from the bed liner coated parts. Will have to see about removing it when the weather warms up.

I'm straddling the fence on this one, I don't love 'em but I don't hate 'em. They're functional and it wasn't hard to install them so they're now part of my Trailhawk.
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First, I don't own RROs so this is just my reasoning. After reading all the stories and checking their site etc, I've decided to go with Mopar Rock Rails. Why? It appears the RROs will change the break over angle based on photos (can anyone clarify this?) and I've watched all the videos and the Mopar ones took a beating on Rubicon Trail. Yeah, they are a bit more than double the price, but I think it's worth it.

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I have the RRO Roof Rails, Adventure Rack and Super Sliders. My personal experiences with their customer service have been great. And I like their products.

@DZOnline There is no change in the break over angle. The lowest point of the RRO rails is above the lowest point in the body. They just stick out to the sides farther than the Mopar Rails do and they are arguably stronger than the Mopar Rails because they use thicker and stronger metal. This also means they weigh a lot more so you are trading strength for weight.
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Ordered the roof rails from them. They sent me the mounting hardware for the adventure rack instead of the mounting hardware for the rails. Customer service was great. I called and without any hesitation they sent out a new shipment with the correct parts.

Great customer service.

Questionable quality assurance.

My roof rails also had some spots of bare metal. It would have been nice had they done the powdercoat right.
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I've watched all the videos and the Mopar ones took a beating on Rubicon Trail. Yeah, they are a bit more than double the price, but I think it's worth it.
What I can tell you is...... Those mopar rock sliders took quite a beating on Rubicon Trail. In most videos they don't show it, but they put a big dent on the passenger side rail. And good luck using them as a jacking point, they do not support the full weight of the vehicle. I will stick with chipping powdercoat.
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Outside of being a PITA to install, I had no issues with my slider order.
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Just to clarify my stance on them. If I was to do it again I would still order the RRO super sliders again. They are a fantastic product.
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